RUN FOR HOPE Hosted by Albany Area Primary Health Care

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Riverfront Park 112 North Front Street AlbanyGA  31701
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Riverfront Park 112 North Front Street AlbanyGA  31701
Running-5K - Individual - 5K
Running-5K - Team/Group - 5K
Walking - 1 Mile - Individual - 1 Mile
Walking - 1 Mile - Team/Group - 1 Mile

About This Activity

JOIN US IN THE FIGHT! Run or walk a timed 5K race benefitting the HIV/AIDS early Intervention services of Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc.

All proceeds will support HIV/AIDS community outreach, testing, education and direct medical services at Albany Area Primary Health Care Clinics. This community gathering will serve as a vehicle to not only educate the community but to honor those affected by the condition while serving as a viable tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Event details and schedule

For your convenience, we’ve arranged an opportunity for you to pick up your RUN FOR HOPE Race Packet early on Friday, April 28th between 4 PM – 7 PM @ Walgreen’s Pharmacy 2351 Dawson Road Albany, GA.
Please Note: This only applies to individuals that completed registration by April 15th.


7:15 AM – 8:00 AM                   RACE DAY REGISTRATION/CHECK IN

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM                 OPENING CEREMONY & CONCERT

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM                   RACE WARM UP

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM                 1 MILE FUN RUN & WALK STEPS OFF

9:20 AM – Until                        5K STEPS OFF

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM               AWARDS & CLOSING


Awards will be made to Overall Male & Female & top three male/female runners in each age category for the timed 5K Run/Walk.

  • 13 & Under
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70 & UP


Flint RiverQuarium (117 Pine Avenue Albany, GA) will serve as the principal parking location for 2017 RUN FOR HOPE. Team HOPE representatives will have signs to guide you to the parking area via Pine Avenue & Washington Street. Spaces closer to the venue may be limited so try to arrive as early as possible to get checked in, settled and ready for the festivities. Please beware of posted parking signs. Please do not leave any valuables in your car.


Upon your arrival to Riverfront Park a Team HOPE representative will guide you to the assigned station to pick up your race day package (Souvenir Bag, T-Shirt, Race Bib) for individuals and sponsor teams that completed registration by April 15th... PLEASE BRING YOUR ID!  

T-shirts will be guaranteed to all participants pre-registered by 4/15/2017 and while supplies last for participants that register thereafter. 


  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION & SALES Station will be available for those that did not have an opportunity to pre-register for the race.  The registration fee is $30 on race day for each individual.
  • RUN FOR HOPE T-Shirts & bags will be available for purchase for only $15 & $5 respectively while supplies last.
  • Cash, Debit Cards or Credit Cards are the preferred methods of payment for all transactions. 


Our HOPE is for you to enjoy the run/walk safely…. Please obey ALL traffic signals, police officers and RUN FOR HOPE course monitors/guides. Water stations are available at various check points and restroom facilities are available near center stage @Riverfront Park.


Vendors set up begins at 7:00 AM. Please make arrangements to have your area ready no later than 7:45 AM. The approximate size of your space will be 10” X 10”. A table and 2 chairs will be provided for your organization. If possible, consider bringing a branded tablecloth and/or tent to increase visibility for your organization or company. Additionally, please bring literature and promo items to give attendees.


Please report to the volunteer check in station15 minutes prior to the time frame you selected. This ensures that you can be placed timely. A member of Team HOPE will available to guide you to your assigned area. Volunteerism duties will be assigned on race day by the Volunteer Team Captain.


  • We want a sea of red! We want everyone to WEAR RED to show their support for the cause.
  • Prepare to experience more than just a race. Bring your lawn chairs so you can enjoy the performances and presentations from center stage before and after the race.
  • Pick a team meeting spot in advance (i.e., Front of the Welcome Center or Riverquarium). This will be a good frame of reference should you and the members of your team get separated. 
  • We recommend that you bring a cell phone to the park so that you can contact those you are hoping to meet up with. There will be no announcements for “lost folks” from the stage.
  • Please check the weather forecast in advance and dress appropriately.We recommend comfortable, light clothing of your choice with comfortable sneakers. If the weather forecast calls for it, bring sunglasses; sunscreen; a disposable poncho or an umbrella in case of rain; and any other personal items you might need.
  • Water stations and port-a-potties will be available throughout various areas of the event.
  • Refreshments will be available to all registered participants after completing the Walk.
  • Food Trucks will be available for RUN FOR HOPE participants to purchase additional snacks.

Organizer Info

  • Albany Area Primary Healthcare

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