So why is the MLKDay5k so unique? Not only does the race celebrate MLK Day, but we are working with Atlanta area schools, churches, community organizations and businesses to use the race as a fundraiser for their community-oriented initiatives. $5 of each registration from an approved organization will be returned to that organization for use in community efforts of its choice. In other words, if 100 people register under Team X, we will send a check for $500 to Team X’s organization. Get your team/organization signed up today!!
This is a USATF certified 5K race course and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. The 5K walk/run will start and finish across 10th street from Grady HS in Piedmont Park. Participants can take MARTA or park near the Start/Finish.
Not only will there be a post race party including music and events centered around the celebration of MLK Day, but there will also be a 5K Drumline along the race course. Henry W. Grady High School’s Band and North Atlanta High School’s Center for the Arts Percussionists and others will be lining the race course!! About one drummer every 50 meters will give the race a unique vibe that will transform the 3.1 miles into fast parade. Just think…drummers will keep the beat as you streak through the Park!!
Every race day participant will receive the popular MLKDay5k T-shirt along with a bag full of goodies and special offers!
Medal for The Fastest Runner Male/Female Every Age. That right! No Age groups. EVERY AGE. No medal for second place.
Baby joggers (bumpy course) and dogs welcome.
Other questions? Please see our FAQ’s page!