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The Extra Yard 5K is the official road race of the College Football Playoff. Registration includes two tickets to Playoff Central, a participant shirt, finisher's medal and entry into a drawing for game tickets. The top overall male and female finishers will each win two tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship. The event includes live entertainment, activities with race sponsors and a post-race awards ceremony. All proceeds benefit Extra Yard for Teachers, the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary platform that elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers. 

Use code TEACHER for a discount off online registration! 

  • Date & Time

    January 7, 8:00 a.m.

  • Location

    International Plaza, Downtown Atlanta

  • Distance

    • 5K (8 & older)
  • Event Swag

    • Long Sleeve Mizuno shirt
    • Ticket to Fan Central
    • Medal
  • Cost

    • $25.00 through 11/27/17
    • $30.00 through 12/31/17
    • $35.00 through 1/3/18
    • $45 on race day

Event Day Schedule

  • 6:30 a.m. Race number pick-up opens
  • 7:30 a.m. Deadline to register, be timed and included in results
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K begins
  • 9:25 a.m. Course closes

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Provided we have not reached race capacity, we will offer registration for this event on race day.

  • Cost: $40 ($15.00 discount for teacher showing valid school i.d.) via cash or credit card
  • Deadline to register and be timed: 7:30 a.m.

T-shirt sizing and availability canot be guaranteed for those registering on race day.

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

Course map coming soon!

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. 

EVENT ADDRESS

International Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30303

RACE NUMBER PICK-UP

Number pick-up will take place the morning of the event beginning at 6:30 a.m. T-shirts will be distributed with your race number, before the event.

PARKING

Information coming soon!

MARTA

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

AWARDS

  • Overall Male and Female Awards
  • Masters Male and Female Awards
  • Age Group Awards for the top three men and women in each age group (14 & under, five-year increments up to 80+)

VOLUNTEER WITH US

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

QUESTIONS

If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].

Become a Member

Did you know as a member of Atlanta Track Club you receive a discount on all events (except AJC Peachtree Road Race). Join today to begin receiving discounts and the many other benefits of membership!

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