VITILIGO AWARENESS 5K

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Race Details

 Date:  Sat, May 25, 2019

Time:  8:00 AM

Historic Fourth Ward Park 

680 Dallas St NE Atlanta, GA US 30308

Register here

Summary

 National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation aka Vitiligo Bond Inc., (VBI) is the beneficiary. VBI is a registered  nonprofit 501c(3) organization that aims to provide support and advocacy  for people living with vitiligo. VBI has grown into a worldwide support  group, through its social media presence.  VBI is dedicated to funding  research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for vitiligo.  The founder of VBI, Natasha Pierre McCarthy is a vitiligan, and understands what it is like to live with the disorder.  This gives her the passion and understanding to advocate for others  living with the disorder. Natasha hopes that her platform will provide  support to members and improve their quality of life.  VBI continues to grow in popularity. Their social media presence provides hundreds of vitiligans worldwide access to a private VBI Facebook support group.  VBI has mentored several state start-up support groups. In the last seven years, VBI has worked with legislation and state governors to help coordinate vitiligo awareness in 18 states. In addition, VBI works with community partners to educate about the condition. VBI has a  vitiligo awareness, anti-bullying intervention program and an on-going social self-esteem  program geared towards youth and adults. VBI supporters are proud of the organization’s many accomplishments and look forward to its continued success. 


HOW YOU CAN HELP 


  • Run/walk to help vitiligo
  • Organize a team to run/walk with you to help raise more funds for vitiligo awareness education and research programs.
  • Double your donations through your employer's matching gift program. 

Registration Fees

Early Bird - through April 14th...$25 


Regular Registration - April 15th - May 24th...$30 


Race Day...$35 


Virtual 5K... $30  


*All  participants registered by 5/19 are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size. Participants who register after that date will receive a shirt from our extra supplies while they last.

Awards and Goodies

 We've got great custom awards in the following age groups.


  • Top 3 overall M/F


  • Top 3 overall Masters M/F


  • Overall Grand Masters M/F


  • Overall Sr. Masters M/F


Top 3 in each 5 year age group starting at 10 & under and going through 75+.  All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the 2019 Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.   Top  finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the  championships to be held in January 2020. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  

Running Options

 Grab your family, friends, and co-workers  and participate as a team…you can score a great discount, and nothing  will replace the additional fun.


  • 5+    $2.50 off


  • 11+    $3.75 off


  • 21+   $5 off


  • 51+   $6.25 off


  • 100+ $7.50 off​ 


Can't make it out to the event site on race day?  Still want to participate and have a shot at an award? Then the virtual race is for you.  Here's how it works: 1. Register for the Virtual division 2. Start Training 3. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time 5. Submit your race time by end of race day 6. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online 7.Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures. 8. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts & medals and put them in the mail. 


Our events are designed to be fun and for  the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent,  volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering  with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to  leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds. All registrations are final...we're sorry but there are no transfers, deferrals, or refunds  

Event Schedule

 April 14  1:59 PM - Last day for early bird pricing

May 19   11:59 PM - Last day for guaranteed shirt in your size

May 25   7:00 AM - Race Day Check In Open

May 25   8:00 AM - 5K Starts