CITY OF RIVERDALE GETS ON THE MARK FOR 5K RUN
(Riverdale, July 29, 2014) – The Mayor & Council present the 5th annual GET FIT! Riverdale - 5K Health & Fitness Day. The fitness fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 from 6:30am until 12 noon. A USATF certified 5K run will commence at 8am, with check in beginning at 6:30am. Civic organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in the run/walk, to register go to www.riverdaleculture.com.
When asked about her motivation for developing the 5K initiative, council member Wanda Wallace stated, “About 6 years ago, I battled with a heart condition and I learned I needed to exercise more and eat healthier… as a public figure I wanted to serve as an example of healthy living and promote health & fitness.” Council member Wallace says her objectives for the 5K initiative are community involvement, health education, and to increase the dialogue with local & state government to help combat obesity.
About Riverdale Town Center
The City of Riverdale received a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission through its Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) program to conduct a "Town Center" feasibility study. The study was initiated in 2006 and completed in 2007. The Riverdale Town Center opened in October 2010. It is located on a parcel, on Church Street, that spans over twenty seven acres. The project comprises the following components: Government civic component (Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business & Leisure Services, a new City Hall, and a Public Plaza/Amphitheater), Mixed-Use Commercial Component, and Residential Housing Component.
For more information about the City of Riverdale Cultural Affairs & Leisure Services, please visit www.riverdaleculture.com. Follow the City of Riverdale on Facebook @riverdaletowncenter and Twitter @riverdalecenter.
September 19 6:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration
September 19 7:00 AM EDT - Pre-race Warm Up
September 19 7:30 AM EDT - The 5K Race starts
September 19 8:00 AM EDT - Award Ceremony (Approximate Start Time)
September 19 11:00 AM EDT - Event Concludes