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Event Beneficiary

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.


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.

Virtual Race Option

Can't make it out to the event site on race day? 
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?
Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works:

1. Register for the Virtual division
2. Start Training
3. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
5. Submit your race time by end of race day
6. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
7.Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
8. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts & medals and put them in the mail.

Volunteer for this race

earn a FREE Five Star race!

Vitiligo Awareness 5k, Run, Walk

Date:  Sat, May 25, 2018
Time:  8:00 AM

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA US 30308

Registration Fees


Early Bird - through April 14th...$25

Regular Registration - April 15th - May 24th...$30

Race Day...$35

Virtual 5K... $30

*All participants registered by 5/19 are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size.  We'll have extras, but registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.

Timing, Awards, & Shirts

We've got great custom awards in the following age groups.

Top 3 overall M/F
Top 3 overall Masters M/F
Overall Grand Masters M/F
Overall Sr. Masters M/F
Top 3 in each 5 year age group starting at 10 & under and going through 75+.

Groups & Teams

Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and participate as a team…you can score a great discount, and nothing will replace the additional fun.

5+...$2.50 off

11+…$3.75 off

21+…$5 off

51+…$6.25 off

100+…$7.50 off​

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the 2019 Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. 

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held in January 2020. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website for details.

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and 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...we're sorry but there are no transfers, deferrals, or refunds

Event Schedule

April 14  1:59 PM - Last day for early bird pricing

May 19 11:59 PM - Last day for guaranteed shirt in your size

May 25   7:30 AM - Race Day Check In Open

May 25   8:30 AM - 5K Starts