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2016 Tailgate 5K presented by Georgia's Own Credit Union

Some call it the "dog days" of summer, but we think it's the perfect time for a 5K! Enjoy this scenic and challenging course around beautiful Chastain Park while celebrating the coming football season and your favorite team.

The 2016 Tailgate 5K presented by Georgia's own Credit Union was formerly known as the Jog Days of Summer 5K. This is the 7th event in the 2016 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series.  Click here for unofficial results.  

Event is rain or shine.

  • Date & Time

    Aug 6, 7:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Chastain Park - Elliott Galloway Way. NW, Atlanta 30342

  • Distance

    • 5K (8 & older)
  • Cost

    • Atlanta Track Club Members: Free
    • Non-members: $10
    • High School Students: $5 (see details below)

Event Day Schedule

  • 6:00 a.m. Race number pick-up opens.
  • 7:00 a.m.  Deadline to register, be timed and included in results
  • 7:30 a.m. 5K begins
  • 8:10 a.m. Awards ceremony
  • 8:51 a.m. Course closes

Race Day Registration

Providing that we have not reached race capacity, we will offer race day registration for this event.

  • Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members
  • Deadline to register and be timed: 7:00 a.m.

Timing & Results

Results will be 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

Chastain Park - Elliott Galloway Way NW, Atlanta 30342

High School Students

We are offering a special race day registration of $5 for all high school students; you must register by 7:00 a.m. on race day and show your high school ID to receive the discounted rate.


  • Men's and women's Overall Awards
  • Men's and women's Masters Awards
  • Age Group Awards for the top three men and women in each age group (14 & under, five-year increments up to 80+)


Parking is available in the following locations; however, we highly recommend carpooling.

  • Chastain Park Amphitheater Red Lot - Powers Ferry Road
  • Chastain Park Amphitheater Blue Lots - Stella Drive and Chastain Memorial Parkway
  • Street Parking - West Wieuca Rd NW 
  • NO PARKING available at Galloway School

2016 Tailgate 5K Parking Map

Volunteer with Us

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


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

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