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    Six Flags Over Georgia Memorial Day 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Austell, GA, United States
    $35
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    Six Flags Over Georgia Memorial Day 5K

    Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell, GA 30168, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is the perfect race to kick start your Memorial Day and summer! Fun for the whole family! Runners and walkers welcome of ALL AGES

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    Salute to Our Troops 5K
    Sat 25th May
    $30 - $35
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    Salute to Our Troops 5K

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    May 25th Charity Benevolent Fund 7th Annual Salute to Our Troops 5K to show our support to our Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for service.

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    Dacula Memorial Day 5K
    Mon 27th May
    Dacula, GA, United States
    $15
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    Dacula Memorial Day 5K

    Dacula, GA 30019, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Come join us for an annual tradition in Dacula, GA, the Dacula Memorial Day 5K followed by the parade to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!

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    Unite For Healthy Kids 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    $35
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    Unite For Healthy Kids 5K

    Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club, 2706 Bouldercrest Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Attend the 9th Annual UNITE FOR HEALTHY KIDS 5K WALK/RUN to benefit... The Pinnacle Youth Scholarship Fund produced by...Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc. We are committed to help our youth get moving, get healthier and stay fit! JOIN THE MOVEMENT! We aim to get kids healthy for life so they avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension!

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    Georgia Aquarium 5K: Turtle Trot
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30
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    Georgia Aquarium 5K: Turtle Trot

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Georgia Aquariums annual Turtle Trot 5k is back for its second year! Whether your motivation is to get in shape or make an impact on aquatic animal conservation, join us on June 1 as we run, jog and walk for our one world ocean.

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    $37 - $50
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    Sunrise Marathon Atlanta

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Run a 5K, 10K, or Half-Marathon through a beautifully designed course. A smaller, more private event that strips away the excess from large events and focuses on the run itself and what you get.

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    Panola Mountain State Park 10K/5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Stockbridge, GA, United States
    $35
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    Panola Mountain State Park 10K/5K

    Panola Mountain State Park, 2620 Georgia 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Celebrate National Trails Day by running through gorgeous Panola Mountain State Park, one of the jewels of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and a designated National Natural Landmark!

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    Livable Buckhead's buckheadRUN 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30
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    Livable Buckhead's buckheadRUN 5K

    Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This is a perfect opportunity to explore PATH400 and of course stay active. Check out the latest developments along Peachtree in Buckhead, grab an awesome t-shirt, and burn a few calories runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome. Enjoy a run/walk beginning at Lenox Square, continuing along PATH400 and ending again at Lenox Square.

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    Sweetwater Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K Fun Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Douglasville, GA, United States
    $40
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    Sweetwater Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K Fun Run

    3648 Bankhead Hwy, Douglasville, GA 30134, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come join the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County for the 25th Annual Silver Anniversary Sweetwater Triathlon-Duathlon and 5K. KIWANIS is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at at time.

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    Run With The Badges 5K Glow Run
    Fri 7th Jun
    Dallas, GA, United States
    $30
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    Run With The Badges 5K Glow Run

    11 Courthouse Square, Dallas, GA 30132, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is our 6th Annual event and we are more excited than ever to provide a family fun race that supports our local Public Safety personnel.

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    Run to Change A Life
    Sat 8th Jun
    $15 - $30
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    Run to Change A Life

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    New Life Community Ministries (NLCM) is located in South DeKalb County along the I-20 corridor, which is one of the most concentrated areas of poverty in Metro Atlanta. By becoming a participant/sponsor your donation will support NLCM to house, feed, clothe, provide career development, education and other support services to the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. Please join us and help to change a life!

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    Hotlanta Half Marathon & Inaugural Hotlanta 5k
    Sun 9th Jun
    $32 - $80
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    Hotlanta Half Marathon & Inaugural Hotlanta 5k

    121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The HOTLANTA Half Marathon continues its tradition of bringing the love of running to the best of Atlanta! The journey of Atlanta landmarks kicks off at Atlanta's Pemberton Place - World of Coca-Cola, winding runners through the streets and onto the vista views of the city along the Beltline. Just when you think the course couldnt get any better, you will pass through historic Piedmont Park and pay homage to the Olympians as you run by Centennial Park. Let your excitement shine right along with the sun beaming off Georgias gold capital building as you cruise back to the finish line at Pemberton Place.

