ATLANTA BELTLINE WESTSIDE 5K/8K

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Race Details

 

Sat, July 13, 2019 7:30 AM  

933 Lee Street Southwest,   

Atlanta, GA, USA   

Registration opens: 6:30 AM  

Race Starts: 7:30 AM

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Summary

 

Now in its 9th year, the 2019 Atlanta  BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect chance to explore  various trail segments and stay active. Check out the latest  developments along the Atlanta BeltLine, snag an awesome t-shirt, and  burn a few calories - runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome!  

This  event takes participants through the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta –  West End. It also travels on the original segment of the Atlanta  BeltLine – the West End Trail, as well as the some of the  newest...before continuing through Westview.

All race proceeds and fundraising dollars  go the the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership whose mission is to recruit,  align and convene partners to fulfill the Atlanta BeltLine vision in  targeted, strategic and coordinated ways.   

All proceeds benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. 

New  this year...Are you up for a challenge?  Do you have what it takes??   Push yourself to see if you are able to Conquer the Westside!  Run the  5K at 7:30 am then run the 8K at 8 am!

Registration Fees

 

5K...$30.00  

8K...$35.00 Add a little to your distance, and see a little more of the trail by running the 8K.  

Westside Challenge...$60  

Virtual 5K...$30.00 Run on your schedule where you can  

Virtual 8K...$35.00 You can up your distance for the virtual race also.  

Entry Fee & Registration 

Early Bird Entry through June 13  

5K...$30 8K...$35  

13K Challenge...$60  

Virtual 5K...$30  

Virtual 8K...$35  

Regular registration through July 12 (no shirt guarantee after 7/9)  

5K...$35  8K...$40   

​13K Challenge...$70  

Virtual 5K...$40  

Virtual 8K...$45  

Race Day registrations are welcome for $5 additional (no shirt guarantee) 

Awards and Goodies

 

Top individual fundraiser (must raise a minimum of $250) will win a Retrospec Fixie Bike from Mountain High Outfitters.  

Top fundraising team will also win some really fun prizes.  Stay tuned for more details!   

**All money raised for fundraising challenges must be in by Thursday, July 12 at 12:00 pm EST.** 

Great Custom Awards in the following:  

Overall M/F Overall Master's M/F Overall Grand Master's M/F Overall Sr. Master's M/F Top 3 in each of the regular 5 year age groups (10 & Under through 75+)  

Overall awards will be based on Gun Time & Age Group awards will be based on Chip Time. 

All registered participants earn free entry  into the Five Star Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning, or the Five  Star Early Bird on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Top finishers qualify for the Five Star 5K Championships held to be held on January 6. 

Running Options

 

Create a team or join a team for the  Westside 5K or 8K.  There are several team challenges to participate in  this year – top fundraising team, largest team, and fastest team!  

Create a team:  

1. Download PDF for step-by-step directions on how to create a team.  

2. Join a team  

3. Download PDF for step-by-step directions on how to join your team.  

4. Fundraising  

5. Advance the Vision and Win Great Prizes in the Process!  

Help  move the Atlanta BeltLine project forward!   Create a personal  fundraising page and ask your family and friends to support you or your  team. 

 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 4. Submit your race time by end of race day 5. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online 6. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures. 7. 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...Sorry, but there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.Race will take place rain or shine 

Event Schedule

 

June 13 11:59 PM - Early Bird Entry Ends  

July 7 11:59 PM - Last day for guaranteed shirt & size  

July 13 6:30 AM  - Race Day Check-in & Registration opens  

July 13 7:30 AM  - Race Starts 

Meet our race ambassador

Norman Wenger

 I’ve always been a physical guy, working construction in my early years, and keeping a hand in it when I began designing houses. 40 was fast approaching when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), which can be severely crippling. Eight years passed with the disease progressing and no clear solutions. Then my daughter asked me to begin walking with her to help with her lacrosse training & fitness. While she was away at camp, I got bored walking alone and started jogging a bit. Before I knew it, I was running 3 miles at a time! Then my daughter talked me into entering a 5k at her middle school. I was stunned when I won 2nd in age group! Soon my college-age daughter encouraged me to enter a race in her college town. 2nd in age group again, and received my award from NFL running back (& Georgia Southern alum) Adrian Peterson!! I’d found something I enjoyed that I was good at and I was hooked.

 Today marks 3.5 years since my first race. I’ve just passed the 200th race, including 5k, 10k, several half-marathons and even 2 marathons. I’ve moved on to a different age group now, but still enjoy bringing home those medals – even a couple grand masters! 

 While exercise can’t cure MS, keeping my mind & body in top condition helps to reduce the long term effects of a relapse, and thankfully, with recent advances in medical research, I’ll be able to get out there with my running mates for many more years.