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No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

The Race presented by The Unity Collective

The Race presented by The Unity Collective. A half marathon weekend event that supports black owned businesses, neighborhoods, and charities taking place in Atlanta, GA | October 12-14, 2018. We are committed to delivering a top-notch, world-class, road race that comes out of the gate with excellence at every step.

Be a part of history. Be a part of the Legacy. Run The Race!

The Unity Collective:  A collaboration of running community leaders, vendors, and supporters united to host a road race that supports black owned businesses, runs through historically black neighborhoods, makes a positive impact with charity and service, and garners massive national support from the African-American running community.

Founding Partners of The Unity Collective

runningnerds, LLC - Tes Sobomehin Marshall, Shanta McMillan

Real Runners of Atlanta, the podcast - Da'Rel Patterson

South Fulton Running Partners - Ralph Lyons, Booker Edwards

Black Men Run - Edward Walton, Jason Russell, Dedric Jackson

Time Bandit Racing Co. - Dedric Jackson, Edward Walton

Members of The Unity Collective will include

• Individuals  

• Groups/Clubs/Teams 

• Sponsors 

• Vendor Partners 

• Charitable Partners  

that back and support the The Race in its inaugural year by: 

• Supporting the Kickstarter Campaign to back the race;

• Registering their Group/Club/Team as a supporting and participating group in The Race;

• Offering quality services, products, and sponsorship funds for the implementation of The Race; or

• Demonstrating a vested interest in the charitable benefits of The Race

Charitable Impact

The Race will positively impact the community in the following manner:

$5 of EVERY race registration fee will put into a Charitable Impact Fund and given directly to community charities and organizations within the neighborhoods we run through.

Quarterly service projects will be organized and executed by The Unity Collective in partnership with Westside Future Fund, City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation, and runnningerds serves.

The community will be actively engaged in the course planning and volunteer opportunities.

The Race half marathon weekend will conclude with a Charitable Impact Service Project on Sunday, October 14th.

Tentative Registration Calendar & Schedule of Value

January 15th - March 31st: General Registration $75, VIP add on $75

April 1st - May 31st: General Registration $80, VIP add on $75

June 1st - August 31st: General Registration $85, VIP add on $75

September 1st - September 30th: General Registration $90, VIP add on $75

October 1st - October 12th: General Registration $100, VIP add on $75

Tentative Race Capacity for The Race 2018 Legacy

2500 Half Marathon & 5K Entries

600 VIP Experience

Tentative Course Map (application & certification in progress, this course is not final)


Event details and schedule

Important Dates & Events

Registration Opens

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 8:00am

Atlanta Area Unity Collective "Backer Packet" Pick Up Party

Monday, January 22, 2018 - Kenny's T's 217 Walker Street SW, Atlanta GA 30313

Volunteer Registration Opens

Monday, April 2, 2018


And more TBA....


The Race Half Marathon Weekend Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 11th - Welcome Night and VIP Event

Location: TBD

Hours: TBD

Friday, October 12th - Expo & Packet Pick-Up, Meet & Greet

Location: Impact Event Center - 2323 Sylvan Road East Point, GA 30344

Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 13th - The Race Half Marathon 2018 Legacy & 5K

Location: Impact Event Center - 2323 Sylvan Road East Point, GA 30344

Half Marathon Start: 7:00am

5K Start: 7:15am

Sunday, October 14th - Community Impact Service Project

Location: TBA

Hours: TBA

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