The 2019 5K was a huge success. We saw a great turnout from BDF students and families and members of the Athens community. All of our runners had a wonderful time. Thank you to Kelly Hansford and Roy Holmes and our program participants for the beautiful handmade butterfly awards in memory of George and Will Chamberlin. Each one was a unique creation of love.

As always, the runners in the Lap of Love were the most energetic group of the day. It is so much fun to watch youth from both our program and the community come together for a dash around the parking lot. We were so appreciative of the runners, families, and friends who stayed after the race to cheer on our competitors. As always, the bubbles at the finish line were a huge hit with everyone!

A special thanks goes to the UGA Equestrian Team and our other volunteers, who did an amazing job of keeping the event running smoothly. From registering people to helping direct runners down the correct path, your efforts were noticed and deeply appreciated.

We would also like to thank Briarwood Baptist Church for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities, Sandy Parsons for her dedicated assistance, and our incredible sponsors. We appreciate all of our sponsors below. Your generosity was vital to our success, and we hope you will continue to support us in the future.

Briarwood Baptist Church
Athens Seed Company
East Athens Physical Therapy
Bulldog 93.3
DreamCatcher Pediatrics
Woodmen Life
Classic City Pilot
Athens Academy
Blane Marable Photography
Christopher Nichols PC
First Reliance
Greg Ware Family Dentist
Mar-Jac Poultry
Oconee Well Drillers
Pediatric Partners
Superior Car Care
The Leader’s Real Estate Group
Webber Coleman Woodworks
Hudspeth Accounting
South Athens Animal Clinic
Laura Brown
QCC Properties
Law Office of Donald Hansford
Mary’s Tack Feed & Pet
Covered Bridge Equine
MRI Imaging
Artisan Specialties Group
Kohl’s Cares
Oconee Vision Group
Greg & Lynn Yarbrough
Lost in Thought
Antioch Baptist Church
Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology
Dave & Benita Nelson
John Frantz DMD
Mobley Family Dentistry
Ward’s Pharmacy
Olga’s Rentals
Oconee State Bank
Rowland Chemical Company
Grey River Lawn Care
SafeHouse Ministries
Aesthetic Dental Associates
The Picky Peach
Trader Joes
Two Brothers Cleaning Company, LLC
Oconee Physical Therapy