So why is the MLKDay5k so unique?
According to the organization's website, "not only does the race celebrate MLK Day, but we are working with Atlanta area schools, churches, community organizations and businesses to use the race as a fundraiser for their community-oriented initiatives. $5 of each registration from an approved organization will be returned to that organization for use in community efforts of its choice."
It is important to note that this is a USATF certified 5K race course and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. The 5K walk/run will start and finish across 10th street from Grady HS in Piedmont Park. Participants can take MARTA or park near the Start/Finish.
Not only will there be a post race party including music and events centered around the celebration of MLK Day, but there will also be a 5K Drumline along the race course. Henry W. Grady High School’s Band and North Atlanta High School’s Center for the Arts Percussionists and others will be lining the race course!!
Every race day participant will receive the popular MLKDay5k T-shirt along with a bag full of goodies and special offers.
MLK DAY 5K EVENT DETAILS
When: Monday January 20th 2014
Where: Piedmont Park
Time: Music Starts at 8am, 5k line up at 8:45am
Drummers will keep the beat as your feet hit the street.
Don't miss out on the music and dancing beforehand and post race party immediately after the race!
*Don't forget to bring your old sneakers to donate to Green Sneakers!
$25 in 2013
$30 from 1/1/14 to 1/19/14
$35 race day