Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Move For Moms 5K Race November 8 at Piedmont Park

A 5K race for those who would like to run, and 1K walk for walkers, families, and stroller enthusiasts!

What is Move For Moms?

Move For Moms! is a Fun Run to promote maternal mental health. This event is located in Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont Park, and includes a 1k for walkers, families, and stroller enthusiasts, and a 5k for those would like to run a longer distance. After the race, refreshments, food, a post-race raffle, an awards ceremony, and family friendly games are all provided as part of the fun.

This event is organized by Project Healthy Moms of Mental Health America of Georgia.  Mental Health America of Georgia is a nonprofit organization, and Project Healthy Moms is a subset of the organization dedicated to raising awareness, reducing stigma, and promoting resources for women suffering from postpartum depression and other maternal mental illnesses.

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about postpartum depression and other maternal mental illnesses. Maternal mental illness affects nearly 20% of women who become pregnant, and these illnesses can have a drastic impact on the health of the whole family; consequently, Mental Health America of Georgia believes maternal mental health needs to be discussed openly and without stigma. We hope that this event will provide families with information about postpartum depression and other maternal mental illnesses, and will encourage the community to rally together to support the mental health of our mothers.

Move For Moms! is a family-friendly event, and we would love to see you there. Bring your family, bring your best-decorated stroller, bring your running shoes—there is something for everyone! Everyone is welcome to attend to show love for our mothers. Maternal mental health touches all of our lives, so please come out and enjoy the park, support the cause, and help us Move for Moms!

What:
A 5K race for those who would like to run, and 1K walk for walkers, families, and stroller enthusiasts!

Where: 
Atlanta's Piedmont Park (see "Race Map and Directions" for details)

When: 
November 8th, 2015, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
On-site registration begins at 8:30 AM, 5K and 1K will begin at 10:00 AM.

Registration:
Early Bird Price (before October 1st): $30 for adults (12+) and $5 for kids (3-12) 
Regular Price (October 1st through November 7th): $35 for adults and $10 for kids
On-site registration at the race: $35 for adults and $10 for kids

Swag:
Register before November 1st to be guaranteed a swag bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and goodies! 

Prizes: 
There will be prizes for 5K top finishers and for best decorated strollers in the 1K, following the races.

Post Race Entertainment and Food:
If you are worried about getting bored after the race, fear not. We will be raffling off prizes, have family friendly games, an interactive puppet show, and speakers/music.

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