June 4th, 2016 at Candler Park in Atlanta, Georgia on a beautiful Saturday morning was the Candler Park Music Festival 5K benefiting Atlanta ContactPoint. Runners came in bright & early at 7am right next to the park to stretch & get ready for the race starting at 8:30am. Runners got to run along a fun course along the surrounding neighborhoods around the park. After the race, participants enjoyed a cold and delicious post race beer from Terrapin Brewing!
The winner of the race overall was 26 year old J.P. Hackney from Athens, Georgia coming in with a time of 18 minutes and 4 seconds. First female overall winner was Lauren Catalano at 23 minutes, 44 seconds. Male Masters winner from Decatur, Georgia was Jon Eggleton, 41 years old at a time of 18:12. Female Masters winner goes to Amy Carito, age 42 coming all the way from College Corner, Ohio with a time of 25 minutes and 50 seconds!
After the race, finishers enjoyed a cool tasty brew from Terrapin, chips, bananas and other tasty snacks to refuel for the day ahead. Awards were given for the top winners, and raffle prizes were given out to a few lucky winners! Prizes included gift cards to AppleBee's & Starbucks!
This event is in partnership with the Candler Park Music Fest and a fundraising event for Atlanta ContactPoint (ACP) is a Georgia 501©(3) nonprofit organization established in 2012 to engage children and adults through the power of play.
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