Tomorrow morning, there will be not one, but two separate 5K events focused on women’s health and breast cancer awareness taking place at Piedmont Park tomorrow. I’m not planning to run in either race (I have a volunteering commitment later in the day), but if you need a hit of the pink spirit, I highly encourage you to check out one (or both!) of these events tomorrow morning:
8th Annual Pink Ribbon Walk/Run
This 5K is the primary fundraiser for a local breast cancer organization called Sisters… By Choice, Inc, which was founded here in Atlanta in 1989 by breast surgeon Dr. Rogsbert F. Phillips-Reed. The goal of SBC is to remain an innovative leader in breast cancer education, awareness, and resources for women diagnosed with breast cancer. In particular, SBC is currently working on an initiative to establish and operate a full-service Mobile
Breast Clinic, which you can read more about on their website, here. I love supporting local organizations doing good work for our community like Sisters… By Choice!
As for the event itself, onsite registration begins at Piedmont Park at 7am. Registration is $35 per person with free registration for kids ages 6 and under. The race itself will begin at 8am and is 3.1 miles in length (which is a 5K). You can find out more information at Active.com.
SheMoves Atlanta Piedmont Park 5K
While not specifically a breast cancer organization, SheMoves Atlanta is a local group that looks to empower women by providing the support and events necessary to engage in an active, healthy, balanced lifestyle. Since exercise and healthy eating have been linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer, I think we can all agree that this is one awesome mission that is well worth supporting!
Race day registration for the SheMoves 5K will begin at 7am at Park Tavern, which is located on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe Dr. As with the Pink Ribbon Walk, registration for this race is $35 and the race itself begins at 8am. This 5K will take place entirely within Piedmont Park and there will be a post-race event expo in the finish line area. You can find out more information about this race at the organizer’s website or at Active.com. Please note that this race is for women only.
So what are you waiting for? Get out your sneakers and help these two fantastic groups turn Piedmont Park PINK!!