ATLANTA – August, 11, 2017 - Atlanta Track Club is recruiting local like-minded nonprofit organizations to participate in its Adopt a Mile program, held in conjunction with the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K on Sunday, October 22. Organizations are invited to “adopt” a mile along the 10-mile course, create “cheer zones” and provide course entertainment. Those selected will receive a donation from Atlanta Track Club.
The application deadline for the Adopt a Mile program is Friday, August 25. Ten organizations will be selected based on their work to improve health and fitness in the community. Any Atlanta-based nonprofit that shares a mission of creating a more active and healthy Atlanta is encouraged to apply. Five of the cheer zones spots will be held for organizations that promote wellness through youth running programs. Applicants must be able to 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. More information can be found here.
The 10 organizations selected for the Adopt a Mile program will be notified by Atlanta Track Club by Friday, September 1. 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 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.