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    Summer Steamer 10K/5K
    Sat 15th Jun
    Kennesaw, GA, United States
    $20
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    Summer Steamer 10K/5K

    Kennesaw, GA, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    HEAT UP THE RACE ON THESE BLAZING FAST COURSES THEN COOL OFF WITH SOME GREAT SUMMER FUN! THE POST PARTY WILL BE A BLOCK PARTY WITH MUSIC, ICE CREAM TRUCKS, A FOAM PIT AFTER THE FINISH TO PLAY IN, AND GREAT SUMMER FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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    I am a Father 5K - Atlanta
    Sat 15th Jun
    Decatur, GA, United States
    $25
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    I am a Father 5K - Atlanta

    3250 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA 30034, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The I Am A Father Race began in Atlanta, GA in 2015. The manifestation of David Manuel and his vision for restoring everything positive about Fatherhood the 5K has become a part of the synergy to strengthen families one mile at a time. Through our 5K we are able to provide funding, support, volunteers and more to hand-selected organizations throughout the metro Atlanta area which helps our youth and show them the power of male involvement.

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    New Life 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Lawrenceville, GA, United States
    $20
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    New Life 5K

    166 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    JOIN US for the annual New Life 5K! The proceeds for this race will help fund construction of a Multi-Purpose building for the church. It will be called The New Life Family Life Center and will house facilities for sports leagues, banquets, the arts and ultimately the beginnings of a school ranging from grade school through college and seminary.

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    Piedmont Park Classic 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    $40
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    Piedmont Park Classic 5K

    Atlanta, GA, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for this years Midtown Beach Run 5K! Formerly the Run Atlanta Midtown 5K, this race features as fun, fast, USATF certified course through beautiful Piedmont Park.

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    Chasing the Ivy 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Stone Mountain, GA, United States
    $10 - $35
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    Chasing the Ivy 5K

    5348 E Mountain St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Proceeds will be given to American Cancer Association and American Heart Association in our support of Alpha Kappa Alpha's Health Promotion partners.

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    Midtown Beach Run
    Sat 22nd Jun
    $40
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    Midtown Beach Run

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Formerly the Run Atlanta Midtown 5K, this race features as fun, fast, USATF certified course through beautiful Piedmont Park. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female, top overall masters runner male and female, and first in each age group

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    Southside Medical Center 5K Run-Walk FUNdraiser
    Sun 23rd Jun
    $10 - $25
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    Southside Medical Center 5K Run-Walk FUNdraiser

    1046 Ridge Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run for mental health. Calling all walkers and runners, join us for an unforgettable race!

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    HBCU Run/Walk
    Sat 29th Jun
    $15 - $30
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    HBCU Run/Walk

    Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The HBCU Alumni Alliance Run/Walk is proud to be back for another spectacular event. We've received your feedback loud and clear and will continue to focus on what makes this run/walk a great event. As such, we are excited to announce that the race will remain in the morning! Join us as we raise much needed scholarship dollars for students in Metro-Atlanta. Over the past eleven years, our participants and sponsors have helped raised over $1.4 million!

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    Rock The Park Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
    Sun 30th Jun
    Snellville, GA, United States
    $30 - $50
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    Rock The Park Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

    Lenora Park, 4515 Lenora Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Entire course will be run on a wide paved path in a beautiful and scenic park. We will have a well stocked aid station at the start/finish area (pavilion).

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    $25
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    BeREGGAE 5K

    401 Capitol Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Starting and finishing at Gordon C. White in the Historic West End Neighbourhood of Southwest Atlanta, the BeREGGAE 5K walk/run is a fun way to celebrate during BeREGGAE season.

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    Sports Fanatic 5K
    Sat 13th Jul
    Kennesaw, GA, United States
    $15
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    Sports Fanatic 5K

    Adams Urgent Care, 3030 n main street new, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Presented by The Dave Krache Foundation benefiting local kids in need to allow them to play the sports they love.

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    Atlanta Beltline Westside 5K8K
    Sat 13th Jul
    $30
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    Atlanta Beltline Westside 5K8K

    933 Lee St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This years Westside 5k/8k/13k starts and ends at the Lee + White Development and makes extensive use of the Westside Trail. Hundreds of participants from avid runners to families with pets and strollers will travel through the historic neighborhoods of West End and Westview, with 8k participants continuing on the trail to Washington Park and back.

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    Run Thru The Park Half Marathon
    Sun 14th Jul
    Snellville, GA, United States
    $30 - $50
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    Run Thru The Park Half Marathon

    Snellville, GA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Entire course will be run on a wide paved path in a beautiful and scenic park. We will have a well stocked aid station at the start/finish area (pavilion).

