Vibha Atlanta Dream Mile 2023

Sun September 17, 2023 Cumming, GA 30041 US

Events

IN-PERSON

September 17 One Day Events

7:15AM - 8:15AM EDT
Events: Kids 6 and under can participate free 1 Kilometer Walk 5 Kilometers Walk 5 Kilometers Run 10 Kilometers Run 13.1 Miles (Half Marathon) Phantom Runner (support and receive T-shirt)

Description

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

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

We would like to recognize people who attended 20+ Dream Miles. Please let us know by filling your name here

We  have pre-packet pick up options before the event for people who signed up by Monday 09/11. Others can pick up on the event day
Friday, September 15th, 4 PM to 7 PM Inside Big Peach Running Co. 5530 Windward Pkwy #420 Alpharetta, GA 30004 
Saturday, September 16th, 11 AM to 7 PM Inside Academy Sports at The Collection at Forsyth 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming
At the event on Sunday September 17th, 6:30AM - 8:30AM (Bibs), T-shirts after the race

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/corporate groups.

Registration timings:
Good news, we are now able to add chip timing on all the Registrations that are eligible for Awards until Thursday September 14th.
Online registration ends on Saturday September 16th 5PM, Event day registration possible between 6:30-7:30AM.

Thank you for showing your support for the cause. Please visit the dreammile.org/atlanta for more details.

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

Phantom Runner (support and receive T-shirt)  $30 till 09/17

Please note that:
Kids 6 years and below are free to register and not eligible for awards
Start times may vary based on guidance from county

Highlights:
Peachtree Qualifier Race - USATF 5K/10K  certified course/certification in progress for 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 40 and over in 5K walk and for all winners in 5k/10k/HM run category.
Online registration closes Saturday 09/16/2023 @5PM, event day registrations are possible starting at 6:30AM.

What is Dream Mile Striders program?

Come join us for Dream Mile Striders program. Register for Silver Jubilee Dream Mile Half Marathon and Dream Mile Striders program and come train with like-minded fellow runners. 
The main focus of the training program is to develop a love for running and stay active for years to come. We will be working through the aspects of race nutrition, working gear, pace setting, recovery, cross training etc during this program and help you stay avoid running related injuries. 
For more info,  join our WhatsApp group by clicking here where the schedules, run meets and other details will be posted

Awards:

Half Marathon: 

Male/Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for 39 and below. 
Male/Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for 40 and above.

10K Run and 5K Run Award Categories:

Male/Female Winners and Runners in below age categories:
7-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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

5K Walk Award Categories:

Male/Female Winners and Runners in below age categories:
40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (no awards for ages below 40).
Masters (40 years and older) Male/Female Winners.

Note: 

No age group awards for 5K walk for ages below 40 
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.

SPONSORS

 

ROUTE MAPS

5K Route map - USATF certification code is: GA14071WC

10K Route map - USATF certification in progress GA19102WC 

Half Marathon Route map -  USATF certification in progress

 

PACKET PICKUP

We will have pre-packet pick up options before the event .
Friday, September 15th, 4 PM to 7 PM Inside Big Peach Running Co. 5530 Windward Pkwy #420 Alpharetta, GA 30004 
Saturday, September 16th, 11 AM to 7 PM Inside Academy Sports at The Collection at Forsyth 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041
At the event on Sunday September 17th, 6:30AM - 8:30AM (Bibs), T-shirts after the race

Race Contact Info

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

EVENT DAY DETAILS

Event guide will be updated later

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://dreammile.org/atlanta.

FAQ

Registration
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:  https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000062676-register-for-a-race

Groups
For group registration Instructions, please visit:  https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/folders/17000128776

FUNDRAISE

To start, you can set up your pledge page on the Vibha portal. It takes only 2 min 
1) Click on the URL https://campaigns.vibha.org/campaigns/atlanta-dream-mile-2023
2) Click on FUNDRAISE button
3) Sign in or Sign UP
4) Customize your page as needed

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.
POINTS TO NOTE
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!
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY MORE CHILDREN! HAPPY "FUN"DRAISING!!

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