Now in its 10th year, The HBCU Alumni Alliance Run/Walk is proud to be back for another spectacular event. We've heard you loud and clear and we want to continue to focus on what has made this a great event. As such, we have made two big changes to this year's race.  First, we are excited to announce that the race will be moved back to the morning AND second, the race will only be a 5K!  Please join us as we raise much needed scholarship dollars for students in Metro-Atlanta. Over the past ten years, our participants have helped raised over $750,000! And this year, with your help, we are looking to hit the $1,000,000 mark! Registration is just step 1, please also consider pledging your support. Together, we can do more to support our future generation.

  • The 5K is a USA Certified Track and Field course
  • This event is open to everyone
  • All registrations are final
  • This is a rain or shine event

Please note, this is a 100% volunteer fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds go towards Metro-Atlanta students attending or headed to an HBCU. Thank you for your support.

For sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact danielwford@comcast.net. 

Please visit our FAQs for more info on the race. Don't forget to like us on Facebook!

 


PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL INFORMATION REGARDING THE RUN/WALK BEFORE REGISTERING (ROUTE IS BELOW)! THANK YOU!


Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Julie James $300.00
2 Dr. Wendy Seay Oliver $250.00
3 Michael Klansky $201.00
4 Chris and Jen $201.00
5 Erica & Kevin Johnson $150.00
6 Eric Wilson $150.00
7 Norma Fullen $101.00
8 Robin and Henderson Fullen $101.00
9 LaDovia Donaldson $100.00
10 Jada Banks $100.00

Top Teams

1

WVSU Atlanta Chapter-Billups Gang

$1,742.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
2

00 Albany State Golden Ram Walkers

$1,685.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
3

WVSU Atlanta Chapter - Team Twins

$1,250.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
4

UAO Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,

$535.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
5

The Maroons

$210.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
6

NCCU ATLANTA ALUMNI EAGLES

$190.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
7

Aggie Pride World Wide

$150.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
8

Team Michelle

$125.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
9

AKA -Tau Pi Omega Pearls of Purpose

$100.00

Raised

$500.00

Goal
10

SC State Deltas and Friends

$100.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal

Top Fundraisers

1

Eric Billups

$1,702.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
2

Arthur Jones

$655.00

Raised

$5,000.00

Goal
3

Yvonne Fullen

$397.00

Raised

$500.00

Goal
4

Tamara Nelson

$385.00

Raised

$500.00

Goal
5

Debra Lemons-Dix...

Raised: $350.00

6

YLonne Swails

$328.00

Raised

$200.00

Goal
7

Kyshia Carey

$310.00

Raised

$250.00

Goal
8

Vanessa Willis

Raised: $250.00

9

Lance Young

$210.00

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
10

Freddie West

Raised: $100.00

Registration Fees

5K Run/Walk

Price Increase in 3 days
Feb 14 - Apr 30 $25.00
May 1 - May 31 Current Price $30.00
Jun 1 - Jun 15 $35.00

Kids Run/Walk

12 and under

Feb 14 - Apr 30 $10.00
May 1 - Jun 15 Current Price $15.00

Virtual HBCU Runner

Can't make it to the race this year? Sign up as a virtual runner and we will mail you your t-shirt and bib - you'll run with us in spirit and support the HBCU Alumni Alliance! Please note: to receive your packet prior to the race day, please register by 5/26. Otherwise, you will receive your packet after the race. If you select this option, you will not be timed. Thank you for your support!

Price Increase in 3 days
Feb 14 - Apr 30 $30.00
May 1 - May 31 Current Price $35.00
Jun 1 - Jun 15 $40.00

Pledge and Fundraising

Help us exceed donation goals this year! In our 10th year, we are looking to hit $1,000,000! 

You don't have to run to get involved! You can also DONATE to the cause or make a PLEDGE to a runner or a team and encourage your friends and family to run/walk. 

You can even PROMOTE this event and get paid without registering or get referral fees after you register. There are so many ways to help out with this great cause. Pick the ones that work best for you. But most importantly, get involved! 

