Atlanta Pride Run races to help kids with HIV


Atlanta Pride Run
Saturday, June 25
7:30 a.m. check in; 8 a.m. race starts
Piedmont Park near Aquatic Center

Front Runners is a gay running club that organizes multiple weekly runs in Midtown, plus the annual Atlanta Pride 5k Run. Organizers hope this year’s run will raise between $10,000 and $13,000 for HERO for Children.

HERO provides recreational and mentoring opportunities for HIV-positive children in the metro Atlanta area.

“The money that we do receive from the Pride Run does allow us to provide more programs for the children and stretch out the programs so that we can include more kids in those programs,” said Donna Drakes, HERO program and development Associate.

Einstein’s restaurant will host an all-you-can-eat pasta “carb loading” dinner the night before the race with all proceeds going to HERO for Children.


Top photo: The Atlanta Pride Run turns 21 this year. (Courtesy