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Atlanta Christmas 5K and 1K Elf Run
Atlanta’s Original Christmas Race and an Atlanta Tradition. Don’t miss out on this Christmas 5K

About the race
Atlanta Christmas 5K & and 1K Elf Run
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Piedmont Park

Don’t miss this Atlanta Christmas tradition! You and 2000 of your closest friends running through Atlanta’s Intown Neighborhoods in Santa hats! Registration closes at 2000 entrants, so sign up today! A portion of the proceeds benefit YWCA of Greater Atlanta, area churches, and other charitable causes. SHIRT DESIGN ON RIGHT!

New for this year! Elf run for kids and adults! Elf runners will get a t-shirt and elf hat!


Claim your spot now for this year's 5K
Race closes out early every year - don't procrastinate!

- Skinny Santa is back again this year, delivering holiday cheer, and race day goodies!
- Long sleeved 100% cotton T-Shirts
- Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes welcome

Post Race Party and Extras:

  • Hot Chocolate, Cider, and Coffee
  • Christmas cookies, bagels, and snacks
  • Long sleeved Christmas themed t-shirts and SANTA HATS for all participants!
  • Christmas music
  • Santa will be in attendance for photo ops, and to pass out holiday cheer and age group awards!
  • Hundreds of dollars in drawings from local merchants!
  • Custom Christmas Race Bib!

Ed Williams

Early packet pickup at Phidippides Ansley Mall locaton only
Avoid the hassle by picking up race number and t-shirt before race day

PACKET PICKUP: Early packet pickup at Phidippides Ansley Mall: December 14, 16, 17, 18, 19. Race day packet pickup for out of town runners and emergencies only: Piedmont Park, Charles Allen Gate, Charles Allen & 10th Street

- Saturday, December 21
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. - Race Day Packet & T-Shirt Pick-up only for out of town runners or emergency at Piedmont Park.
8:00 AM - 5K Start
8:45 AM - Awards Ceremony
9:00 AM - Elf Run 1K
8:30 AM - 10:00 - Post Race Party

- register online
- printable application
In Store: Registration at Phidippides in Ansley Mall. Cash or check only.

NOTE ON T SHIRTS – Youth Sizes are for the 1K ONLY

Entry Fees
5K-  $35 through Sept 15, $40 Sept 16 through Nov 15, $45 Nov 16 & after and Race Day if not sold out.
1K- $ 20 until Nov 15-- $ 25 thereafter and Race Day

Event will take place rain or shine - no refunds will be given


Awards and Extras
Colorful, festive awards to Overall M & F, Masters M & F, and 3 deep in each age group:
10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over
Bobble Head Trophies for Age Group Award

Elf runners will get a t-shirt and elf hat!

START: Piedmont Park- Charles Allen& 10th. We moved to Piedmont Park for more parking and a faster simpler course.

FINISH: Just inside the park at the Charles Allen Gate..

COURSE: Fast and fun course circling Piedmont Park. USATF certified and Chip Timed.

PARKING: Parking is available at the Park Parking Deck on Worchester off Monroe Drive. and on side streets near the start and finish areas. Be mindful of “No Parking”/ Resident Parking only signs. MARTA or Uber use is encouraged.