2021 Atlanta's Finest 5K 

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2021 Atlanta's Finest 5K 

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, 2021


  • Pemberton Place

Event Swag

  • Short-sleeve Mizuno shirt (5K only)


  • 5K: $30 through 8/27/21

Event Day Schedule

5:45 a.m.

Race number pickup opens

6:45 a.m.

Atlanta's Finest 5K start

7:15 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.


Course Map

Course time limit:

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minute per mile pace)

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 course. Headphones are strongly discouraged.

*Please see Event & Program Policies for further details on our Wheeled Conveyances policy at this event.

COVID Safety Measures

Based on the guidelines released by the CDC, Atlanta Track Club has adopted specific policies to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff. Atlanta Track Club reserves the right to ask anyone in attendance to leave the venue should they not comply.

  • Attendees who have received the COVID-19 vaccination will not be required to wear a mask.
  • Attendees who are not vaccinated are requested to wear a mask while not running or walking.
  • All participants to bring their own hydration on the course.
  • Attendees are requested to maintain social distancing throughout the duration of the event.

Become A Member

Did you know as a member of Atlanta Track Club you receive a discount on all events? Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!