What is the date of the Friendship 5K?
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Where will the event be taking place?
The Event will be taking place in Brook Run Park, located at 4770 N Peachtree Rd, For your convenience, here are the location links to the exact locations:
What are the options to participate?
We’ve got something for everyone! There will be a 5K route, a 1 Mile route, and a carnival at the end! You can take your pick to show up #AsYouAre!
What is the difference between the 1 Mile and the 5K options?
The 1 Mile is a kid-friendly route with a distance of just 1 mile. Participants can register without any costs and will receive an ”As You Are” T-shirt on the day of the event. There is no fundraising minimum to join the 1 Mile!
The 5K is a slightly more ambitious track, with a distance of 3.1 miles. Participants will receive a bib which will track the timing of their race. Participants can register for just $36 and are required to raise a $360 minimum. All 5K participants will receive a dri-fit “As You Are” jersey on the day of the event.
All 5K and 1 Mile participants will start off at the same starting line. The 1 Mile participants will begin first, followed by the 5K participants. The finish line for participants will be at the same location for both participants.
Whether you join the 1 Mile or 5K option, you can run, walk, or roll– The most important thing is to show up As You Are!
There are so many options! How do I know which one to choose?
YOU DO YOU! We have all options for every type of walker, runner, or roll-er!
Can I use my wheelchair for the 5K, or just the 1 Mile?
Yes, yes, and yes! You can roll the 1 Mile or 5K option!
Where can I see the route for the 1 mile and 5K options?
Take a look the the route here!
For an interactive map, including elevations, click here.
Can children participate?
Yes! Your children can participate in the 1 Mile or 5K option. Be sure to sign them up so we can make sure to get them a shirt/jersey!
When does registration close?
Registration for the 5K closes 2 weeks before the event, on November 26, 2023.However, to get the early-bird registration discount, be sure to register by November 5th!
Registration for the 1 Mile closes 1 week before the event, on December 3rd.
Is there a fee to register?
Registering for the 1 Mile Walk is absolutely free!
If you are signing up for the 5K option, there is an early-bird $18 registration fee which is fully refundable up to November 26th. Please note the registration fee goes up to $36 on November 5th.
Do I have to fundraise?
Whether you are walking, running, or rolling the 1 Mile or 5K, we encourage everyone to take part in fundraising! It is SO much easier than you think and you will love feeling the support of your family & friends. Plus, fundraising for the Friendship Circle will bring meaning to every moment of your participation <3
That being said, all 5K participants will commit to a $360 fundraising minimum, while our 1 Mile participants will have a fundraising page, but are not required to reach a minimum.
Are there any discounts if I participate in the 5K with family members?
If you are participating in the 5K with immediate family members, your total combined fundraising minimum will cap at $1,000. This means that you will only need to raise $1,000, even if more than 3 family members are participating.
Please note: Each participant of the family still needs to be registered as an INDIVIDUAL participant (so that we get all of his/her jersey information, etc.), and will still have an individual fundraising page. However, we will track your family's combined fundraising total manually, to reach $1,000.
How do I fundraise?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas:
- Personal Phone Call: By far, the most effective way to fundraise is by reaching out to family and friends by phone! Give them the option for you to input the donation for them.
- Personal Message: Whether you Whatsapp your friends and family, or e-mail your former co-workers, a personal message will go a long way!
- Social Media: Post away! Give a shout-out whenever you get a new donation, share updates about your training and progress. All of this will encourage your Social Media Spectators to join you!
- Bake Sale/ Lemonade Stand: Host a bake sale or lemonade stand for the community. This will bring in donations AND awareness for the cause you love! Whichever idea you choose, remember to include a personal message about what Friendship Circle means to you!
- Pro tip! Studies show that people need to see a reminder 7 times before they act! Don’t be shy to keep sharing your fundraising URL and progress with family and friends.
How does it work with Team Fundraising?
Great Question! Whether you are joining the 1 mile / 5K options, you can be a part of a team (or create a team!) if you choose. You will still have your own personal fundraising page, however the funds you raise will be included on your team's page and progress.
Can I sponsor another runner to join the Friendship 5K?
Absolutely, and kudos to you! For a donation of $360, you can sponsor a friend, a colleague, or family member to walk, run, or roll in the 5K. Please email email@example.com for more info.
Can I solicit a Corporate Sponsorship?
Yes! There are a number of opportunities for Corporate Sponsorship participation and exposure. Please check out the Corporate Sponsorship Proposal and more information here.
I have a sponsor! How do I get them in touch?
Thank you! Have them fill out the following corporate sponsorship form and we will get in touch.
Are donations tax deductible?
All monetary donations made to a 501(c)3 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Do all donors who make a contribution online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
How do I get a check/cash donation to show up on my page?
Mail your offline donation to Friendship Circle (5180 Roswell Road, Suite N200, Atlanta, GA 30342) and we will post it to your page within 24 hours of receiving it!
What is the event schedule?
12-1:00 PM Packet Pick Up* for 5K + 1 Mile participants
1:00 PM* Race Packet Pick up will close- Please make sure to come before 1 PM to receive your t-shirt and jersey/bib.
1:00 PM* Starting Line Ceremony
1:15 PM* Participants will line up by starting line
1:30 PM* 5K participants will begin their race, followed by the 1 Mile participants
2:00 PM Finish line celebrations will take place as we welcome and celebrate our 5K and 1 Mile finishers
2:30 PM Friendship Festival will begin with fun for all ages and abilities!
* Please note timing will be followed promptly. Your punctuality is appreciated.
Where is the best place to park?
Please see below for a parking map. Parking will be available in the parking lots listed below in the blue square. The Friendship 5K and walk will begin where the yellow square #1 is. The Friendship Festival will be taking place where the yellow square #2 is. Once the parking lots are full, overflow parking will be available at Peachtree Middle School parking lot located at 4664 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338.
Is the 5K being timed?
Yes! Our 5K participants will receive a bib before the event. Your timing will be tracked and posted following the event.
Where will I pick up my bib for the race?
Stay tuned for this information!
Will there be any services for emergencies throughout the day?
Yes, we will have an EMT and police on site.
Will there be food at the event?
Yes! We will have Keith's Kosher BBQ Food Truck for sale, with some surprise Chanukah specials on the menu!
If I don’t participate in the 5K/1 Mile, can I just come for the Friendship Festival at the end?
Absolutely! If you can’t make it to the 5K/1 Mile, you can still show up As You Are for the Friendship Festival at the end.
FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL FAQ
Is it free to enter the Friendship Festival?
Yes! It is 100% free to join us at the Friendship Festival! Show up #AsYouAre!
What will be taking place at the Friendship Festival?
Fun for all ages, stages, and abilities! Here is a taste of what you can expect:
- Mitzvahs for Israel
- Fake Snow!
- 21+ Area
- Mechanical Bull
- Foosball and Air Hockey
- Inflatable Axe Throwing
- Face Painting
- Chanukah Crafts
- Petting Zoo
- Permanent Jewelry
- A Roaming Dreidel
- Zen Zone
- Keith's Food Truck
- And SO. MUCH. MORE