LEAP To End Homelessness - A Grateful Mind's Run Walk Jog: Half Marathon | 10K | 5K + Virtual

2125 Tribble Mill Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Running > 1 mile, 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Walking

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RUNNERS, WALKERS & SPONSORS ARE WELCOME!

 

A Grateful Mind International has upped the ante to produce its inaugural LEAP To End Homelessness Run/Walk/Jog Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Kiddie Run!! 
....A Grateful Mind International, a 501c3 nonprofit since 2011, has been dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness for individuals and families with children in the regions they operate. Though outreach, housing, education and skills training, A Grateful Mind helps to empower, transition and rebuild the lives of those experiencing homelessness by providing robust tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of their episode of homelessness through a scalable model that includes crisis assistance, housing placements and career skills training that lead to sustained, self-sufficiency with dignity, pride and purpose. In expanding to the Atlanta Metro area, A Grateful Mind's social and economic impact continues to stabilize communities, keep families intact and restore hope to those who have lost it along the way...
 
Join the movement! Run, walk or jog through nature's wooded trails and terrains to represent the homeless communities that sleep in the woods in cardboard boxes and tents. Have fun, meet new faces and get fit while helping us reach our goal of assisting more individuals and families experiencing or emerging from homelessness!
All race registrants are required to fund raise. All proceeds will support transforming lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with dignity, pride and purpose! You can do this!

 

WHEN: Sunday, March 17, 2024 
WHERE: Tribble Mill Park @ Harris Greenway Trail
2125 Tribble Mill Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
 
We are excited to announce our partnership with Race Joy to bring you a next-level racing experience for our event. All running and walking levels are welcome!   
Some key features include: 
  • Live Phone Tracking
Supporting spectators can track you live in a map view as you progress along the race course. You can also track up to 50 participants.
Near Me alerts let spectators know you are drawing near. 
Find each other using the MeetUp tool.
  • GPS Progress Alerts
Receive continual progress updates as you complete the course! Audio updates are typically sent every mile, including pace, elapsed time, and estimated finish time.
Option to have progress posted in real-time to your Facebook and Twitter walls. 
Have friends and family track your performance. 
Track your competition or friends who are also doing the race. 
  • Send-a-Cheer 
Receive and send fun, motivational audio cheers. 
Use RaceJoy's Text-to-Cheer to send custom messages. 
Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time!
Note: There is no charge to use RaceJoy at this race. The Race organizer provides this to you as part of your race experience.
Registration required! 

 

**We are accepting corporate sponsors. Please visit our website to find out how you can sponsor, or feel free to contact by email: events@agratefulmind.org

 
 
MORE ABOUT THIS RACE:
LEAP To End Homelessness – RUN-WALK-JOG!
Distances: 
  • 1/2 Marathon
  • 10K Run, Walk, or Jog
  •  5K Walk
  •  1K Kiddie Mile Dash & Play
  •  Virtual Options 10K & 5K
1/2 Marathon,10K & 5K participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and custom medal! (while supplies last)
Kids Fun Run participants will receive fun run grab bags & prizes.
 
REGISTRATION:   
  • Online registration will be available (if not sold out) through the day before the race March 16th.
  • In-person registration will be available (if not sold out starting at 7:00 AM until 15 minutes before race start time the morning of the race. Our commemorative t-shirts or finisher medals are not guaranteed for in person registrants.
  • Race day registration payments can be made in cash or with a credit card (no checks). We will also not be able to give change. (Bring 5 unexpired canned good for $5 off and/or a new blanket for $10 off registration.)
  • Register online early to take advantage of discounts and guarantee your shirt* and finisher medal!**
  • Registrations for each event are limited and participants will not be able to register for an event distance once the cap is reached.

*Guaranteed t-shirt if registered by March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM
**Guaranteed medal if registered by March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM.
 
SCHEDULE:
Race Day Schedule:
Half Marathon: 8:00 AM
10K at 8:15 AM
5K at 8:30 AM 
1K at 9:00 AM
**5K walkers will be staggered towards the back. Runners will be sent out in waves at two-minute intervals. The waves will be preassigned and your assigned Wave will be indicated on your race bib. We will have the start area sectioned off with signs to direct runners to their assigned Wave. We will also be making announcements prior to the start of the race to assist runners as to how they should line up. When lining up for this event, please position yourself in your assigned wave as indicated on your race bib (Wave A, Wave B, Wave C, etc.). 
If you are running with a friend or family member who is assigned to a different Wave, you are welcome to start together in the later wave assigned between you two. Please don't move to an earlier Wave. Those with strollers should line up at the back of their assigned Wave. There will be chipped timing in use so your time DOES NOT start until you cross the start line.
 
**THIS EVENT WILL BE RAIN OR SHINE~ YAY!

 

Arrival Times:
21K Half Marathon runners should plan to arrive by 7:30 AM for a 8:00am race start time. 10K runners should plan to arrive by 7:45 AM for a 8:15 AM race start time.
5K walkers should also plan to arrive by 7:45 AM. There are open parking lots and spaces along the road to Harris Greenway Trail, where we will start. 
 

Packet pickup: TBA
 
Any race packets for in-person runners that are not picked up during packet pickup or on race day will be donated to our clients unless you contact us prior to race day. 

 

Parking: 
  • Parking is FREE
  • There are open parking lots and parking spaces along the roads leading to our start point by the play ground at Tribble Mill Park.

     
 Race Map: TBA
       
***AWARDS CEREMONY at the conclusion of LEAP To End Homelessness***
 
Awards Categories:
  • Top Fundraiser CASH PRIZE  + Gift Pack 
  • Overall Masters male/female 21K
  • Overall Masters male/female 10K
  • Overall male/female 5K
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place age group awards available for 10K (ages in ten year categories)
  • Raffle Winner Announced
 
*Everyone has a chance to earn some Gifts & Swag in the LEAP To End Homeless Fun-Rising Challenge!
Set up and customize your individual fundraising page. Spread the word through social media, and on to your friends, family or co-workers and let the fun begin!
  • Raise a minimum of $250 - Receive AGM's Aluminum Sports Bottle! 22-26oz to fuel your day!
  • Raise a minimum of $500 - Receive  our SWAG BOX with goodies that includes a commemorative LEAP Sweatshirt!
  • Become a Monthly Giver - Receive a 3pc Grateful Mind Journal set - to record ALL the things you are GRATEFUL for:
    • 60 Days to a A Grateful Mind: Gratitude Journal
    • A Guided 12 month Journal AND
    • Notebook to record anything your heart desires!
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We need you! Each dollar raised by you will help to house, feed, or train those we serve transition out of homelessness, on to a sustained path of self sufficiency.

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*Final tally of awardees from challenge will be recorded and mailed after run to address on registration. Please make sure your address is correct.
**Race officials may cancel, delay, or change the event if the event is considered not safe for the public**
Find out more ways to get connected and get involved with A Grateful Mind beyond the race by visiting online:  www.AGratefulMind.org
 
Ok, that's all for now - See you at the FINISH Line!! - Boom!


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