Decatur SGA Earth Day 5k
Join us on 04/29/2023(race date estimated)
Decatur SGA Earth Day 5k Race Description
The inaugural SGA Earth Day 5k is a 5-kilometer race in Legacy Park that will occur on April 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm. The event is organized by the Decatur High School Student Government Association (SGA) and is a fundraiser for SGA's future sustainability efforts and Decatur Track and Field. Specifically, SGA plans to use the money raised to implement a composting program at Decatur High School in the 2023-2024 school year. Composting has proven to be an expensive endeavor with a high startup cost in getting compostable cafeteria trays and utensils, and monthly rates that are spent on the continuation of pickups. A portion of the profits will also be given to the Decatur High School Track and Field team. In addition to the 5k, there will be sprint races and activities for younger children, music, prizes, and food vendors.
The Earth Day 5k run will be 3 pm this Saturday! Please plan to arrive 30 min to an hour in advance to collect your bib and shirt. The race will start and end at the Legacy Park basketball court. If you prefer to receive your shirt after the race, please let the volunteer working know and they will accommodate your preferences.
The weather is looking to be very hot so make sure to hydrate. We will have a water station halfway through the race, but we encourage that you bring extra for yourself. There will also be an assortment of fruits for our runners, and a King of Pops stand. The tot-trot will take place at the same time as the race. We will have a photographer on-site to capture the best moments during the 5k.
Date and Start Times
Saturday, April 29th, 2023
Bib/Shirt Pickup - 2:00 pm
5K race - 3:00 pm
Tot Trot Games - 3:00 pm
Awards (lots of gift cards) - 4:00 pm
Please reference the attached link for parking directions (Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged)
The course is two 1.55-mile loops going through the best of Legacy Park. For the past month, volunteers have been hard at work to make the trails runnable, however, keep in mind that depending on the weather, be prepared for mud!
Please reference the link below.
Day of Race
We are so close to our goal proceeds! Please continue to tell your friends and family to participate in this great cause (and the very fun course). At this point, the more runners the better!
Please arrive at least an hour before the start of the race and report to the check-in tent for instructions on late registration.
Late registration can only be completed online so please bring a mobile phone. The website for registration is linked below.
- We will be accepting registration up to 15 min before the start of the race.
Volunteers must arrive 15 minutes in advanceto receive instructions. Tasks will be parking management, last-minute course prep, table setup, course monitoring, timekeeping, and much more.
You may sign up for multiple time slots depending on how long you would like to be there.
Also, we still need more registrations to meet our fundraiser goal so keep spreading the word!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on Instagram!: @dhsearthday5k
- Location: Decatur, GA 30030
- Race Date: 2023/04/29 03:00:00 PM (Saturday)
- Cross Country Trail Race
- Tot Trot