Labor Day Race

Lace up your sneakers and join walkers and runners on the tree-lined streets of Avondale Estates for the annual Labor Day 5K and 1-mile race.

2016 Race Results

View the 2016 race results here. 

​Event Photos

View photos from the 2016 race here

Date & Time

This race is held annually on Labor Day. Please note the following registration and race times:
  • On-site registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • 1-Mile Race starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Race starts at 9 a.m.
Runners in the Labor day Race run down the street


Both races start and end at Willis Park, at the corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Clarendon Place. The courses are run on City streets with traffic control provided. View the Course Map for the 1-Mile and 5K Labor Day Races (PDF).


Race-day registration will be available at the starting line, but participants are encouraged to register online beforehand. 

Mailing Your Registration

If you prefer to sign up for the race via mail or at City Hall, complete this form (PDF) and return it with your entry fee to:
City Hall
21 North Avondale Plaza
Avondale Estates, Ga. 30002

Entry forms are also available at City Hall. City Hall is closed on weekends, so in-person or mailed entries must be received or delivered, respectively, by 5 p.m. Friday, August 25, in order to qualify for the early-bird discounts.


Registration for the 5K costs $20 through Sunday, August 27, and $25 after. Registration for the 1-mile race costs $10 through Sunday, August 27, and $12 after. Please make checks payable to the Avondale Estates Labor Day Race.


Racers of all ages and athletic levels are invited to participate.

Chip Timing

Both races include chip timing for more accurate results. 


Medals will be given to the top age-group finishers (6 and under, 7-10, 11-14) for the Novice 1-Mile Race, and the top age-group finishers in the 5K Main Race. Overall winners will receive a trophy.
5K Age Groups
  • 10 and 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+

Charitable Cause

This event benefits the Emory ALS Center. Since its initiation in 1997, the Emory ALS Center has grown to be one of the premier centers for ALS in the United States. In addition, Emory has been selected by the MDA as one of five national centers as part of the Clinical Research Network to speed and support ALS research. 


Business, family, and individual sponsorships are an important part of this fundraiser! Donate money to sponsor the race and your name or business logo will be included on the official Labor Day Race T-shirt. Learn more by checking out our sponsorship information flyer (PDF)

Not Allowed

Please note that no bicycles, rollerblades or dogs are allowed in this event.

More Information

For more information about the event, email Karen Holmes or call 404-294-5400. You can also view this event on the City's Facebook page.