Kick off the 16th Grant Park Summer Shade Festival at the Annual Adams Realtors 5K

July 27, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia – Each year, runners, walkers and strollers are invited to kick off the Grant Park Conservancy’s Grant Park Summer Shade Festival at the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K.  Hosted by Grant Park's premiere real estate company, Adams Realtors, this year’s race will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 8 a.m. and will once again feature a 5K, a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the course.  

 

With all proceeds benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy and its mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta.

 

Also serving as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K will also feature an awards ceremony and participants ages 21 and up will receive a complimentary draft beer with a valid ID and race bib courtesy of Bill Adams and Adams Realtors at Dakota Blue.  

 

Registration for the 5K and Stroller Stroll is $25 until August 19th and $30 after from August 20th through race day. Ages 5 and under can participate in the Tot Trot for free.  To pre-register or for more information visit www.summershadefestival.com, racesonline.com or active.com. 

 

The 16th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival presented by The Beacon Atlanta will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018.

 

Benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, and a dedicated VIP area.  

 

Open to all ages and free to attend, the 16th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, craft beer and more.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org. 


WHAT:             Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K

Kicking Off the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Presented by The Beacon Atlanta 

WHEN:            Saturday, August 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. - Packet Pick Up -and- Race Day Registration
8:00 a.m. - 5K Start -and- Stroller Stroll Start
8:45 a.m. - Tot Trot Start
 
WHERE:         Start and Finish at main entrance to Zoo Atlanta (Cherokee Ave. & Augusta Ave.)

COST:             Tot Trot (5 and under) - FREE
                        5K and Stroller Stroll -  $25 until August 19, $30 after August 20, 2018. 
 

REGISTER:    www.summershadefestival.org

active.com - https://www.active.com/atlanta-ga/running/distance-running-races/run-for-the-park-5k-2018

 

Racesonline.com - https://racesonline.com/events/run-for-the-park-5k 

 

EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/165458707637067/

 

CONTACT:    For more information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.


ABOUT THE GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL: 

An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018. Presented by The Beacon Atlanta and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 16th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, craft beer and more.  

 

Raising more than 100 thousand dollars in 2017 for the Grant Park Conservancy and its mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs, the 16th annual festival will also celebrate the historic park’s 135 anniversary. A special birthday bash and auction hosted by The Beacon Atlanta will be held on Friday, August 24th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GPSummerShade and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerShadeFestival.

 

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