Frequently Asked Questions
Metro Atlanta Heart Walk
October 12, 2013
**Please note that the Exit ramps from I-75 to 17th Street
and the 17th Street Bridge will close at 7:45 AM**
What time is the Heart Walk?
6:00 AM- Vendor/Sponsor set-up in Pinnacle site via Fowler Street entrance
6:45 AM- Company Tents Open (optional meeting place)
7:45 AM- Participants to Start Line located on 17th Street at the corner of Market Street
8:15 AM- Opening Ceremonies on 17th Street Stage
8:30 AM- 5k and 1 mile Survivor Walks Begin
9:15 AM- Post Event Celebrations in the Pinnacle Site
12:00 PM- Event Ends/Breakdown
Is parking FREE?
Parking is FREE! All participants can park in the Atlantic Station parking Deck for FREE until 11:30 a.m. After 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Station will charge for parking. We encourage everyone to park by 7:00 a.m. for ease of access to Atlantic Station with traffic, street closures, etc. The handicapped spaces are located on the P1 and P2 levels. The crosswalk is located in the center of the garage and extends from Dillard’s (Staircase 9) to Publix (Staircase 5). There are additional handicapped spaces located in front of the Dillard’s parking area on both the P1 and P2 levels.
Introducing: Atlantic Station’s Spot Finder
The last thing you want to be concerned with after a visit to Atlantic Station is, “Where did I leave my car?” Never worry about forgetting where you parked again with the help of Atlantic Station’s Spot Finder. Add your parking spot and zone color and Spot Finder will save your Space Number and automatically calculate the Level Number and Stairwell that is closest to you. Easily look up your parking spot location or activate the Find My Car function to get step-by-step instructions on how to return to your car. Peace of mind on The Spot!
Is there any special recognition for survivors of heart disease and stroke?
Yes, survivors are given red ball caps to wear during the Heart Walk to show their triumph over heart disease or stroke. Young survivors are encouraged to get a Heart Hero Cap at the same tent. Tribute stickers are available for you to fill out and wear on your shirt. Tribute stickers and Red Caps will be available at the Tribute/ Red Cap tent located on 17th Street near District Avenue (look for the giant red balloon).
At the 2013 Metro Atlanta Heart Walk, participants will also have the opportunity to make an onsite donation of $10 to receive a torch to personalize and carry in memory or honor of someone they love that has been impacted by cardiovascular diseases and/or stroke. Red torches will be available to signify heart and white torches to signify stroke. The Opening Ceremonies will include a Torch Ceremony where participants can raise their torches to signify their connection to cardiovascular diseases and stroke and/or their commitment to live a heart-healthier lifestyle.
Do I have to pay a registration fee?
There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged. The average walker last year in Atlanta raised more than $300! Any participant who raises $150 or more will receive an Atlanta Heart Walk T-shirt.
What restroom facilities will be available?
Walkers will have access to portable restrooms in and around 17 ½ Street near the Start Line and the Pinnacle Site.
What about catering/deliveries?
Please call Kristin Harbison, Logistics Coordinator, at 678-224-2094. You will need a catering/delivery pass with all logistical information. You will be able to load and unload in the Pinnacle Site between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. All cars will need to be removed by no later than 7:00 a.m.
How do I get to the Heart Walk?
Atlantic Station (Pinnacle Site)
1380 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
From I-85 Southbound – Exit 17th Street. Turn right on 17th Street. Turn right just past the Wells Fargo building and the parking deck will be on your right.
From I-75 Southbound – Exit 16th Street. Turn right on 16th Street. The entrance to the parking deck is on the right, just past the town homes. OR Exit Northside Drive. Turn right on Northside Drive to 17th Street and turn left. At Village Street, follow the signs to race parking on 16th Street or State Street.
From I-75/85 Northbound – Exit 14th Street. Turn left on 14th Street and proceed West about six blocks to Atlantic Drive. Turn right on Atlantic Drive and proceed to 16th Street. Turn right on 16th Street and make an immediate left into the Atlantic Station parking deck.
Participants are encouraged to carpool or take MARTA. Take MARTA to the Arts Center Station, which is 1/2 mile from the Race site. Transfer free to MARTA’s bus route 113 or take the free Arts Center Shuttle. MARTA is $2.00 per trip, with a one-time 50¢ fee for a Breeze ticket. Round trip is $4.50.
What about bus/shuttle parking?
Please call Kristin Harbison, Logistics Coordinator, at 678-224-2094. We will make sure you have a bus/shuttle pass for access to the O Lot. All buses and shuttles will need to be parked by 7:30 a.m. and will not be able to leave until the walk is completed.