About this Event
Become a Fitness 4 Literacy Champion and join our fight for better child, adult and family literacy funding, programs and policies throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia.
Race Day Itinerary –
7:00 – On-Site Registration/ Check-In
7:40 – Welcoming Remarks
7:45 - Group Stretch/ Warm-Up
8:00 – Timed Runners Start
8:05 – Walkers/ Families w/ Strollers
8:50 – Awards/ Prize Give-Aways
9:30 – Closing Remarks
Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up – On Thursday, September 12th (4:00 – 8:00pm) registrants may pick up their race day packets at the Big Peach Running Store in midtown located at 800 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Free parking available)
Running with the Story - The theme of this year’s Fit 4 Lit™ 5K Run/ Walk is “Running with the Story”. Race participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite story book character (e.g. Dr. Seuss, Wizard of Oz, Peter Rabbit, The Three Little Pigs, etc.) and local theater groups have volunteered to dress up and stand along the race route to cheer you on. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed story book character costume.
Used Book Sale – The Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta will have a pop-up used book store at the 5K selling pre-released/ advanced reader copy book from $1 - $4! All proceeds support literacy supportive service providers.
Briana’s Neighborhood - The author of the Briana's Neighborhood book series, Sahar Simmons, will join us on race day to talk to families about the joy of reading and lead us in a group stretch prior to the start of the race.
Volunteers – A big “Thank You” to the volunteers for helping to make the 2013 Fitness 4 Literacy an enjoyable and hassle-free event. You will receive your volunteer confirmations and assignments via email. Upon arrival, please check-in at the volunteer table in Grant Park’s large pavilion. If you have any questions, please contact the volunteer coordinator Danielle Thomas at 678-229-8302 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors – A special “Thank You” to our sponsors/ supporters The David Peterson Family Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Abbott Brown Wealth Management - UBS Financial Services Inc., Heery International, Georgia Pacific, Big Peach Running Corp., Publix Supermarkets, A Cappella Bookstore, Your Crescendo, LLC, A-1 Blueprinting Co.,and the Georgia Tech Library.
Support the Fit 4 Lit 5K Walk/ Run with a donation.
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