Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


UGA Catholic Center Hosts Annual 5-K ‘Human Race’

Published February 10, 2005

The Catholic Center at the University of Georgia invites runners and walkers to participate in its 27th annual 5-K Human Race, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Entry forms can be found on the Catholic Center’s Web site at Following registration from 7-8:30 a.m., the race starts at 9 a.m. at the Catholic Center in Athens.

The cost for each participant is $15 before Feb. 19 and $18 after Feb. 19. There is a family rate of $45 before Feb. 19.

The race course passes through the Bloomfield historic district. Green long-sleeved T-shirts with a new logo will be provided to participants (not guaranteed for those registering the day of the race).

After the race, all are invited to enjoy pizza, smoothies, cookies and fruit. The awards ceremony begins after the race. The top runners in each five-year age group will be given awards, as well as the top overall walkers. Door prizes donated by local Athens businesses will be awarded.

The proceeds from this race will be donated to four different charitable organizations. The first beneficiary is St. Mary’s Hospice, which specializes in health care focusing on individuals and their families facing end-of-life issues. The second beneficiary is Camp St. Francis, which provides young children with a summer opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-esteem. The third beneficiary is Our Daily Bread, an Athens nonprofit urban ministry, which provides meals and hospitality to the needy and disadvantaged. The last beneficiary is Safe Campuses Now, whose mission of crime awareness, education and prevention is accomplished through peer-based education, prevention, advocacy and community service.

The Catholic Center is located at 1344 South Lumpkin St., Athens, and parking is available at the Stegeman Coliseum.

For more information, call (706) 543-2293 or visit the Catholic Center Web site.