ATLANTA BELTLINE ANNOUNCES 2012 SOUTHWEST 5K
Saturday, July 14 Run Will Feature Teams Competing for $500 Cash Purse
ATLANTA (May 23, 2012) The 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series – presented by Internal Data Resources (IDR) – announces its second event of the year, the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K. A Run/Walk along the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail and through the Historic West End and Westview neighborhoods, the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K race course is a great way to explore local parks, connect with Atlanta BeltLine communities, and experience a ¾-mile off-road jaunt within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. – runners should plan to arrive by 6:30 a.m. – and will include exciting features such as:
· Route showcasing Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibits, such as the White Street Mural
- Teams competing for the $500 and representing community businesses, schools and run clubs
- Awarded to the fastest team, the largest team and the most spirited team
· Exciting new challenge that rewards participants with points and shows a leaderboard standing for runners
· Indoor post-race activities at Space Atlanta
· Music by Wild 105.7
- Fun, creatively-designed t-shirts
- Awards designed by Coasters by Hazel
- Great Post-Race nourishment courtesy of EVOS
- Course friendly to strollers and dogs as well
“It’s exciting to see the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series grow with such momentum, and to know that we are living up to our vision of providing more opportunities for Atlantans to get active and live healthy lifestyles,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson. “The Southwest 5K is particularly special because it offers the opportunity to explore an exciting, scenic route through beautiful historic West End and Westview neighborhoods while enjoying a vigorous run or walk.”
Registration is open and additional information is available at Run.BeltLine.org.
Proceeds from the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series support Atlanta BeltLine Partnership programs vital to the Atlanta BeltLine, including tours and other public outreach.
About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.