We'd like to thank all the runners who have participated in the past, and we encourage those who have not to join us in 2013. This website will give you an overview of the event and explains how you can register for the race.
2013 GEICO Road Race Information
- Date/Time: Saturday March 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM
- Where: GEICO (old building) 4295 Ocmulgee East Blvd, Macon, GA 31295. Take Exit #6 on I-16; follow signs to the building on the left side of the road. START/FINISH IN THE OLD GEICO PARKING LOT.
- Why: To benefit the Middle Georgia Special Olympics
- Facilities: Ample parking in the old GEICO parking lot. Restrooms are available inside the building. Water will be available at the two mile splits, with splits called at each mile.
- Awards: COTTON T-SHIRTS will be available to all participants. Awards are given to the top three finishers in each age group, with special awards to the overall male, female, masters and grandmaster finishers.
- Course: 5K flat and fast
- Age Groups: Men and Women, five year age groups 10 & under 70 & over.
- Adult Entry Fee: $20 (Macon Tracks members receive $1 off the normal pre-registering price).
- 19 & under: $15 for ages 19 & Under (including late & Race Day registration). $5 off the entry fee if you elect to NOT receive a shirt.
- Registration: Pick up race packets in the old GEICO cafeteria on race day 7:00-9:00 AM.
About Special Olympics Georgia
All proceeds from the GEICO Road Race benefit Special Olympics Georgia. SOGA's goal is to help bring persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. When we achieve this goal through our sports program, we demonstrate that Special Olympics has a unique value: to show the world that every person counts and that every person can be something good when we work together.
Special Olympics Georgia invests in people with intellectual disabilities, helping them to develop athletic skills, while also promoting the abilities of the athletes off the field.
When our athletes succeed, attitudes change, communities develop, health and self-esteem are built, and the eyes of the world are focused on all that is good and hopeful and positive.
Athletes gain skills for employment, learn independent living skills, form relationships and help others understand their extraordinary capabilities despite health issues they experience daily.
23 different sports are offered for athletes to experience - ranging from badminton, swimming, soccer and gymnastics. Athletes ranging from age six through senior participate in Special Olympics, gaining life skills and confidence in their athletic ability.
SOGA is truly a grass roots effort. Only through a volunteer base of more than 15,000 are we able to fulfill our mission in serving our athletes and continue to grow. The volunteers are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and services to the athletes and serve as area directors, certified coaches, event staff, unified sports partners and fundraisers. The continuing success of the organization depends on the ongoing support of the community.
Macon Tracks members receive $1 off when pre-registering by mail.