Vibha Atlanta Dream Mile 2023

Sun September 17, 2023 Cumming, GA 30041 US



September 17 One Day Events

$0 - $60 7:15AM - 8:15AM EDT
Events: Kids 6 and Under (No Awards) 1 Kilometer Walk (No Awards) 5 Kilometers Walk (No Awards for Age 40 and under) 5 Kilometers Run 10 Kilometers Run 13.1 Miles (Half Marathon) Phantom Runner (support and receive T-shirt)


       1K Walk                                       5K Walk                                      5K Run                                10K Run                      Half Marathon

25th Dream Mile  in Atlanta!
We are very excited to celebrate 25th year of Dream Mile. Come Run with Us to Benefit Children! 

Best price until Jul 23rd, Register today and join one of the biggest races in GA.

1K/5K/10K/Half Marathon
Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Location: Collection at Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA

What is Dream Mile?
The Dream Mile is a Run / Walk Fundraiser event for Vibha, with an anticipated participation greater than 5000 patrons across the world. The Dream Mile started in Atlanta in 1998 to support underprivileged children in their ambitions. Over the last 24 years, the Dream Mile has become a permanent fixture on the calendars of runners in various cities across America. To date, the Dream Mile has raised more than $3M to support upwards of 180,000 children. In addition to the causes above, the Dream Mile puts funds towards a cause in the local community in which it takes place such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or Communities in Schools Chicago.

Who is it for?
The Dream Mile is for anyone who would like to walk or run a few miles to empower the dreams of underprivileged children.

How do I participate?
You can register for in-person events or pick phantom run option to support and receive the tshirt. You can participate individually or in family/friends groups. The early-bird price is available till August 20th. 

Registration timings:
All the Registrations received till 9/11/2023, Monday midnight, will be Chip Timed.
Registrations received after that will not be timed and will not be eligible for awards. One can still register to participate in the event without being timed.
Event day registration possible between 6:30-7:30AM.
Early bird pricing ends on 8/20/2023, Sunday midnight.
Thank you for showing your support for the cause. Please visit the for more details.

Registration fee & Race times:
1K Walk $20 till 07/23 |  $25 till 08/20 | $30 till 09/17| starts at 8:15AM
5K WALK $25 till 07/23 | $30 till 08/20 | $35 till 09/17| starts at 8:05AM
5K RUN  $30 till 07/23 | $35 till 08/20 | $40 till 09/17| starts at 8:00AM
10K RUN $40 till 07/23| $45 till 08/20 | $50 till 09/17| starts at 7:45 AM
HALF MARATHON $60 till 07/23| $65 till 08/20| $70 till 09/17| starts at 7:15AM

Phantom Runner (support and receive T-shirt) | $20 till 07/23| $25 till 08/20 | $30 till 09/17

Please note that:
Kids 6 years and below are free to register
Start times may vary based on guidance from county

Peachtree Qualifier Race - USATF 5K certified course/certification in progress for 10K/Half Marathon
Professionally Timed
Free for Kids under 6
Free T-Shirts to all participants
Free Food and water on the course based on state and local regulations
Free Parking
Trophies for winners 41 and over in 5K walk and for all winners in 5k/10k/HM run category.
Online registration closes Saturday 09/16/2023 @5PM


Half Marathon: 

Male/Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for 40 and below. 
Male/Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for 41 and above.

10K Run and 5K Run Award Categories:

Male/Female Winners and Runners in below age categories:
7-10, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+

Overall Male/Female Winners and runners.
Masters (40 years and older) Male/Female Winners and runners.

5K Walk Award Categories:

Male/Female Winners and Runners in below age categories:
41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+ (no awards for ages 40 and below).
Masters (40 years and older) Male/Female Winners and runners.


No age group awards for 5K walk for ages 40 and below. 
No age group awards for 1K walk.
Finisher medals given to half marathon and 10K finishers only.
No double awards. Meaning, we are not giving more than one award to any individual. Overall Male winner will not get a trophy in the age category. This is to encourage more people to get awards.
Runners/walkers should be wearing our bib with timing chip on front of their shirt.
All winners are based on Gun time** (See Chip time vs Gun time below).
Chip time vs Gun time:
Chip time is the actual net time a runner runs between start line and finish line.
Gun time is the net time when the race starts and time when the runner crosses the finish line.
If you are exactly at the start line when the race starts, then your chip time and gun time are the same.
If you cross the start line a little after race start, your gun time will be little more than your start time.




5K Route map - USATF certification code is: GA14071WC

10K Route map - USATF certification in progress

Half Marathon Route map -  USATF certification in progress
Half Marathon Elevation map will be uploaded soon


We will have pre packet pick up options to pick up t-shirt, bib before the event 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Event guide will be updated later

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Up to 10 participants can register together in a single registration transaction. For more than 10 participants registering together, please do multiple registration transactions. For registration Instructions, please visit:

For group registration Instructions, please visit:


To start, you can set up your pledge page on the Vibha portal and here is how you can do it.

If Facebook is your preferred form of fundraising, here is how you can create your fundraiser on Facebook. Use your Facebook Stardom to raise funds and awareness to the cause you are working so hard for! FB is waiving the processing fee on donations so 100% of the amount you raise comes to Vibha!

Share your fundraiser on your FB wall, in Email, via Whatsapp, Instagram profile etc. with everyone you know. You never know who will step up!
Don't forget to remind your donors of the Corporate Matching Donation concept! Many companies match the donations made by their employees to a nonprofit. So that will essentially double their donation and hence double the impact!!  
Here is the Vibha Facebook page filled with a lot of great promotional material that you can share with others during your fundraising journey.
Here is the Vibha Youtube Channel that has got some very recent amazing brief videos of several projects, Vibha philosophy by our President and Vibha Song created by Shankar Mahadevan, etc. Use them to show your donors the impact of their donations!
Thank Your Donors immediately and publicly (not for anonymous donations) on Facebook. Tag them in your posts and show your appreciation for their support.
The suggested approach to successful fundraising is to have fundraisers created on both the platforms - Facebook and Vibha portal and share/use it accordingly keeping in mind the donor population.
Donation capabilities from India are not currently available on Facebook. However, Vibha portal accepts donations in INR as well as from any country credit card as well. So reach out to your family/friends in India and make them a part of your efforts!

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