A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...
We understand the excitement of participating in this race and believe me our desire is for you and all of our supporters of HBCUs to have that experience but safety is our first priority. With that said, based on our research and the current impact COVID 19 is having on our community, we decided the best choice was to convert our race to a virtual race for two reasons:
1) Safety - Even though we are seeing some large events move their races to later dates, we firmly believe that social distancing will be in place throughout the summer and as point of practice we do not hold fundraisers in the fall because it conflicts with our member chapters activities (football, homecoming, etc).
2) Funds are needed now - Do you know that some students are suffering greater burdens than normal due to COVID 19? Some do not have laptops to participate in the online learning that many Universities have switched to. Others have lost their jobs and cannot get out of their apartment leases nor have funds for foods and there are those who could not afford to make arrangements to travel home. All in the need our students face are immediate and unprecedented to say the least. On top of this, alumni fund raisers for our students have been strangled due to the self-isolation and social distancing practices that have become the common place in our communities. Thankfully, the Alliance has been able to create a virtual platform that will serve as the only fundraising option for many alumni associations before the beginning of the school year. With this event as the only funding source for several associations and the immediate need our students have, we knew we could not wait and that is why we decided to push forward as planned but in a virtual capacity.
We thank you for your support and hope what we shared provided some insight into our decision making process as we continue to work hard to help raise funds for our HBCU students during this challenging time.
Please stay safe and thank you for your support.
We are going VIRTUAL!!!
The Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance would like to announce the 13th ANNUAL Atlanta HBCU 5K Run/Walk is now VIRTUAL.
If you already registered, CLICK HERE for step by step instructions on how to convert your registration to either VIRTUAL OR make it a donation. If you haven’t registered, you still can by clicking on the register button on this page starting today, May 1st.
Registration will remain open from May 1st – July 3rd at midnight to give each of you time to get out, run and record your time. Instructions on posting your time in on our results page are below.
ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION.
T-shirt and bib information will be forwarded in a separate email to all participants.
RACE DAYS- Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8am - Friday July 3, 2020 at 5pm
How to participate HBCU 5K Run/Walk VIRTUALLY-
Run or walk a 5k on the treadmill, around your neighborhood, your favorite walking trail or your own backyard anytime between Friday, June 26th and Friday, July 3rd. Registration will remain open during Race Week.
Once you have completed the race, you will be required to confirm your results by signing into the Race Roster account via email or entering your last name and confirmation number. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be prompted to enter in your results. You may be able to upload your results as soon as you have completed the race (Strava, Runkeeper, iWatch, Treadmill or any tracking app you use). Click here for result upload instructions.
We are excited the 13th Annual Atlanta HBCU 5K Run/Walk will continue the tradition of bringing all member HBCU Alumni Chapters together to raise funds to support our students.
Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance HBCU 5K Run/Walk- COVID-19 Update
For the past few weeks, the HBCU Alumni Alliance has monitored the Federal, State and local health officials regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our community and race. As we continue to strive to serve, support and advocate for our alumni and students, through scholarship, health and wellness initiatives, your safety is our top concern and priority.
In an effort to do our part and keep you informed, we would like to share the following preventative measures:
1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
4. Stay home when you are sick.
5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
7. If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials
We can’t thank you enough for the support of our alumni, students and race participants, especially during this time. Let's continue to protect our community through social distancing and find creative ways to combat isolation by supporting each other.
Your safety and the safety of our community is our primary concern so we are closely monitoring the impact COVID-19 daily to ensure we take the appropriate action that is in the best interest of everyone. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Now in its 13th year, The HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/Walk is proud to be back for another spectacular event. We're just virtual. Join us as we raise much needed scholarship dollars for students in Metro-Atlanta. Over the past twelve years, our participants and sponsors have helped raised over $1.5 Million! Please help us continue this movement and register today and also consider pledging your support as well. Together, we can do more to support our future generation.
- Choose where you participate. We are now VIRTUAL!
- This event is open to everyone... literally around the world!
- You can donate to support your favorite HBCU
- All registrations are final
Please note, this is a 100% volunteer fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds go towards Metro-Atlanta students attending or headed to an HBCU.
ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Thank you for your support.
For sponsorship or vendor opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL INFORMATION REGARDING OUR VIRTUAL RUN/WALK BEFORE REGISTERING. THANK YOU!
2020 Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk
ClosedFeb 14 – Feb 13
Early BirdFeb 14 – Mar 31
ClosedMar 31 – Mar 31
DiscountApr 1 – Apr 30
Regular AdmissionMay 1 – May 31
Last Chance Online Registration!!!Jun 1 – Jul 3
12 and under
$15.00Feb 14 – Jul 3
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|8||Reggie Hammond, Your Crescendo||$533.35|
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WVSU Yellow Jackets
Albany State Golden Ram Nation
Xavier University Rockin Rim's
Forever Pink Foundation of Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Shaw University Bears
ΩΨΦ - ΧΓΓ Chapter
Dillard Bleu Devils
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