Annual Conference 5K for Imagine No Malaria

The 9th Annual North Georgia Conference 5K Walk/Run in Historic Downtown Athens will benefit Imagine No Malaria. More than 650,000 people will die this year from a fully preventable and treatable disease. Our goal is to eliminate death and suffering from malaria on the African continent by the end of 2015. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, on Washington Street near the Classic Center. It follows a route through downtown Athens and along the river, It follows a route through downtown Athens and along the river, ending behind the Classic Center Foundry Building parking lot.

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Event Information

Date:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Classic Center Address:
300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601

Registration Closing Date:

Online Registration ends at 10:00 PM EST on Sunday 6/14. Registration will still be available at Packet Pick-up on Tuesday from 8:00 AM-5:30 PM in the Classic Center Atrium or on Race Morning from 5:00-6:30 AM. Only those who register online will receive their t-shirts at Packet Pick-up, all others will be available for pick up at a later date.

Register Online:

http://www.active.com/athens-ga/running/distance-running/run-for-god-north-ga-umc-conference-5k-2015?int=

T-Shirts:

Be sure to sign up early to be guaranteed a t-shirt at packet pickup. Everyone who registers and races WILL receive a t-shirt, however those who register after Sunday – June 14, 2015 will have to pick theirs up at a later date!

Awards:

Male & Female

Over All (1st Place Only)

Over All Masters (1st Place Only)

9 and Under (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

10-14 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

15-19 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

20-29 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

30-39 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

40-49 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

50-59(1st, 2nd, 3rd)

60+ (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Race Route:

The race route begins and ends at the Classic Center. It runs through downtown Athens and along the river. 

Parking:

During the race Complimentary parking for race participants will be available in parking spaces at the Classic Center, Court House parking deck and the UGA parking deck.

Schedule:

Tuesday - June 16, 2015 – Classsic Center Foundry Street Building

Packet Pick-Up - 8:00AM till 5:30PM

Wednesday – December 17, 2015 – Classic Center

Registration/Packet Pickup Open - 5:00 AM

 Prayer/Anthem - 6:15 AM

5K Begins - 6:30 AM

1-Mile Begins - 9:00 AM

Awards Ceremony - 8:00AM (Or when last runner finishes)

**Registration closes 15 Minutes prior to each race start**

 

Race Timing:

Your timing chip will be built in to your race bib and will supply an easy, accurate race time.

Why do we wait for the last runner to finish before handing out awards?

Run for God, the organization coordinating this year's race, has decided that EVERYONE should experience that magical finish line experience no matter what their time may be. For this reason, they  hope that you will hang around and cheer every runner in, and be inspired by those who just a short time ago were saying “I can’t” and are now saying “I did”.

How are the proceeds used?

All of the proceeds will go to Imagine No Malaria. 

What is Imagine No Malaria?

Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds. But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.  Find more information or make a donation at imaginenomalaria.org.

For information on how to become a sponsor contact:

Dean Thompson of Run for God at 706-264-7101