Rose City 10,000 meter run

Rose City 10,000 meter run

10K Information Runners will line up for the start according to their best previous times in a 10K race. The race will start on North Broad Street at the corner of Broad and Monroe streets, near the U.S. Post Office and end on the same street a half-block from the starting point. After the starting gun sounds, runners will proceed down Broad Street, and turn left onto Smith Avenue (U.S. 84 East). After approximately 2.2 miles, the course turns left again onto Pine Tree Boulevard, a five-lane stretch of pavement and winds through a shopping area and in front of the Thomas County Board of Education building, where the Yellow Jacket Band, under the direction of Joe Regina, will be playing at the corner of Pine Tree Boulevard and Patterson Street. The Thomas County Central High School Band, which has become a tradition with the Rose City Run, will be performing for the 43rd year. This is always a welcome point for runners on the grueling RCR course. Runners will take a left turn off Pinetree Boulevard at Saint Augustine Catholic Church. The last leg again is on smooth asphalt streets through tree-lined residential areas, on the way back to the business district. The course is a scenic route all the way, with challenging hills and varied terrain. Competitors will see firsthand why Thomasville is called the City of Roses. Within the first two miles along Smith Avenue, runners will pass near the Thomasville Public Rose Garden. Times will be called out as the runners pass each mile point. Water stations (along with medical assistance) will be located at 2.3, 3.8 and 5.6 miles. Water sprinklers will douse runners at intervals along the route, if desired. Plenty of fluid will be available before the race and at the finish. Slices of oranges, bananas and other refreshments will be available for runners at the finish provided by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Flowers Baking Company and Blue Bell Creameries LP. Early registration is requested. This will make race day planning more efficient. Late registrants may enter the race at the Big Oak the morning of the race between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Date & Time

  • April 16, 2022


  • U.S. Post Office on North Broad Street


  • 10k