Atlanta Fall Guide:: Family Friendly Races and Fun Runs

Fall means perfect running weather! Signing up for a race is a great way to get motivated and also run for a good cause. While you’re sipping on your pumpkin spice coffee check out these awesome races and fun runs in and around Atlanta. Some may offer virtual options as well if you are unable to participate in person.

Atlanta Fall Guide:: Family Friendly Races and Fun Runs
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Atlanta Fall Guide:: Family Friendly Races and Fun Runs

Duluth Donut Dash 5K
When: October 1st
Cost: $30 until September 12; $35 on September 13 through day before; $45 the day of

Register for this year’s Duluth Donut Dash 5K and help children and families experiencing foster care in our community as we raise money to support Wellroot Family Services (formerly The United Methodist Children’s Home).

Express Your Superpower 5K 
When: September 30th
Cost: $40-45

Grab your super suit & cape, and come on out with us for Express Your SuperPower 5K/10K!  Awesome flat & fast course completely inside Etowah River Park in Canton, so the little superheroes won’t have to run on the street. We’ll have the Tot Trot at 8 AM, Fun Run at 8:05 AM & then the 5K/10K starting at 8:30 AM. We’ll have some awesome awards for the Overall M/F, Masters Overall M/F, & top 3 in all the regular age groups. Runners and walkers are both welcome. Great race shirts & some items for everyone pre-registered!

The Race 2023
When: October 8th
Cost: $40-$85

A 5K or half marathon option that takes place in South Atlanta and supports black-owned businesses, neighborhoods, and charities.

PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and 5K 
When: October 21st and 22nd
Cost: $55-$90

One of Atlanta’s most popular running events starts and ends in Atlantic Station. Children 8 years and older may participate in the 5K.

The Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon and 5K
When: October 29th
Cost: $30-$80

Complete this Piedmont Park race and you will receive a Halloween-themed medal. Costumes are optional. There are multiple distance options from a 5K to a half marathon.

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot 
When: November 23rd
Cost: $30

If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly activity to do the morning of Thanksgiving Day, take a ride to north Georgia and trot your way through downtown Blue Ridge.

Girls on the Run 5K 
When: December 2nd
Cost: $30

Run for this wonderful nonprofit organization! It is a celebration of the participants of Girls on the Run, the coaches as well as the community. Your registration fee will contribute to a scholarship fund and allow more girls to participate in this wonderful program for young girls. Be sure to check back for the location.

Did we miss any races or fun runs? Let us know in the comments!


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Adrianna is a mom of two boys, Julian(3) and Nolan(1.5). Originally from New York, she and her husband moved to Atlanta in the fall of 2018. After moving here, it immediately felt like home for them. Despite the hot and humid summers she loves Atlanta and all that it has to offer for her and her family. After becoming a first-time mom, writing became an outlet for her to openly share all about motherhood; the good the bad, and the ugly. After blogging on her own for some time, she was thrilled when she found the Atlanta Mom community. A former teacher and now stay-at-home-mom, you can usually find her chasing around her boys. When she has some free time she enjoys exercising, reading, or binge-watching a show with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and of course a snack to go with it!