Frequently Asked Questions:
SHOW UP at 7:30!! We have a complete musical Line Up you will not want to miss.
Where do I park?
We highly encourage participants to take Marta.
If you choose to drive, Piedmont Park has a large parking deck just off Monroe.
**You can park around Piedmont Park at your own risk
**There is pay parking next to the starting line behind Park Tavern.
**Do NOT park at MidTown Promenade
Where do I get my race number?
Road Runner Sports Friday 10am-6pm. First 1,000 to packet pick up will recieve a FREE pair of gloves
You can pick up your number on race day along with your t-shirt and a bag full of goodies. You’ll want to arrive early to see all of the pre-race festivities anyway!
Is there a shirt, what is it?
Yes, registered participants will receive a shirt on race day. It is a blended cotton, super soft, short sleeve t-shirt. If you do not get your shirt on race day, we will mail it to you.
Is there race day registration?
Yes, race day registration begins at 7:45am and closes at 8:45am. It costs $35. Online registration will end at 1am on Wednesday January 14th at Midnight!
I don’t see my name listed on the Entry List. Why? What to do?
The mail-in registrations must be inputted manually so they don’t appear immediately as do the online registrations. We will update each night.
I don’t see the “team” I’m with listed on the Entry List page. Why? What to do?
If you didn’t select your “team” name (beneficiary) on the active registration, please let us know so we make sure your funds go to the appropriate organization. Please email MLKDay5k@gmail.com and tell us your name and organization and we will change it.
Is it family friendly?
Yes, we will have family friendly music from DJ Uncle Joe, songstress Cindy McGrier, and Popular Dance Instructor Kim Armstrong, 3D The Boss, and over 200 drummers from area high schools.
What does it benefit?
We have nearly 50 approved beneficiaries (Atlanta area schools, churches, community organizations and businesses) using the MLKDay5k as a fundraiser for their community-oriented initiatives. $5 of each registration will go to the “team” you choose when you register. In other words, if 100 people register under Team X, we will send a check for $500 to Team X’s organization. See the full list of beneficiaries on www.mlkday5k.com
Are there awards?
1st, Second, and 3rd Age Group Awards
**Please bring shoes to donate to Eco Sneakers.
**This is an event you don’t want to miss. 300 drummers will be lining to race course to keep the beat as your feet hit the street!
**The race is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier and USATF Certified.
Who to contact for further info?
Please contact MLKDay5k@gmail.com or call Race Director, Chip Owens at 404.889.1142 for more information.