Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Save the Date: Embrace our Green Space Run [March 24]

via CHCA...

Please mark your calendars for the Second Annual Embrace Our Green Space Race. As in the inaugural event this past March, we will again have a variety of events: 2K walk for kids and seniors, 5K run/walk, 10K run, 10K skate and 20K bike ride. There are police escorts and traffic control at major intersections on the 10K and 20K courses. All event courses wind through neighborhood streets and sidewalks with lots of turns. All events are non-competitive. On-site registration begins at 9AM on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in parking lot at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Post race snacks donated by local restaurants. 
Online registration will be available at Our event will be listed in early January under 'Embrace Our Green Space Race'. Those who sign up by the week before the event will get tee shirts. This year we are also encouraging kids under 12 to participate without their parents and get some fresh air and exercise by having a special entrance fee for them of $10 (includes a tee shirt if registered a week before the event). A regular adult entry fee is $20, and a family entry fee is $50. 
Atlanta Park Pride will again collect and distribute the funds. All proceeds above the cost of the event will be divided equally among the 'friends of' groups that help maintain 4 neighborhood parks: Kittredge, Mary Scott, Clyde Shepherd and the new park on Lavista Road that sits behind the Oak Grove shopping center and Coralwood School. If you haven't visited some of these parks, check them out! 
The 2012 flyer is attached as a PDF with more information and an entry and tee shirt ordering form for those who prefer the US Postal Service. 
Thank you for your participation in our event and support for our local green spaces!
Best Regards,
Ted Daniel
Chair, Embrace Our Green Space Race