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Additional race information can be found at http://giftofadoption.org/adoptedbyyou/.
Join us for our 2nd Annual Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run benefiting at-risk children in need of a forever family. Participate with us in making a difference in a child’s life and helping to make adoption possible.
Gift of Adoption’s mission is to fill the void that separates child from family through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive. 100% of proceeds from this family 5K and Fun Run event will go toward completing adoptions for families in Georgia. For more information about assistance grants offered to adoptive families, please visit our website at www.giftofadoption.org/adoptedbyyou.
Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome! We encourage and support all levels of athletes. The course is designed to be a 5K for athletes while providing a safe environment for those walking for general fitness and fun. Strollers are welcome; pets not permitted. Strollers please line up behind runners.
All finish times will be based on gun time.
Doug Munster and Kecia Tomlin developed the Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run in 2017 and chose to
partner with Gift of Adoption based on the amazing success GOA has with providing grants to so many
deserving children and families over the past 22 years. Doug and his husband Brent are no strangers to
adoption. They now have a beautiful 3-year old boy named Sawyer who they adopted through the open
adoption process. During this process, Doug and Brent saw firsthand how expensive it is to adopt and
how upfront costs of adoption can often delay or prevent adoptions from happening. They realized how
fortunate they were to have the means to afford adoption, but their hearts ached for the children
waiting and qualified parents yearning to bring them home. Doug and Brent wanted to find a way to
give back and help adoptive families with the last bit of financial support they need to bring their waiting
child home. Doug discussed his idea with his close friend Kecia, and she immediately jumped on board.
On June 10, 2017, Doug and Kecia hosted the inaugural Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run (in partnership
with GOA) to support the many children in need of a forever family.
The Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run team was able to raise over $26K from the 2017 inaugural race with
the help of approximately 300 race participants and volunteers. Corporate and private sponsorships
represented about $10K of the total funds raised. Funds from last year's event helped 8 children join
their families in Georgia (Bethlehem, Canton, Kennesaw, Leesburg, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Warner
Robins, and Woodbine). Of these, six were domestic adoptions and two were from China.
All participants will receive a super soft t-shirt, a swag bag full of goodies and prizes, and plenty of post race refreshments. There will be great music, yummy snacks and tons of fun for the whole family to enjoy! Emmy award winner Rick Herbst will be the race emcee, and Glenwood Snap Fitness will lead us in a fun warm-up before race start!! So exciting!
Awards will be given to the top male and female overall for age brackets 39 & under as well as age 40 and above; and the top male and female in the following age group categories: 12&Under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60&Over.
T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed after 5/25/18.
Please consider supporting our efforts by becoming a sponsor of this event. Sponsorship details and
benefits are enclosed below. Your involvement in this event would make a big impact on our ability to
ensure one more child can come to know the safety, joy and dignity that comes only by being loved by a
family of one’s own.
We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. If you have additional
questions, please reach out to Doug Munster at (404) 580-0000 and Kecia Tomlin at (404) 787-7972 or
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
Enjoy a fun, fast, scenic 5K course through the historic Grant Park neighborhood. The Fun Run will take you directly through beautiful Grant Park. The Adopted by You 5K is USATF certified.