By Michelle Bowers
Saturday, April 30, is approaching fast, but runners and walkers can still join the wolf pack for the 5th annual Run with the Wolves 5K and 1 Mile. Participants can sign up for the race at www.atlncs.org/5k/registration. Pre-registration is open until April 27. Register by April 22 and receive a specially designed short-sleeve shirt. The 5K entry fee is $25, and the 1 Mile fee is $20. On race day, the 5K entry fee is $30, and the 1 Mile is $25. Race day registration is open 7:15 to 8:05am. Anyone can also support a student runner by donating $5.
The 5K starts at 8:15am, and the 1 Mile starts at 9:00am. In addition, Run with the Wolves is hosting its first Run with the Pups, a free, informal race of about 50 yards for children 4 years and under. The Run with the Pups starts at 9:30am. The 5K and 1 Mile race courses start and finish behind the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Middle Campus on Eastwood Avenue and wind through the streets of Ormewood Park.
Run with the Wolves (RWTW) has drawn up to 650 runners and walkers in previous years. It’s an enjoyable and healthy community activity for students, families, neighbors, avid runners, and new runners and walkers.
“We are very grateful for the continued support of our sponsors,” says Sarah Steely, sponsorship coordinator for the 2016 RWTW, “all of whom are returning for at least their second year, with the vast majority returning for the third time! We truly appreciate their help promoting healthy, active living and supporting this positive community event.”
The event’s 2016 sponsors include: CrossFit Downtown Atlanta, The Shed, Dance 411, FitWit, Adams Realtors/Mary Kathryn Kaye, Zifty, Red Robin Realtors, Framed Glenwood Eyecare and Glasses, My Friend’s Growler Shop, Strong4Life, Bennett’s Market and Deli, Insideout Architecture, The Body Well, Honeysuckle Gelato, and Publix.
The committee is still actively seeking sponsors. Interested individuals and businesses should contact Steely at email@example.com, or visit www.atlncs.org/5k/sponsors for more information. Proceeds from the 5K and 1 Mile benefit the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School PTCA.
Parking around the middle school on race day is limited. Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, or bike to the race if possible. While street parking is available, organizers ask that everyone be courteous of fellow runners and neighbors and follow all city parking laws. Please park on the right side of the road. Please do not park in front of hydrants, and do not block driveways or crosswalks. Limited parking is also available at the Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church at 1071 Delaware Avenue (at the corner of Woodland and Delaware Avenues).
Registration and event information can be found at www.atlncs.org/5k. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run With the Wolves 5K and 1 Mile around the Corner
By Michelle Bowers