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2015 Run Around The Park Relay

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 

Due to the threat of dangerous weather, the 2015 Run Around the Park Relay has been cancelled.

Safety is Atlanta Track Club’s top priority. As you are aware, Hurricane Joaquin is a Category 4 storm that will impact Georgia as well as neighboring states over the next few days. Atlanta Track Club has been in contact with the National Weather Service, and this storm’s threats to our area include heavy rain, flooding and falling trees due to saturated ground conditions. Because of the forecast at this time, we have chosen to cancel the event as a precaution in an effort to keep participants and volunteers safe.

Each team will receive a refund. Atlanta Track Club will contact each team captain via the information provided during registration. Team captains or a team representative are welcome to pick up their team’s participant shirts at Atlanta Track Club’s office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We ask that you only send one representative per team.

 

 

The Run Around the Park Relay, organized by Atlanta Track Club, brings together teams of up to five members for friendly competition and fun at Atlanta's Grant Park. Famous for its festive atmosphere, this event features non-stop action as runners complete their legs, cheer on their teammates, track team standings on the leaderboards and fun extras such as awards for best team name, team costume, and best team tent.   Each of the relay legs will be a 5K distance (3.1 miles). Bring your tent, your costumes, and your friends!

Team structure:

  • Open Men (any age)
  • Open Women (any age)
  • Open Mixed (any age; mix of men and women)
  • Masters Men (minimum age of 40 for all members)
  • Masters Women (minimum age of 40 for all members)
  • Masters Mixed (minimum age of 40 for all members; mix of men and women)
  • Men’s Corporate (any age; all from same company)
  • Women’s Corporate (any age; all from same company)
  • Mixed Corporate (any age; all from same company; mix of men and women)
  • Youth Mixed (ages 18 & under; mix of boys & girls)
  • University Men (ages 18-25 for all members)
  • University Women (ages 18-25 for all members)
  • University Mixed (ages 18-25 for all members; mix of men and women)
  • Youth Mixed (ages 18 & under; mix of boys & girls)
  • Date & Time

    Oct 3, 7:30 am

  • Location

    Grant Park, Atlanta

  • Distance

    • 5 legs
    • 5K per leg
  • Event Swag

    • Mizuno shirts for all team members

Event Day Schedule

  • 6:30 a.m. Race number pick-up opens
  • 6:30 a.m. Team tent set-up begins
  • 7:30 a.m. Run Around the Park Relay begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Team pizza pick-up begins
  • 11:00 a.m. Course closes

Race Day Registration

New team registration is not allowed on race day. Only those team members needing to join an already existing team will be able to register the day of the event

Deadline to register:  7:00 a.m.

T-shirt sizing and availability cannot be guaranteed for those team members registering on race day.

 

Timing & Results

Available online the afternoon of the event

Atlanta Track Club is a member organization of both the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) & USA Track & Field (USATF) and adheres to the guidelines and rules of competition in the events Atlanta Track Club conducts & provides.

Event Address

Grant Park

Team Number Pick-Up

Number pick-up will be available event morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. Team Captains must pick up all items for their team. Team packets will be arranged alphabetically by the last name of the team captain. No individual packets will be distributed. Team members who did not fill out the online registration form will be required to complete a waiver form the morning of the event.

Teams will also receive their goodie bags containing their team slap bracelet, team members' t-shirts, snacks and other fun accessories at race number pick-up.  

Course

Each leg will be 5K (3.1 miles) in length.  All teams must be able to complete the total relay distance in less than 3 1/2 hours. The course will have a dedicated lane that is coned and closed to traffic and monitored by police and volunteers, but please be aware of non-race participants as they may not know a race is going on.

Minute to Win It

Every participant has an opportunity to WIN! Throughout the event, randomly selected 60-second intervals will be announced as a "Minute to Win It."  Any participant in the transition or finish area during that minute will win prizes from area businesses!  

Awards

Remember, in addition to the three teams in each division (see division details below) winning a Run Around the Park Relay baton, we'll also be giving out awards for best team name, best costume and best tent setup. If your team would like to be included in the best costume competition, then please stop by the Atlanta Track Club tent before 10 a.m.

  • Open Men (any age)
  • Open Women (any age)
  • Open Mixed (any age; mix of men and women)
  • Masters Men (minimum age of 40 for all members)
  • Masters Women (minimum age of 40 for all members)
  • Masters Mixed (minimum age of 40 for all members; mix of men and women)
  • Men’s Corporate (any age; all from same company)
  • Women’s Corporate (any age; all from same company)
  • Mixed Corporate (any age; all from same company; mix of men and women)
  • Youth Mixed (ages 18 & under; mix of boys & girls)
  • University Men (ages 18-25 for all members)
  • University Women (ages 18-25 for all members)
  • University Mixed (ages 18-25 for all members; mix of men and women)
  • Youth Mixed (ages 18 & under; mix of boys & girls)

Parking

Parking is available in the Grant Park parking lot located on the east side of the park off Boulevard SE, or the Atlanta Zoo lot located off Cherokee Ave. The Boulevard lot is closest to the event for set-up purposes. Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking, number pick up, team tent/site set-up and arrival at the start line. Teams are encouraged to carpool. 

Volunteer with us

Interested in giving back to the sport of running?  Come volunteer with us! To learn more, please email [email protected].

Questions

If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].

 

Become a Member

Did you know as a member of Atlanta Track Club you receive a discount on all events (except AJC Peachtree Road Race and Run Around the Park Relay). Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!

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