City of Refuge to Host Fifth Annual Refuge Run on Saturday, March 24

Lericia Harris
March 23, 2018 - 3:12 pm

For more than 15 years, City of Refuge has called the heart of Atlanta its home with its campus sitting on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW. This Saturday – March 24 – the Atlanta based non-profit invites the community to experience a race like no other that takes runners directly through the streets where the organization resides.

“In hosting this race, we hope to humanize the poverty that affects so many of our surrounding neighbors and break down the barriers that have been created over time,” said founder and CEO of City of Refuge Bruce Deel.

City of Refuge will host its fifth annual Refuge Run on Saturday March 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. The Refuge Run includes both a 5K and 10K that will kick off at the City of Refuge campus on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW. The race is also a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. 

Dominick Preyer, Director of the Workforce Innovation Hub and Director of Sports Development at City of Refuge, sat down with our Lericia Harris to talk the details about the race, volunteer opportunities, and how runners can still participate even if they aren’t in Atlanta on race day.