5K Road Race

5K Road Race
June 9, 2018


The Summerfest 5K has been run for at least 30 years and is one of the best loved neighborhood road races in the city.




Top 5 Reasons to Sign Up for the Summerfest 5K:

  • The route winds through a beautiful historic, tree-lined neighborhood
  • After the race, you can walk through the Summerfest Artist Market
  • It’s an official AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier
  • You’ll receive a commemorative Summerfest t-shirt
  • It’s motivation to get outdoors – Imagine your sense of accomplishment!

Best of all, 100% of the profit goes back into the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Through its civic association, the race provides support for schools, the fire station, parks, tree plantings, and many other initiatives.

Here’s the race route.


Sign up is available now ($30 per person; $35 after 4/15) at active.comThis race tends to sell out, so early registration is recommended.

Pre-registered 5K Road Race participants can avoid the crowds and pick up their race number and t-shirt early. Race packets can be picked up at Phidippides at Ansley Mall on June 2 and June 4-7 (no packet pickup at Phidippides June 3rd). Packets can also be picked up inside the Virginia-Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave. (across from Inman Middle School) on Friday, June 8 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm (packet pick-up only, no race registration).

Tot Trot:

For children 7 & under, a Tot Trot will be held in John Howell Park at approximately 9:30 a.m., after the 5K race concludes and winners are announced. Sign-up ($10 per child) is inside the park starting at 8 a.m. on the day of the race. Each child participating in the Tot Trot receives a ribbon.

How to Get to the Race:

The race starts at N. Highland and Virginia Avenues on Saturday, June 9th at 8 a.m. See options for Travel/Parking.