The IMPACT Melanoma Atlanta 5K Run/Walk will take place on October 27, 2019 in Chastain Park, Atlanta in partnership with Generosity Atlanta. The race starts at 8:30am, with check-in beginning at 7:30am.
Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Yet 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. And rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are on the rise in Georgia. IMPACT Melanoma Atlanta is working hard to reduce melanoma incidences across Metro-Atlanta and Georgia through a variety of awareness, teaching and prevention initiatives. Learn more about these programs and how they are making an impact in our interactive magazine.
We invite runners, walkers, and wheelers of all ages, abilities and speed to join in and help in raising funds to expand these programs throughout Metro-Atlanta communities. You can register as an individual or a team. And we will support you along the way.
The event features a live DJ, pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, one-of-a-kind IMPACT Melanoma event gear, free sunscreen, and just an amazing time with friends, family, and other community members who care deeply about melanoma prevention and support.
There will be:
• Chip Timed
• Top Finisher Awards
• Top Fundraiser Awards
• Finisher Medals
View the Course Map Here
This event has a $25 registration fee, as well as a $200 fundraising goal per person. Registration is open through October 24, 2019 8pm.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and every hour one person in the U.S. dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Georgia ranks in the top tier of states for melanoma incidences and those rates are on the rise.
But there is hope. Most melanoma cases are preventable by following sun safe practices. And for those who have developed melanoma, early detection is critical for best outcomes.
IMPACT Melanoma Atlanta is wholly dedicated to reducing melanoma rates and deaths in Georgia through our award winning prevention and early detection programs.
With your support, together we will make an IMPACT!