Event Date

Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Athens, GA

About This Activity

About the race: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the number one fatal genetic disease to affect children in the world. Experts agree that DMD should be treated or cured in the not too distant future. The primary goal of the Darius Goes West foundation is to catalyze that effort. This 5K race is part of the 9th Annual Darius Goes West Weekend, a celebration honoring Darius Weems, star of the multi-award-winning documentary, Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life. Darius has appeared on ABC Nightline, (twice) Ellen DeGeneres, The Today Show, CBS Early Show and CNN (4 times).

Awards: ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKS OF ART BY RENOWN ATHENS ARTIST AND POTTER TINA MCCULLOUGH TO THE OVERALL MALE AND FEMALE RUNNERS AND WHEELCHAIR FINISHERS.  Top three male/female runners and top three male/female wheelchair winners in 5 year age groups beginning at 10 and under through 75 and over.

Timing and Results:  Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classicraceservices.com, www.active.com, www.runningintheusa.com and www.coolrunning.com

Series Affiliation: The race is part of the 2014 Black Bag Race Series and the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix.

Shirts and Goodies: Shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered runners who register by 7/16/14 and will be given out while supplies last to late and race day registrants. There will be plenty of fluids and snacks.

Event schedule and times

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration:  Will begin at 6:30AM

5K: Starts at 7:30AM

Awards Presentation: After the 5K is complete.

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