Rock Paper Scissors 5K - Inaugural Run

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The Inaugural Rock Paper Scissors Family 5K

Saturday, April 20, 2013

5K 7:30 AM, 1K 8:30 AM, Tot Trot 8:45 AM

Starts at Morningside Baptist Church (1700 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324); Ends at Rock Spring KDO Preschool (1824 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324)

Organized by the entire Rock Spring KDO Preschool community, the Rock Paper Scissors 5K encourages family togetherness and fitness and raises money for preschool programs in Atlanta. KDO Preschool has partnered with The Atlanta Children’s Shelter, a charity organization serving homeless families with young children, and will donate 20% of race profits to ACS.  The race is geared toward families with kids and pets and is stroller- and leash-friendly.

The 3.1 mile race route travels through Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest, two of Atlanta's most scenic and historic neighborhoods.  This race is ideal for those attempting their first 5K as well as seasoned runners looking to add to their race awards.

Rock Spring KDO Preschool has been nurturing and educating young children for almost 40 years. Begun in the home of Rock Spring Presbyterian Church parishioner Savilla Gowing, the KDO (“Kids Day Out”) program has grown over the years to include more than 50 children each year. Rock Spring KDO is well known as a very diverse preschool community, drawing families and teachers from many different countries and offering children a chance to develop respect and appreciation for many world cultures. At the same time, KDO remains a small, tightly-knit community of families, allowing each child to be recognized and nurtured as a unique individual.  Rock Spring Presbyterian Church is one of Atlanta's oldest congregations, established in 1870, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

ACS was founded in 1986, when the Junior League of Atlanta took considerable notice of the alarming number of homeless women and children in Atlanta. In response to research showing that the two biggest challenges for homeless mothers trying to regain stability were affordable childcare and transportation, the League conceived and opened the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, which was and remains the only free childcare in the city of Atlanta for homeless families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Shana Bassett, Event Chair 678-360-3429


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