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Celebrate your love of running with the Hearts & Soles 5K. The flat, fast course provides a perfect opportunity for a personal best and a great option as your Peachtree qualifier. Compete as an individual or join one of our team competitions. This event is the second event in the 2018 Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare.
The Hearts & Soles 5K welcomes wheelchair athletes. If you are interested in the event as a wheelchair participant please email Lisa Tanner, [email protected].
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
February 10, 8:15 a.m.
Georgia State University/Perimeter College, 3251 Panthersville Rd., Decatur GA 30034
- 5K (ages 8 & older)
- FREE for members
- $10.00 for nonmembers
Registration Cut-Off Date
February 8, 2018
Event Day Schedule
- 6:30 a.m. Number pick-up/event day registration opens
- 7:30 a.m. Deadline to register, be timed & in results
- 7:45 a.m. Wheelchair division start
- 8:15 a.m. 5K start
- 8:30 a.m. Start line closes
- 9:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
- 9:45 a.m. Course closes
Race Day Registration
- ?Cost: Free for members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for high school students; cash or credit card only (unless event sells out)
- Deadline to register and be timed: 7:30 a.m.
Timing & Results
Unofficial results available online the afternoon of the event. Results are made official approximately two weeks after the event, after all inquires have been processed.
Your timing device for this event is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is...
- Clearly visible on the front of the torso
- Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
- Pinned in all four corners
- Not covered (jackets, fuel belts, etc.)
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.
Course time limit:
- 5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minute/mile pace).
Any participant still on the course after the course limit will be asked to move to the sidewalk and will not have event services available.
For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no headphones, pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course.
Georgia State University/Perimeter College
3251 Panthersville Rd
Decatur GA 30034
5K: Ages 8 & up
The wheelchair division includes open wheelchairs and a push/assist qualifier for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Participants in this division will not be included in the team competition or Grand Prix scoring. If you are interested in the event as a wheelchair participant please email Lisa Tanner, [email protected].
The Kyle Pease Foundation aims to improve the lives of disabled through sports. Together with Shepherd Spinal Center & Atlanta Track Club, The Kyle Pease Foundation has the first ever competitive division of push assist racing. Heart & Soles is a time trial for teams wishing to qualify for the AJC Peachtree Road Race with the top 3 from each division qualifying for Peachtree. KPF has 18 events throughout the year and many volunteer opportunities for the Atlanta running community. Learn more at kylepeasefoundation.org
Participants wishing to run with jog strollers may register for the competitive stroller division. For the safety of all participants, this opportunity is limited to participants who can run 9:00 minutes/mile or faster for a 5K. If you would like to push a stroller but anticipate running or walking at a pace slower than 9:00 you are invited to join non-competitive stroller divisions at future Atlanta Track Club events. If you would like to switch to a different division, it is your responsibility to notify [email protected] by February 9. Those switching divisions on race day are subject to disqualification. Participants in this division will not be included in the team competition or Grand Prix scoring.
Free parking is available at the college and other surrounding lots. Atlanta Track Club signs and volunteers will help guide you to the available parking areas. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling.
Looking for a way to further challenge yourself on race day? Consider signing up for our Team Competition. As part of a team you will still receive individual results, as well as your team's cumulative time. In registration, choose one of two brackets listed below:
- In-Love Division (couples) - consists of two members, any ages
- In-Competition Division (friends/family/neighbors, etc) - consists of two members, any ages
To join/create a team you will be prompted to type in the team name. Teams that are not full on race day will not be included in the team competition results.
- Overall Male and Female based upon gun time.
- Top Age Graded Male and Female based upon chip time.
- Age Group Awards for the top three males and females in each 5 year age division (14 & under up to 90+ years old ). Based upon chip time.
Age group awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Bahia Bands, will be those traditionally given for 2018 Grand Prix events.
- In-Love division - prizes awarded for top three overall teams (fastest cumulative time) and top three age graded teams (best age graded average). Based upon chip time.
- In-Competition division - prizes awarded for top three overall teams (fastest cumulative time) and top three age graded teams (best age graded average). Based upon chip time.
Costume Contest: prizes for the best participant and volunteer costume - wear your red! (for judging, stop by Volunteer Check-In by 7:45 a.m.)
The Hearts & Soles 5K is the second 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 email [email protected].
If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].
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