Fundraising effort to benefit United Way of Greater Atlanta
ATLANTA, 2016-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials, working with the United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA), opened registration today for The Mayor’s 5k on the 5th Runway. The race, a USATF-certified 5k course and AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier, will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 a.m. Race organizers hope to exceed the more than $100,000 raised in last year’s inaugural Mayor’s 5K on the 5th Runway.
“It’s a fun way to give our friends and neighbors a chance to see our 5th Runway up close,” interim Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council Jr. said today. “Far more importantly, it serves as a fundraising effort for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, an organization that continues to serve our community in countless ways.”
ATL’s runway 10-28 will be cleared for runners and walkers alike, giving them a unique opportunity to race along what is considered the flattest course in the region. Registration will be limited, so those interested in participating are urged to register soon.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 5th Runway
Fire Station 33, 1401 S. Loop Road, Atlanta, GA 30337
No parking available at this location; please see below for parking information
$40 for timed runners and $35 for non-timed runners and walkers
(Only “timed” runners will be considered for an award.)
Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22.
Go to 5k.ATL.com .
The runway must be cleared of race participants by 7:45 a.m. Participants who are unable to complete the course by this time will be redirected to an alternate route in order to meet this deadline from the FAA.
Please review the Race Rules for security requirements.
Chip timing will be used.
All runners and walkers will receive a bib and T-shirt.
There will be limited space for race participants to warm up or stretch before and after the race.
Walkers are encouraged to walk to the right, allowing runners to pass on the left.
For sponsorship information, contact 404-527-7239.
AWARDS: (Only “timed” runners will be considered for an award)
Men’s and women’s overall awards
Men’s and women’s masters’ awards
Age group awards for the top men and women in each age group below: 10-16; 17-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over
Top team award (fastest combined overall score, can be a combination of men and women)
Largest team award(can be a combination of men and women)
FREE parking will be available at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). Parking is limited and carpooling is highly recommended. Shuttle service will begin at 4 a.m. and end at 5:45 a.m. from the GICC to the Race course. Return shuttle service from the Race course to the GICC will be available with the last shuttle departing at 9 a.m.
Driving Directions to GICC: www.gicc.com/directions.asp?show=1.
MARTA is highly recommended and will begin on the North/South bound trains at 5 a.m. Shuttle service will be available from the Airport MARTA station to Fire Station 33 starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 5:45 a.m. (When exiting the train, follow signs to the shuttle pick-up location).
Drop-off location – Fire Station 33, 1401 S. Loop Road, Atlanta, GA 30337. There is No Public Parking at Fire Station 33.
For additional details and sponsorship opportunities, contact United Way of Greater Atlanta: 404.527.7239.
For questions about The Mayor’s 5K on the 5th Runway, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 404-382-2369
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport, serving more than 101 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct economic impact of $34.8 billion in metro Atlanta and a total direct economic impact of $70.9 billion in Georgia. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, sustainability, architectural engineering, and construction. ATL is about to embark on a $6 billion capital improvement plan, ATL Next, that will modernize the domestic terminal and concourses, create new parking decks, construct a 300-room hotel, Class A commercial office space, add a new runway, new concourse and expand cargo facilities. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com.
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