empowerher virtual 5k walk run
let's journey together!
Atlanta GLOW invites you, family, and friends to register for the EmpowerHer Virtual 5K Walk/Run! Our race will take place from August 1st through September 30th (UPDATED End Date!) at any location of your choosing. This is a family-friendly event suitable for walkers and runners of all levels, so lace up your sneakers and prepare to rule the road, sidewalk or treadmill. Registration is available for just $25 for adults and $10 for youth.
Why are we running, you ask? We at Atlanta GLOW envision a world in which all women and girls are fully empowered to pursue their dreams unobstructed by structural and oppressive barriers such as racism, sexism, and age-based discrimination. Further, we recognize that young women and girls of color experience increased vulnerabilities because of their intersecting identities, and yet they also hold immense power to drive community transformation. To that end, we are running to raise the funds and awareness to continue furthering our mission of empowering young women and girls of color towards greatness.
As a runner, your entry fee and any additional event-based fundraising efforts are extremely valued and important. Your contributions will help us strengthen the capacity of services we are able to offer to economically and systematically vulnerable young women and girls in the metro Atlanta community such as mentoring, leadership development, and skills training to help move them towards self empowerment, self-sufficiency, leadership equity and advancement, and giving them a foundation to help lead others the same.
*Please review the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for Social Distancing for tips on staying distanced while being active.
Note: Our race has been newly expanded to last through the end of September! All dates below now align with the updated race end date!
June 27: Online Registration Opens/Fundraising Begins
August 1: Mileage Challenge Begins
September 30: Mileage Challenge Ends
October 5: Last Day for Most Creative Finish Line/Sweatiest Selfie Challengers to Submit Photos
October 5: Last Day to Fundraise Towards Incentive Levels
October 31: All Medals, Prizes and Fundraising Incentives Mailed
Become a fundraiser
Atlanta GLOW invites EmpowerHer Run participants to help us raise funds to help Atlanta GLOW continue empowering young women and girls of color towards greatness. When you raise $100 or more for the EmpowerHer Run, you can earn a cool Atlanta GLOW Fundraising Incentives!
Here are a few fundraising tips and ideas:
Share why you are running or walking – people are more likely to donate if they hear your story.
Start a Facebook Fundraiser!
Personalize your fundraising page to share why you are raising funds for the EmpowerHer Run.
Send out customized e-mails or texts to your friends and family asking for their support.
Ask 10 friends for $10 or 5 friends for $20.
Ask people to donate per mile you run!
Set up an EmpowerHer Run Fundraising page here.
medals and prizes
All pre-registered race participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative race medal. Additional competitive race awards can be earned as follows:
Fastest 5K Run - Atlanta GLOW will award the individual with the fastest time for a 5K run with a $100 Happy Her Gift Card and an Atlanta GLOW Swag Bag! The Happy Her gift card may be used at any Cheesecake Factory, Macy’s, Panera Bread, Ulta Beauty, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sephora, Spafinder, Under Armour, EXPRESS or Peet’s Coffee location in the US. Participants will be required to provide time and distance via the RunSignUp platform to qualify.
Most Creative Finish Line - Chalk it, toilet paper it, whatever creative means you need for a fantastic finish line. Atlanta GLOW will award the individual with the most creative DIY finish line with a $25 Amazon gift card and an Atlanta GLOW Swag Bag. Post your finish line to Instagram between August 1st-September 30th with the hashtag #EmpowerHer5K, and tag @atlantaglow for a chance to win!
Sweatiest Selfie - Embrace the heat! Atlanta GLOW will award the individual with the sweatiest selfie with a $25 Target gift card and an Atlanta GLOW Swag Bag. Post your selfie to Instagram between August 1st-September 30th with the hashtag #EmpowerHer5K, and tag @atlantaglow for a chance to win!
Prizes only applicable to those who register for Atlanta GLOW’s EmpowerHer Virtual 5K on RunSignUp.com and follow the guidelines to enter to win, as listed above. If you do not feel comfortable posting on social media or do not have a social media account, feel free to email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race medals and awards will be mailed to registered race participants and the respective category winners within 30 days following the end of the race. Please note this event is open to residents of the U.S. only, and race medals and awards may only be shipped to addresses within these regions.