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Join the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Track Club and Mothers Against Drunk Driving for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD and be a part of something special. This event offers something for the whole family including a 5K, One Mile and 50m Dash. All participants have the opportunity to finish on the Atlanta Falcons 50-yard line inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 100% of the proceeds go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia.
(Please Note: Donation to MADD does not grant entry into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD. To participate in the event, please complete the registration form by clicking the "register" button below.)
About Walk Like MADD
Walk Like MADD is MADD's signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk driving. Last year, tens of thousands of people in over 80 cities across the nation participated, and together, we raised more than 3 million dollars to provide our programs and services at no cost. With every step taken and each dollar raised, walkers are supporting MADD’s lifesaving mission to keep our families and communities safe.
Learn more at www.madd.org or by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
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
September 30, 7:30 a.m.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 1 AMB Dr. Atlanta 30313
- 5K (8 & older)
- One Mile (7 & Older/open to adults)
- 50m Dash (6 & younger)
- Commemorative Mizuno Shirt
- Commemorative Medal
- FREE parking
- 5K: $30 until online registration closes and $40 event day
- One Mile: $15 until online registration closes and $20 event day
- 50m Dash: $10 until online registration closes and $15 event day
Registration Cut-Off Date
September 26, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (see race day registration details below)
Event Day Schedule
- 6:00 a.m. Race Number pick-up opens
- 7:30 a.m. 5K
- 8:15 a.m. One Mile
- 8:30 a.m. 50m Dash
- 8:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony
Race Day Registration
- Cost: 5K - $40, One Mile - $20, 50m - $15 via cash or credit card
- Deadline to register and be timed: 7:00 a.m.
Timing & Results
Available online the afternoon of the event.
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.
2017 Course Map Coming Soon
Course time limit:
- 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 baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicyclyes are permitted on the course.
1 AMB Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313
RACE NUMBER PICK-UP
Information Coming Soon?
Participants who register on race day WILL NOT receive free parking.
- 5K Men's and women's Overall Awards
- 5K Men's and women's Masters Awards
- 5K Age Group Awards for the top three men and women in each age group (14 and under, five-year increments up to 80 )
All participants in the One Mile Fun Run will receive a medal and all participants in the 50m Dash will receive a ribbon.
Free parking is available for all participants in the Red Deck, accessible off Andrew Young International Blvd, the Gold Deck and the Blue Lot. A voucher will be emailed to you to receive free parking.
Public Transportation is highly encouraged. The Georgia Dome is most easily accessible on MARTA via the westbound (blue) train to the W1:Dome/GWCC/Phillips Arena/CNN Center stop.
All spectators are welcome to enter Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer on the participants. More details coming soon.
40 YARD DASH
In addition to your 5K time, all 5K participants will receive a 40 yard dash split time for their final 40 yards of their run on the field!
Did you know...
The 40 yard dash is primarily run to evaluate the speed of football players by scouts, particularly for the NFL Draft. The origin of timing football players for 40 yards comes from the average distance of a punt and the time it takes to reach that distance. Punts average around 40 yards in distance from the line of scrimmage, and the hangtime averages approximately 4.5 seconds. Therefore, a 40 yard dash time under 4.5 seconds is ideal.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Interested in giving back to the sport of running? Come volunteer with us! To learn more, please contact [email protected].
If you have additional questions regarding the event, please email [email protected]
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