Traffic Alert: Atlanta Christmas 5K Road Race Coming to VaHi December 21

DSC03397Residents should be advised that the Atlanta Christmas 5K Road Race returns to Virginia-Highland on Saturday December 21.

The race will start at 8 AM. Runners will gather for the start across from the YWCA at the intersection of N. Highland and Adair avenues, wind their way through VaHi and wrap things up in the parking lot of Morningside Presbyterian Church. A turn-by-turn course route can be found below.

Morning-of-the race packet pick-up is available at the YWCA for runners who did not pick up their packets at Phidippides. There will be no full road closures for this event – just the usual partial closures and roadblocks at crossing intersections.

For more information, click here.

Turn-By-Turn Course Route

  1. Start—North Highland & Adair (line up on Adair) across from YWCA
  2. Turn RIGHT on North Highland
  3. Turn right on Greenwood Avenue
  4. Turn RIGHT on Ponce de Leon Place
  5. CROSS Virginia Avenue
  6. Turn right on Elkmont
  7. Bear LEFT at Elkmont/ Brookridge Drive
  8. Turn right on Brookridge, crossing the Orme Park bridge (water stop on the right)
  9. Bear left to Amsterdam Avenue
  10. Turn LEFT on Amsterdam
  11. Amsterdam merges to Courtenay
  12. Turn left on Greenland
  13. Greenland merges to Hillpine
  14. Turn right on Wayne Avenue
  15. Turn LEFT on Courtenay
  16. Turn LEFT on North Highland
  17. Turn LEFT on North Morningside Drive
  18. Turn right into the lot at Morningside Presbyterian Church
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