Who is the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta?
The Furniture Bank, a 501(c)3, was founded in 1988 in response to the lack of furniture for families moving out of homeless shelters. Today, the Furniture Bank recycles gently-used furniture by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet. Furniture is essential to a person's physical and emotional well-being. The Furniture bank provides beds for sleeping, tables for sharing meals, and couches for relaxing.
We turn houses into homes.
Where is this happening?
The race begins and ends at Monday Night Brewing’s new West End location!
Parking is free and the location is Marta accessible (yeah, public transportation!)
When should you be there?
You can pick up your packet and register on-site Thursday, October 26 5pm-7pm and Friday, October 27 8am-4pm at the Furniture Bank.
The race starts at 9am on October 28. Check in starts at 7:30am. Come ready to run (or walk) and support the local West End Atlanta community! All funds raised will support Furniture Bank programs.
Why should you run in the Race for Rest 5k?
What else is happening? We’re glad you asked!
After the 5k, stick around for the spectacle that is the Bed Race at 11am. Come see teams of 5 in costume race twin beds on wheels around the parking lot. We can guarantee a good laugh! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are also interested in participating in this event!
Between the 5k and Bed Race, we’ll hand out medals. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. Even if you are 90 years old, you can win a medal, too!
For those of you who work up an appetite, there will be food trucks!
Don’t worry parents, kids of all ages are welcome, too!