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University alumni associations to participate in Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K before SEC Game
University alumni associations to participate in Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K before SEC Game

Atlanta - Atlanta college alumni associations are being encouraged to compete in the Atlanta Beltline Eastside 10K "Tailgating" Challenge on Saturday, December 3rd.  The run/walk kicks off at 10 a.m. at Park Tavern at 500 10th Street in Atlanta, and will traverse neighborhoods along the Eastside Trail.

December 3rd is of course the day of the SEC Championship in Atlanta and the Beltline hopes to have follege football fans come out and represent their school colors during the run.

 

To get involved in or volunteer at the tailgate challenge, contact Dan Popovic at popovic@mindspring.com. Online registration is $35; race day registration will be $40. Registration is open and additional information is available at Run.BeltLine.org.

 

"The response to this friendly competition has been amazing," said Race Director Dan Popovic. "Alumni associations representing colleges and universities from across the country are signing up to show their school spirit - and support the Atlanta BeltLine." Teams are forming from various Atlanta alumni chapters, and we anticipate many more will follow. To date, teams are representing:

  • Auburn University
  • University of Arkansas
  • Kansas State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia College and State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The University of Texas

Special amenities offered to Eastside 10K participants include:

  • 2 Free Beers at Park Tavern, bring your ID and race number
  • Tailgate Challenge – Prizes to top associations, including Cash or Happy Hour events
  • Giveaways to great Atlanta Venues
  • Free food and music
  • Great shirts
  • Medals for the top finishers overall and in their age group
  • Dogs and strollers are welcome, but will be asked to start in the back.
  • Post-race activities are at PARK TAVERN!
  • AND, proceeds from the race support the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership!