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.

2017 Race Results


View the 2017 race results here. 

​Event Photos

View photos from the 2017 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).

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 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. 

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.