March for Meals 2015 – Sign Up Today!!!

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. Click HERE to register.

Date: 3/28/2015 – 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 28, 2015. Virtual racers won’t qualify for the Peachtree or receive overall awards but you will receive a bib number, t-shirt, and/or finisher medal in the mail.  Please share your virtual race pictures with us with the hashtag #m4m2015 #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 3/17/2015.  Choice of Dri-fit (pre-registered only) or cotton.

12K Finisher Medals: All 12K finishers (virtual and day of) will receive a shiny customized medal to add to their running bling.

Virtual Racers:  Virtual race packets (including bib, t-shirt, and/or medal) will begin to be mailed out on 3/2/2015. Virtual racers signing up after 3/14/2015 will receive packets (t-shirt, bib and/or finisher medal) within 1 week of registration. T-shirts not guaranteed after 3/14/2015 registration.

Registration: Registration will be available on day of race but prices will increase by $5.  Click HERE to register.

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 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.

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 28, 2015, 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.”

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