2024 Jerome Scales Southside 5M & 5K


Kick off the 2024 Grand Prix Series presented by Summit Coffee with Atlanta Track Club and the South Fulton Running Partners for the Jerome Scales Southside 5M & 5K on January 20 in College Park. Race through the beautiful College Park neighborhood and around Woodward Academy. This event is free and exclusive to Atlanta Track Club members. This event is named for former board member 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. Learn more about Jerome and Big Rome Running here

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 20, 8:00 a.m.


  • College Park Marta Station
    3800 Main St, College Park, GA 30337


  • 5 Miles
  • 5K


  • Free - Atlanta Track Club members Only

Online Registration Cut-Off

  • January 19, 11:59 p.m.
  • Race Day Registration will be available on site

Event Schedule

6:15 AM

Volunteer Check-In Opens

6:45 AM

Race Number Pick Up Opens

8:00 AM

Race Starts

8:10 AM

Start Line Closes

9:00 AM

Awards Ceremony

9:40 AM

Course Closes

Course Information

Course time limit:

  • 5M: 1 hour and 30 minutes (18 minute per mile pace)
  • 5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minute per mile pace)

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone, no headphones, pets or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including roller/inline skates, and bicycles are permitted on the course.

Race Number Pickup/Registration

Number Pickup is only available race morning prior to the start of your event at the College Park MARTA station. Look for the string of red Atlanta Track Club tents and other signage. Number Pickup Opens at 6:45 a.m. Bring your check in pass (on your phone or printed) to ease the flow of Number Pickup.

Race Day Registration begins at 6:45 a.m.

Deadline to register - online through 11:59 p.m., January 19, 2024

Grand Prix Series races are exclusive to Atlanta Track Club members, learn more about membership here


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.

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