Come trek the twists, turns and hills of the beautiful Candler Park neighborhood and Freedom Park at this quintessential neighborhood 5K/1 Mile Fun Run event associated with the epic annual Candler Park Fall Fest. The races will finish right as Candler Park Fall Fest is getting going so be sure to join us for some of the fun!
This year's race events will benefit the NEW PLAYGROUND at the park and feature a slightly later start, some great course and swag upgrades, and other race enhancements to make this amazing neighborhood race better than ever! All 5K runners get a Fall Fest 2022 t-shirt at the finish and free beer or beverage ticket good at Candler Park Fall Fest!
Event details and schedule
THE FESTIVAL: Candler Park’s annual Fall Fest, arts and music festival begins at right after the races on Saturday and continues through Sunday evening. Admission to the festival is free.
THE CAUSE: Proceeds from the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run events will benefit the NEW PLAYGROUND at the park via Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, Inc., a 501(c)(4), and Candler Park Conservancy, a 501(c)(3).
REGISTRATION / BIB PICKUP: Advance registration strongly encouraged. Advance registration cost is $28 for the 5K and $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. Same day registration is available until we hit cap or 9:45 AM, whichever comes first. Same day registration cost is $40 for the 5K and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. Same day registration opens at 8:30 AM race day. Bib pick up will be available near the starting point on race day begnning at 8:30am.
TIME/ LOCATION/ GETTING HERE: 5K starts at 10:00 AM and 1 Mile Fun Run at 10:45 AM. Parking near the start/finish points will be extremely limited. Participants are strongly encouraged to walk or take MARTA or other public transit to the race. Both the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run start from Terrace Ave NE (near the corner of Terrace Ave NE and Marlbrook Ave NE, on the east side of Candler Park, by the Candler Park Playground). Both the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run finish on Candler Park Drive NE (near the old stone church at 470 Candler Park Dr NE).
THE SWAG: All 5K athletes will receive:
- a premium quality Candler Park Fall Fest 2019 T-shirt
- a complimentary draft beer or other beverage at Candler Park Fall Fest ($5 value)
- bib equipped with My Laps disposable bibtag chip
Additional T-shirt inventory, if any, may be available for purchase on the day of the event. T-shirt availability and sizes cannot be guaranteed for registrants signing up after 9/15/19.
Race bib tear-offs may be redeemed for a beer or non-alcoholic beverage at any Candler Park Fall Fest beverage vending location (not food locations). You must be 21+ (with valid ID) to redeem your bib tear-off for a beer. Race bib tear-offs are transferable prior to redemption, but will have no cash redemption value.