Come out and support National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation and enjoy a great morning race on the Atlanta BeltLine.
The Start & Finish is in Historic Fourth Ward Park, but the rest of the race is on the BeltLine between Krogg & Ponce Market.
Great race shirts & Awards to the Overall M/F, Overall masters M/F, Grand Master M/F, Senior Master M/F, and the top 3 in all the usual age groups 10 & under through 75+.
National Vitiligo Bond Inc Foundation aka Vitiligo Bond Inc., (VBI) is the beneficiary. VBI is a registered nonprofit 501c(3) organization that aims to provide support and advocacy for people living with vitiligo. VBI has grown into a worldwide support group, through its social media presence. VBI is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for vitiligo.
The founder of VBI, Natasha Pierre McCarthy is a vitiligan, and understands what it is like to live with the disorder. This has given her the passion and understanding to advocate for others living with the disorder. Natasha hopes that her platform will provide support to members and improve their quality of life.
VBI continues to grow in popularity. Its social media presence provides hundreds of vitiligans worldwide to access with a private VBI Facebook support group. VBI has mentored several state start-up support groups. The last seven years VBI has worked with legislation and state governors to help coordinate state awareness for 18 states. In addition, VBI works with community partners to educate about vitiligo. VBI has a vitiligo awareness, anti-bullying intervention program and a self-esteem social on-going program geared towards youth and adults. VBI supporters are proud of the organization’s many accomplishments and look forward to its continued success.
SUPPORT THE BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO HELP PRIORITIZE VITILIGO
The National Viitligo Bond Inc Foundation and American Vitiligo Research Foundation worked with Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia to introduce Bill H.Res.213.
H.Res.213 recognizes the seriousness of vitiligo and bullying.
Tips to get your representative to cosponsor H.Res.213
Visit http://www.house.gov/ by entering your address and zip code
Email your representative and ask representative to cosponsor H.Res.213 (Share how vitiligo has affected you or someone you know).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Run/walk to help vitiligo
Organize a team to run/walk with you to help raise more funds for vitiligo awareness education and research programs.
Double your donations through your employer's matching gift program.
Feb 21 - Last day for preview pricing
March 21 - Last day for early bird pricing
May 17 - Last day for guaranteed shirt in your size
May 23 7:00 AM - Race Day Check In Open
May 23 8:00 AM - 5K Starts
Preview Pricing (through Feb. 21)
Early Bird (through Mar 22)
Regular (through May 22)
*All participants registered by 5/17 for the 5K or the Virtual 5K are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size. We'll have extras, but registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.
Awards and Goodies
We've got great custom awards in the following age groups.
Top 3 overall M/F
Top 3 overall Masters M/F
Top 3 overall Grand Masters M/F
Top 3 overall Sr. Masters M/F
Top 3 in each 5 year age group starting at 10 & under and going through 75+.
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)
Submit your results online
View your Results Monday after the Event Date.
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.