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Media Advisory: 4th Annual LEAD Athens Midnight 5K benefits Campus Kitchen at UGA


For the fourth year in a row, the LEAD Athens Alumni Association gives back to their community by donating proceeds of their annual Midnight 5K to a local organization. This year, they have partnered with Campus Kitchen at UGA, a student-powered hunger relief program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning.

The race will be held on Fri., April 1, 2016 at the First American Bank located at 300 College Ave, Athens, Ga. Online registration and race-day registration is $25. On-site registration begins at 10 p.m. and the race will begin at midnight. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the fastest male and female winners, with a $50 cash prize to fastest male and female masters finishers. LEAD Athens Alumni Association will host an after party at The Place located at 229 Broad St. Drink specials will be provided to those who bring their race bib.

Campus Kitchen at UGA will also be giving away separate prize money to UGA students who want to raise money for their charity or organization. Teams must have at least four members. There is a men’s and women’s category, but co-ed teams will be scored in the men’s category. Each team will be scored using an average of the fastest four times. A $200 prize will be given to the first place men’s and women’s teams, and a $100 prize will be given to the second place men’s and women’s teams. Team members must first register individually for the 5K on, and then the team must register with Campus Kitchen at UGA with chosen beneficiary. Visit for team registration form and contest rules. 

WHAT: 4th Annual LEAD Athens Midnight 5K to benefit Campus Kitchen at UGA


WHO: Race Open to Public; Special Race Opportunities for UGA Students; Students/Volunteers of Campus Kitchen at UGA 


WHEN: Friday, April 1 – Registration Opens at 10 p.m.; Race will begin at midnight, April 2nd.



Registration & Start/Finish                                                After Party

First American Bank                                                               The Place

300 College Ave.                                                                     229 Broad St.

Athens, GA  30601                                                                 Athens, GA 30601


REGISTER:    Visit for full race details.


About The Campus Kitchen at UGA

The Campus Kitchen at UGA is a student-powered hunger relief program of the Office of Service-Learning. Each week, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need in Athens, GA. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community. The Campus Kitchen at UGA goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to participate in nutrition education, combat senior isolation, and create dialogues on food waste and hunger in the UGA community.

 About LEAD Athens Alumni Association

The LEAD Athens Alumni program allows graduates of LEAD Athens the opportunity to continue to give back to the community and allow for personal growth; To promote a closer union, networking opportunities, and fellowship among alumni of LEAD Athens; To carry out the Mission and Vision of the Association; To advance the interests of LEAD Athens and the Chamber while continuing the cultivation of leaders for the enhancement of Athens, Georgia; and To assist in the support of and participate in the affairs of LEAD Athens and the Chamber as may be requested or needed from time to time. Learn more at:


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