About the race
Name: Tour deCatur 5K
Distance: 5K Run/Walk & Mile Fun Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Location: Decatur, Ga.
Decatur High School Performing Arts Center
Lace up your running shoes for Decatur’s biggest 5K race on Saturday, March 10. The Tour DeCatur will also include the one-mile fun run and the always adorable Tot Trot, so the whole family can participate
The 16th annual Tour deCatur benefiting the Decatur Education Foundation will be held Saturday, March 11th and will once again start at Decatur High School. All proceeds will benefit the Decatur Education Foundation which provides educational and enrichment opportunities to children and youth across Decatur.
Saturday, March 10
8:30am – 1-mile Fun Run begins
9 am – 5k Road Race begins
10 am – Tot Trot (4 and under). Gather at the end zone closest to the PAC.
10:15am – prize ceremony in front of the cafeteria.
Due to the large number of participants this year, we will offer you the opportunity to pick up BOTH your Tour deCatur race number and your event t-shirt in advance of the race on either Thursday, March 8 or Friday, March 9 (for 5k, 1 mile, and Tot Trot). Picking up your number and shirt in advance will allow you to bypass the lines on Saturday morning and go straight to the football field at Decatur High School, which will be the waiting area for both the 1-mile and 5k races. If you are NOT able to pick up prior to race day, same-day registration and number pick-up will open at 7:30am in the new DHS cafeteria.
Race number, t-shirt pick up, and onsite registration will take place THURSDAY, March 8th from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Decatur (431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave). You can park in the First Christian Church parking lot across from the Post Office or on the street in front of the toddler park just down from Fleet Feet.
Race number, t-shirt pick up, and onsite registration will take place FRIDAY, March 9th from 4:00-6:30pm at the Tour deCatur EXPO at Ebster Recreation Center (404 W. Trinity Place). Students from City Schools of Decatur won’t want to miss the chance to see their favorite teachers take a pie in the face at the EXPO.
Please note: If you registered after Feb. 16, an event t-shirt is NOT guaranteed. You can check back after the race to see if there are additional shirts available.
- register online
5K - $30 for adults
5K - $18 for youth (18 and younger)
1m - $30 for adults
1m - $18 for youth (18 and younger)
Tot Trot - $15 (4 and younger)
Same day registration fees will be $40 for all runners and timing cannot be guaranteed for anyone registering after 8:00 a.m. Event will be held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of severe conditions that would make the route unsafe. No refunds will be issued.
Awards and Extras
• Winners in each age category will take home unique awards.
• Overall male/female and overall masters male/female winners will receive gift certificates from Fleet Feet Decatur.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group as follows: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-60, and Over 60. No refunds in case of rain.
NOTE: youth participants receive medals for participation. If you are registering a youth participant who would like a t-shirt (adult sizes only) you must register him/her at the adult rate)
Location & Directions
Decatur High School
310 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Click HERE for 5k and 1-mile routes.
Both the 1-mile fun run and the 5k will begin on Commerce Drive, out the back of the high school. Runners should gather on the football field if they already have their race number OR stop by the cafeteria for same-day number pick-up and registration. PARKING: Parking is available in the high school lot, but it will fill up fast. Parking is also available at Agnes Scott College in the parking deck across the tracks from the high school entrance on S. McDonough (you must exit by noon on Saturday). If you live nearby, please consider walking or biking. We expect 3,000 participants, so plan to arrive early!!!
THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE! Strollers are welcome but we ask that you line up near the back. Please remember that NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED.
Funds raised from the Tour deCatur support DEF’s many programs and initiatives including mentoring programs, Teacher Innovation Grants, and Opportunity Grants for Decatur students. Click here to see how funds are used to support Decatur’s kids.