Join us for The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta's 8th annual Race for Rest in partnership with Monday Night Brewing on Saturday, October 23rd. Yes, there will be beer!
The Furniture Bank, a 501(c)3, was founded in 1988 in response to the lack of furniture for families moving out of homeless shelters. Today, the Furniture Bank recycles gently-used furniture by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet. Furniture is essential to a person's physical and emotional well-being. The Furniture Bank provides beds for sleeping, tables for sharing meals, and couches for relaxing.
We turn houses into homes.
WHY SHOULD YOU RUN IN THE RACE FOR REST 5K?
1. If you register for the 5k by October 15, you are guaranteed a super cool free t-shirt
2. Every 5k participant (21 and over, of course) will receive a FREE beer and mini bloody mary from ASW Distillery. Plus, all runners get coffee from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters!
3. Our 5k is a chipped Peachtree qualifier that runs along the Beltline
4. We'll have an official 5k after-party at the Garage with live music
5. Because everyone deserves a place to lay their head
WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?
The 5k begins and ends at Monday Night Brewing's Garage location! Parking is free and the location is Marta accessible (yeah, public transportation!)
WHEN SHOULD YOU BE THERE?
The 5k race starts at 9am on October 23. Come ready to run (or walk) and support Atlanta families in need! All funds raised will support Furniture Bank programs. On-site registration will be available on race day!
WHAT ABOUT THE VIRTUAL MILE CHALLENGE?
Good news - we're bringing back the virtual mile challenge to help you prep for the 5k! Starting on October 1st, you can log miles by either running or walking. The virtual mile challenge will end on Friday, October 22nd at 4pm. Better news - the virtual mile challenge is free!
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING? WE'RE GLAD YOU ASKED!
For the virtual mile challenge, awards will be given to the Top 3 Men and Women who log the most miles.
For the 5k, awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female, Top 3 Masters Overall Male & Female, and Male & Female Age Groups, 14 & Under 15-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Even if you are 90 years old, you can win a medal, too! We'll also have awards for the Top 3 teams with the fastest average time! Teams must have 5 or more people to be eligible for awards.
Stick around after the 5k for our official after-party at Monday Night Garage where we'll hand out awards. Grab your free beer and buy more to hang out for the day. Invite your non-runner friends to join you! Don't worry parents, kids of all ages are welcome! Furry kids, too!