Once you register, please pledge or donate. Contact your company or SEARCH HERE to see if your company has a matching gift program. For assistance in adding the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance (AHBCUAA) Charity to your company's matching gift program, please contact danielwford@comcast.net or even better, post your question on our Facebook Fan page: HBCU Run Walk

Registration Details

The race has been moved back to the morning! The race now starts at 8am at Piedmont Park on June 24th. And we now include your t-shirt along with your bib/chip if you elect to have your packet mailed to you. 

FINAL DAY TO HAVE YOUR PACKET (T-SHIRT AND BIB/CHIP) MAILED TO YOU

FRIDAY MAY 26TH, 2017

FINAL DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE

THURSDAY JUNE 15TH, 2017


PACKET PICK-UP LOCATIONS (bib/chip and t-shirt)

SATURDAY JUNE 17TH, 2017
11am-6pm
RoadRunner Buckhead
3756 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

SUNDAY JUNE 18TH, 2017
11am-6pm
RoadRunner Buckhead
3756 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Packets must be picked up prior to race day unless you selected the mail packet option. While you are at packet pick up, make sure to grab some new shoes or other running merchandise. There will be a $10 off coupon off of a $30 mimimum purchase on RoadRunner merchandise. You will be able to register at this location if you have not done so online.The fee for registration at packet pickup is $40.

If you did not pick up your packet during packet pick and you did not elect to have your packet mailed, please stop by Customer Service on race day. There is a strong likelihood you may not receive your packet before the start of the race. Please do not arrive before 7am as we will not be prepared by this time. We strongly advise you to have your packet mailed to you to avoid the lines. If you decide to pick up your packet, please pick it up or arrange for your packet to be picked up during the designated packet pick up times.

TEAMS

If you like, you can create a team or select from an existing team. MAKE SURE TO CHECK FOR AN EXISTING TEAM FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW TEAM! When you set up a team, don't forget to personalize the page by adding an image and updating the donation goal for your team. Help us raise more money after registering for much needed scholarship dollars. Thank you.

Race Day

PACKET PICKUP ON RACE DAY

You will be able to register on race day. To ensure you receive your packet before the race starts, please register by the online registration close date and pick up your packet during packet pick up or you can select the mail my bib option and pick up your t-shirt on race day. Please note: If you do not pick up your bib during packet pick up or do not select the mail my bib option , you may not recieve your packet prior to the race starting. 

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Race day registrations are $45. You will receive a t-shirt and a bib however we cannot guarentee you will be timed.


T-SHIRT PICKUP

You will be able to pick up your t-shirts when you pick up your bib/chips unless you opted to have your packet mailed to you.  You or a designate with your details must be present to pick up your t-shirt. 

PARKING

WE ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING!!! Limited parking is available at the park but we strongly recommend carpooling, using public transportation or other services. There are several services such as Uber, Lyft, cab or MARTA that can transport you to/from the Park.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME SO BRING OUT THE STROLLERS!

BOOK SCHOLARSHIP GIVE-A-WAY

If you will be attending one of the participating HBCUs in the Fall, you qualify for the $250 Book Scholarship Raffle. Visit the Customer Service Desk to enter.

POST RACE ACTIVITIES

Be sure to stick around after the race to enjoy the Alumni Village, vendors and sponsor giveaways! 

RECYCLING 

There will be recycling bins on site so please be sure to drop your empty water bottles into the appropriate bins to help us Go Green!

T-SHIRT SALES

We'll be selling commemorative vintage t-shirts for $5.00 each. This year's T-Shirts will be sold at $20 each. Please visit the Customer Service desk to purchase.

Sponsors

 

Course Map

Event Schedule

  • June 24 07:00 AM EDT - Welcome and Pre-Race Show

  • June 24 07:30 AM EDT - Warm Up

  • June 24 07:40 AM EDT - Walk to Starting line

  • June 24 08:00 AM EDT - Race Begins

  • June 24 08:30 AM EDT - Cool Down

  • June 24 09:00 AM EDT - Awards and Recognition Ceremony

  • June 24 10:00 AM EDT - Closing Remarks

Contact Information

Event Location

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, 30308

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