March for Meals 5K & 12K

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/12K Run/Walk to help end senior hunger in Athens and to support the local Meals on Wheels program at ACCA! This event is now a Peachtree qualifier.

Date: 3/26/2016 – 5K 8am; 12K 9am

Virtual Race: By popular demand, you can run a virtual 5K or 12K this year.  Run at your house, on a treadmill, in the park, and at your convenience any time before March 26, 2016. Virtual racers won’t qualify for the Peachtree or receive overall awards but you will receive a bib number and t-shirt.  Please share your virtual race pictures with us with the hashtag #m4m2016 #MFMmoment #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.

Registration: Check back soon for registration details.

Awards: All 12K runners and virtual runners will receive a finisher medal.  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, and

Directions: Virtual racers can run anytime, anywhere.  That’s the perk to the virtual race.  Sign up and run at your convenience.  For the actual race on March 26, 2016, the start and finish will be at the Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601. Don’t forget to “Show Us Your Finish Line.”

Questions: Contact Carole Black at, or (706) 680-7223.

Route: The route will begin and end at ACCA, 135 Hoyt Street. Click 12K Route Map or 5K Route Map for a maps of the course.

Volunteer: So you don’t want to run… you can volunteer.  Volunteer information is coming soon.

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 Haley McCalla at 706-549-4850

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