Can I walk up and register on race day?
Walk-up registration is available on the day of the race, however, the registration fee will increase to $45.
When and where is packet pickup?
Early packet pickups have passed. Race day packet pickup is open from 7:00AM – 8:00AM on race morning. Please arrive earlier to race day packet pickup* in order to beat the crowds and get into your wave group on time.
*If you registered online after 1:00PM, Friday, February 16th, please go to Race Day Registration to pickup your bib and shirt. We will assign your bib on the spot.
Where can I park?
World of Coca-Cola Garage ($7 parking) OPENS AT 5:30AM:
178 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd Atlanta, GA 30313
American Cancer Society Deck ($5 parking):
113 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313
How will the race be timed?
My registration login from last year isn’t working. What should I do?
We are using a new system this year in order to streamline registration for you. You will need to register as a guest or create a new login.
What awards will be given out?**
If you place in an Overall Division (Top 3 Overall or Masters), you will be removed from eligibility to win a medal in your Age Division.
Open (all ages)
- Age Divisions
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
Barring uncontrollable or extenuating circumstances, our awards ceremony will begin at 9:30am.
**All awards will be given based on gun time. Chip time is only for your personal enjoyment and record keeping.
- Wheelchair Division
Atlanta Mission is excited to announce its first year of having a wheelchair division for the Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness. To enter the race as a wheelchair participant or participant with disabilities requires no special qualifications. Due to safety reasons, wheelchair athletes will start at 8:25a.m., five (5) minutes in advance of the 5K athletes at 8:30a.m.on Saturday morning.
Where will the race results be posted?
A link to the race results will be posted on our homepage following the race.
Will photos be taken?
Photos of the race will be taken and a link will be posted to this site following the race.
What is your photo policy?
By registering for our events, you agree to the use of your name and photograph in broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, and other media without compensation. Also, we often provide download of photos and videos taken at our events. These photos are the property of Atlanta Mission and may not be used for non-personal use without our express written consent.
Will there be any course alterations?
Atlanta Mission may alter a published course at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, road conditions, runner safety, and local municipality requirements. Any alterations made to the course may negate the USATF certification.
Can I bring my pet?
While we love pets, we ask that you refrain from inviting them onto our race courses. Due to the large number of runners, we also ask that any spectating dogs or pets be kept on 5 foot non-retractable leashes.
Am I able to run/walk the race with my child in a stroller?
Like many in the running community, we believe a fit family is a happy family and allow strollers in our races as long as the course and/or local government allows. However, we do ask that participants with strollers start in the back, refrain from weaving through packs of runners, and yield the right of way to other runners.
We also ask that you not provide a timing chip for your stroller-bound child. We include only official participants who have run the entire course in our results and awards system. Contacting the race director and letting him or her know that your child was inadvertently entered in the results can save other goal-oriented children many tears.
If it rains or snows, will the race be cancelled?
In the event of extreme weather conditions, Atlanta Mission reserves the right to cancel the race or run it as an untimed fun run without advance notice and as advised by the Police and Fire/EMS Departments. If this should be necessary: prizes will be converted to random prizes. No entry fee refunds will be made. The final decision regarding the fate of the race will be made between 30 minutes to an hour prior to the scheduled start of the race and will be announced over the race public address system.
Could the race be delayed for any reason?
Atlanta Mission, in conjunction with the local municipality, reserves the right to delay an event start for any reason, including weather. Typically we will delay up to 30 minutes prior to start if there is lightning. It is unlikely that we will delay for heat, rain, or snow.
What is Race Etiquette?
In an effort to ensure the best experience for all participants, we ask that runners comply with standard race etiquette. This includes, lining up at the starting line according to expected race pace, giving right of way to faster runners along the course, and following guidelines given by race officials and volunteers (race crew members).
As with any social setting, there are many subtle details included in proper etiquette. However, if you abstain from cutting sharply in front of a competitor, refrain from abruptly stopping in the middle of the course to tie your shoe, remember not to hinder others from acquiring water, and are aware of your basic social cues, you will be sure to enjoy yourself and make new friends.
Can my registration fee be refunded? Can I transfer my registration fee to someone else?
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Is my race registration fee tax-deductible?
Atlanta Mission is a non-profit 501-c3. Your entry fees cover the expenses of the event and you receive tangible/non-tangible goods in exchange for your registration fee, which include a safe and quality event, certified course, timing, scoring, post-race food, and entertainment. Typically, only donations above the registration fees that are made directly to the charity are eligible for tax deductions; however, you should confer with your tax professional if you have further questions.