Atlanta BeltLine SW 5K This Saturday

NEWS ALERT – July 11, 2012

Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K Run/Walk Features Exciting Team Challenge and Indoor Post-Race Activities
What: The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K is a Run/Walk along the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail and through the historic West End and Westview neighborhoods. The race course will introduce participants to many local parks and features a ¾-mile off-road jaunt within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. It is the second 5K of the 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series!
Unique to this event, the race course features a Scavenger Hunt that takes runners along a path showcasing a number of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibits. The event also features a Team Challenge with nearly 20 teams competing for a cash purse to be awarded to fastest, largest, and most spirited teams.
When: Saturday, July 14th; Arrive by 7 a.m. for a 7:30 a.m. race start!
Where: Gordon White Park, 1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310
Registration: Online registration closes Wednesday, July 11 at midnight; In-store registration is available at West Stride at 3517 Northside Pkwy. #11, Atlanta, GA 30327. We anticipate that a limited number of race day registrations will be available. Cost is $30 in-store and online. Race-day registration is $35. Visit Run.BeltLine.org for details.
Photo Opps:
·        Hundreds of runners participating in warm-up exercises and pre-race routines
·        Runners against the setting of scenic Art on the Atlanta BeltLine murals
·        Teams competing head-to-head
·        Indoor post-race activities including the Atlanta Braves BAT team, award presentations, and more at Space Atlanta.

Westview Summer Solstice (June 25th) Update!

Did you know that there is a CVC Urban Farm right here in Southwest Atlanta?

Formed as part of NPU-T’s Community Food Project, the Atwood Community Gardens (http://www.nextstepsyep.org) has been located in the Beecher-Donnelly (http://www.beecherdonnelly.com/) neighborhood since 2008. With the support of many southwest Atlanta residents and friends, the urban farm has initiated an agricultural training program that uses gardening to introduce students to careers in STEM.

Learn more about Beecher-Donnelly and other southwest Atlanta neighborhoods that will compete in the Westview Summer Solstice grill off competition! Come out on June 25th and join us for a day of music, food, vendors, and more. http://www.westviewatlanta.com/

This event is not possible without neighborhood donations and support. We need your help! See below how to help make this event a success.

 

Best,

Ayana

Events Chair, WCO

 

Westview Summer Solstice

June 25, 2 – 8 pm

KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Ave

Free food, music, entertainment, and vendors.

Grill competition: $5 for a taste

http://www.westviewatlanta.com/

 

How you can help:

 

Volunteer: We need persons to help run the grill competition, manage the free food grill, run kids games, set-up, and clean-up. If you are interested please contact me at agabriel1908@yahoo.com

Monetary Donations: Checks and cash accepted. Donate directly through paypal at:

http://www.westviewatlanta.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=173&Itemid=71

Donations go towards the cost of food and other items.

 

Food Donations: hot dogs, chips, coolers and wash tubs (temporary, to fill up with ice)

Pass Out Fliers: We really need persons who can pass out fliers on the Ontarios, Matthewson, Wellington, Inman, Emerald, Derry, Westwood, Stokes, Westmeath, and Willard sometime this week.

Tell Your Friends

Thank you to our sponsors: Coca-Cola, EpiCity, Kroger, Councilmember Cleta Winslow, Councilmember Michael Julian Bond, Mutana Cooperatives, Q-Time Restaurant, Ruchda Wings, and KIPP STRIVE Academy.

Thanks to everyone on the Summer Solstice Committee for working hard to put this together: Shawnda, Steffi, Patrick, Kisha, Michael, and Katherine