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UPDATE: The Hearts & Soles 5K will have a new course this year. Participants can still expect a familiar start and finish area. However, due to a late request, the course will no longer go through the campus of Cedar Grove Middle School. CLICK HERE for the new course map.

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. This event is the third event in the 2020 Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare.

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 1, 8:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Georgia State University/Perimeter College, 3251 Panthersville Rd., Decatur GA 30034

  • Distance

    • 5K (ages 8 & older)
  • Cost

    • FREE for members
    • $10.00 for nonmembers
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Event Day Schedule

  • 6:30 a.m. Number pickup/event day registration opens
  • 7:45 a.m. Open wheelchair
  • 7:47 a.m. Push assist start
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K start
  • 8:15 a.m. Start line closes
  • 9:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
  • 9:30 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)

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 Map - Hearts and Soles 5K

Course Elevation Profile

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.

Participant Information E-mail

CLICK HERE for Participant Information E-mail

Event Address

Georgia State University/Perimeter College

3251 Panthersville Rd

Decatur GA 30034

Age Limits

5K: Ages 8 & up

Wheelchair Division

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,

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


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.

  • GBI - 3121 Panthersville Rd. (easiest access before and after race)
  • Buck Godfrey Stadium - 2817 Clifton Springs Rd. (available to enter before 7:30 a.m.)
  • GSU - 3251 Panthersville Rd. (closest parking - available to enter before 7:30 a.m.)


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


  • Overall Male and Female
  • Age Graded Male and Female
  • Age Group Awards for the top three males and females in each 5 year age division (10 & under, 11- 4, 15-19, five year increments up to 90+).

Grand Prix

The Hearts & Soles 5K is the third event in the 2020 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare. For more information on the 2020 Grand Prix Series, please click here. Please note: Your age on December 31, 2020 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.


For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no pets or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates and bicycles are permitted on the 5K course.

Athletes with Disabilities

In order to serve all our athletes, Atlanta Track Club offers opportunities for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD). If you are an AWD and interested in participating in the event, please email, to discuss what reasonable accommodations can be made based on your specific needs. Atlanta Track Club officials will provide reasonable accommodation to Athletes with Disabilities on an individualized and event by event basis.

Volunteer with us

Interested in giving back to the sport of running? Come volunteer with us! To learn more and to register, please visit For questions about volunteering, email


If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email

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). Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!

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