ATLANTA (April 25, 2011) The Atlanta BeltLine’s Running Series will kick off on Saturday, April 30th with the Northside 5K starting at 8 a.m., and will feature post-race activities, memorable medals, prizes, and gift certificates for winners, and a fun media category.

This 5K is a run/walk on the Atlanta BeltLine Northside Trail through Tanyard Creek, Howard, and Ardmore Parks and along streets in the beautiful Collier Hills, Collier Hills North, and Ardmore Park neighborhoods.

“We’re excited about the level of support we’ve received from the community and local media who will be participating in a ‘media’ category during the run, having fun competing against each other,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership program director, Rob Brawner.  “We’ve had an impressive number of early registrations – and we believe participants will enjoy seeing some of their favorite media celebrities participating alongside them in the run.” Local media participating in the run include anchors, editors, staff and more from WSB-TV, WXIA-TV, CBS Atlanta, Creative Loafing, INTown Atlanta and more!

Adding to the local flavor and fun of the event:

·        Live jazz performance.

·        The Zumba dance team will perform during the post-run activities

·        Post-run prizes including gift certificates, rock climbing lessons and more!

Registration and additional information is available at  The race will be capped at 500 participants due to race course constraints, so participants should sign up now.

About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit

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