Undergraduate and alumni members of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity across Georgia will be coming together on March 29, 2015 to raise awareness of ALS by hosting simultaneous 5k runs in three Georgia cities – Athens, Atlanta, and Macon.
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Fraternity’s undergraduate chapters at University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Mercer University and its Atlanta, Middle Georgia and Savannah alumni clubs, proceeds from the “Iron Phive K” will go toward helping fight this disease. ALS is the Fraternity’s primary philanthropic cause.
“We are thrilled to partner with Phi Delta Theta again on this great event. Their continued support both here locally and as a national sponsor of The ALS Association, helps create awareness of ALS and the urgency to find a cure,” said Sarah Embro, Executive Director of The ALS Association of Georgia.
The race is part of the 2015 Black Bag Race Series and is open to the public. Registration fees are $35 with a $10 discount to those registering before March 15, 2015. Early registrants will also receive a race t-shirt. Awards will be given to overall male/female, overall masters male/female and top 3 finishers in standard age groups from 10 and under to 75 and over.
“We’re excited to host an event for such a worthy cause,” said Christopher Maddox, race organizer for the Georgia Tech chapter. “ALS has significant meaning to Phi Delts everywhere and to partner with our brothers on other campuses for a common cause is a great opportunity.” Baseball great Lou Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta as well as a victim of ALS.
On each campus, race day registration and packet pickup begins at 7AM and the run begins at 9AM. Runners interested in participating in any one of the races should register at: www.classicraceservices.com. Those interested in becoming an Iron Phi at one of the events or making a donation to the initiative or a specific runner can do so by visiting www.ironphi.org.