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Every year the Atlanta Police Department keeps more than 125,000 runners and walkers safe at Atlanta Track Club events in Running City USA. After not being together for most of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club is reminded how thankful we are for being able to return to in-person events this year like the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. The two-day Fourth of July tradition wouldn't have been possible without the officers dedicated to keeping participants safe. Join us and the Atlanta Police Foundation for the 2021 Atlanta's Finest 5K to recognize this effort. Proceeds from the event benefit the health and well-being of the officers

Annual Statistics in Running City USA

1,300: Number of APD officers who work at Atlanta Track Club events
118: Average number of miles of roadway covered by APD officers at Atlanta Track Club events
125,000: Average number of Atlanta Track Club participants kept safe by APD officers
815,000: Average cumulative miles covered by Atlanta Track Club participants

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

    August 28, 7:00 a.m.

  • Location

    Pemberton Place

  • Distance

    • 5K (8 & older)
  • Event Swag

    • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt (5K only)
  • Cost

    • 5K:
    • $30 through 8/27/21
  • Registration Cut-Off Date

    August 27 at 11:59 p.m. (see race day registration details below)

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Event Day Schedule

  • 6:00 a.m. Race number pickup opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Atlanta's Finest 5K start
  • 8:15 a.m. Start line closes
  • 8:30 a.m. Course closes

Race Day Registration

No race day registration

Deadline to register - online through 11:59 p.m., August 27, 2021

Atlanta Track Club intends to hold Atlanta's Finest 5K as scheduled on August 28, 2021. If the format of the event moves to virtual ONLY or is canceled all together, you will be given the option to receive a full refund (less processing fees from registration vendor). If, due to COVD-19, the location of the event has to be changed, refunds will not be provided, but you will be immediately notified via email and social media.

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.

Event Address

126 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Race Number Pickup

Atlanta's Finest 5K number pickup will held race morning beginning at 6:00 a.m. T-shirts will be distributed after you cross the finish line.

Virtual Participants

Those selecting the Virtual Atlanta's Finest 5K race option will be asked to complete their race between Friday, August 27, 2021 and Monday, August 30, 2021. Results must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30, 2021. Virtual participants will receive a race number and Mizuno T-shirt. Virtual participants who register before Thursday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. will have their swag items shipped to them prior to event day. Those registering after the deadline will have their race kit sent after the event.

Switching Races

Switching from Virtual to In-Person or from In-Person to Virtual

Click here for instructions on switching races

The deadline for participants to switch to the in-person race is Thursday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. No participant will be allowed to switch to in-person after that date due to the shippping of items before the event.

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 Atlanta's Finest 5K, 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.

Stroller Division

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no pets or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollrs, roller/inline skates and bicycles are permitted on the 5K course. At Atlanta's Finest, strollers are permitted in the Mile. For the safety of all participants and children in strollers, these events ARE NOT competitive and participants are asked to participate at a safe, controllable pace.


Parking is available in the World of Coca-Cola parking garage for a fee of $7 per vehicle per day. The entrance is located at the stoplight on Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Luckie Street. Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking, number pick up and arrival at the start line.


Public Transportation is highly encouraged. There are two MARTA train stops to choose from:

  • MARTA stop W1: Dome/GWCC/State Farm Arena/CNN Center
  • MARTA stop N1: Peachtree Center.

It is approximately a 10 minute walk from either station

Participants taking MARTA to the event made check items at Volunteer Check-in for safe keeping during the event.

Volunteer With Us

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


If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email

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