Move It Monday! Get Moving for a Cause

sign up

Signing up for a walk, run or ride with a charity that you support is a fun way to commit to moving more. You’ll be able to offer your help to others and you may feel motivated to stick to your exercise regimen to meet your new challenge!

Find out which non-profits  are part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix series at http://www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur. Participate in four of the races in 2017 and receive a tech shirt and a medal at the end of the year. You will be supporting non-profits that support efforts right here in our City!

Team Decatur Time!

decatur-kp-challenge-poster-2016-webJoin Team Decatur for the annual KP Corporate Run Walk 5K held in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is the last year that Team Decatur will participate so you won’t want to miss it! The City of Decatur has participated in the KP Corporate Run/Walk for five years and wants to make the 6th year the best yet!

Team Decatur members register online and join the “team”. All members who register will receive a special Team Decatur t-shirt to wear at the event in September, as well as join other members in the Team Decatur tent before and after the event. We will gather to celebrate our walk/run and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. This year we will have special surprises including a DJ and trophies! Decatur knows how to throw a party, and this will be no exception!  Register by August 31 to reserve the coveted t-shirt in your size. After that date, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

For information and to register visit kpcorporaterunwalk.com and be sure to search for Team Decatur in the list of Corporate Teams.
More information on Team Decatur can be found at decaturga.com/teamdecatur or contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com; 678-553-6541.

A Dancer’s Heart 5k Is June 11

The 5th Annual “A Dancer’s Heart 5k” will be held on Saturday, June 11. The 5k is part of the Team Decatur race series so be sure to register for this great event. This is the last year that we will be giving jackets to the Team Decatur Grand Slam Champions, so be sure to get your races in! To register, click here.

A Dancer’s Heart Inc., is non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to support, inspire and help youth succeed. Our vision is to operate an organization that makes a difference in the lives of children and youth and through charitable, educational and awareness activities. We focus our efforts in three main areas:
• Supporting young dancers through the development of the whole person, equipping them with the skills they will need to succeed, (leadership, character, respect of self and others, and community service).
• Improve the awareness of Group B Strep and Bacterial Endocarditis through education and supporting clinical research
• Serve as an advocate and resource in the community to support emergency medical planning for children
A Dancer's Heart Final jpg

Tour deCatur is This Saturday -Register Today!

The weather is going to be beautiful so why not register for the Tour deCatur this Saturday, March 12. 

Tour Decatur is a qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. This is the last year you will be able to earn the coveted Team Decatur jacket!

The Tour deCatur, now in its 14th year, gives participants the opportunity to run a 5k road race and/or a 1-mile fun run through neighborhoods of Decatur. This event started as a grassroots fundraiser for the Decatur Education Foundation and has grown into a community wide tradition with over 2700 participants. One registration fee allows participation in any of the events –  5k, 1 mile or Tot Trot. Funds raised by this event support the children and youth of Decatur by providing educational and enrichment opportunities.

  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8:30am
  • 5K Road Race/Walk: 9:00am
  • Tot Trot (age 4 and under): 10am

Registration and more information is here.

Please take a few minutes to complete this very short survey – we want your opinion on how to make our run/walk events better!

def-tour-de-Catur-2016-Xorbia-650px-rev

We Want YOUR Opinion!

crusty-650x346Do you participate in run/walk events or interested in them?

Decatur Active Living wants your opinion! In 2016 Team Decatur is promoting seven Run/Walk Events, each one to benefit a Decatur non-profit organization. All events are 5K (3.1 miles) distance and runner and walker friendly. Some of the races also include ancillary events catered to families and younger participants such as a “tot trot” and/or a one mile race. Always looking to improve, Active Living and Team Decatur would like community input regarding these run/walk events. Please complete the survey by March 19th. Take the survey here.

Healthy Monday: Get Moving for a Good Cause

get moving for good cause

The City of Decatur hosts many non-profit run/walk events that beneift the local community. For information and a schedule of the Team Decatur participating 5Ks click here. Tour deCatur, benefitting the Decatur Education Foundation, will be held March 12. Information is here.

Congratulations to the 2015 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Champions!

gsfc1

Congratulations to the 2015 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Champions! They have run at least three of the local races and participated in the Kaiser Permanente 5k in Downtown Atlanta to achieve the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Recipients were recognized at the Run With the Dogs this past Saturday and received either a special Team jacket or backpack. There were even two children this year and one member that ran every race!

Recipients are Keith Yancey, Nolan Vickers, Danielle Perry, Diane Loupe, Laura Baker, Peggy Baker, Amy Hall, Michael Harbin, Richard Cohen, Arma Ayreault, Nicole Johns, Doug Franks, Jill Franks, Alison Kyle, Susan Keenan, Bill Ainslie, Joyce Washington, Cathy Davis, Toni Washington, Gregory Washington, Enid Steinbart, Veronique Traggert, Daniel Hinton, Lucy Hinton, Coleman Hayes, Joanne Hauserman, Pat Godbee, Lartesha Chaney, Felicia Chaney, Pamela Brown, Artesha Chaney, Michael Kavanaugh, Srebenka Ingram, Jim Camp, Bill Adams, Brian Westlake and Kylie Ainslie.

YOU can be a Grand Slam Champion in  2016! 

Team-Decatur-2016-web

Team Decatur Wants YOU!

team-decatur-2015-shirt-frontIt is NOT too late to register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k so you can be part of Team Decatur!

Here is an EASY way to get right to the registration: https://runsignup.com/CorporateTeams/decaturrunskp.

We will have our Team Photo made around 6 pm the day of the race, and after the race we will gather in our Team Tent for catering from Zest, beverages courtesy of UJoint and Oakhurst Market and FUN!

Don’t miss out. For more info click here.

KP Price Goes Up on Friday- Register Today!

team-decatur-KP2014_3182

Be sure to register for Team Decatur and the KP Corporate Run Walk before Friday- the price goes up and t-shirts will be ordered. Don’t miss out!

Here is all you need to do to register:

  1. Go to kpcorporaterunwalk.com
  2. In the orange header bar, click on Registration/Register Now.
  3. Choose Join A Corporate Team and then Team Decatur.
  4. Follow instructions to complete registration.
  5. Note 1: You will be asked about t-shirt size twice – first for your Team Decatur t-shirt, then the event t-shirt.
  6. Note 2: We will have food catered by Zest and beverages from UJoint and Oakhurst Market at the Team Decatur tent for the after-the-race-party!
  7. Register TODAY to ensure a Team Decatur t-shirt in your size.

 

Visit the Team Decatur webpage (www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur) for information on Decatur training sessions and run/walk groups. 

Register NOW for Decatur’s Only Twilight Run/Walk

Get warmed up for the KP Corporate Run/Walk by participating in Reflect Hope! And remember to join Team Decatur!FiveK11_1XX

 

1 MORE WEEK TO PRE-REGISTER for the 2nd Annual “Reflect Hope” Twilight 5K Run/Walk being held on August 29th @ 7:30 p.m. in Downtown Decatur!  REGISTER TODAY BY CLICKING HERE or visit www.itsyourrace.com and search “Reflect Hope” (walk-up registration is available the day of the race).

 

You don’t want to miss this festive, family-friendly, summer evening 5K (and 1Mile) which will include…

  • chip timing
  • live race results with the “ItsYourRace” free app
  • live D.J.
  • glow gear for all runners
  • poly blend t-shirts
  • great awards

 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!  CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY!