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
PACKET PICK UP (PRIOR TO THE EVENT)
For your convenience, we’ve arranged an opportunity for you to pick up your RUN FOR HOPE Race Packet early on Friday, April 28thbetween 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.
RUN FOR HOPE will be held in downtown Albany’s Riverfront Park near the official Albany Welcome Center 112 N Front Street Albany, GA.
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
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 Flint 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.
CHECK IN (FOR INDIVIDUALS PRE-REGISTERED BY APRIL 15th)
For individuals and sponsor teams that completed registration by April 15th, a Team HOPErepresentative will guide you to the assigned station to pick up your race day package (Souvenir Bag, T-Shirt, Race Bib)
RACE DAY REGISTRATION/SALES
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.
RUN FOR HOPE will be a scenic run/walk through select areas of downtown Albany. Only the 5K race will be timed.
RUNNERS & WALKERS
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.
Vendor 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.
RUN FOR HOPE COMMITTEE MEMBERS & TEAM CAPTAINS
Please be prepared to report to the event venue (Riverfront Park) at 6:00 AM. Assignments will be discussed at length during the RUN FOR HOPE Packing Party & Volunteer Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6 PM – 8 PM @ Rural II so please make every effort to attend.
Please report to the volunteer check in station between 7 AM – 7:15 AM. This ensures that you can be placed timely. A member of Team HOPE will be available to guide you to the appropriate area. Duties will be assigned on race day by the Volunteer Team Captain.
Please report to the volunteer check in station between 7 AM – 7:15 AM. This ensures that you can be placed timely. You are required to stay for the entire duration of the event in order to receive full credit for the incentive. Registering to run or walk DOES NOT count toward the incentive. Duties will be assigned at the RUN FOR HOPE Packing Party & Volunteer Meeting (Refreshments will be provided), Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6 PM – 8 PM @ Rural II, OR on race day by the Volunteer Team Captain for those unable to attend.
GENERAL INFO & TIPS FOR ALL R4H RACE PARTICIPANTS & PARTNERS IN AWARENESS
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 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 tomeet 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 will be available throughout various areas of the event. Refreshments will be available to all registered participants after completing the race. Food Trucks will be available for RUN FOR HOPE participants to purchase additional snacks.
We look forward to seeing you for any additional questions or concerns, please call 229.431.1423 prior to Saturday or 229.894.5365 on race day.
Albany Area Primary Healthcare