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    Pink Ribbon 5K
    Sat 20th Jul
    $30
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    Pink Ribbon 5K

    Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by Sisters by Choice (SBC) and is held annually at Piedmont Park in July. The 5K Walk/Run was started in 2005 and has grown tremendously over the past 15 years. All proceeds from the race go towards the operational costs of Sisters By Choices Mobile Breast Clinic.

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    Hot Fun in the Summer Sun 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Kennesaw, GA, United States
    $25 - $30
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    Hot Fun in the Summer Sun 5K

    Kennesaw, GA 30144, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Its summerIt's hotand we've got something fun to break up the day to day. We're heading over to Ozone Billiards in Kennesaw for a great morning 5K.

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    Walnut Grove 5K Breakaway
    Sat 27th Jul
    Loganville, GA, United States
    $27
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    Walnut Grove 5K Breakaway

    Creative Ideas by Kim, 258 Main St, Loganville, GA 30052, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Come out and help Santa fill his Sleigh with our Christmas In July Themed Breakaway 5K at Walnut Grove UMC in Loganville, GA. The run/walk will help raise money for our Secret Santa mission. We sponsor several families in the Walnut Grove area and provide them with a holiday meal and Christmas gifts for their children!

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    Boundary Waters Cross Country 5k
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Douglasville, GA, United States
    $30
    Details

    Boundary Waters Cross Country 5k

    Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 GA-92, Douglasville, GA 30135, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Celebrate the 2019 Greater Atlanta Run Series finale and the start of cross country season at Douglas County's beautiful Boundary Waters Park! This is an awesome scenic course with wide grass and dirt trails perfect for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities!

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    New Life 5K
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Lawrenceville, GA, United States
    $20
    Details

    New Life 5K

    166 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    JOIN US for the annual New Life 5K! The proceeds for this race will help fund construction of a Multi-Purpose building for the church. It will be called The New Life Family Life Center and will house facilities for sports leagues, banquets, the arts and ultimately the beginnings of a school ranging from grade school through college and seminary.

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    Button Down Dash
    Sat 10th Aug
    Duluth, GA, United States
    $25 - $30
    Details

    Button Down Dash

    3100 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Toss your coat and tie, kick off your wingtips, and race for a healthy community at the Annual Button Down Dash 5K/10K!

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    Vinings Down Hill 5K
    Sat 10th Aug
    $20 - $25
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    Vinings Down Hill 5K

    4313 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This fast 5K course begins at the top of Mt. Wilkinson in Vinings, winds around the Cumberland Mall area, and ends at the Lovett School (280-foot net drop).

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    Button Down Dash 5K & 10K, presented by Gwinnett Medical Center
    Sat 10th Aug
    Duluth, GA, United States
    $25 - $30
    Details

    Button Down Dash 5K & 10K, presented by Gwinnett Medical Center

    Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Loosen your tie, kick off your wingtips, and grab a co-worker for a low-risk, high-reward race down Sugarloaf Parkway.

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    Area 13.1 Half Marathon, Roswell
    Sat 17th Aug
    Roswell, GA, United States
    $38
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    Area 13.1 Half Marathon, Roswell

    575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Happy Intergalactic Running Day! AREA 13.1 and Terrestrial 5K is an Out of this World Running Event. The AREA 13.1 Half Marathon is a night race in Roswell, GA. One of the most popular courses to run in the State of Georgia. The course is mostly flat with one small hill. You are sure to earn a PR on this Half Marathon/5K course!

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    Di Dash 5K
    Sat 24th Aug
    Marietta, GA, United States
    $30
    Details

    Di Dash 5K

    99 S Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    In 2009, we launched the DI Dash 5k supporting an organization we care deeply about Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. In 2016, we welcomed an additional organization to the family Berts Big Adventure!

    Through donations of time and money, our employees have embraced these two organizations and their mission to enhance the lives of children and their families.

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    Run for Recovery 5K
    Sat 24th Aug
    Kennesaw, GA, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Run for Recovery 5K

    Adams Urgent Care, 3030 n main street new, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Run for Recovery 5k is hosted on the beautiful campus of Kennesaw State University and supports students in recovery from addiction and eating disorders. The race is hosted by KSU's Health Promotion and Wellness.

    The Run for Recovery is a kick-off event for National Recovery Month in September, during which hundreds of events across the country support "the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover" (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). National Recovery Month exists to increase the awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Kennesaw State University provides resources to help students find the path to hope, health, and wellness.

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