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Some call it the "dog days" of summer, but we think it's the perfect time for a 5K!  Atlanta Track Club welcomes runners and walkers to enjoy this scenic and challenging course around beautiful Chastain Park while celebrating the coming football season and your favorite team.   The 2018 680 the Fan Tailgate 5K  is the seventh event in the 2018 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


2018 680 the Fan Tailgate 5K

  • Date & Time

    Aug 4, 7:30 a.m.

  • Location

    Chastain Park - Hilltop Fields - Atlanta, GA 30342

  • Distance

    • 5K (8 & older)
  • Cost

    • Atlanta Track Club Members: Free
    • Non-members: $10

Event Day Schedule

  • 6:30 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
  • 8:15 a.m. Awards ceremony
  • 9:00 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 - Hilltop Fields (off Chastain Memorial Parkway), Atlanta, GA  30342

Participant Information E-Mail

CLICK HERE for Participant Information E-Mail


Overall awards are based on gun time and overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.  Age grade and group awards are based on net time.  

  • Overall Male and Female 
  • Age Grade Male and Female
  • Age Group Awards for the top three men and women in each age group (10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 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 
  • Parking Lot at Horseradish Grill - 4320 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • NO PARKING available at Galloway School

Athletes With Disabilites

In order to serve all our athletes, Atlanta Track Club offers opportunities for Athletes With Disabilites (AWD). If you are an AWD and interested in participating in 680 the Fan Tailgate 5K, please e-mail [email protected] to discuss what reasonable accomodations can be made based on your specific needs. Atlanta Track Club officials will provide reasonable accommodation to Athletes With Disabilites on an individualized and event by event basis.

Grand Prix

The 680 the Fan Tailgate 5K is the seventh event in the 2018 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare. For more information on the 2018 Grand Prix Series, please click here.  Please note: Your age on December 31, 2018 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. 

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

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