ATLANTA BELTLINE ANNOUNCES 2012 SOUTHWEST 5K

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.

Westview Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Westview Centennial Celebration

Our neighborhood is 100 years old! Come celebrate the centennial with a day full of fun activities for the whole family!

BELTLINE 5K RUN/WALK –

A free 5K around Westview and West End sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine. Complete your free registration online by visiting www.active.com (search for “BeltLine” to find the race) and selecting the “No T-Shirt” option. Those who wish to make the optional $20 donation as part of their registration will receive an event t-shirt on race day!

MUSIC –

DJs Ramon Rawsoul (House in the Park – www.ramonrawsoul.com), Ryze (Imported Underground), and Drew (Drew’s House) will be playing the best in deep house and soul! Come boogie down on the lawn.

ART –

If you are interested in participating in our artist market please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com. This is our first year hosting the market so the application fee is only $10! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

FOOD –

Attendees – bring $5 to sample and vote for your favorite food! Participants – are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are free! Individuals, organizations, restaurants are all allowed to participate. Please contact us at info@westviewatlanta.com for more info and to register.

FUN –

There will be fun games (with prizes) for the kids!

SCHEDULE –

9:30 – 11:00: BeltLine 5K

11:00 – 11:30: Ceremonies

11:30 – 4:00: Cook-off/BBQ/music/artist market

THINGS TO BRING –

Picnic blankets, camping chairs, an appetite, $5 for the grill-off, sunscreen, smiles.

More info at: http://www.westviewatlanta.com/centennial