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2015 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy
5K, 1 Mile
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
5K - Individual Age group/open
1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
5K 12 and Under - Individual Age group/open
1 Mile 12 and Under - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
The Magnolia Run is EFGA's longest running fundraiser (32 years!) and we need your help to make 2015 our best yet. Last year's Magnolia Run was the most successful in the history of the event, with a record breaking 90 teams, more than 1500 participants and raised more than $144,000 - that is $20,000 more than 2013!! We cannot express our gratitude enough to the entire epilepsy community! Thank you for the friends and family of loved ones living with epilepsy who continuously support this event!
The Magnolia Run is held on a fairly flat course around Perimeter Mall and the surrounding streets. The course is accommodating to runners and walkers of all ages, speeds and athletic abilities. Dogs and strollers are welcome, but are asked to keep to the right if moving at a slower speed. Please note, the 5k and 1 Mile will begin simultaneously at 8:00AM. When registering for the 2015 Magnolia Run, participants will need to select either 5k or 1mile.
NEW FOR 2015 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
THE 5K AND 1 MILE WALK WILL BEGIN AT THE SAME TIME. YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE EVENT TO PARTICIPATE IN.
When registering you will need to select either 5k or 1 mile. If you select the 1 mile, you will not receive a timing chip. Should you decide at a later date that you would like to a timing chip for the 5k, you will need to contact Aly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards will begin around 9:00am and will only be given to the following finishers: Male/Female Overall, Male/Female Masters Overall, and the 1st place finisher for Male/Female in their respective age groups. Awards will also be given to the top 5 fundraising teams.
Back By Popular Demand!
EFGA would like to honor and recognize participants who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. EFGA will provide a special PURPLE T-SHIRT for those participants with epilepsy to be worn at the Magnolia Run. When registering please select the size for the Purple T-Shirt. We will mail the t-shirts out prior to the event, deadline to have your shirt before the event is August 1st. Please note this is only for the special purple t-shirt intended to honor those with epilepsy, no race shirts will be given out in advance. THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE PURPLE T-SHIRT IN ADVANCE IS AUGUST 1ST. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SIZE/AVAILABILITY FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST AFTER AUGUST 1ST.
Did you know?
1 in 26 people will DEVELOP EPILEPSY at some point in their lifetime.
Without warning, seizures can happen to ANY ONE at ANY AGE.
When a person has TWO OR MORE unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy.
In the US, epilepsy is AS COMMON AS breast cancer.
1 in 10 people will HAVE A SEIZURE in their lifetime.
There are 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy, 65 million people worldwide living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is EQUAL in prevalence to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease COMBINED.
Event details and schedule
Ample parking available at Perimeter Mall
Anyone who requests a special Purple Shirt after August 1 will receive their shirt at Registration
Packet pick up and day of registration begins at 7:00am
5K & 1MI will begin at 8:00am
The award ceremony will begin around 9:00am
For more information about the event, please visit the event website.