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2016 Tailgate 5K presented by Georgia's Own Credit UnionImportant Event Update:

Due to emergency repairs of a sinkhole on Powers Ferry Road, Saturday's race will now be a one-mile road race. There will not be a 5K. Atlanta Track Club worked closely with the City of Atlanta to hold the 680 the Fan Tailgate 5K as planned, but we have been informed that repairs to the road will be not completed and ready for foot traffic on race morning, The one-mile race will still be included in the Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare. Adjusted start waves are listed below. Please listen closely to instructions on race morning for further details. 


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 2017 Tailgate 5K  is the 7th event in the 2017 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series.

Atlanta Track Club events are held rain or shine. However, the threat of lightning or other severe weather in the vicinity of the event may result in a delay or cancellation. For full details on our event policies, including weather, refunds and cancellations, click here


  • Date & Time

    Aug 5, 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
  • 7:45 a.m. Start line closes
  • 8:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
  • 8:05 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 and $5 for high school students (cash or credit card only)
  • 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


Participants should plan to self-seed based on expected pace per mile.

  • 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 minute milers & faster
  • 7:32 a.m. - 8:00 minute milers & faster
  • 7:34 a.m. - 10:00 minute milers & faster
  • 7:36 a.m. - 12:00 minute milers & faster
  • 7:38 a.m. - 14:00 minute milers & faster
  • 7:40 a.m. - All walking participants

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

Grand Prix

The Tailgate 5K is the seventh event in the 2017 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare. For more information on the 2017 Grand Prix Series, please click here.  Please note: Your age on December 31, 2017 is used as your base age for Grand Prix scoring. For example, if you are currently 34 years old but will be turning 35 in November, your age will appear as 35 in the standing throughout the Grand Prix season. 

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