Walk or Run in Atlanta Children’s Shelter 5K & Camp Sunshine 5K

Atlanta Children's Shelter 5K


Atlanta is warming up this weekend with two amazing 5K events that benefit children. The first event is the  7th annual 5 to Thrive 5K in Atlanta that benefits the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) on Saturday, June 27th. The second event is the 1st Annual 5K Fun Run benefitting Camp Sunshine with Tropical Smoothie Café. I’ve got all the details you’ll need to attend or support them this weekend. Be sure to share on Facebook!

“Since 1986, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has cared for over 8,000 children and helped over 5,000 families.” To support its mission, ACS is hosting a family friendly festival and 5K at Piedmont Park.

Atlanta Children’s Center 5K Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration; 8:30 a.m. 5K begins; 9:30 a.m. 1k fun run; 9-11 a.m. Family Festival with game booths, face painting, arts & crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, live DJ and more

Location: Piedmont Park (pet-friendly and stroller friendly)

Cost: $40 per walker or runner and includes a t-shirt

Registration: Online registration closed June 24th; you can register on-site. Trophies will be awarded!

Reality Stars Participate

The stars of Bravo TV’s new reality show, Mother Funders will attend the event and support the mission to end family homelessness in Atlanta. Mother Funders is based in Locust Grove, GA, and stars Robin Dyke, Amber Bryant, LaShon Thompson, and Shayzon Prince.

Sponsors include KBP Foods, Inc., Family Dollar Foundation, Herbalife,  The Home Depot Foundation,  the Suzuki School, and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. 

Camp Sunshine 5K

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Camp Sunshine 5K

Tropical Smoothie Café is excited to announce the 1st Annual 5K Fun Run benefitting Camp Sunshine (located in Casco, Maine). It’s the only retreat in the U.S. that supports children coping with life-threatening illness in their immediate family. The $2,000 weekly fee for campers and their families is covered entirely by fundraising efforts.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time: 7 a.m. packet pickup; 8 a.m. fun run begins

Location: Brook Run Park, 4770 N Peachtree Rd Dunwoody, GA  30338

Cost: $30 includes t-shirt, smoothie mug, snacks and more

Registration: http://www.active.com/dunwoody-ga/running/distance-running-races/tropical-smoothie-cafe-5k-fun-run-2015

Contact: Susy Robinson at [email protected] or call 770-580-2336

Atlanta Fun Run

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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