We are so excited about our 2021 events! We can’t wait to “Do the 2” together in 2021! Details are added to each event closer to time, so check back often for updates!
If you have a fundraiser of your own that you would like to share with your 2-Day Walkers & Crew, please e-mail us at email@example.com to have your event sent out in the weekly e-mail newsletter.
Adventure #3 is here! Join us April 12-21 as we stay active, motivated, and inspired for the 2021 Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer! We’re once again using the MoveSpring app this year to train & stay connected as we get ready to “Do the 2.” In this app, you can connect your wearable device or smartphone to automatically track your activity, post training updates, and chat with friends!
All registered 2021 2-Day participants (walkers and crew) are invited to participate via our MoveSpring platform. Click here for instructions on how to sign in to MoveSpring.
Stick To It Challenge: Healthy Food Choices
We all know our bodies need fuel to be active, and making healthy food choices helps our bodies- especially those in recovery from or fighting breast cancer- be stronger and better able to do their jobs! We’re encouraging you to make one healthy food choice for each day throughout this 10-day Adventure! Share your healthy snacks, meal pics, or favorite healthy recipes in the chat!
Fitness Goal: Walk a 5K!
Did you know that It’s The Journey is hosting a 5K breast cancer run in Macon this May 9? Seriously- we are! Click here to learn more about the Georgia 5K Run for Breast Cancer, or to sign up to be an in-person or virtual participant! This Adventure, we’re challenging you to work your way up to walking a 5K- that’s around 3.1 miles. Take your time, listen to your body, make sure you have well-fitting shoes and moisture-wicking socks, and you can totally do this! Finding a great music playlist or interesting podcast are all easy ways to help keep you feeling engaged and motivated as you add mileage to your training walks!
Contest: Everyone who completes a 5K during the challenge period will be entered to win a free registration for the Georgia 5K Run For Breast Cancer! Winner gets a 5K t-shirt and can elect to participate in-person at the 5K in Macon or join the virtual event and complete their 5K at home. Good luck!
Inspiration Location: South Peachtree Creek Path Trail
Tired of all your usual training spots? Then check out this Adventure’s Inspiration Location! South Peachtree Creek Path Trail is a 2.2 mile boardwalk trail connecting Mason Mill Park and Medlock Park. The boardwalk takes you through peaceful suburban woodlands, and is perfect for all fitness levels. Want an additional challenge? Check out the new spurs going north to Spring Valley or peeling off to Emory University! Adding one or both of the spurs (about a mile long each) is an easy way to add some additional mileage to your walk (just walk out and back)!
Parking for the South Peachtree Creek Trail is available at Medlock Park on Scott Circle and Mason Mill Park on McConnell Drive. For more information, visit https://www.traillink.com/trail/south-peachtree-creek-trail/.
The Georgia 5K is back! The 2021 Georgia 5K Run for Breast Cancer takes place on Sunday, May 9 at The Shoppes at River Crossing, Macon!
The race begins at 8:00 am, and is a run/walk event. Registration is $50 and includes race packet, parking, and t-shirt. The event will be a certified Peachtree qualifier. All proceeds support breast health and breast cancer programs in Georgia. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email Ray Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 404.531.4111.
6.The Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is an annual fundraising endurance walk that takes place on October 2-3, 2021, and takes participants through 30 miles of Atlanta over the course of 2 days. Last year, nearly 1,000 walkers committed to fundraising and training for this event.
The Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer’s founder, Randi Passoff, began the 2-Day Walk in 2002 when the Avon 3-Day Walk faced financial difficulty and pulled out of Atlanta. Randi’s goal was to create a fundraising event where money raised stayed right in the communities of the participants. We call the 2-Day “the kinder and gentler breast cancer walk” because we strive to include passionate individuals at different levels of physical and fundraising ability- walkers can walk all 30 miles, or just choose to walk 10 miles on one day.
With the money from the walk, It’s The Journey, Inc. is able to fund grants that serve over 100 counties in Georgia. These programs provide mammograms, clinical breast exams, genetic counseling and testing, biopsies, support services, education, and much more. Many of our grants have a specific focus on under-served individuals in our community- uninsured and under-insured women for whom these types of breast health measures are often not available.
Since 2002, the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has funded 431 grants totaling $16.5 million to support breast health programs throughout Georgia.
Walker Registration Information:
30 miles over two days, stays in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
$160 registration fee, $1000 fundraising commitment
20 miles on Saturday
$100 registration fee, $750 fundraising commitment
10 miles on Sunday
$100 registration, $500 fundraising commitment
Student Walker Rates:
Student 2-Day Walker: $160 registration, $500 fundraising
Student Sunday Walker: $50 registration, $250 fundraising