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Midway at Jim Miller Park
2245 Callaway Road
Marietta, GA US 30008
The 5th Annual Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is our largest fundraiser for Atlanta Lab Rescue. ALR's mission is to rescue Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and place them in secure, loving homes. We average 40-50 dogs in the program at any given time and in our first 8 years, we have rescued over 3000 dogs. Our website is www.atlantalabrescue.com.
The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is a 3.15 mile run that is flat to slightly rolling benefiting the Atlanta Lab Rescue.
The race will be held on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 beginning at 9:00 AM at the Midway of Jim Miller Park, which is located on Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008.
Each runner will run out Al Bishop then take a left on County Services then it will loop back around on County Services and then back down Al Bishop the course is a L shape course.
Registration fee includes long sleeved dri-fit shirt.
The 5K will be timed by Elite Race Timing at www.eliteracetiming.com.
Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip.
Results will be provided at the end of the 5K and will be posted to our website.
Awards will be provided to the top male and female winners overall, along with winners from each age group by gender, and we'll also have 3 top dog awards!
Event Details and Schedule
Early registration is $30 until October 13th.
After October 13th, the race entry will go up to $35.
Runsignup.com online registration will close on November 13th at midnight.
Race day Registration will be $40.
RACE T-SHIRTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER OCTOBER 25th.
If there are any extras on race day, they will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.
The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is open to the community, including: children, strollers and dogs!
Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the race.
All dogs must be on a leash at all times per Cobb County laws.
We encourage the participation of dogs that are accustomed to regular exercise and are well adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs.
Dogs must be current on all shots and rabies vaccination.
Dogs must wear an ID Tag.
No dogs in heat and no aggressive dogs.
Dogs must be leashed (6 ft. max length) and in control. No retractable leashes allowed.
You must pick up after your dog.
A participant can have no more than two dogs under his or her control. Children must be at least 13 years old to participate with a dog without adult supervision.
Strollers are allowed in the race, but for the safety of our runners, we ask that anyone participating with a stroller to please start in the back.
The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5k (approximately 3.15 miles) begins and ends at the Midway at Jim Miller Park.
The race will begin at 9:00 AM.
The race is a Peachtree Qualifier with the USATF Certfication # GA17050WC.
Participants will have a timing chip on their bib which ensures accurate finish times for all participants.
The course begins on Al Bishop road and run straight for down Al Bishop till they reach County Services. Each runner will take a left on County Services run out then there will be a U-turn on County Services where the runners will turn around and run back to Al Bishop where they will take a right and run to the finish line at Jim Miller Park.
Jim Miller Park has 600 parking spaces available so there is plenty of parking in the parking lot right next to where the race begins.
Race Day Instructions - Please read all instructions carefully!
Rain or shine this event will take place, but in the event of inclement weather involving lightening or hazardous conditions, please check our website home page at www.atlantalabrescue.com or the Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K Facebook page for up-to-date information.
This is a volunteer run event for a 501(c) non-profit organization. While we appreciate that schedules change and things come up, we have a strict no-refund policy for those registrants who find themselves unable to participate on race day. If you aren't able to participate in the event, we hope you will find some consolation in the fact that this is a fundraiser benefiting dogs in overcrowded shelters that need rescue to save their lives, which we believe is a great cause!
No transfers from year to year or person to person.
No t-shirts will be mailed unless you have signed up as a Phantom Runner.
Race Packet Pick Up
Early packet pick-up is Friday, November 15th from 3-7 PM at Big Peach Running Company, 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068.
If you cannot make it to the early packet pick up, you can pick up your packet on race day morning at Jim Miller Park from 7:30-8:45 AM.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO PICK UP T-SHIRTS THAT WERE ORDERED BEFORE THE CUT-OFF DATE OF OCTOBER 25th AT EARLY PACKET PICK-UP. SHIRTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER OCTOBER 25th UNLESS WE HAVE EXTRAS AT RACE DAY.
Also Phantom Runner T-Shirts will not be available for pick-up at early packet pick-up. Phantom t-shirts will be mailed to you.
Chip Timing and Bibs
The 5K will be timed by Elite Race Timing at www.eliteracetiming.com.
Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib.
Results will be provided at the end of the 5K.
Results will be posted to our website and to the runsignup.com website shortly after the race.
Awards will be provided to the top male and female winners overall, along with winners from each age group by gender. There will also be 3 top dog awards.
What to Wear
Dress in comfortable running attire and proper running shoes.
Make sure you check the weather that morning because you may have to layer since the race is in November.
Finish Line & Festival
Our race course is a L shape which allows us to have our start and finish lines in the same area.
Upon completing the race, please plan to stay for refreshments, music, awards, and sponsor booths.
First Aid, Restrooms, & Personal Belongings
In case of an emergency, please let one of our volunteers, police officers, or EMS teams know immediately.
We will have an emergency first aid area available at the start/finish area provided by Signal 30 EMS.
Restroom facilities will be available at the start/finish area as well.
Please do not bring personal belongings with you to the race. The Atlanta Lab Rescue Committee and it's volunteers cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not have an area of safe keeping for your personal items.
THANK YOU to our 2019 event sponsors! The goal of this event is to raise as much money as possible for Atlanta Lab Rescue. At any given time, Atlanta Lab Rescue may have 40-50 dogs and vet bills add up as well as boarding facilities. We could not do this without the support of our sponsors!
There are several other levels of sponsorship available: