Sunday, December 27, 2015 7:15 a.m-10:30 a.m.
Races start at 8:00 a.m.

PACKET PICK-UP/ON-SITE REGISTRATION: (race bibs and t-shirts): Earth Fare 12/26/15, 2-5pm. 5270 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30092.

Race morning 12/27/15, 7-8am. 3510 Parkway Ln, Norcross, GA 30092.

10K Entry Fees: $45 packet pick-up/day-of race. $25 Youth.

5K Entry Fees $35 packet pick-up/day-of race. $20 Youth.

Sign-up on-line until 9am 12/26/15 and save $!

Join us for our annual Holiday Run through Peachtree Corners!

Celebrate the Holiday season with your fellow runners and burn off some calories in the process. Or just to give yourself an excuse to get out of the house to run or walk after Christmas. We race not to beat others; we race to be with others!

This years race benefits Rainbow Village and we are once again asking for lightly used warm coats to be donated as well as NEW kitchen ware (pots, pans, silverware, appliances, etc) for Rainbow Villages residential housing program.

Anyone who donates/raises $75 or more by 12/21 will receive a Rainbow Village embroidered hooded sweatshirt on the morning of the race.

Awards and Extras

ALL Participants receive the famous Peachtree Corners Holiday Run Long-Sleeved T-Shirt.

Also includes great raffles and prizes!

Top Male/ Top Female 5K & 10K winners receive Forum Shops gift cards

Runners finishing in 1st & 2nd place in each age group will receive custom medals.

1st-2nd: Overall Men & Women Men & Women Age Groups: 10 & under,11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

Our awesome sponsors will be representing themselves with company information and MORE giveaways! What a great way to kick off the weekend. An amazing family fun event packed with food (red beans and rice from New Orleans Blue Runner Foods!), music and prizes!

COURSE: Flat to slight rolling hills. Scenic route through the surrounding streets and neighborhoods of Peachtree Corners - fairly competitive fast course and welcomes all racers. Starts and finishes near business park.

TIMING: MyLaps Bib Tag CHIP

PARKING: 3510 Parkway Ln, Norcross, GA 30092

DISTANCE: 10K & 5K Run/Walk

RESULTS:  Onsite and Online

WEBSITE: www.iwelife.com

Registration Fees

10K Adult Closed

16 and over

5K Adult Closed

16 and over

10K Youth Closed

15 and under

5K Youth Closed

15 and under

Course

Rainbow Village

Our Vision

Rainbow Village vision is to be a national model of an educational and holistic approach to breaking the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform lives for homeless families with children of North Metro Atlanta through a community-based, transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency.

Anyone who donates/raises $75 or more by 12/21 will receive a Rainbow Village embroidered hooded sweatshirt on the morning of the race.

The Need

All humans need the same things: a place to sleep, enough to eat and the nourishment of human support and affection in systems of permanence that do not threaten abandonment at every turn—an ongoing sense of home and family.

  • Georgia currently has over 500,000 children living in poverty stricken families, with over 60,000 Georgia children experiencing homelessness each year. The average age of a homeless person is 9 years old.
  • 87% of homeless families cited lack of affordable housing as the primary cause of their homelessness.
  • Domestic Violence is the second most frequently stated cause of homelessness for families. One-half of homeless women and children have fled domestic violence.
  • In Georgia, one wage earner earning the state’s minimum wage would have to work 85 hours a week (for 52 weeks per year) to afford a two bedroom apartment at the fair market rent. All it takes is one seemingly minor event to push a family into homelessness.
  • The current high school graduation rate for homeless children in the state of Georgia is less than 25%.

Our Effectiveness

Rainbow Village is accredited by the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness as a “best practice” organization. In 2008, we received the Bridge Builder Award from the Alliance recognizing us a model organization in collaboration and effectiveness. Rainbow Village CEO, Nancy Yancey was awarded the 2011 Essential Piece Award from the Alliance for her leadership, vision and impact on ending homeless in Georgia. In 2012, Rainbow Village was the winner of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian and Pinnacle Awards.

As careful stewards of the funds entrusted to our care by investors, Rainbow Village’s administrative costs for 2012 were only 16% of the operations budget. (Charity Navigator states that most non-profits have administrative costs of 25-32%). For every $1 invested at Rainbow Village in 2012 $.80 directly supported families and children in our community.

Food

Back by popular demand we'll have hot red beans and rice imported all the way from New Orleans!

Raffle Prizes

Gift cards from West Stride, Earth Fare and several more!

Pictures

Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor?

email info@iwelife.com for more info

 

Top Teams

1

Rainbow Dash

Raised: $15.00

Top Fundraisers

1

Mary Bowman

Raised: $75.00

2

Davienne Monbleau

Raised: $50.00

3

Hans Pirolt

Raised: $25.00

Event Schedule

  • December 26 2:00 PM EST - Packet Pick-Up Earth Fare

Contact Information

Event Location

3510 Parkway Ln, Norcross, GA 30092, United States

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