Jake Peter Whatley “Mr. Big” blessed our lives with his presence and his big fun and positive spirit. On June 2, 2021, we tragically lost Jake in a drowning accident which has left a long impactful impression on each of us. Jake was a gymnast since he was three years old, and was a very talented athlete. As a level 10 gymnasts he competed at regionals in April 2021 and at the USA Gymnastics Developmental Program National Championships in May 2021 (His competition number was 736). He was a member of the Nationally ranked Roswell Gymnastics program.
We have created the “Mr. Big’s” Flippin’ 5k which will be held November 12th at Riverside Park in Roswell, GA as a way to continue Jake’s support for the gymnastics community and to honor his memory. Race day Registration starts at 7 am. The Fun Run starts at 7:30 am. The 5k Race/Walk will start promptly at 8 am.
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WHAT IS A JAKE RUNNER: A Jake Runner is someone that wants to support the race/team but does not want to run. This is also known as a "Ghost Runner."
WHAT IS THE FUN RUN: The fun run is for the younger guys that don't think they can run a full 5k. The course will be set up in the staging area.
LOCATION: Riverside Park: - 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075
COURSE: Interactive Map
EARLY PACKET PICK UP: Roswell Gymnastics, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075 on November 10th from 5pm to 8 pm.
DAY OF RACE PICK UP: Starting at 7:00AM
- 5k - 8:00AM
- Fun Run - 8:30AM
AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 1st place overall male and female, 1st place overall masters male and female, and male and female finishers plus 3 deep in standard 5 year age groups for ages 14+. Additional age groups will include ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13.
We are excited that you will join us for the inaugural Mr. Big’s” Flippin’ 5k. The magic of Jake’s laughter, the warmth of his big huge smile, and the fullness of his heart will forever continue to live within each of us that were fortunate enough to know him.