Looking for a fun family activity that also raises environmental awareness? Mark your calendar for the First Annual Water Drop Dash 5K race at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Saturday, March 16th. This event will kick off National WaterSense Fix-a-Leak Week. The race is organized and sponsored by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, local water utilities, the City of Alpharetta, and other metro communities. The 5K race, which is one of the last qualifiers for the Peachtree Road Race, will follow a fast, flat course along the scenic banks of the Chattahoochee River.
The family event will begin with a Children’s Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Local water utility mascots will join the fun. The 5K race begins at 8:00 a.m. and will be followed by a water festival with prizes and kids’ activities. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female, top masters male and female, and the top male and female age groups from 6 years old and under to 70 years old and over (in five year increments). The entry fee is $25 on or before March 13, $30 on the day of the race, and $15 for the Children’s Fun Run. Each registered runner will receive a performance tech short sleeve t-shirt. All race participants, and the first 300 guests, will also enjoy free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center all day on the day of the race!
The Water Drop Dash seeks to raise awareness about the need to find and fix household water leaks. American homes can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other water leaks. Residents are encouraged to participate in the Water Drop Dash 5K and then check their home plumbing and irrigation systems for leaks during Fix-a-Leak Week.
To register for the race and find out more information, please visit www.waterdropdash.com . Runners can also register at www.active.com or in person at any Big Peach Running Company location.