Take a Walk in Their Shoes: 2019 Atlanta Mission 5K

In metro Atlanta, over 7,000 individuals will face the perilous conditions of winter without a roof over their heads. They’ll be sleeping on the streets in the cold. On February 23, you can take a walk in the shoes of the thousands of men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness.

Every year, we hold a 5K to help put an end to homelessness. This 5K race is your chance to help those who won’t be able to escape the cold tonight. Your fee for the race covers one night of shelter and services for someone who would otherwise spend the night on the streets. (It’s also one of the last official Peachtree Road Race qualifiers.)

Run in the Cold for Those Who Sleep in the Cold

Whether you’re a die-hard runner, or you just want to take the time to walk in support of the cause, there’s a participation option for you:

  • 5k Runner with Timing: Includes chip timing and a race t-shirt
  • 5k Walker/Runner with No Chip Timing: Includes race t-shirt
  • Ghost Runner: If you are unable to participate on race day, but want to help, this is for you. You will receive a t-shirt in the mail after the race.
  • Packet Pickup Volunteer: Help before the event on February 20th or 21st for our packet pickup. Must be available for a one and a half hour shift between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Click here if you’re interested.
  • Donate to a Runner: Help one of our racers reach their goal as they join our mission to end homelessness in Atlanta. You can do so here.

If you’d like to register for the 2019 Atlanta Mission 5k Race to End Homelessness presented by Aetna, click here.

If you’d like to make a donation for an additional night of shelter, a small donation of $25 could help someone sleep in the warmth of a building rather than the cold outside.

Your generosity really does help end homelessness, one person at a time.

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