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 Family Friendly Races and Fun Runs
Duluth Donut Dash 5K
When: Sunday, 9/26/2021
Cost: $35 now or $45 day of
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). This is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier!
Express Your Superpower 5K
When: Friday, 10/1/2021
This is an evening race and is perfect for you if you have absolutely no desire to get up bright and early. Grab your superhero cape and head to Canton, Georgia!
The Race 2021
When: Saturday, 10/2/2021
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: Sunday, 10/17/2021
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: Sunday, 10/31/2021
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: Thursday, 11/25/2021
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: Saturday 12/4/2021
Run for this wonderful nonprofit organization! The Girls on the Run 5K takes place at Georgia State Stadium. 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.
Did we miss any races or fun runs? Let us know in the comments!