The March for Babies event will highlight the strength of families affected by premature birth, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrate the strides we've made towards accomplishing our mission and applaud the fundraising efforts of our donors. On May 2, 2020 over 7,000 individuals will come together at the Historic Fourth Ward Park to support the March of Dimes, where there will be fun for the kids, jump houses, rock walls, cotton candy and more! Our goal is to raise a total of $1,000,000 for the healthier future for babies.
7:30am- Festival Area, Donation turn-in, & incentive walk t-shirt pick-up (individuals who has raised $100 or more)
8:20am- Superhero Sprint begins
8:30am- Opening Ceremony
9:00am- 5K Walk begins
10:00am- Festival Activites continues until 12:00pm
10:30am- T-shirt & Dance Contest
Where do I park? Please allow yourself ample time to arrive. There will be free and paid curb parking in the surrounding areas of the park. Please consider carpooling or riding MARTA (The two closest MARTA stations to the Historic Fourth Ward Park are Inman Park on the blue/green line and North Avenue on the red/gold line. Bus 899 will provide service to the Old Fourth Ward Park from the North Avenue MARTA station with stops on Glen Iris Drive, less than a block away from the park. MARTA recommends exiting at the last stop on North Avenue at the intersection with Glen Iris or near Glen Iris and Morgan Street, where there is a road that leads back to the park.)
Attendees can enter the Lyft code TBD or visit the link here TBD to have the code sent directly to their phones to receive a discount of 20% off a Lyft ride.
We are bringing our young children/infant. Strollers and wagons are welcome. Look for the “Family Teams" tent for a place to change a diaper or feed infants. Changing tables and lactation area will be available. Please be sure to bring your own diapers and wipes.
Are pets and bikes allowed at the event? Small pets are welcome. Please, no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades. Strollers and wagons are welcome.
Will there be food and beverages for purchase? Free snacks and beverages will available courtesy of Publix. Food Trucks will be available for purchases only.
I raised $100 or more. Where can I get my t-shirt? Pick up your incentive t-shirt at the Registration Tent on walk day.
How much is the Superhero Sprint for my child/children? Superhero Sprint is free. Please register child/children on this website prior to walk day.
Do I need to check-in or register after I arrive? You do not have to check-in once you arrive at the walk. We encourage you to register and donate before the walk at marchforbabies.org.
Every year, March of Dimes hosts an annual March for Babies festival and 5K walk, which raises funds to fuel research, advocacy and community support for our moms and babies. Downtown Atlanta March for Babies Festival and 5K will host 5,000+ people in the beautiful Historic Fourth Ward Park. The festival begins at 7:30 a.m. where there will be a live DJ, food trucks, rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, face painters, caricature artists, and much much more! The 5K walk (3.1 miles) will begin at 9 a.m. as we walk through the historic areas of Atlanta, while we hope, remember and celebrate the babies we have lost and those babies who are here with us today!
Thank you to our National Sponsors