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Let out your inner super hero and get running or walking NOW! It’s time to celebrate the Super Hero within each of us! Get your kids involved too! Individual runners, walkers, and families of all standards, abilities, and speeds are are all invited to join us at the inaugural Superheros Against Bullying 5K event at beautiful Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge. Wear your favorite superhero gear and use your superpowers to walk, run, or sprint to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall and the top boy and girl 12 and under with the best superhero costume.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we believe that bullying ends with YOU! Nationwide, 160,000 children stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied - and the effects can be life-long, even tragic. Bullying victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University. Suicide rates have doubled over the past 10 years and bullying is now at crisis levels.
Now in its 2nd year, the #BeAFriend is a fundraising event benefiting Raising Be.YOU.tiful Butterflies, a nonprofit organization working to empower, educate, and motivate girls between the ages of 4-21 by transforming self-doubt into self-love through dialogue about things that matter every day. Held during National Bullying Prevention month. The goal of the event is to promote awareness about bullying and show support for those who have been bullied, uniting the community in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying. There will be opportunities to have fun and learn more about bullying, its effects and how to help put a stop to it. We believe that in order to end bullying, an entire community must work together towards a solution, hope to see you there!
Raising Beautiful Butterflies, Inc. ("RBB"), founded in 2017 and established as a 501c3 organization in 2019. The organization was started to serve girls between the ages 4-21 who are exhibiting at risk behaviors that could take a negative effect on their lives. At RBB, we have a passion and drive to introduce young girls to Christian values in a way they can understand and digest, so they can walk passionately and boldly in who God has created them to be and value their whole selves. We are dedicated to empowering a generation of young queens, to be bold, authentic leaders in their lives, school and communities by transforming self-doubt into self-love through dialogue about things that matter Every day. Young queens are bombarded with messages in the media that attack what she is NOT and we work every day to help her love the skin SHE IS IN and who SHE IS; to see that in herself and inspire that in others.
You have two options for packet (bib and event shirt) pickup:
Early Packet Pick-up Oct 9th:
Late Registration/Packet Pickup Oct 10th***
*If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup on the day right before the race, it will be reserved for you on Race Day for a fee. There is a $5.00 fee per packet, per paid participant on Race Day, cash only. To avoid paying this fee, please attend Packet Pickup in person the day prior, or send a friend with a copy of your race barcode.
8:00 AM Late Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Registration
8:30 AM Pre-Race Kick off and Warm-up
9:00AM Race Begins
10:00AM Post-Race Kick Off and Anti-Bullying Rally
Please note the parking area is a grass field located on Alexander Lake Rd between Highway 155 and Flat Bridge Rd. The parking area is approximately 1.7 miles from the intersection of Highway 155 and Alexander Lake Rd and approximately .2 of a mile from the intersection of Flat Bridge Rd and Alexander Lake Rd.
*** PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF PANOLA MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - THAT ENTRANCE IS SEVERAL MILES FROM THE START/FINISH/REGISTRATION AREA
***Please note Georgia State Parks charges a per vehicle parking fee ($5.00 for automobiles). Vehicles with a valid Georgia State Parks Annual Park Pass are not required to pay the parking fee.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
**** Be sure to check out our vendors located on site!