Why You Should Run the Atlanta Mission 5k

It’s that time of year in Atlanta where cold, wet weather sets in. While most of us are able to stay warm and safe in our homes, thousands of men, women, and children in Metro Atlanta are left to face the conditions of winter without a roof over their heads and nowhere to go. But you can help by running in the cold for those who sleep in the cold at the Atlanta Mission 5k Race to End Homelessness presented by Aetna. 


Every registration covers one night of shelter and services for someone who would otherwise spend the night in the cold, on the streets.


Event Information 

When: Saturday, February 22 at 8:30am

Where: Pemberton Place – World of Coca-Cola

Fee: $35 for runners with chip timing, $30 for runners without chip timing 


What Your Registration Fee Covers:

  • One night of warm, safe shelter
  • Nutritious meals
  • Job attainment services
  • Counseling
  • Above all else… hope.


The 5k is always a special and fun day – it’s not just a race. It’s the one day we stop walking past those experiencing homelessness and join together to run in the cold, all in an effort to end homelessness and provide hope to those that need it. We have many clients who choose to run/walk the 5k and it’s always incredible to see them cross that finish line. The Atlanta Mission Race to End Homelessness, presented by Aetna, is also one of the last AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifiers.


There are other ways to help without physically running (or walking) the 5k. You can make a donation, participate virtually as a ghost runner, or volunteer on race day. No matter what, you will be making a difference for those experiencing homelessness in our community.


One year, we had a chance to cross the finish line with some of the kids we see every week. Knowing that we were running for them made the whole experience so much more meaningful.” – Kara and Ryan


Ready to join us in the race to end homelessness? Register for the race here.

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