Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dunwoody Rotary presents the RunDunwoody race on Sunday October 23rd

Race Details

What: 5K Peachtree Road Race qualifier – 1 Mile Family Fun Run – Tot Trot (ages 2-5)
When: Sunday, October 23, 2011
5K – 8:00 AM
1 Mile Fun Run – 8:45 AM
Tot Trot – 9:00 AM
Where: Perimeter Place Center, Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA 30346
Cost: 5K and 1M - $25.00 until Race Day.  Race Day Registration - $30.00. Tot Trot free.

Awards and More…Music…Door Prizes…Tastes of Dunwoody…Health Screenings…Fire and Police Exhibits…Fun for All! Registered 5K and 1M participants will receive a techno T-shirt. Family Race Party and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Finish Line. 5K awards for M/F Overall, Masters, Grandmasters and top 3 place awards in 14 age groups from 10 yrs & under to 70 yrs and over. Award ribbons will be presented to all Tot Trot and 1M Fun Run participants.

Race Route

Certified as a Peachtree qualifying 5K route, this race begins and ends in the Perimeter Place shopping Center across from Perimeter Mall - conveniently located near two MARTA stations. The course is designed for runners—a fast and challenging course spanning the spectacular Perimeter Flyover Bridge and looping around Perimeter Summit. Fast times in a fabulous setting await the runner.

Our Story

Starting from scratch but with an intense desire to create an event for the community to rally behind, The Rotary Club of Dunwoody developed and launched RunDunwoody – Rotary Race to Serve. The vision is simple: create an event enhancing a Club-Community partnership to reach around the corner and around the world to help improve people’s lives, and then grow the event and partnership into a philanthropic and service Powerhouse.

To establish a foundation for that vision was no small task, but the results of RunDunwoody 2010 bear witness to that vision. RunDunwoody 2010 drew 450 runners from such far flung places as Acworth, Covington, and Savannah. More than 100 volunteers from across the community were assembled. Under the Club’s direction, a gorgeous October morning witnessed execution of an event drawing rave after rave from participants and sponsors. The morning was more than a race. Accompanying it was a Family Festival of interactive entertainment and education. In the process, the Club raised more than $30,000 used to promote and enhance public safety in the community.

Of great significance for future growth, RunDunwoody 2010 brought together in support a collection of the community’s premier players – City and County government, including the City of Dunwoody Police Department and DeKalb County Fire and Rescue; the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce; the Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Perimeter Center Improvement District; the Dunwoody Homeowners Association; and the community’s local news source, The Dunwoody Crier. An outstanding collection of sponsors, large and small, was assembled in support of the event. Our sponsors committed to support the effort without benefit of seeing a final product. Just knowing who we are, what we do, and what we can do was enough!
We invite you to join us in our journey to greatness.

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