5th Annual Adopted By You Virtual 5K & Fun Run
Adopted by You 5K is back for a 5th year. Whether your motivation is to get in shape or support our mission of bringing children home to loving families, join us for our VIRTUAL RACE as we run, jog or walk for the Gift of Adoption. Everyone who completes their virtual 5K by uploading their results will be eligible for a drawing to win one of the multiple prizes we have this year!
Date: 4/1/21 - 5/16/21
Doug Munster and Kecia Tomlin developed the Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run in 2017 and chose to partner with Gift of Adoption based on the amazing success GOA has with providing grants to so many deserving children and families over the past 25 years. Doug and his husband Brent are no strangers to adoption. They now have two beautiful boys...6-year old Sawyer and 2-year old Shepherd who they adopted through the open adoption process. During this process, Doug and Brent saw firsthand how expensive it is to adopt and how upfront costs of adoption can often delay or prevent adoptions from happening. They realized how fortunate they were to have the means to afford adoption, but their hearts ached for the children waiting and the qualified parents yearning to bring them home. Doug and Brent wanted to find a way to give back and to help adoptive families with the last bit of financial support they need to bring their waiting child home. Doug discussed his idea with his close friend Kecia, and she immediately jumped on board. On June 10, 2017, Doug and Kecia hosted the inaugural Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run (in partnership with GOA) to support the many children in need of a forever family.
The Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run team has been able to raise over $91K since the inaugural race with the help of all the amazing sponsors, race participants and volunteers. Corporate and private sponsorships represent about $45K of the total funds raised. Funds from the Adopted By You 2017 thru 2020 race events have helped 30 children join their families in Georgia. These include both domestic and international adoptions.