The Mayor's 5K on the 5th Runway - Sponsored by Delta Air Lines

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Aug 27, 2016


Atlanta, GA


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk - Timed runner:

$40 $40 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Untimed runner/walker:

$35 $35 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Timed teams of 10 or more: (register individually or prepay for entire team)

$40 $40 Closed

5K Run/Walk - Untimed teams of 10 or more: (Register individually or prepay for entire team)

$35 $35 Closed

Guests & Sponsors - Individual Age group/open

$0 $0 Closed

Non-participating Team Captain - Non-participating team captain(CREATE A TEAM - NO RACE ENTRY)

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

You’ve flown over it. You’ve driven under it. Now run on it! 

Lace up your shoes and get ready to take off at The Mayor's 5K on the 5th Runway, hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA). Race proceeds will benefit UWGA and its partners throughout metro Atlanta.

Sign up today and earn “bragging rights” as you hit the runway at the world’s most traveled airport. Don’t miss your chance to join more than 2,000 runners and walkers on one of the flattest -- and fastest -- courses in metro Atlanta.

USATF-certified 5K course/AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier

RACE DAY/DATE: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

LOCATION: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – 5th Runway, Fire Station 33, 1401 S. Loop Road, Atlanta, GA 30337

COSTS:  $40 for timed runners and $35 for non-timed runners and walkers (Only “timed” runners will be considered for an award)

REGISTRATION: Registration is open until 11:59 p.m.  Monday, Aug. 22. Go to


Event details and schedule

RACE DAY SCHEDULE (No Race Day Registration):





Check-In & Bib Pick-up


4 a.m.- 6 a.m.

Fire Station 33 - Must bring official government-issued ID which must match race registration information.

Runway Line-Up

6:15 a.m.

Fire Station 33


6:30 a.m.



7:15 a.m.

Fire Station 33


7:30 a.m.

Course Closure Time: 1 hour


  • 5K participants have one hour to complete the race.  The runway must be cleared of race participants by 7:30 a.m. Therefore, ALL runners and walkers should plan to be able to maintain an 18:30 minute per mile pace in order to complete the entire 5K route.  Participants who are unable to maintain this pace WILL BE diverted to a shorter route so they are able to complete the event by this time.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.  This is a requirement issued by the FAA for this event. 
  • Please review the Race Rules for security requirements.  - -Please make sure you reqister using your legal name on your ID, since all eligible race participants must clear a security check through the TSA in order to participate.  Individuals who cannot be screened WILL NOT be able to participate.

  • Chip timing will be used.

  • All runners and walkers will receive a bib and T-shirt.

  • There will be limited space for race participants to warm up or stretch before and after the race.

  • Walkers are encouraged to walk to the right, allowing runners to pass on the left. 

  • For sponsorship information, contact 404-527-7239.

AWARDS:(Only “timed” runners will be considered for an award)

  • Men’s and women’s overall awards
  • Men’s and women’s masters’ awards

  • Age group awards for the top men and women in each age group below: 10-16; 17-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over

  • Top team award (fastest combined overall score, can be a combination of men and women). Minimum of team 5 members.

  • Largest team award(can be a combination of men and women)


  • FREE parking will be available at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). Parking is limited and carpooling is highly recommended. Shuttle service will begin at 4 a.m. and end at 5:45 a.m. from the GICC to the Race course. Return shuttle service from the Race course to the GICC will be available with the last shuttle departing at 9 a.m.
  • Driving Directions to GICC:
  • MARTA is highly recommended and will begin on the North/South bound trains at 5 a.m. Shuttle service will be available from the Airport MARTA station to Fire Station 33 starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 5:45 a.m. (When exiting the train, follow signs to the shuttle pick-up location)
  • Drop-off location - Fire Station 33, 1401 S. Loop Road, Atlanta, GA 30337.  There is No Public Parking at Fire Station 33.

For additional details and sponsorship opportunities, contact  United Way of Greater Atlanta: 404.527.7239.

For questions about The Mayor's 5K on the 5th Runway, email or leave a message at 404-382-2369 

Race proceeds will benefit

United Way of Greater Atlanta


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