"Walk Like MADD" 5k
Saturday, September 27th | 7am
Columbia County Amphitheater / 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd / Evans, GA 30809
Gather with friends and neighbors. Enjoy live entertainment and good food. Participate in activities for kids, teens and parents, marketplace of products and services, ignition interlock demonstrations, contests, prizes, and more!
Bring a framed photo of a victim/survivor to the event to display on the victim table and share in making a special craft to honor loved ones. Those who have been impacted by drunk driving will never be forgotten.
HelpMADD save lives and prevent injuries on our Georgia Highways. Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable. Yet, in 2013, 310 people were killed in crashes caused by a drunk driver in Georgia.
Visit the ignition interlock tent and learn how these devices make a difference. Send a letter to your state representative to pass legislation for all convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .08 or greater. This legislative session Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity to change the odds and save lives. Pending legislation will expand the use of ignition interlocks for first-time convicted drunk drivers. Support of ignition interlocks beginning with the first time offender will help save lives by stopping drunk driving.
Currently, ignition interlocks are only required for repeat drunk drivers. Expanding the use of ignition interlocks to all convicted drunk drivers is not a new concept. In 2006, MADD began calling on all states to adopt these laws as part of its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Today 24states have passed legislation to require or highly incentivize interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Augusta is holding its first ever “Walk Like MADD’ signature 5K community walk to raise funds to support MADD Augusta and raise awareness in our community about ourefforts to eliminate drunk driving and support victims of this violent crime. Register to walk or donate at www.madd.org/walkaugusta
The Color Run
Saturday, October 4th | 9am
Parade Grounds at the Old Academy of Richmond County
540 Telfair Street, Augusta Ga 30901
The start-line window will open at 9:00 AM with waves going every few minutes utnil 9:45 AM! Make sure you plan your day with plenty of time. At The Color Run, the start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warmup stretching and giveaways!
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:
1. Wear white at the starting line
2. Finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!
Red Ribbon Run
Saturday, October 18th | 8am
Steed's Dairy / 4634 Wrightsboro Road / Grovetown, GA
5K Run to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse in youth to benefit Hope House and Columbia County Community Connections. Early registration of $25 includes entry to Corn Maze. Registration after October 11 is $30. Walkers are $15; $10 for children under 13.
Julie Miller at 706-650-5010
BEAT FEET for ALS Walk
Saturday, September 27th | 8am
The Augusta Riverwalk
Benefitting the Georgia Regents Medical Center ALS Clinic, please join us for the BEAT FEET for ALS event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Augusta Riverwalk. Register your team on-line and make your donations.
Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the Opening Ceremony starts at 9:30 AM. The walk is approximately 3 miles and will include music, snacks, and fun activities for the whole family.
Brandy Quarles or Anna Saunders
"Moving Day" Walk for Parkinson's Disease
Saturday, November 8th | 9-11am
Wilson Family Y / Augusta, GA
Fundraiser and fellowship time for family, friends, and Parkinson patients to walk at outdoor track, Wilson Family Y, Wheeler Rd at Bobby Jones.
Mary Ann Navarro, 706.364.1662
Glow in the Park Run
Saturday, October 25th | 8pm
The best way to light up the night! The ultimate party fun run! But most importantly, it’s the freakin’ awesome foam-pits-fluorescent-colors-blacklights-glowing-warpaint-dance-moves night you’ll never forget!
SLE Annual Lupus Walk
Saturday, September 27th | 8am
Lake Olmsted Walking Track / Augusta, GA
Walk to raise awareness for people living everyday with lupus
Latanya Curry please contact via Sisters Living Everyday facebook page
Aiken Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday, November 15th | 10am
H. O'Dell Weeks Recreation Center, Aiken, SC
This is a community walk to raise money for and awareness of suicide prevention.
10:00 am Check-in
11:00 Opening Ceremony and Walk
1:00 Closing Ceremony