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Join Atlanta Track Club, in partnership with the South Fulton Running Partners, for the first stop in the 2021 Grand Prix Series at the Jerome Scales Southside 10K. Due to complications at the previous venue, we are moving the event to McIntosh Reserve Park (1046 W McIntosh Cir, Whitesburg, GA 30185).

ABOUT JEROME SCALES

Jerome Scales was a longtime member of Atlanta Track Club who served on its Board of Directors for seven years. Diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2016, he died on June 20, 2019.

Jerome was a fixture in the Atlanta running community, spreading his love for running to anyone nearby. Even after he was diagnosed, he never let the disease deter him from running or from influencing others to do the same. He adopted the motto "one mile at a time," and focused on finding joy in the journey of running regardless of how far or how fast.

Atlanta Track Club is honoring his memory by renaming this event the Jerome Scales Southside 10K .

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

    January 23, 8:00 a.m.

  • Distance

    • 10K (ages 10 & older)
  • Cost

    • Free for Atlanta Track Club & South Fulton Running Partner members
    • $20 for nonmembers
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Event Day Schedule

  • 7:25 a.m. Health screening opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Number pickup opens
  • 8:00 a.m. 10K start
  • 8:05 a.m. Start waves every five minutes
  • 11:00 a.m. Start line closes
  • 12:45 p.m. Course closes

REGISTRATION

No race day registration is available, but individuals can register online until January 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Participants must register for a specific time slot in order to participate in the event. Start waves will start every 5 minutes and be limited to 25 people. Race number pickup will be available on race morning. Participants should plan to pick up their numbers no more than 30 minutes before their start wave.

Atlanta Track Club intends to hold the Jerome Scales 10K as scheduled on 1/23/21 If the format of the event moves to virtual ONLY or is cancelled 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 AND RESULTS

Unofficial results available online the afternoon of the event. Results are made official one week 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

Course Map

Course time limit

    • 10K: 1 hours and 45 minutes (17 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.

EVENT ADDRESS

1046 W. McIntosh Circle, Whitesburg, GA 30185

AGE LIMITS

10K: Ages 10 & up

PARKING

FREE parking at McIntosh Reserve Park

PRINT & show this parking pass

HYDRATION

Please arrive with your own hydration for this event. There will be no fluid distribution on course or available prior to your start time. Participants will receive one bottle of water at the finish line.

VIRTUAL RUNNERS

Those selecting the virtual Jerome Scales Southside 10K race option will be asked to complete and submit their race between Friday, January 22, 2021 and Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

SAFETY MEASURES

Atlanta Track Club's return to racing will feature a race-by-appointment format to reduce gathering size and course congestion. Safety measures include, must are not limited to:

  • All participants and staff required to wear masks (mask not required while running)
  • Health screenings
  • Social distancing
  • Limited contact number distribution
  • No fluid distribution on course - all participants must arrive self-sufficient
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • No contact food and water distribution at the finish
  • Air hugs and high fives encouraged

AWARDS

Due to the race-by-appointment format, both overall awards and age group awards will be based on net time. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.

Award ceremonies will not be held on site in 2021. All awards will be emailed or mailed to participants after the event.

Individual:

  • 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 Jerome Scales Southside 10K is the first event in the 2021 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series. For more information on the 2021 Grand Prix Series, please click here. Please note: Your age on December 31, 2021 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.

STROLLERS

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 awd@atlantatrackclub.org, 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 https://www.atlantatrackclub.org/volunteer. For questions about volunteering, email volunteers@atlantatrackclub.org.

QUESTIONS

If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email questions@atlantatrackclub.org.

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