This fun, family oriented race was held on September 22, 2001 and included over 1,000 runners of all ages and fitness levels. The goal of the day was to raise money and awareness for The Herring Foundation of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting cancer patients with comprehensive and objective information on available treatment options. The foundation's inspiration is Jeff Herring, a courageous cancer victim who was a runner himself, and a well-known member of the Alpharetta community.
The foundation is honored that The 5th Annual Alpharetta Mayor's Challenge chose The Herring Foundation of Hope to be its main beneficiary, along with a secondary beneficiary, the Alpharetta PTA. The City of Alpharetta graciously supplied the site, course, and facilities for this worthwhile event.
The Herring Foundation of Hope took the lead in organizing this event, securing sponsors, advertising, and carefully managing all the details for the race. More than 10,000 applications were distributed throughout the Atlanta area via mass mailings and at other local area running events. The race was featured in local newspapers with over 100,000 in combined circulation. Banners were prominently displayed in the Alpharetta area leading up to race day.
The organizers of this event deeply appreciate the support of our Gold Sponsors (Alogent Corporation, Northside Hospital), Silver Sponsors (ChoicePoint, Publix, and WorldCom), and Bronze Sponsors (BB&T/Huffines-Russell & Associates, Inc., Equifax, Kroger, and Vanity Fair); as well as the continued support of all of the Global Sponsors.
To view pictures from all 3 race events, please click here.