ATLANTA - November 4, 2022 - Atlanta Track Club wants every
member of the family to celebrate health and fitness on Thanksgiving Day, the
number one running day of the year. Today, the Club announced it will create
dedicated start waves for jog strollers and leashed dogs at the annual Invesco
QQQ Thanksgiving Day 5K. Registration is open now. Those who have already
registered for the event can go back into their
account to choose to be moved to the jog stroller or dog wave at no
"No one wants to make a choice between getting in your annual
Turkey Day run or walk or staying home to care for young children and
pets," said Atlanta Track Club CEO Rich Kenah, who runs with his dog Sydney.
"We are excited to offer this additional start wave option. And we will
ensure adequate space, safety precautions and additional services are in place
so that we can safely welcome everyone to a fun and family inclusive
Thanksgiving Day morning."
The jog stroller and dog waves will be the final groups to start
the 5K on Thanksgiving Day. The 3.1 mile course starts under the Olympic Ring
and Cauldron structure on Hank Aaron Drive, runs through the Summerhill and
Grant Park neighborhoods before finishing next to Center Parc Stadium. Water
bowls will be available along the course and dog bones will be waiting at the
finish line. All dogs will receive a custom bandana. Jog Strollers and dogs will
not be allowed in the half marathon, mile or dash races held in conjunction
with the 5K. Click here
for more rules and recommendations for those participating in the special waves.
The Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile &
Dash is an annual tradition for more than 10,000 runners and walkers each year.
This year's participants of the half marathon and 5K will receive a long-sleeve
adidas shirt, custom medal and a personal pie at the finish line. The mile and
the dash are free to kids 14 and under. Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on November 23.