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7th Annual Hammer Down 5K Presented by JE Dunn Will Benefit Local Charities

September 12, 2017

The 7th annual Hammer Down 5K presented by JE Dunn is coming up on Saturday, October 14th beginning at the offices of JE Dunn Construction, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE in Atlanta. The 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. A 1K Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit kidz2leaders’ Camp Hope, and Feeding the Homeless Project.  This year these charities will be joined by Orange Duffle Bag Initiative. In the history of the race over $225,000 has been donated to worthy charities. Last year’s race raised $30,000 for each non-profit, kidz2leaders and Feeding the Homeless Project.

The race course is USATF Certified and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.  In addition to awards in age categories, the race will also challenge runners to achieve the fastest time up the Quarter Mile King/Queen of the Hill, beginning on Bert Adams Drive and reaching the top of Mt Wilkerson Pkwy.

Registration fee for the 5K is $25, late registration is $30. The 1K Fun Run registration fee is $10.  Participants may register in advance at or on race day. Race packets will be available for pick up on Thursday, 12, 2017, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at West Stride located at 3517 Northside Parkway #11 Atlanta, GA 30327, or on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The race is a family friendly event with activities for children.

 About kidz2leaders
Founded in 1999, kidz2leaders®, inc. exists to help change the lives of prisoners’ children and to break the vicious cycle of incarceration. kidz2leaders, inc. helps them rise above their circumstances, teaches them to become leaders and provides a life of hope through Christian programming and a fun environment. At the organization’s 15th anniversary, kidz2leaders had served over 500 children in the metro-Atlanta area. For additional information on both kidz2leaders and Camp Hope visit:

About Feeding The Homeless Project
Feeding the Homeless Project, Inc. (FTHP) has evolved from a grass roots organization of passionate volunteers to a functioning non-profit that is financially sustaining itself.  Our stated mission is to bring attention to the plight of the homeless in Atlanta and to provide an organization that allows volunteers to become directly involved in an effort to provide hot meals to the less fortunate.  We are proud to state that we are succeeding in these initial objectives of our mission statement. For additional information visit

About Orange Duffel Bag Initiative
The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (ODBI) 501(c)(3) public charity provides high school and college students who are homeless, in foster care or experiencing high poverty, evidence-informed coaching programs to improve students’ education success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community. Programs include the 12-Week After School Program, which offers executive level certified coaching to high school students, and Coaching for College Completion, which helps young adults with limited resources create an education plan and connects them to solutions for post-secondary success.

About JE Dunn
JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is one of the largest general building contractors in the United States, providing construction management services through 20 offices nationwide, and self-perform services at select locations. JE Dunn’s Atlanta office, established in 1985 and recognized for leadership in both green and lean construction practices and for community philanthropy, services an array of market sectors, including healthcare, higher education, K-12, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, mission critical, and aviation. Atlanta is also headquarters for JE Dunn’s East Region. The Atlanta office’s portfolio includes repeat work for clients including Atlanta Public Schools, Gwinnett Medical Center, Georgia Institute of Technology and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The JE Dunn organization is employee and family owned, and today is represented by three generations of the Dunn family in its day-to-day operations.


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