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The Race 2021

Starts Friday October 1st, 2021

East Point, GA

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Description

#THERACE2021 #RUNTHERACE  #REPTHERACE   -  www.theraceuc.com  - @therace_uc on IG  - @TheRaceUC on Facebook


The Race 2021 will be the largest demonstration of UNITY in the running community led by black distance runners and walkers worldwide. The Race is a race weekend event that supports black owned businesses, neighborhoods, and charities, committed to delivering a top-notch, world-class race with excellence at every step. The Race 2021 weekend features a live and virtual expo, in-person and virtual half marathon and 5K race, virtual bike ride, and Community Impact Service Day.


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The Race 2021 Weekend
Thursday, September 30th – Welcome Night Event
Friday, October 1st – The Race Expo
Saturday, October 2nd – The Race Half Marathon + 5K
Sunday, October 3rd – Community Impact Service Day + The Race 2021 UNITY Celebration


The Race Weekend Venue Locations


Thursday, September 30th- Welcome Night Event - 6-9pm
Ali at Lakewood Outdoor Garden - 1800 Jonesboro Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315


Friday, October 1st - The Race Expo + Packet Pick Up + Meet & Greet - 11am-7pm
Impact Event Center - 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA 30344


Friday, October 1st - The Race VIRTUAL Expo 11am-7pm - Link to tune in will be sent out on race week!​


Saturday, October 2nd - The Race Half Marathon & 5K - 7am-11:30am 
Impact Event Center - 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA 30344

Sunday, October 3rd- Community Impact Service Day - 8am-11am
Various Locations
View Projects and Locations HERE

Sunday, October 3rd- The Race 2021 UNITY Celebration - 12noon-5pm
Monday Night Garage - 933 Lee Street SW., Atlanta, GA 30310


Visit www.theraceuc.com for more information on Venue Addresses, Hotel Accommodations, Sponsor Partner Opportunities, Volunteering, and more.


In-Person Half Marathon & 5K registration Includes:



  • The Race 2021 participant shirt, medallion, commemorative race bib, & patch

  • Access to The Race 2021 Expo, Social & Speaker Events

  • Chipped timed Half Marathon & 5K road race

  • Contribution to The Race 2021 Charitable Impact Fund

  • Access to The Race 2021 Community Impact Service Day Projects + earn the The Race CISD patch


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In 2020, we showed that we can RACE with EXCELLENCE on a virtual platform with runners and bikers worldwide. We are excited to continue to expand the mission and reach of The Race with virtual participation options in 2021.


Virtual Half Marathon & 5K registration Includes:



  • The Race 2021 (participant shirts are no longer available as of 9/26/2021), medallion, commemorative race bib, & patch

  • Access to The Race 2021 Virtual Expo & Speaker Events

  • Digital Half Marathon & 5K + access to virtual results reporting

  • Contribution to The Race 2021 Charitable Impact Fund

  • Your personal Community Impact Service Day project included in the final total hours + earn The Race CISD patch


Virtual Bike Ride registration Includes:



  • The Race 2021 (participant shirts are no longer available as of 9/26/2021), cycling cap, or trucker hat, medallion, commemorative bike plate, & patch

  • Access to The Race 2021 Virtual Expo & Speaker Events

  • Access to virtual results reporting

  • Contribution to The Race 2021 Charitable Impact Fund


  • Your personal Community Impact Service Day project included in the final total hours + earn The Race CISD patch
     


Planning and Updates Timeline:


-2021 Deferrals were emailed a link to claim their registration deferral on November 27, 2020.  Those links have expired as of 9/13/2021. Please note 2021 Deferrals are non-refundable and cannot be deferred again.


-All registrations are transferable, however NON-REFUNDABLE. Please only sign up if you are 100% sure you are prepared to participate in The Race 2021 in the format selected.  There will not be refunds issued on registrations due to changes in race presentation.


-Deadline to transfer your race to Virtual is Wednesday, September 15th at midnight. Follow instructions HERE. Please note that In-Person participant packets will  not be mailed out. Unclaimed packets will be forfeited for The Race 2021 experience.


-The Race 2020 VIP is now The Race Retreat!  Deferred and carry over "VIP" add-ons will be added to registration as The Race Retreat beginning August 1st.


 
Registration & Pricing Schedule




  • November 27th – Black Friday Registration Opens - $65 Half - $25 5K


  • November 28th – January 18th - $70 Half - $30

  • January 19-August 1st - $75 Half - $35 5K

  • August 1st – August 31st - $80 Half - $40 5K, The Race Retreat $50

  • September 1st – September 30th (or sell out) - $90 Half - $45 5K, The Race Retreat $50

  • October 1st at The Race EXPO (if available) - $100 Half - $50 5K, The Race Retreat $50


  • August 1st-October 1st - $80 VIRTUAL Half, $40 VIRTUAL 5K, VIRTUAL Bike Ride $40

Visit www.theraceuc.com for information on Venue Addresses, Hotel Accommodations, Sponsor Partner Opportunities, Volunteering, and more.


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About The Race


In November of 2017, The Race presented by The Unity Collective Kickstarter campaign to #BackTheRace was announced. 


Throughout the 6 week campaign, over 700 runners/walkers/supporters eagerly made history by becoming backers to kickstart the funding and vision of The Race. 


And...October 11 - 14, 2018 the Unity Collective hosted an inaugural race event like NO other! Participants came from all over to run, support, and give back to black owned businesses, neighborhoods, and charities.


October 3-6th The Race 2019 #Impact + #Elevate was successfully executed!


October 1st-4th 2020 The Race 2020 #EXCELLENCE 


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Charitable Impact


The Race will positively impact the community in the following manner:



  • Service projects will be organized and executed in partnership with local charities and organizations

  • The community will be actively engaged in the course planning and volunteer opportunities.

  • The Race 2021 weekend will conclude with a Charitable Impact Service Project and Wrap Up Party on Sunday, October 3rd!

  • $5 of EVERY race registration fee will put into a Charitable Impact Fund and given directly to community charities and organizations within the neighborhoods we run through and that support The Race initiative.

  • Participants will have an opportunity to contribute directly to Charity Partners via RunSignUp Impact.

Race Distances

Price Register
The Race Bike Ride VIRTUAL Click to Find Out Register »
The Race 5K VIRTUAL Click to Find Out Register »
The Race Half Marathon VIRTUAL Click to Find Out Register »
The Race 5K Click to Find Out Register »
The Race Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA

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