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ATLANTA BELTLINE RUNNING SERIES ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST 5K

07-18-2011 08:39 AM CET | Sports

Press release from: http://www.beltline.org

Saturday, July 16 Run/Walk Will Include Friendly Competitions Between
Atlanta Police and Fire Departments, As Well As Post-Event Food, Activities and Fun
ATLANTA (July, 2011) The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series announces its second event, the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K. A Run/Walk along the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Trail and through the historic West End and Westview neighborhoods, the Southwest 5K race course is a great way to explore local parks, connect with Atlanta BeltLine communities, and experience a ¾-mile off-road jaunt within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.
The second of three runs in the Atlanta BeltLine's 2011 Running Series, the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will feature post-race activities, memorable medals, prizes, and gift certificates for winners, and a fun media category. An exciting addition to this race, Atlanta Police and Fire Departments will participate in a friendly competition as well.

"We are looking forward to building on the momentum gained from our first race, where approximately 375 runners participated," said Atlanta BeltLine Executive Director Valarie Wilson. "The Southwest 5K stands to attract an even larger turnout of runners and Atlanta BeltLine supporters who are interested in enjoying a vigorous run or walk while taking in this unique view of the historic West End and Westview neighborhoods."

Adding to the local flavor and fun of the event:
• The shirt design will highlight the landmarks of the area
• Students from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, have designed the age-category awards
• See who will win in our Media Category! Will Northside 5K winner Katie Brace from CBS Atlanta be challenged?
• Meet Chef Joe Rickerson, famed chef and manager for Clarence Fosters, Abby, The Mansion, La Tour and more, as he prepares some exciting post-race food stations at Space Atlanta
• Exciting post-race activities and fun
• Strollers and dogs are welcome
Registration is open and additional information is available at Run.BeltLine.org.

About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

Atlanta BeltLine Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with the BeltLine team including City of Atlanta Departments. Its functions include specifically defining the BeltLine plan; leading efforts to secure federal, state and local funding; continuing the BeltLine community engagement process; and serving as the overall project management office to execute the BeltLine plan, including the coordination of planning and execution activities with other City of Atlanta departments and managing all vendors and suppliers. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. is also responsible for tracking and reporting progress on the BeltLine to the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County, the three taxing authorities that authorized the BeltLine TAD legislation in 2005.

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