2016 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy

Money Raised: $162,093.00

Top 5 Participants

  1 -  DIAMOND FUNDRAISER Trail Blazer Allison Bacon ($3,443.00)
  2 -  GOLD FUNDRAISER Trail Blazer Jill Fox ($2,395.00)
  3 -  GOLD FUNDRAISER Trail Blazer Beth Suber ($1,785.00)
  4 -  GOLD FUNDRAISER Trail Blazer Amber Spinks ($1,780.00)
  5 -  GOLD FUNDRAISER Jill Danneman ($1,525.00)

Top 5 Teams

  1 -  Sprinting for Seizures - For Ansley and Scottie ($20,450.00)
  2 -  Team KatieCakes ($12,380.00)
  3 -  Team Silas ($7,170.00)
  4 -  Team Griffin ($7,040.00)
  5 -  Team Jill ($6,271.00)

5k TIMED Participants
For those of you who selected to be timed, you can review your results here! Please keep in mind, only participants who selected the 5k -TIMED option at registration will be on this list. If you selected 5k- UNTIMED, you did not receive a timing chip and will not be on theresults page. Thank you to all who came out today! 


Bring the entire family out for a day of exercise, fun and philanthropy at the 33rd Annual Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy!

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DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016
TIME: Registration - 7:00am
5k & 1mile - 8:00AM
PLACE: Perimeter Mall
Atlanta, Georgia




About the Magnolia Run

The Magnolia Run is EFGA's longest running fundraiser, supporting those living with epilepsy here in the state of Georgia for 33 years! We cannot express our gratitude enough to the entire epilepsy community! Thank you for the friends and family of loved ones living with epilepsy who continuously support this event! The 2015 Magnolia Run was a great success, all thanks to your support. We were able to raise just over $149,000, had an amazing 82 teams and over 1600 participants!

The Magnolia Run is held on a fairly flat course around Perimeter Mall and the surrounding streets. The course is accommodating to runners and walkers of all ages, speeds and athletic abilities. Dogs and strollers are welcome, but are asked to keep to the right if moving at a slower speed. Please note, the 5k and 1 Mile will begin simultaneously at 8:00AM. When registering for the 2016 Magnolia Run, participants will need to select either 5k or 1mile.

PACKET PICK UP - Beat the Heat with Big Peach!

This year we have teamed up with Big Peach Running Company to offer easy in store registration AND the opportunity to pick up your number in advance! EFGA and Big Peach Running Company are offering TWO days of packet pickup! Don't miss the opportunity to pick up your numbers prior to race day AND take advantage of 15% off your overall in store purchase at Big Peach during packet pickup hours. Who doesn't love saving time and money?! 

Thursday, August 18 - 4pm to 8pm
BPR Marietta/East Cobb
1062 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30062 

Friday, August 19 - 4pm to 8pm
BPR Brookhaven
705 Town Boulevard, Suite 340
Atlanta, GA 30319 

Can't make it to either pick up location? No problem! You can pick up your number the morning of the Magnolia Run, starting at 7am. (Registration will also be available at both pick up locations, please note that fees will be the same as Day of Registration Rates - $35 Timed 5k, $30 Untimed 5k, $30 1mile.)

NEW for 2016 -- Important Information -- PLEASE READ

There is a new option for registration this year! We will begin the 5k and the 1 mile at the same time (like last year), but in order to ensure timing is correct for those doing the 5k there are a couple new options. If you would like to participate in the 5k and be timed, then select the option that reads 5k - TIMED with a registration fee of $30. If you do not wish to be timed, but would like to participate in the 5k, select 5k - No Timing ($25) and then there is the option of the 1 Mile, at $25. 

If you do not choose the TIMED option, you will not receive a timing chip and no times will be recorded for your 5k. Should you decide at a later date that you would like to a timing chip for the 5k, you will need to contact Kathleen at magnoliarun@epilepsyga.org

Awards will begin around 9:00am and will only be given to the following finishers: Male/Female Overall, Male/Female Masters Overall, and the 1st place finisher for Male/Female in their respective age groups. Awards will also be given to the top 5 fundraising teams. 

Course Maps

Due to the new Chick-fil-A location within the grounds of Perimeter Mall the course for the 5k and the 1 mile have been modified. We have provided the course maps for you in preparation for the event. If you have any questions, contact us! View the course maps on our Event Details page.

Back By Popular Demand!

EFGA would like to honor and recognize participants who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. EFGA will provide a special PURPLE T-SHIRT for those participants with epilepsy to be worn at the Magnolia Run. When registering please select the size for the Purple T-Shirt. We will mail the t-shirts out prior to the event, deadline to have your shirt before the event is August 1st. Please note this is only for the special purple t-shirt intended to honor those with epilepsy, no race shirts will be given out in advance. THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE THE PURPLE T-SHIRT IN ADVANCE IS AUGUST 1ST. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE SIZE/AVAILABILITY FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST AFTER AUGUST 1ST. THOSE WHO REQUESTED AFTER AUGUST 1ST CAN PICK UP PURPLE SHIRTS AT DAY OF REGISTRATION, SEE ALY.


You will never walk alone in the Magnolia Run! However, it’s more fun to do it as a team. Forming a team can strengthen family relationships, bring neighbors together and create a sense of camaraderie with your community. Creating a team also allows you to honor or memorialize someone you know or loved in a unique way. EFGA offers special recognition to teams the day of the race and prizes for the top 5 fundraising teams! Teams also encourage creativity, as many choose to create unique "team" shirts on their own to send a special message and enhance their team identity. The day of the Magnolia Run is a rainbow of colors and filled with team spirit. It is truly a unique and empowering experience!

Best of all, teams help to raise dramatically more funds to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia in its’ mission to create a greater quality of life for the more than 150,000 Georgians living with a seizure disorder. Put together your team today and get ready for an experience of a lifetime!

NEW FOR TEAMS -- This year, all teams will have the opportunity to create their own signage the morning of the Magnolia Run. We will be providing posters and markers for anyone who would like to make their very own team signs! These materials will be available in the TEAM AREA. EFGA will provide special signs for the Top 5 Fundraising teams!

Did you know?

  • 1 in 26 people will DEVELOP EPILEPSY at some point in their lifetime.
  • Without warning, seizures can happen to ANY ONE at ANY AGE. 
  • When a person has TWO OR MORE unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy.
  • In the US, epilepsy is AS COMMON AS breast cancer.
  • 1 in 10 people will HAVE A SEIZURE in their lifetime.
  • There are 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy, 65 million people worldwide living with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is EQUAL in prevalence to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease COMBINED.

2016 Magnolia Run Sponsors

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