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The course along Mount Vernon is well-known for being lightning FAST. The START/FINISH line at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church (SSUMC) off Mount Vernon Highway. The Start/FInish line is in front of the activity center down from the Water Tower.
Also, back by popular demand, we are keeping our VIRTUAL component. This means you can participate when and where you choose for two weeks leading up to the event! See more detail further below.
This is a fundraiser and your registration fee helps Sandy Springs Education Force provide targeted learning support and outreach programs that will make a difference for these public school students.
REGISTRATION FEE: $45 for 10K / $35 for 5K / and $30 for all Virtual Events
The registration includes a dri balance t-shirt.
Day of Race LIVE Timeline:
6:30am Registration Opens (We strongly recommend getting a bib and T-Shirt at packet pickup, see details below)
7:45am 10K Start
7:55am 5K Start
Academy Sports + Outdoors - 130 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346
Thursday, OCTOBER 20, 2022, from 11am - 7 pm
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT
Help Us Bridge the Academic Gap - Keep Students On Track for Academic Success
Your Support Makes a Big Difference
Sandy Springs Education Force has been at the forefront of supporting the educational successes of financially vulnerable students in Sandy Springs for over a decade. With support from sponsors, we launched a brand new virtual tutoring program to help elementary school students stay on track with their academics during the pandemic emergency. We also expanded our successful Summer Book Club to ensure students did not lose their reading gains over the summer break. Many students are still facing vast educational gaps, especially children whose families have limited financial means. To help bridge this gap, we are continuing to expand our programs to provide targeted learning support and outreach programs that will make a difference for these public school students.
Sign up for a 10K or 5K or participate in a STEP CHALLENGE. Challenges will be based on the distance traveled with your steps!
The Challenge / Event is starting on Saturday, October 8, 2022 and runs through the LIVE Race Day on October 22, 2022.
10K / 5K: You choose your own route, where you run, and when during the open time frame (10/08-10/22). Finish your run and record your time manually into RunSignUp.
STEP Challenge: This event will be measured in DISTANCE. Get your steps by walking or running on a treadmill or other cardio machine, outside in the fresh air or anywhere you walk or run. Start with your steps on October 8 and log steps through October 22 at the end of the event. You can post your steps (walking or running) in the format of distances (miles) as often as you wish during this event. Currently, this is established to be entered manually during the event, but can be done easily through your smartphone.
Main parking for Participants is located in 4 general spots:
We suggest coming from Lake Forest or Sandy Springs Circle direction into these parking spots since Mt. Vernon will begin to shut down closer to the Race Start time.
(1) Century Springs East business parking lot at 6100 Lake Forest Dr with a short walk over to the Start/Finish line
(2) Along Mt. Vernon Rd. limited spaces across from the church available with a short walk down to the Start/Finish line
(3) Surface lots at City Springs with a short walk across Sandy Springs Circle over to the Start/Finish line
(4) City Springs deck, further away, and parking only free for up to 2 hours
***All other areas are not designated for parking and you park at your own risk
***The parking at 6150 Sandy Springs Circle located at the Start/Finish line will be for Volunteer and Sponsor parking only.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.sandyspringseducationforce.org/lightning-run-2022/.
Our sponsors make a huge impact on our ability to bridge this gap to provide targeted learning support and outreach programs that will make a difference for Sandy Springs public school students. We need your help and support.
Please become a sponsor, we appreciate your support. Sponsors get FREE Registrations, t-shirts and opportunities to market to our audience.
Please see the sponsorship form in the link above and in the PDF below.
*** You can also contact us at email@example.com and request an INVOICE and a Link to Pay your Sponsorship if needed.
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