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The Extra Yard 5K is the official road race of the College Football Playoff. Registration includes two tickets to Playoff Fan Central, a participant shirt, finisher's medal and entry into a drawing for CFP National Championship Game game tickets. The top overall male and female finishers will each win two tickets to the national championship game. 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 initiative that elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers.
Date & Time
January 7, 8:00 a.m.
International Plaza, Downtown Atlanta
- 5K (8 & older)
- Long Sleeve Mizuno shirt
- Tickets to Playoff Fan Central
Event Day Schedule
- 6:30 a.m. Race number pick-up opens
- 7:30 a.m. Deadline to register, be timed & in results
- 8:00 a.m. 5K begins
- 8:15 a.m. Start line closes
- 9:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
- 9:30 a.m. Course closes
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
- Cost: $45 cash or credit card only (unless event sells out)
- $15.00 discount for teacher showing valid school i.d.
- 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 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.
International Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30303
EARLY RACE NUMBER/T-SHIRT PICK-UP
Friday, January 5
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Atlanta Track Club office
201 Armour Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Number pick-up will also take place the morning of the event beginning at 6:30 a.m. T-Shirts will be distributed upon finishing the event.
College Football Playoff Foundation has secured discounted parking for Extra Yard 5K participants. The Red Deck rate will be $15 for a limited time race morning.
Pre-purchase your parking in the red deck here. Use code CFPTEACHER to access.
Carpooling or a rideshare, such as Lyft, is highly encouraged as parking is extremely limited and an additional cost.
Public Transportation is highly encouraged. There are two MARTA train stops to choose from:
- 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].
EXTRA YARD FOR TEACHERS
All proceeds from the Extra Yard 5K benefit Extra Yard for Teachers, the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary platform that elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering quality teachers. As an additional way to honor those in the teaching profession, we are offering a discount to any teacher with a valid faculty/school staff ID and photo identification. Discount eligibility restrictions apply. ID and photo identification required at packet pick-up. Limit one discount per faculty/staff ID and offer is non-transferrable.
If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected].
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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!