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Event Information

**ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! BUT, WE WILL HAVE EVENT REGISTRATION TOMORROW FROM 7:15AM-8:40AM**

**FEES ARE $30.00 FOR THE 5K & $15.00 FOR THE KIDS RUN/WALK**

Each year, too many lives are lost to lung disease and this is your chance to run or walk, raise money and make an impact in their honor. By joining the Fight for Air 5K Run/Walk you are making the commitment to fight lung disease so everyone can breathe easier- including you!

Event Overview

Families, individuals and teams join together in a run/walk to raise awareness for the 35 million Americans who suffer from asthma. Participants work together to fundraise.

The Halloween Hustle 5K & Scary Scamper Kids' Run will be a family-fun event with a "Halloween theme"! Come run or walk in your favorite costume & be eligible for some great prizes!

Register as a team and encourage your teammates to dress-up in a team costume & have a chance to win some amazing team costume contest awards! For example, dress as Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, your favorite superheroes or the Fruit of the loom guys! The most elaborate & creative costumes will win!

Hang-out with us at the post-event finish line celebration! We'll have beer, Live music, Meehan's Brunch specials, bouncy moonwalks, face-painting, pumpkin painting contests & more!
  
You can get involved by:

  • Registering as a Team Captain
  • Joining an existing Team as a new registrant
  • Signing up as an individual registrant
  • Sponsoring the event
  • Joining the event planning committee
  • Making a contribution supporting a registrant  

Event Information

You may register at any time on our website and on the left margin, click on one of these "SIGN UP" options:

  • Start a Team
  • Join a Team
  • Join as Individual
  • Volunteer

The Fight For Air 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 27th, 2012 @ 8:45 a.m.

Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk, 8:45 a.m.

START & Registration - Former Target store parking lot & current Goodwill store. (237 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328). Actual start on Mt. Vernon Hwy. by Waffle House. Limited parking here, due to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market.

Bib # pick-up and race-day registration for BOTH the 5K and Kid's Run will be ONLY at the Goodwill store parking lot from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

5K FINISH  - Meehan's Public House; Sandy Springs, (227 Sandy Springs Place, NE, Atlanta, GA). Only 2 block walk to Start area.

All participants who will receive a colorful t-shirt & will be eligible for some great raffle prizes!

Kids Run START & FINISH: 9:45 a.m.

The Scary Scamper Kids' Run will take place in the Meehan's parking lot and will do 2 loops in the parking lot so parents & spectators can watch the kids run! Encourage your kids to run in costume to be eligible for some great prizes! Awards will be distributed to every registered finisher in the Kids Run!

**Please keep the Scary Scamper Kids' Run to kids 14 years old or Under! Mom & Dad's are welcome to run or walk the Kid's Run with their kid(s) in strollers! Kids of all ages are welcome to Run/Walk the 5K, (3.1 miles) Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.**

REGISTRATION Fees:

Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk is $25.00 per person thru Oct. 16th & $30.00 Oct. 17th through event day.

Scary Scamper Kids' Run is $15.00.

**Additional fundraising goal of $100.00 per person is highly encouraged, but optional.**

Course:

The 5K Run/Walk will start on Mt. Vernon Hwy. just West of Waffle House. The course is a beautiful, flat tree-lined out and back course on Mt. Vernon with a 1/2 mile downhill finish on Sandy Springs Circle and into the Meehan's parking lot.

Awards & Prizes:

5K Run/Walk Awards - Awards will be presented to the Overall Male & Female and Overall Masters Male & Female. Also the Top 3 Male/Female in 5-year age-groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over.

Kids Run  - Awards will be presented to every registered finisher!

Post-event Finish line celebration:

Stick around afterwards for our amazing celebration! We'll have beer, live music, Meehan's Brunch specials, bouncy moonwalks, face-painting, costume contests & more! All registered participants will be eligible for tons of raffle prizes from local businesses!

Be sure to bring your wallets, cash or credit cards, (or a friend/family member to pay)! Meehan's will be offering 15 % off their delicious brunch menu as well as some great drink specials! They also will donate a percentage of sales back to the Fight For Air Run/Walk event & American Lung Association! So be sure to get some munchies & raise a pint to celebrate your accomplishment! Also, be sure to stop by the Sandy Springs Farmers Market . Enjoy fresh, locally harvested produce, delicious food to consume onsite, and talented musicians to entertain you while you enjoy your morning at the Market!

Phidippides In-store Registration

You can get Run/Walk applications, fill them out and pay/register for the event at either Phidippides location from July 13th through October 26th, 2012. You can also drop off Pledge Sheets with collected cash & check donations towards your fundraising goals at either location.

Phidippides-Sandy Springs: 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; 404-255-6149

Phidippides-Ansley Mall (Midtown): 1544 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-875-4268

 

Fleet Feet Atlanta In-store Registration

You can get Run/Walk applications, fill them out and pay/register for the event at Fleet Feet Atlanta, (Sandy Springs) from July 20th through October 26th, 2012. You can also drop off Pledge Sheets with collected cash & check donations towards your fundraising goals at either location.

Fleet Feet-Atlanta: 224 B Johnson Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328, 678-475-1555

 

Early Packet Pick-Ups:

We unfortunately WILL NOT have a packet pick-up at Fleet Feet or Phidippides. Please pick-up your bib #'s on event day at the Sandy Springs Farmer's Market, (237 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, GA 30328). We will begin bib # pre-registered pick-up and Early Registration as early as 7:15 a.m.

 

For more information please contact our office via phone
at (770) 434-5864 or via email at tliscomb@lungga.org.

Directions

DIRECTIONS to Start area:

From Downtown Atlanta -

Take 75/85 North to 285 East

Follow 285 East to the Roswell Rd./Sandy Springs Exit, (Exit 25)

Follow Roswell Rd. for 1.0 mile and turn left onto Johnson Ferry Rd.

Parking lot is on the left closest to Waffle House

*Parking here will be limited due to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market. See below for additional parking options.

Parking

Parking is available, (limited due to Sandy Springs Farmers Market) at the Former Target store & current Goodwill store parking lot. Park closest to Waffle House side of lot.

Parking also available at the Meehan's/Kroger parking lot. Additional parking available at the Trader Joe's/Pier 1 Imports parking lot, (6277 Roswell Rd., NE, Sandy Springs). Walk across the street to Goodwill store lot.

Fundraising

We encourage you to fund raise at least $100 toward the cause.  This is easier than you think!  When you register, each participant is given their own fundraising webpage/link to send out to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Watch your fundraising thermometer rise as your donations come in! It is as easy as asking 10 friends for $10.  Coaching packets and trainings are available.  Please contact our office for more details (770) 434-5864.
 
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The American Lung Association ® is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Please make checks payable to the American Lung Association in Georgia.
 
A fundraising packet is available to help you reach your fundraising goals.  Check out the "Fundraising Help" page on the main menu.  If you need additional help in meeting your personal fundraising goals, please contact our office at (770) 434-5864.  The ALA staff is happy to help coach and provide fast and efficient ideas to help with fundraising! We can create Happy Hour fundraisers, car washes, bake sales, etc. to help you along the way!

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