Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K and 1K Fun Run

5K, 1K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 21, 2015


Marietta, GA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Running-1K - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The 1st annual Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K/1K fun run is a fundraiser for  Atlanta Lab Rescue. ALR's mission is to identify and rescue Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and place them in secure, loving homes. We average 40-50 dogs in the program at any given time and in our first 7 years, we have rescued over 3000 dogs.  Our website is

Event details and schedule

The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K fun run is a 5k (3.15) mile run that is flat to slightly rolling benefiting the Atlanta Lab Rescue.  Presenting sponsors are Cobb County Toyota and Southern Proper along with several other sponsors including:  Crossfit 285, James Coyle-Keller Williams Realty, World Children's Center and Corporate Events Unlimited. The race will be held on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 beginning at 9:00 AM at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008. Each runner will run out Al Bishop then take a left on County Services then it will loop back around on County Services and then back down Al Bishop the course is a L shape course.

The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is open to the community including children, strollers and dogs. There will also be a 1K (.62 miles) fun run following the 5K during our after race festival for anyone who prefers to run a shorter course. The 1K fun run will be down Al Bishop and back. Children under 7 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during either of the races.

Early registration up till October 15th is $25 after October 15th the race entry will go up to $30 and race day registration will be $35 for the 5K. registration will close on November 18th at midnight. If you just want to participate in the festival and not run that is OK as well. The festival will be full of activities for children, families and dogs, entertainment and food we will also have a 1K. The festival which includes the 1K  will cost $10. 

The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5k (approximately 3.15 miles) begins and ends at Jim Miller Park. The race will begin at 9:00 AM.

Participants will have a timing chip on their bib which assures accurate start and end times for participants.

The course begins on Al Bishop road and run straight for down Al Bishop till they reach County Services. Each runner will take a left on County Services run out then there will be a U-turn on County Services where the runners will turn around and run back to Al Bishop where they will take a right and run to the finish line at Jim Miller Park.

The course for the 1K will begin at Jim Miller Park and runners will run on Al Bishop road then will turn around a U-turn on Al Bishop and run back to Jim Miller Park.

Race Day Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully!

Thank you for registering for the 2015 Atlanta Lab Rescue fun run 5K. Below is a list of important information about the race to help create a safe and enjoyable experience.

The 2015 Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K fun run is Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008. The race begins at 9:00 AM sharp.

Race Packet Pick Up

(Will update soon)

Chip Timing and Bibs

The 5K will be timed by Elite Race Timing at Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. The 1K will not be a timed event.

Results will be provided at the end of the 5K. Results will be posted to our website and to the website shortly after the race. Awards will be provided to the top  male and female winner overall, along with winners from each age group by gender, 3 top dog awards and finisher ribbons for the 1K.

What to Wear

Dress in comfortable running attire and proper running shoes.  Make sure you check the weather that morning because you may have to layer since the race is in November.

Finish Line & Festival

Our race course is a L shape which allows us to have our start and finish lines in the same area. Upon completing the race, please plan to stay for refreshments, DJ and music, awards, sponsor booths, games for kids and dogs and a raffle!


Dogs and strollers are definitely allowed. Please start towards the back if have either. Dogs must be on a leash at all times per Cobb County laws.

First Aid, Restrooms, Personal Belongings

In case of an emergency, please let one of our volunteers, police officers, EMS teams know immediately. We will have an emergency first aid area available at the start/finish area.

Restroom facilities will be available at the start/finish area,

Please do not bring personal belongings with you to the race. The Atlanta Lab Rescue Committee and it's volunteers cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not have an area of safe keeping for your personal items.


THANK YOU to our 2015 inaugural event sponsors! The goal of this event is to raise as much money as possible for Atlanta Lab Rescue. At any given time Atlanta Lab Rescue may have 30-40 dogs and vet bills add up as well as boarding facilities. We could not do this without the support of our sponsors.

Thank you to our Presenting sponsors, Cobb County Toyota and Southern Proper.

There are several other levels of sponsorship available:

$5000 Top Dog Sponsor

$2500 Big Dog Sponsor

$1000 Good Dog Sponsor

$500 Puppy Dog Sponsor

As well as individual level sponsors.


Interested in getting involved? Please contact our Race Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Coyle at or 404-641-5482. We can not pull this off without many helping hands, so please consider volunteering your time, skills and/or resources!

Can't participate or volunteer, but still want to help? Consider donating to Atlanta Lab Rescue at

Rain or Shine

In the event of inclement weather involving lightening or hazardous conditions, please check our website home page at and facebook for Atlanta Lab Rescue for up to date information

No Refunds

The event is completely non-profit, that is also completely volunteer-run. While we appreciate that schedules change and things come up, we have a strict, no-refund policy for those registrants who find themselves unable to participate on race day. If you aren't able to participate in the event, we hope you will find some consolation in the fact that this is a fundraiser benefiting Labs and/or Lab Mixes in overcrowded shelters that need rescue to save their life, which we believe is a great cause! No transfers from year to year or person to person.

Parking Instructions

 Jim Miller Park has 600 parking spaces available so there is plenty of parking in the parking lot right next to where the race begins.

Contact us

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