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

Location


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).

Registration


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

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 26, in order to qualify for the early-bird discounts.

Cost


Registration for the 5K costs $20 through Sunday, August 28, and $25 after. Registration for the 1-mile race costs $10 through Sunday, August 28, and $12 after. Please make checks payable to the Avondale Estates Labor Day Race.

Ages


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

Chip Timing


Both races include chip timing for more accurate results. 

Awards


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 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. Beloved baseball player Lou Gehrig brought international attention to ALS in 1939, when his career ended due to the disease. As the preeminent ALS organization, the association leads the way in research, care services, public education and public policy, giving help and hope to those facing the disease.

Sponsorships


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). You can also view a list of our 2016 sponsors.

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.