"DASHING THROUGH THE SQUARE"
Need a reason to wear your favorite holiday gear? We’ve got one!
Join in the excitement of our “Dashing through the Square 5K” Race through historic Marietta, GA
Can't make it to Marietta, GA? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Virtual attendees have 2 registration options to choose from.
This year's event includes a 5K Walk/Run, a Virtual 5K and the 1K Rudolph Run. The race is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and features electronic chip timing to ensure accuracy for all runners. This family friendly race will take you past beautiful, historic homes and the quaint shops that line Marietta Square. Proceeds from this event will support youth enrichment programs and other community initiatives benefiting Cobb County.
This race is sponsored by The PEARL Foundation, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Rho Zeta Omega Chapter.
ABOUT THE CAUSE
The PEARL Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit philanthropic arm of the Rho Zeta Omega Chapter. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Georgians by providing education initiatives that promote self-reliance, self-empowerment, and self-determination. The Foundation sponsors programs that impact the lives of elementary, middle and high school students, as well as senior citizens in the community. For more information on The PEARL Foundation, Inc., visit www.thepearlfounationga.org.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek-letter organization founded by African-American women at Howard University in 1908. Led by our 29th President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood of national and international stature. Its members share the same high moral, ethical, scholastic, and spiritual standards; and are leaders in their community – inspiring, serving, and empowering all with whom they come in contact, while addressing the social and economic ills of our society. For more information about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., visit our websites at www.aka1908.com or www.akarhozetaomega.org. Rho Zeta Omega Chapter was chartered in 1988 and serves the North Atlanta and Cobb County communities.
Frequently Asked Questions - See below
| COURSE | Begins and ends at the Marietta Square. This family friendly race will take you past beautiful, historic homes and the quaint shops that line Marietta Square. The race will be held rain or shine.
| WHAT’S INCLUDED | All 5K race participants will receive a high-quality runner's t-shirt and a commemorative medal (T-shirt is optional for Virtual 5K participants). Special medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in the following age groups: 18-30, 31-50, 51 & above.
| WHAT TO WEAR | Be creative!! Show your holiday spirit by dressing in festive attire.
| TIME | Pre-Race Warm Up - 7:40 AM / 5K Walk/Run START TIME - 8:08 AM / 1K Rudolph Run - 9:50 AM
| PRICING |
5K Early Bird Registration: $25.00 (ends October 1, 2016)
5K General Registration: $30.00 (ends November 26, 2016)
Virtual Race Registration (Medal Only): $30.00 (+ $3.95 Shipping FEE)
Virtual Race Registration (Medal + Shirt) $40 (+ $5.95 Shipping FEE)
1K Rudolph Race Registration: $10.00 (ends November 26, 2016)
| RACE DAY REGISTRATION | You may register on race day at Marietta Square from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
5K Race Day Registration - $40.00* / 1K Race Day Registration: $15.00
*T-shirt and medal while supplies last
| PACKET PICKUP | Details coming soon
| DIRECTIONS| From I-75, go West on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left which will take you to the Square
| PARKING | Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in available lots around the Square. There is no charge for parking on the weekends.
| FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
1. What is a virtual race? A virtual race can be run or walked anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill.
2. Where do I submit my race results? You can submit your race results and pictures to - [email protected]
3. Who can participate in a virtual race? Anyone! Young or old, fast or slow – we encourage participants of all ages and ability levels.
4.How do I track my distance and time my runs? We accept results on the honor system, so you can track your distance and time however you like. The most accurate way to do this is by using a Running GPS watch, but there are also several free smartphone apps available for iPhones and Android devices that you may be interested in. Feel free to submit pictures of your race!!
5. When will I receive my medal? All races must be completed by January 3, 2016. Once you submit your race time and distance you will receive your medal within 7 business days to the address that you provided.
6. What happens if I cannot complete my run during the race period? Life happens, and we understand. Please contact us at [email protected] if this should occur.
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