Forever Family Presents 5K4Kids: Surrounding children with the love of family
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Diverse group of 8 adults, 2 toddlers, and a white dog posing outside in front of the Forever Family 5k run banner.

Run or walk for kids with incarcerated parents

Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our 5K4Kids fundraiser

The whole family will love the 5K4Kids!

Let’s come together as a community to support families affected by parental incarceration.

Everyone is welcome at our family-friendly event! Bring your running shoes, your walking shoes, or your furry friends. We have something for everyone.

5K Run around Grant Park

Invite family and friends to have fun while supporting a great cause. Virtual options are also available. All kids that participate in person will receive a medal.

1K Run

This is a family-friendly event for runners or walkers. All ages and skill levels are welcome. All kids that participate in person will receive a medal.

Toddler Dash 5 years and under

Register your child online or at the event. All kids that participate in person will receive a medal.

DJ, Entertainment, and Food

Join us for entertainment during and after the race and breakfast following the 5K race.

Bounce House

Fun for children of all ages and every family member.

Face Painting

Kids can unleash their individuality and creativity.

Celebrate 10 years of our 5K4Kids event.

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Join us for our 10th annual 5K4Kids event to celebrate and support our life-changing work! Your participation will help us secure funds to support our ability to keep kids connected to their parents.

Help us reach our goal of $50,000!

5K Race

In-Person or Virtual

  • $35.00 Donation
  • 1 Adult Participant
  • $25.00 Donation
  • 1 Child Participant

All kids receive a medal

1K Run

In-Person or Virtual

  • $35.00 Donation
  • 1 Adult Participant
  • $25.00 Donation
  • 1 Child Participant

All kids receive a medal

Toddler Dash


  • $25.00 Donation
  • 1 Child Participant

Must be under 5 years of age

All kids receive a medal

Sponsor a Family

In-Person or Virtual

  • $250.00 Donation
  • 2 Race Registrations

Keep a family connected for a year

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Help Foreverfamily maintain the connection between children and their incarcerated parents.

Foreverfamily focuses on providing services that positively impact the entire family. We create a community of support and love for those directly affected by parental incarceration.
Proceeds from the event allow us to connect children to their parents through the Family Visitation Program, providing monthly transportation from Atlanta to prisons across Georgia.


Awards will be given to our top finishers and all kids dash participants receive a medal.

Your sponsorship makes a difference: help us give children and families a brighter future.

Show your community and employees your commitment to helping children with incarcerated parents.

As the first and only organization in Georgia that provides intergenerational programming: Foreverfamily serves 150 children, parents, and caregivers annually.

Your sponsorship will help us continue our important work and make a difference in the lives of these children.

Download the sponsorship application packet and email the completed form to

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors for your support!

Gold Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

The Wettlin Family

Nini & Ladd Hamrick

Church Partner Level Sponsors

In-Kind Level Sponsors

5K4Kids will occur rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of extreme weather circumstances, please visit our website on the day of the race for weather-related event updates.

Yes, a receipt will be emailed to you after you register that will serve as a confirmation of your registration. The week of the race a reminder email will be sent with additional logistical details (where to park, address, and what to expect).

All races will start and end near the Pavilion. The 1K run is one loop inside the park. The 5K run is three loops of the same route.

We will be set up at the Grant Park Pavilion: down the hill from the Zoo Atlanta parking structure (Grant Park Gateway Parking Facility).  Participants can either sign up or sign in by filling out a form with their name, the race they are running, and signing a liability waiver. They will then be given a race number and t-shirt and be able to mingle before stretching begins at 8:30 AM. 

Parents can pre-register their children or register onsite for the Toddler Dash. Toddler Dash participants must be under the age of 5. All kids will receive a medal for participating. 

The closest spot to park is in the Grant Park Gateway Parking Facility (759 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312). As a backup, you can also park in the Zoo Atlanta parking lot on Cherokee Ave (800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315). These are both paid lots ($3/hour). You can also find free street parking on Cherokee Ave and its cross streets.

Virtual participants can run any time from September 23rd-September 30th. We ask virtual participants to submit a race photo to Photos submitted will be shared on our social media pages. T-shirts for virtual race participants will be sent out via mail, starting the week following the race.

Yes, you are allowed to run with your child in a stroller. Take precautions by using a suitable stroller, securing your child with a seatbelt, maintaining proper running form, and staying aware of your surroundings.

Yes, pets are welcome. Because this is a family-friendly event please ensure that your dog is friendly with children and is on a leash at all times. Please also be mindful of other runners.

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Grant Park

90 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Foreverfamily is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN number 58-1744556

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