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The Midweek Mile & Dash is a FREE youth event designed for kids ages 14 and under. This event's location is Westside Park, Atlanta's newest and largest greenspace. The timed Mile will run along the park path and is for ages 6 - 14, while the Dashers will run 50 meters in the field near the playground. *NEW* this spring, the dash is now available for all children, ages 14 and under. Dash participants will run with children in their age group for safety.

All participants can have fun in the Track & Field Zone with Atlanta Track Club's elite athletes while parents learn more about our youth events and youth programming in the information tent.

Atlanta Track Club is excited to announce that Microsoft will be joining us at this event and providing two running-related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities for children. Learn more about these activities below and register for a 30-minute session while registering for the event.

For full details on our event policies, including weather, refunds and cancellations, click here.

For Atlanta Track Club's current policies concerning COVID-19, click here.

  • May 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Westside Park, 1600 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Mile (ages 6 - 14)
  • 50 Meter Dash (ages 14 & under)
  • Free and open to the public
  • May 10 at 11:59 p.m.


Build Your Own Video Game*

Have you ever wanted to make your own video game? Participants will develop a running-themed arcade game featuring Atlanta Track Club's own Pete the Peach. Using MakeCode Arcade, you will be able to create and then play a video game with no prior coding experience needed. Our beginner activity will give a high-level overview of coding and is recommended for ages 8-14 years old. All kids will be given a special prize for participating.

Build Your Own Step Counter*

Even the best runners need to be able to track how far they go! For this activity, participants will develop and create their own step counter using the micro:bit, a pocket sized computer, to track how many steps they run. Recommended for ages 8-14 years old. But wait, there's more... all kids will be able to keep the micro:bit device and accessories for participating.

*Recommended age is 8 - 14 years old. Each STEM session will last 20-30 minutes and can easily be integrated into your mile or dash schedule. Sessions will be conducted from 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM, and 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM. Participants must pre-register for STEM activities. Race day registration will only be permitted if we have openings.

A list of current STEM session participants can be found here.

Event Day Schedule

*Timeslots/waves were chosen by participants in the registration process

4:45 PM

Race number pickup opens/Check in for first STEM session

5:00 PM

Track & Field Zone opens

5:00 PM

First Session of Microsoft STEM Begins

5:30 PM

Dash opens/Check in for second STEM session

5:30 PM

*Mile waves begin & continue every 10 minutes

5:45 PM

Final Session of Microsoft STEM Begins

6:30 PM

Dash and Track & Field Zone Closes

Timing & Results

The timing device for the Mile is the Chronotrack single use B-tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your child's 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.)
  • If you do not wish to have your child timed, you may peel off the timing device or simply bend it several times.

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.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available. Mile registrants will fill remaining mile start waves on a first come first serve basis. To choose your preferred mile timeslot, we strongly suggest registering online prior to race day. The online registration deadline is Tuesday, May 10 at 11:59 p.m.


The mile will utilize the multi-use pathways in and around the playground area and near the reservoir, including parts of the Blue Loop, Red Trail, and North Rim Trail. The dash and track & field zone will utilize the grassy field near the playground.

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