Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with the CDC Guidelines, to ensure safety for our community, Pound the Pavement for Peter has decided to go virtual for our 11th Annual Race scheduled for March 28, 2020!!

Our Race Committee understands and shares in the disappointment that comes with not being able to all gather together on this day. As a result, we are planning a VIRTUAL RACE WEEKEND, March 28-29, 2020!

We still want you to Pound YOUR Pavement for Peter 2020!!!

At this time, we are offering current Pound the Pavement for Peter 2 options for ALREADY REGISTERED ATTENDEES:

    • Join our Virtual Race Weekend and support Pound the Pavement for Peter with Virtual Run. You can run 3.1 Miles/5K on your own IN your 2020 race shirt (or a previous PPP shirt).
      • Run on Saturday, March 28th or Sunday, March 29th
      • Invitation to participate will be texted and emailed to everyone on March 28th at 8am. Post results using this message by Sunday, March 29th at midnight. Questions: email poundthepavement4peter@gmail.com
    • PRIZES -- To be eligible for prizes and medals, individual need to post picture to Facebook and/or Instagram showing back of t-shirt using #PoundthePavementforPeter. Facebook @poundthepavement4peter, Instagram @ poundthepave4peter
    • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 31st via email and Pound the Pavement for Peter’s social media channels.
  • OPTION 2: Refund Individual Registration or Refund Sponsorship


    • To request a refund, please email poundthepavement4peter@gmail.com with your request. We will do our best to respond within 1 business day.
    • Refunds MUST be requested in writing to poundthepavement4peter@gmail.com by midnight on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Not registered and want to participate in Pound Your Pavement for Peter's Virtual Race Weekend?

Sign up and join us March 28th - 29th, 2020!

Registration still open

Registration will remain open through noon on March 26th!

$30 5K Individual! - Use code VIRTUAL to get $5 off your registration.

**All registration fees will be donated to our beneficiaries**

More Details about Virtual Race Weekend!

For many of us this event is more than a race, it’s a family celebration of inclusion and a special way to come together to honor Peter and support children with disabilities and medical fragilities. We are holding a Virtual Race Weekend to continue just that… While we can’t be with 500+ of our community friends, we encourage you to join us virtually to run for the race and share your experience on social media. (#poundthepavementforpeter)

We are very excited about this opportunity, but we need YOUR HELP to make it the great community event that we know it can be, even in these difficult and uncertain times. So, take the opportunity, after many days of virtual learning/working, to GET OUTSIDE, GET YOUR BODY MOVING, and SHARE SOME VIRTUAL FIST BUMPS!

Let’s be honest, by March 28th – we are going to NEED THIS OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND INSPIRATION!!

What is a virtual race?

  • You can choose to complete the race whenever you like – at your convenience on Saturday, March 28thor Sunday, March 29th.
  • You can complete the race wherever you like - indoors, on a treadmill, run around your neighborhood or walk around the block.

· BONUS – If you live outside of Georgia, this is your chance to participate in Pound the Pavement for Peter!

Why offer a virtual race option?

  • To provide the opportunity for you to complete your 5K/3.1 miles as if you were at the actual race! In fact, we would love for you to share photos with us over the VIRTUAL RACE WEEKEND by tagging us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram. #poundthepavementforpeter
  • To offer a sense of accomplishment, similar to the experience of participating in a real event!
  • Registration will remain open through noon on March 26th!

What about my race t-shirt?

  • T-Shirts will be available for Pick Up - Time and Date TBD (and will be shared ASAP)

Registration still open

Registration will remain open through noon on March 26th!

$30 5K Individual! - Use code VIRTUAL to get $5 off your registration.

What about those awesome prizes PPP gives?

You are still eligible to win these great prizes by running the Virtual Race, submitting your time, and posting a picture of your fun in your race t-shirt!! (Further detailed instructions below. . .)

Additional information, updates and news

Follow us on social media and visit www.poundthepavementforpeter.org.

Even though we are Virtual, we are still together making a HUGE difference for children with disabilities and medical fragilities by participating in this race.

Please remember, all proceeds from this event will still benefit our 3 beneficiaries – the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, The Adaptive Learning Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Medically Complex Care Program.

We thank you very much for your support, understanding, and flexibility !!

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

For any additional information, please email us at: poundthepavement4peter@gmail.com

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.

Last year, more than 500 people participated in this lively 5K family fun run around Capital City Club - Brookhaven. We were all overjoyed funds that the event raised and by the support that the community has shown for this worthy cause. This year’s event is sure to attract a similar crowd and is guaranteed to be an inspiring fun filled morning.

Pound the Pavement for Peter 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 .

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD) was started by parents of children with Peroxisomal Disorders (PBDs) with the mission to assist families in enhancing the lives of children and to support research for the disease that took Peter’s life. With this money, we are finding a Fellowship Position within National Center for Advanced Translating Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus on this rare disease that took Peter’s life along with so many other children. This fellowship is working to screen drugs and treatment therapies for enhancing the lives and eventually curing Peroxisomal Disorders for these children. Learn more at www.gfpd.org.

The Adaptive Learning Center is the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers – they give children with disabilities the opportunity to be educated alongside their peers. The ALC utilizes a holistic approach to assisting infants and children with developmental disabilities and their families. Last year, they were able to impact the lives of over 500 individuals through partnership with several preschools in the Atlanta area. Learn more at www.alckids.org.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is an amazing organization that is critical to children in Atlanta and the Southeast. The Medically Complex Care Program will be housed at the new Center for Advanced Pediatrics at CHOA, and will be vital to the lives of children with disabilities and diseases. The money raised will go to fund their most pressing needs in helping support these children and families

These are exceptional charities whose missions are to help children like Peter to realize their potential in life, as well as enhance and ease the journey for the child and the family.

Why Give?

Many other children around the world, like Peter, have been severely affected by this disease as well as numerous other disabilities. Research and support for children and families with these disabilities and fragilities is highly underfunded, and they all deserve an opportunity to realize their potential in this world.

2020 Race Planning Committee:

Melissa Barry, Sumner Bradshaw, Kate Burke, Kathryn Calhoun, Monica Coughlin, Angela Cunningham, Liza Davidson, Sarah Dozier, Laura Fletcher, Carla Geiger, Kelley Gilbert, Emi Gragnani, Liz Gray, Anne Park Hopkins, Jennifer Kellett, Margaret Lesley, Seale Lindsay, Molly Lynch, Heather Miller, Stacey Noell, Stacey Ollinger, Toney Peer, Lauren Petcho, Meghan Peters, Britt Prevost, Lynne Rankin, Shannon Reynolds, Charles Schoen, Morgan Smith, Lisa Stivers, Maureen Thomas, Mary Susan Wheeler, Martin Yoder

Race Founders (Peter’s Pals):

Courtney Amos, Allison Barker, Laura Crim, Liza Davidson, Emi Gragnani, Margaret Lesley, Elizabeth Lesley, Molly Lynch, Elizabeth Newton, Britt Prevost, Anne Park Hopkins

Contact Us!

Please email poundthepavement4peter@gmail.com with any issues or questions.