Calling all baseball fans and friends that run! Join the SagerStrong Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Atlanta’s Team in Training for the first ever 3K Stadium Fun Run inside SunTrust Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, on Sunday, August 25. This fun course, designed for the baseball enthusiast, will take you on a course inside and throughout SunTrust Park –from home plate on the Braves’ infield, by your favorite eating stops on the main concourse, through the maze of ramps, to different levels of the stadium — as you finish on the warning track and enjoy the morning from the same perspective as your favorite Braves players!
The SagerStrong 3K Stadium Fun Run is a family-friendly event – designed with all ages in mind – that features a 3K run, walk, and a short Dash on the field (ages 7 & under). Gates open at 6:30am; runners begin the 3K Fun Run at 8am, walkers at 8:20am with the Dash to follow. The younger Dash participants will receive a t-shirt for running the event. In addition to a fun run through the ballpark – the first of its kind at SunTrust Park — the fun run participants will receive a t-shirt, as well as an Atlanta Braves game ticket to the Braves vs. Giants game, September 21. Discounted tickets will be made available for family and friends to join you at the game, as well. The fun run event will end with a party in left field concourse, with food options, music and prizes after the event.
All proceeds raised will benefit the SagerStrong Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Georgia Chapter. Participation costs are as follows: 3K Stadium Fun Run (suggested ages 8 and older): $39 (upper level ticket) or $49 (lower level ticket) participant (includes 3K, t-shirt and ticket); Dash cost or Fun Run – course only — (ages 7 and under): $10 a participant (includes run and t-shirt, ticket can be purchased separately.) Register now by visiting sagerstrongfoundation.org!
The SAGERSTRONG Foundation was founded in 2016 by former Turner sports reporter and personality Craig Sager (a former East Cobb resident) and his wife, Stacy, to fund and support blood cancer research and trials, so that one day, leukemia patients and their families will not have to go through the battle they endured. The Foundation has raised over $1.1 million dollars to help fund blood cancer research, including two clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
This article originally appeared in the August issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on page 54. Click here to view the digital edition.