ATLANTA – September 12, 2017 – Atlanta Track Club today announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected for its Adopt a Mile program held in conjunction with the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K. These likeminded organizations will “adopt” a mile along the 10-mile course, creating cheer zones and providing course entertainment.
The 2017 Adopt a Mile program participants are:
- Atlanta Rollergirls
- Back on My Feet Atlanta
- BlazeSports America
- Evansdale Elementary School PTA
- Girls on the Run Atlanta
- International Community School
- Peachtree Ridge Cross Country Booster Club
- Peak Performance South
- Piedmont Park Conservancy
- Throw 1 Deep
The organizations were selected based on their work to improve health and fitness in the community, and five of the cheer zones held for organizations that promote wellness through youth running programs. Each group will provide a minimum of 30 people on race day for course support, cheer zones and entertainment.
Organizations that meet the minimum requirements on race day will receive a base donation of $1,000, and up to $5,000 can be earned by organizations that offer extra course support through the Adopt a Mile bonus points system. Points will be given based on categories including the number of volunteers, creativity of the cheer zone, level of enthusiasm and cleanup efforts. Additionally, the organization voted “Best of the Best” by event participants will earn a $500 prize.
The PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, now in its fifth year, features an exciting course that starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and leads runners through Midtown and Buckhead. The event also offers a 5K course.
For more information on the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler or the Adopt a Mile program, visit atlantatrackclub.org.