Students Organize Dream Mile, Fundraise for Local Children

Whether it’s casually running the Pi Mile or a run to class up Freshman Hill, the Tech community is an active one, and is often driven by service. On Sept. 22, participants in the 14th annual Dream Mile race will benefit local child services nonprofits.

The Dream Mile, started by Tech students, is one of a series of Dream Mile races that take place across the country. The Atlanta race benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Vibha, a nonprofit that aims to educate and empower underprivileged children through projects in education, vocational training, rescue and rehabilitation in the U.S. and India.

Last year, the race saw about 1,400 runners raise more than $75,000. Music and carnival-style games will be available after the race, and all race participants receive a t-shirt, official chip timing and refreshments. 

This year, participants can choose from a 5K walk, 5K run or 10K run. In the past the race has been held on campus, but relocated this year to a new, expanded route in Johns Creek. Registration ranges from $25-$35 depending on the race and date registered.

The 2012 Dream Mile begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. To register, visit www.thedreammile.org/atlanta and register through Active.com.