As a magnolia tree ages, it develops deeper roots and grows stronger and taller. The same can be said of the 30th Annual Magnolia Run, as the event has grown stronger and more successful each year, raising $122,834 (with more donations coming in daily!). The roots feeding this growth are the more than 1500 participants and 79 amazing teams that took part in the run/walk. The teams are made up of families, friends, co-workers and classmates, all walking/running in honor or memory of a person with epilepsy.
The event had a festive atmosphere, as teams wore t-shirts in a rainbow of colors. Adding to the family fun were lots of great local vendors, like Dog City Bakery, Yogurt Mountain, Orange Theory Fitness, Big Peach Running Company, Allstate Hackworth Agency and more! There were plenty of fun activities, including inflatables, face & hair painting, games and a visit by Atlanta’s favorite mascots - Freddie Falcon & the Chick-fil-A cows! As always, local food vendors donated a veritable buffet for participants who had worked up an appetite after completing the 5k run or the 1 mile walk.
In addition to the fun and fund-raising, the Magnolia Run plays an important role in educating the public about epilepsy and creating greater awareness of the disorder. This year, the Magnolia Run was selected by WSB-TV’s Family to Family project. Their support played a major role in this endeavor through the promotional segment done prior to the race, spotlighting on their website and the support and coverage on the day of the race! EFGA was also fortunate to have many vendors spotlighting epilepsy-related services in the metro area. Signs along the race route also shared information and dispelled many common myths about epilepsy.
The event concluded with an awards ceremonies recognizing the overall and top 3 finishers in each age group for the 5k race, as well as the top teams in funds raised. In truth, all the teams and race participants are winners, as their efforts will enable the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia to reach out and serve more of the 150,000 Peach State residents who have a seizure disorder.
The top 5 fundraising team for the 2013 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy are:
$11,630 - Sprinting for Seizures
$8,475 - Team Griffin
$6,300 - Team KatieCakes
$5,385 - Sarah's Team
$3,928 - Team Silas
We also want to mention and thank our wonderful corporate teams for their fundraising efforts:
$4,665 - Team DHL
$3,820 - Team UCB
$2,550 - Team UPS Purple Butterfly
Still Want To Make A Donation?
We will still be accepting donations to teams, individuals and the event for a couple more weeks. If you have not had the chance to make your donation, please go to our Magnolia Run
event page. Thank you so much for your support! This event would not be the success it has become without your help!
Race Results and Event Photos
To view the race results, please visit Active.com. If you have any questions about the results or placed in your age division and didn't stay for awards - please contact Aly Clift.
We had the honor of having Andria Lavine
on site to capture all the wonderful moments of the event! Please check out her photos and feel free to download as many as you like!
Also, we have assembled a photo gallery (to the right) with great shots by our very own Lloyd Brown. To obtain copies of the photos from our website gallery, please contact Aly Clift
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, IN-KIND DONORS, VENDORS & VOLUNTEERS
Without the support of our wonderful sponsors, in-kind donors, vendors and volunteers this event would not have been possible.
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers who came out for the 2013 Magnolia Run! We would not have been able to execute this event without your help! We would like to give a special thank you to the AT&T Peachstate Pioneers and the friends of Anita Patterson who both come out and volunteer year after year!
Thank you to our sponsors!
We also would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our wonderful in-kind donors and vendors! Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience for our participants!