One of the most popular races in Atlanta, the Romp and Stomp 5k kicks off the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp Chili Cookoff and Bluegrass Festival. This is the race's 15th running, and features a fast, flat course through historic Cabbagetown that is great for first timers or those chasing a PR. All participants receive an awesome LONG-SLEEVED T-shirt and a free chili tasting spoon for the Chomp and Stomp Chili and Bluegrass Festival later that day.
If you plan on walking the race, please sign up in the walker division. This includes those with strollers and those walking with dogs. The walkers will start at 7:45, ahead of the runners.
The proceeds from the Romp and Stomp 5k benefit the non-profit organization maintaining the neighborhood's two beautiful parks and community center: the Cabbagetown Initiative CDC. Families from all over Intown Atlanta enjoy the fun, clean and safe environment these parks provide.
Your safety is important to us. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we are following all local public health guidelines. Facemasks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible. Race protocols will be updated as needed.
Event details and schedule
Parking is a challenge, so arrive early! Park at lots on Memorial or in the Agave lot at the corner of Boulevard and Memorial Dr. From I-20 take the Boulevard/Zoo Atlanta exit. Turn north on Boulevard, cross Memorial Drive, & the Agave lot is on your right. From I-85 take Freedom Parkway exit. Right (south) on Boulevard to Agave parking lot on your left just before Memorial Drive. Race start is on Carroll St. in front of Milltown Tavern.
Runner Awards: We will have awards for the fastest overall male and female, and top 3 finishers for male and female in each age group (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over) for runners.
Walker Awards: We will have awards for the top 3 finishers in the walkers' division.
Cabbagetown Run Club: Preview the streets of Cabbagetown by meeting up with the Cabbagetown Run Club every Thursday evening at 7pm in front of Milltown Tavern, 180 Carroll Street.
There is NO race day registration. This race has sold out the last 10 years and we expect it to sell out in 2021. Fees for the race are $35 but sign up before September 1 for the $30 early bird special.
Packet pick-up will be available at the Phidippides store at Ansley Mall 10am - 7pm from Thursday, Oct 28 until Wednesday Nov 3, and at the Cabbagetown Community Center at 177 Estoria St from 6:30 - 9pm on Thursday, Nov 4 & Friday, Nov 5.