ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host the Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K Race on Aug. 22 in downtown Alpharetta.
The Mayor’s Corporate Challenge is an annual fundraiser made possible by the presenting sponsor, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and supported by sponsorships from the Alpharetta corporate community. The Challenge is hosted by the City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta to raise money in support of several local and international projects. All net proceeds raised from the event will be donated to organizations focused on disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, conflict prevention, maternal and child health, and other causes.
This year is the 35th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Alpharetta and the 23rd annual Mayor’s Corporate Challenge. The event will include Food Truck Alley, live music and entertainment. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to relax at the post-race block party.
Festivities start at 5 p.m. and the race will begin at 7 p.m. at Alpharetta City Hall.
Last year’s event netted approximately $100,000, which was used to support nonprofit organizations that help homeless children, mothers and families by providing transition housing, life skills training, budgeting skills and vocational training.
Local charities that benefited from the funds raised by previous Mayor’s Challenge races include: North Fulton Community Charities, The Drake House, StandUp for Kids, Homestretch, The Lionheart School, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, City of Refuge and others.