Fri March 26 - Sun March 28, 2021


$30 Registration ends March 27, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

IRONMAN Family Sponsorship - $1,000+

$1,000 Registration ends March 16, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT

Marathoner Family Sponsorship - $500+

$500 Registration ends March 16, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT

Going the Distance Family Sponsorship - $250

$250 Registration ends March 16, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT

Sprinter Family Sponsorship - $150

$150 Registration ends March 16, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT

Corporate Sponsorship

$500.00 - $10,000.00
Events: PRESENTING Corporate Sponsor - $10,000+ Corporate DIAMOND Sponsor - $7,500 Corporate PLATINUM Sponsor - $5,000 Corporate GOLD Sponsor - $2,000 Corporate SILVER Sponsor - $1,000 Corporate BRONZE Sponsor - $500.00
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We hope each of our friends have stayed safe over the last year during the pandemic.  Not knowing how the status of COVID-19 in the coming months or what conditions will be come our usual race weekend in March, we feel it best to do the ultimate social distance race by encouraging you to run with us wherever you are - on your time, on a course you choose.
We want to bring the running community back together, virtually for now. We miss seeing all of your smiling faces in real life and until that can safely happen again, we want to see your photos and watch your miles accumulate. We are bringing to you a virtual 5K, to get out and stay fit while social distancing.


About Pound the Pavement for Peter:
Pound the Pavement for Peter is a Family 5K Fun Run that was started in 2009 in honor of Peter Hopkins, who, suffering from a Peroxisomal Disorder (PBD), lived his life with many disabilities, and eventually lost his life at age 3. This event is held to raise awareness and funds to help families and children with disabilities and debilitating diseases.

In October of 2010, Peter lost his four-year battle with a peroxisomal disorder. During his short time on earth, he touched the lives of every person he came in contact with and will be remembered by all for his beautiful smile and his joyful presence. Children and families struggling with the reality of disabilities and medical fragilities hold a special place in all of our hearts. We are honored to see his life continue to make a difference for families with children with this disease as well as other disabilities through this race.

2021 Beneficiaries:
Based upon the success of this race in past years, we are overjoyed to announce that we will continue to sharing the proceeds this year to fund 3 critical aspects to realizing the potential and hope for these families – Research, Medical Care and Inclusion in Education. We cannot think of a better way to honor Peter’s memory and other children like Peter than these charities who will enhance the lives of children and families living with severe disabilities.

The specific charities we will support this year are the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, The Adaptive Learning Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Medically Complex Care Program.

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (
The Adaptive Learning Center (
Medically Complex Care Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (



This year's Pound the Pavement for Peter 5K is going virtual. Let's come together as a community while staying apart!

Here is how it works...

Step 1. Register to run/walk the virtual 5K and invite your friends to join!

Step 2. Your race SWAG will be available on at a date and location to be determined!  We will communicate this via email to all registered participants.  You can also elect to have your SWAG shipped to your door via USPS for $5 add-on selected during registration. If chosen, you will receive email with tracking # as soon as your items are shipped!

Step 3. Run/walk the distance on your own, using our RaceJoy app or one of your other favorites to track your time and distance! Then, submit your time to be added to the Pound the Pavement for Peter 5K results leader board. Post a picture of your run to Facebook or Instagram using #embracerace

Step 4: You did it! Enjoy a cup of coffee or ice cream!

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

To download your custom race bib (you must be logged in) go to your account:
Scroll down to Upcoming Events, then click link for VIEW DIGITAL BIB

You can then easily share your bib on social media or print to post on a wall as a self motivator as you complete the challenge (your real bib will be in your SWAG packet).

If you prefer to send a check

Please make your check payable to the Peter Hopkins Foundation:

Peter Hopkins Foundation

955 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30319

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