Spelman College will host its third annual Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 11, 2015, as part of the College’s 134th Founders Day activities. The run/walk is in keeping with the College’s ongoing wellness initiative, which aims to have a direct impact on lowering the percentage of Black women who face serious health challenges. The initiative’s goal is to also empower and educate Spelman women and the public on the value and components of lifelong wellness.

The run/walk (3.1 miles) will begin with opening remarks by Spelman President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, followed by a fun, active warm-up led by Spelman alumna and celebrity lifestylist AJ Johnson. Runners and walkers, alike, will start at Spelman, run or walk through parts of the Atlanta University Center and end back at Spelman. As a wrap up to the day’s festivities, there will be post run/walk activities and closing remarks by Dr. Tatum and Johnson. Vendors will be on-site to provide information related to health and wellness.

New to this year’s 5K Run/Walk is electronic chip timing provided by Orion Racing. Registered participants will be provided chip timing to ensure accurate and fast results. As soon as runners and walkers cross the finish line, their finish time will be displayed on a flat screen TV for viewing by all attendees. Each participant will also receive an email with his/her individual timing stats. After the race is over, participants can visit Orion’s website for full race results.

Online registration for the Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk is available through April 9. Participants can also register on-site April 11.


April 11, 2015
Check-In/Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Run: 9 a.m.
Walk: 9:10 a.m.

The Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk is open to the public. Ages 12 and up are welcome to participate. Parent/guardian consent is required for participants under the age of 18.

In 2012, Spelman College launched its Wellness Revolution to help Spelman women transform their lives by empowering and educating them on the value of lifelong wellness as a means of strengthening communities of color. The 5K Run/Walk is one of numerous Spelman Wellness Revolution events and activities planned to aid in the fight against obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments, which disproportionately affect communities of color.

Spelman College
GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta 30310

The 5K Run/Walk is free to Spelman students, faculty and staff. The registration fee for Spelman alumnae and the general public is $15. Participants may register here.
Each registered participant will receive a Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk T-shirt.

For more information, contact the Spelman College Welcome & Information Center atwelcomecenter@spelman.edu, or call 404-270-6501.

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