Race to Give Hope at AIDS Walk Atlanta
“Every Life Deserves Hope” is the mantra for the AIDS Walk/Run this year, and our Race for Good team hopes to bring some of this hope to those suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as their loved ones.
That’s right, next up on our Race for Good 2014 calendar is one of our favorite events of the year, the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run on Sunday, October 19. The AIDS Walk helps raise much-needed funds in support of Open Hand Atlanta clients affected by HIV/AIDS, so we really need your participation!
The run takes place at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. The race and the walk follow the same route, starting and finishing at Piedmont Park. You can choose to run the 5K, walk the 5K, or do both! (Last year, team members did the 5K walk right after the 5K run with our Open Hand team!).
This event is a fundraiser, so all runners and walkers are encouraged to ask their friends and family to support them by donating to the event to support AID Atlanta and seven other participating agencies – including our parent non-profit organization, Open Hand Atlanta.
Recipients of the funds raised are “exceptional organizations that provide treatment, medications, prevention education, meals, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to help thousands of our families, neighbors and friends living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.”
Our specific team goal is to raise $3,500, and we would love your help in meeting our goal! But while we would love you to participate in this event to help raise money, the AIDS Walk and Fun Run is also just a really fun run/walk in which to participate. We’re looking forward to having a great time!
The registration fee for the 5K run is $30, until October 18. Race day registration is available for $50. All runners will receive an official t-shirt The registration fee for the 5K walk is $10. Please keep in mind t-shirts, hats, and other incentives are awarded based on your donations received.
If you would like to join the Open Hand team, simply click here, then click the “Join our Team” link in the upper right-hand corner, and follow the directions.
When you join our team, if this is your first Race for Good event, we will have a snazzy, Race for Good technical racing shirt for you to wear on race day!! After registering online, please forward your registration email and include your unisex t-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, “Like” our Race for Good – Good Measure Meals page on Facebook to stay updated with race announcements and directions about where to find us on race day.