Atlanta Christmas 5K Run/Walk
(formerly the Virginia Highland Christmas 5K)
About the race
Name: Atlanta Christmas 5K
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Portion of race proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Fire Foundation, Fire Station # 19 and other charitable causes in the area.
- RACE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Claim your spot now for this year's 5K in Virginia Highland
Race closes out early every year - don't procrastinate!
Hundreds of dollars in drawings from local merchants!
- This popular event closes at 1500.
- Santa hats to all participants!
- Skinny Santa returns to start the race and give out goodies!
- Post race fruit, goodies.
- Long sleeved 100% cotton T-Shirts
- Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes welcome
- Portion of proceeds benefit charitable causes in immediate neighborhood
- Hundreds of dollars in drawings from local merchants
Don't miss the most popular holiday race in Intown Atlanta.
Ed Williams - 404-327-7738.
Early packet pickup at Phidippides Ansley Mall locaton only
Avoid the hassle by picking up race number and t-shirt before race day
December 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 - www.phidippides.com
- Saturday, December 22
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Race Day Packet & T-Shirt Pick-up at Fire Station #19
8:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
PLEASE NOTE: Race Packets MUST BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO RACE DAY -
Race Day pick up is absolutely only for Out of Town Runners or Emergency SituationsRUNNERS MUST PICK UP PACKETS AT PHIDIPPIDES ON THE 5 DAYS WE HAVE ARRANGED FOR RUNNERS. Runners will pick up t shirt, Santa Hat, bib with chip affixed, etc. NOTE- DO NOT REMOVE CHIP FROM BIB.
- RACE IS NOW CLOSED
Event closes when registration reaches 1500 or Dec 11, whichever comes first. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
Event will take place rain or shine - no refunds will be given
Race bib numbers cannot be switched to another person once assigned. No unregistered runners are allowed.
5K IS LIMITED TO 1,500
Awards and Extras
Picture plaque awards to Overall M & F, Masters M & F, and 3-Deep for M & F Age Groups: 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. Phidippides gift cards to the Overall M & F and Masters M & F winners.
NEW THIS YEAR: ELECTRONIC CHIP TIMING!!!
NO LONG PROCESSING LINES - IMMEDIATE RESULTS - RESULTS POSTED ONLINE RACE DAY
Parking information: Parking available on side streets near the start or finish areas. Limited parking available at the church (finish area) - short walk to the starting line. Watch for “no parking” signs and please do not block driveways!
- map of the Virginia Highland area
- Marta bus routes for Virginia Highlands - click here.
START: Fire Station #19 @ 1063 N. Highland Ave, Atl, 30306
FINISH: Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 N Morningside Dr, Atl 30306
View course route: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=181629
• West on Los Angeles, Pass Crestridge Drive
• Turn Left on Elkmont Drive
• Turn Right on Park Drive
• Turn Right on Orme Circle
• Turn Right on Elkmont (Orme Circle merges to Elkmont)
• Turn Left on Brookridge Drive
• Turn Left on Amsterdam Ave Amsterdam merges into Courtenay
• Turn Right on San Antonio Ave
• Turn Left on Amsterdam Ave
• Turn Left on Kings Court
• Bear Right on San Antonio follow to Courtenay Ave
• Turn Right on Courtenay Ave
• Turn Left on Greenland Ave stay right on Greenland merges to Hillpine
• Turn Right on Wayne Ave
• Turn Left on Courtenay Ave
• Turn Left on North Highland Ave and proceed 90 yards to North Morningside Dr
• Turn Left on North Morningside Drive.
• Go 1/10th mile and turn Right into Morningside Presbyterian Church lot to the Finish Area.