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This is an In-Person race with Virtual options.
We are on a mission to stop ALS so come run LOCO with us at our 15th annual race benefiting the Emory ALS Center. The Fiesta 5k Challenge brings everyone out for a morning of health & fitness, awareness for ALS and celebrating life.
Race Registration will be available through 5pm on April 23rd online and at North GA Running Co AND on race morning at race location or online. On race morning, allow yourself enough time to register online from your mobile device, pick up your bib number from the check in table, and get to the start line. Registration will close 15 minutes before race start time.
The 5k will have a rolling start and results for each participant will be chip timed; your time will begin when you cross the start mat. So there is no need to crowd the start line if you are one of the faster runners. Results will be posted live at this link: RESULTS HERE and you will receive your time via text or email as soon as you finish. If you haven’t yet opted in for text/email results, make sure to log in to your registration and do so before April 24th.
Virtual Runners: You will receive email instructions on how to upload your results.
Join the Facebook Group called @runLOCO4ALS. Use the hashtag #runLOCO4ALS and post your pics & videos in the group. Make sure to also follow us on Instagram @runloco4als
We've partnered with Dream Dinners in Cumming, GA for an April fundraiser for you to Make a Difference with Dinner.
Your support not only helps the Emory ALS Center, it makes dinner time ONE LESS THING to worry about.
--Order 3 delicious medium dinners in a "Special Event" between April 7 through May 1.
--$10 goes directly to the Emory ALS Center. Your order will be made & ready for easy Curbside Pickup.
--Enjoy great dinners, while supporting Emory ALS Center.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
There will be packet pick up on Friday, April 23, 2021 at North GA Running Co. and also on Saturday (April 24th) before the race. Yes, you may pick up someone else's packet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 PACKET PICK UP - 11:00AM to 5:00PM We will not hand out packets before 11am, please allow us the time to set up.
North GA Running Co, 5485 Bethelview Rd #430, Cumming, GA 30040 (new location for the store, but right across the street at the Publix shopping center)
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 - PACKET PICK UP AT THE RACE VENUE BEGINNING AT 7:00AM
Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming, GA 30041
Awards will be given to the Overall Male/Female and Overall Masters Male/Female plus the Top 3 in the following Age Groups:
We will not have an awards ceremony on race day due to the number of people who would be gathered at the finish line waiting. We will have awards available at North GA Running Co for you to pick up; mailed to you if out of town.
Click on the pdf below for a map of the 5k course.
The Fun Run will be a run around the perimeter of Lanier Technical College/Forsyth Conference Center.
Each year we are honored to have teams of fundraisers helping to increase the amount raised for the Emory ALS Center. Join our team and become a fundraiser! You will have your own personal page to tell your ALS story and be able to share it with friends and family.
To donate to the event or one of our fundraising teams, hover over "DONATE" from the top menu.
To create a fundraising team, click "DONATE" and choose "BECOME A FUNDRAISER" from the drop down menu.
As a sponsor of the Fiesta 5k Challenge, you will join us in making an impact on stopping this disease. 100% of the funds raised supports groundbreaking research at Emory toward a cure or effective treatment for ALS. Sponsors will be featured on the website and social media and are invited to set up on race day to interact with participants and spectators.
Since 2007, Team Duffy/Cure for ALS has hosted the event that brings entire families out to participate in this well-organized race on the beautiful Big Creek Greenway in Cumming, GA. The Fiesta 5k Challenge has raised over $350,000 for the Emory ALS Center. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a neuromuscular disease that attacks the brain and spinal cord. It takes away the ability to move, speak, swallow and ultimately breathe. The Emory ALS Center is part of the Emory Brain Health Center, led by Dr. Jonathan Glass, is one of the largest clinical centers for ALS in the United States. Their team approach to ALS care and research bridges multiple disciplines and departments, all sharing the same goal of a world without ALS.
The sponsor form is available to download from the link below.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
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