SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

The MJCCA will present the 20th-annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run (HJDR) on May 5 at the Zaban Park campus. For the first time, the race will serve as an AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, allowing runners to use their time to register for a start wave in the 2014 Road Race.

Runners at the start of last year's  Harris Jacobs Dream Run. PHOTO / MJCCA

Runners at the start of last year’s Harris Jacobs Dream Run. PHOTO / MJCCA

Created two decades ago to provide the community a fun, active and family-friendly event, the Dream Run honors the memory of past president of the MJCCA, beloved member of the Atlanta Jewish community and staunch children’s advocate Harris Jacobs.

The first 500 runners of the HJDR 2013 Road Race will receive a microfiber high-performance t-shirt and a goodie bag. Participants are encouraged to form running teams (at least five members) within the community as part of the HJDR Team Challenge, and awards and door prizes will also be presented.

The Dream Run will incorporate chip-timing, packet pick-up prior to race day and post-race massages. Pre-registration is available via atlantajcc.org/HJDR or (678) 812-4025, and day-of registration will be available beginning at 7 a.m.

A half-mile Agility Fun Run/Walk will start at 7:30, followed by the official race start at 8. Afterwards, runners and their family and friends can enjoy food, music, raffles and more.

Volunteers are also needed for the race; please contact DeAnne Jacobson at (678) 812-4025.