FAQ

What is Lauren’s Run & Picnic? 

Each year, more than two thousand people gather to walk and run in support of CURE at Lauren’s Run & Picnic, in memory of two special girls named Lauren. The event truly brings the community together, with families, individuals, schools, and companies forming teams to support the fight to cure childhood cancer. Beginning with a 5K and 2k run/walk, the race is followed by a family-friendly picnic, complete with food, a live DJ, inflatables, carnival games, arts and crafts, and so much more. The CURE picnic is a reunion opportunity for our families and a day of fun for all.

Since its inception, Lauren’s Run has raised more than $5.5 million in the fight against childhood cancer. Proceeds from Lauren’s Run & Picnic are used to advance research and provide support to impacted families. 

 

Is this an AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier? 

YES! Lauren's Run is an AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Race.
 

What is the event location and address?

The Concourse Office Park
4 Concourse Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
(Near I-285 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road)

 

What's included in the registration fee? 

  • $35 registration fee for adults

  • $25 for child 12 & Under

  • Lauren’s Run t-shirt

  • Gold, bronze and silver medals for top 5K finishers in each age division.

  • Full Picnic, games, arts and crafts, live DJ, inflatables and much more!

  • Great satisfaction in knowing you are making a difference for children with cancer.

 

Do Patient Families register for free? 

Yes! 4 free registrations for families whose children are fighting or have fought cancer.
Please, immediate family members only: parents, siblings, patient/survivor.
CURE FAMILIES USE DISCOUNT CODE: CUREFAMILY2024 

CURE Families that are only attending the picnic (and not participating in the 5k/2k), please contact Lisa Odendahl at lodendahl@curechildhoodcancer.org 

 

How do I become a CUREleader?


When you raise $1,000 or more to help children fight cancer, you automatically become a CUREleader. As such, you are among the most dedicated, knowing that you have the power to make a difference in the lives of kids who need all of us to be fighting for them. In addition to the pride and sense of accomplishment knowing that you will have becoming a CUREleader, we also include a few perks:

A limited-edition custom CURE logo lightweight jacket | A special fundraising badge on your personal fundraising page | CURE Lapel Pin
  


*Becoming a CUREleader is based upon individual, not team, fundraising results.

 

When can I register?

Mid January of 2024! 

Price increases for Walk Up and day of registration, Sunday, April 28th 2024.  

Please note: Only pre-registered runners will be timed.

Walk-up (day of) registrants will not be timed and registration prices are increased.

*For the 2K Run/Walk no medals will be given and you will not be timed.

 

What is a Virtual Runner?

The Virtual Participant program is designed for those who are not able to attend the event in person but would like to show their support by registering and fundraising. By registering as a Virtual Runner you will gain access to all the same fundraising tools and will be eligible for all of the incentives that are available to other participants. 

You can participate as an individual, join a team or create your own team. This program is perfect for family members and friends who do not live in the area or for anyone who wants to fundraise but cannot attend the event in person. NOTE: Your participant t-shirt will be mailed to you after the event.

To become a Virtual Runner, simply select the Virtual Participant option when registering and follow the registration steps from there.

 

When will I get my t-shirt?

Individuals who sign up for the in-person event will be able to pick up their shirt at registration the day of the event either before or after the race. If you register for the in-person event after March 22 we cannot guarantee we will have an extra shirt in your desired size at the in-person event.

If you registered as a Virtual Runner, your shirt will be mailed to you after the event.

 

How do I order a Tribute Sign?

The deadline for ordering tribute sign is April 15th, 2024. Please click here to order, and for more information.

 

Do I need to register ahead of time?

Yes, registering online ahead of time offers a lot of perks such as fundraising resources and updates on Lauren’s Run & Picnic. It’s also helpful for us to plan accordingly on how many people will be attending and helps you save money on the walk-up registration price.

 

How do I fundraise to help kids with cancer?

Fundraising is such an important part of Lauren’s Run & Picnic. Every dollar raised helps to advance research for cures and support families! Create a fundraising page, share your reasons for wanting to help, and ask friends and family to donate. It’s that easy! We will provide emails and posts you can share or you can create your own. The most important thing to remember is that every dollar raised helps these kids!

*Fundraising totals will be based on results as of noon on Friday, April 26, 2024

 

What if my employer offers matching gifts for my donations?

This is a great way to double your impact against childhood cancer! Ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program. Then, complete the appropriate paperwork from your Accounting or HR department and submit along with your registration or donations.

Can I bring a pet to the Walk or Picnic?

As much as we love our furry friends, pets are not allowed at this event.

 

Can I bring a stroller to the running course?

5K – No strollers please
2K – Strollers are allowed

 

Can I register on-site?

Yes, we highly encourage you to pre-register, however, we certainly allow on-site registrations. Please note, only those who are pre-registered will be timed and the registration fee goes up to $45 for Adult 5K and 2K for the day of, on-site registration.

 

How do I volunteer? 

We are always in need of volunteers, Please click on the volunteer tab to sign up! 

If you are interested in distributing posters or brochures throughout your community, please contact Kristen Rudio at krudio@curechildhoodcancer.org to pick up supplies. 

 

Where do I park?

* Please note, you may be impacted due to the 5K or 2K races.

Westbound on I-285 from I-85
Take I-285 North/West to Exit 28 (Peachtree-Dunwoody Road) and turn right. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn left into the Concourse Office Park. Follow signs to parking decks 1 and 4.

Southbound on GA 400
Take GA 400 South and exit at Hammond Drive. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Hammond Drive. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn right into Concourse Office Park (adjacent to Kindercare). Take 1st right and park in parking deck for Buildings 5 and 6.

Northbound on GA 400
Take GA-400 North to the Glenridge Connector (Exit 4A). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Glenridge Connector. Proceed to the second traffic light, and turn left onto Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Proceed north on Peachtree Dunwoody Road to the 6th traffic light (2nd traffic light after going under I-285bridge) into Concourse Office Park. Follow the signs to parking decks 1 and 4.

Eastbound on I-285 from I-75
Take I-285 North/East to Exit 26 (Glenridge Drive). Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Glenridge Drive. Proceed to the 4th traffic light and turn right on Hammond Drive. Continue to the 4th traffic light and turn right into Concourse Office Park (adjacent to Kindercare). Take the 1st right and park in parking deck for Buildings 5 and 6.

 

What if it rains?

This event is rain or shine! Please dress accordingly and make sure to read all pre-event communications.

 

Where can I mail in checks?

CURE Childhood Cancer
Attn: Lauren’s Run
200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30338

 

To become Lauren’s Run Sponsor

Please email Kristen Rudio at krudio@curechildhoodcancer.org

 

Are you awarding prizes other than medals?

Yes! Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Team Spirit
  • Top Individual fundraiser

 

What about participant medals?

Medals will be given to the top 3 fastest times in each age division.

We will also present: Overall Male and Female and overall Master Male and Female.  

*If you have a discrepancy with times or placement in the race, please wait until AFTER the medals ceremony.
 
 
 

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Please email krudio@curechildhoodcancer.org with any questions.

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