APS Rocks + Runs 5K returns to Historic West End

District announces second annual edition of district fundraiser for Saturday, May 2, at Brown Middle School to kick off National Teacher Appreciation Week

Atlanta Public Schools will be off to the races again in May as it will sponsor its own 5K and fun run event for a second year!

With the success of APS Rocks and Runs last spring – more than 900 runners took to the streets of Historic West End for that inaugural race – the district today announces that it will hold the second annual edition of the 5K on Saturday, May 2, at Brown Middle School, 765 Peeples Street SW.

The event celebrates our schools and especially our teachers as a fundraiser event to kickoff National Teacher Appreciation Week. All proceeds will go towards APS teachers.

The race will feature a fun run for ages 4-11 yrs., special pricing for students, vendors and giveaways! Registration for both the 5K and fun run will include a race bib, commemorative T-shirt and finishers medal. Teachers and Instructional Paraprofessionals run for FREE. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event hashtag is: #APSrocks5K

The race also serves as the final leg of the John Lewis Freedom Runners effort to raise $55,555 as part of the “Five 5Ks in Five Months in Congressional District 5” in honor of Congressman John Lewis to support those who are battling pancreatic cancer. I wrote about that effort here.

Get more details and sign up today at: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/APSRocksAndRuns

So get your jogging and walking teams together now and start training. APS participants are encouraged to wear school spirit gear, district apparel or the APS Rocks and Runs 5K T-shirt! The district also recently launched the official APS apparel store, so get decked out for the race! All proceeds go to APS!

Every race begins with a few steps. Here are a few tips to help you transition from the couch to knocking out your first 5K!

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