Category Archives: Fitness & Exercise

The Ribbon Run 5k to run through Freedom Park

The Ribbon Run 5k – Benefitting the Atlanta Dream Center

Start: Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Registration Closing Date
Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 11:59 PM PST

2013 Ribbon Run






Brief Description

What if by running a race, you could carry someone’s dream? Get ready for the most meaningful 5k you might ever meet – The Ribbon Run. Before the race, each runner will receive a ribbon with the dream of a neighborhood child or family written on it. After you run, tie your ribbon to a giant dreamcatcher behind the finish line. Congratulations, you’ve carried someone’s dream!!

Additional Information
In the heart of the Old Fourth Ward, the Atlanta Dream Center serves some of Atlanta’s neediest people. The folks at the Dream Center hear the hopes and dreams of O4W children every day, and work hard to make them come true. Now you’ve got a chance to help! Change someone else’s life. Change the neighborhood. Stretch yourself. And while you’re at it, run an awesome race. See you May 4th.

the route
The Ribbon Run 5k 2013 Route

Greening Away the Girth

reposted from HuffPost Healthy Living

Losing weight is America’s most popular New Year’s resolution. And many people stick to their resolutions — well, at least for the first month or so. With more than one-third of adults and nearly 20 percent of youth considered obese in the United States, it’s no wonder we all want to shed a few pounds. We know that eating better (more fresh fruits and veggies) and getting a minimum of 30 minutes (60 for kids) of exercise each day can help us reach a healthier weight, but how does our environment impact our health and wellness plans?

Read the rest here,there are lots of great links and information in the article – good news for neighbors of Freedom Park!