The Athens Community Council on Aging is partnering with the national March for Meals campaign by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020. Please join us for the 5K Run/Walk to help end senior hunger in Athens and to support the local Meals on Wheels program at ACCA!
Date: 3/26/2016 – 5K 8am
Virtual Race: Can’t make it to the race? You can run a virtual 5K. Run at your house, on a treadmill, in the park, and at your convenience any time before March 26, 2016. Virtual racers will receive a bib number and t-shirt. Please share your virtual race pictures with us with the hashtag #MFMAthens #MarchforMeals #myfinishline
Show Us Your Finish Line: Meals on Wheels provides meals 5 days a week, 12 months a year, and in all 50 states and that is what we want to accomplish through our “Show Us Your Finish Line” campaign. We want someone in every state to complete our Virtual race this year and send us a picture showing us your finish line.
Proceeds: Proceeds go to the local Meals on Wheels program, which provides more than 300 healthy meals to area citizens a day.
T-shirts: T-shirts are guaranteed to runners and virtual runners who register by 3/15/2016.
Virtual Racers: Virtual race packets (including bib, t-shirt, and/or medal) will begin to be mailed out in early March. Virtual racers signing up after 3/14/2016 will receive packets (t-shirt and bib) within 1 week of registration. T-shirts not guaranteed after 3/14/2016 registration.
Awards: Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and top three Male/Female winners in 5-year age groups starting at 10 and under through 75 and over. Complete results will be available online within 24 hours at www.classicraceservices.com, www.runningintheusa.com and www.coolrunning.com.
Questions: Contact Carole Black at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (706) 680-7223.
Route: The race will begin and end at Creature Comforts Brewing Company located at 271 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601. The route will follow the Twilight 5K route.
Volunteer: So you don’t want to run… you can volunteer. Register to be a March for Meals Volunteer.
We will need volunteers to help with set-up, registration, cheering along the route and more! If you or your company are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Susan Jacobs at 706-549-4850.