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THE EVENT
On April 22, 2017 the inaugural Earth Day on English Avenue event will take place – featuring a two-day Community Clean Up (April 21st & 22nd as presented by Friends of English Avenue) and the Earth Day 5K and Kid’s Fun Run (Saturday morning the 22nd as presented by Captain Planet Foundation).

This event will generate valuable funding to develop a year-round teen workers program facilitated by Friends of English Avenue in order to focus on continued community clean-up efforts; while also supporting the programs of Captain Planet Foundation.

Be sure to bring your refillable water bottle to use at water stations.

5K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run
Location: Lindsay Street Baptist Church
550 Lindsay St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Date: Saturday, April 22

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Highlights

  • Finish medals for category winners. Additional Race Prizes include: Giftcards to Ted’s Montana Grill & Phidippides Running Store, and special gifts from Patagonia!
  • Overall Male & Female, Masters Male & Female, 1 deep in age groups:
    14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65- 69, 70 & Over.
  • 5K run & 1K Kids Fun Run around the English Avenue community.
  • The 1K Kids Fun Run is open to the community at no charge
  • Captain Planet Costume contest: The Best Captain Planet costume wins a prize!
  • USATF Certified Peachtree Road Race Qualifier
  • Great t-shirts!

Register

  • Online at active.com, mail in form, or in-store at Phidippides (Ansley Mall)
  • $30 through April 8th
  • $35 after
  • Early Packet Pickup recommended, in-store at Phidippides (Ansley Mall)
    – April 15th (10AM-6PM)  & April 17th – 19th (10AM – 7PM)
  • Race Day pickup is available at start line at 7:30AM, (Lindsay Street Baptist Church / 550 Lindsay Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30314)

Schedule
7:30AM – Race day number pickup, but early pickup is recommended
8:00AM – 1K Kids Fun Run starts
8:30AM – 5K race starts

Community Clean Up
Location: Lindsay Street Baptist Church
550 Lindsay St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Date: Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22

Highlights

Cleanup teams will focus on assigned block of the English Avenue community.
Clean up includes:

  • Pick up trash
  • Clear vacant lots of debris and overgrowth
  • Plant trees and wildflowers

Schedule
Friday, April 21
9:00AM – 12:00PM – Community Clean Up

Saturday, April 22
10:00AM – 1:00PM – Community Clean Up

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Organizations
About Friends of English Avenue
Since the Friends of English Avenue, Inc. became incorporated in April of 2009, they have spearheaded beautification/clean-up, crime reduction, and green-space development initiatives that have significantly impacted English Avenue residents, and the community as a whole. Our mission is to make English Avenue a safer and better place to live, improving our broader community of Atlanta. For more information: www.foea.org.

About Captain Planet Foundation
Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle. Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land, and water upon which all life depends.

CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally.

More than 1.4 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Hero, and the Institute (science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action).