Attention – Runners, Walkers – Lovers of 5K Races

runnerOur community has been blessed with a bushel of 5K races.  Knowing how popular these are we have gathered together all of the ones that we are aware of and are listing below.  We even have an evening race listed. If you have a race happening in Acworth, Kennesaw or Marietta — send it to us through our Contact Page on this site.  Have fun and remember to stretch.

SAT MAY 2 – MAVERICK 5K – The McClure Middle School Foundation is excited to announce our 1st annual Maverick 5K! Enjoy an exhilarating, chip timed, 5K run or 1 mile walk through the track & trails of Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS). Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Online registration – visit www.runsignup.com/race/ga/kennesaw/maverick5k. Running events start at 9am.

SAT MAY 2 – POKER RUN – Please join us for our first ever Poker Run, which is being held to help combat PTSD by raising funds for Service Dogs for Warriors. Registration starts at 8 AM to 10 AM at North Star Church at 3413 Blue Springs Rd., Kennesaw. Entry fee is $25 per bike and $10 for a passenger. Questions or Concerns please contact Steve Gantt at combatPTSD@post304.org.  Rain date is May 9. If interested in participating in the ride, visit www.post304.org to download your application. If you would like to sponsor a mile or make a donation you may mail your check to American Legion Post 304, PO Box 15, Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015

SAT MAY 9 – SWIFT CANTRELL 5K – Join us for the 6th annual Swift Cantrell Classic at 8:00am. The one mile race will begin at 7:30am and starts at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. The 5k will begin at 8am.  Register online at www.SwiftCantrellClassic.com or in person at Big Peach Running Company.  Call (770) 429-9733 for more information.

SAT MAY 9 – DURHAM DERBY 5K – The Durham Middle School Foundation is excited to announce their 2nd annual Durham Derby 5K. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 7:45 am. The 5K Run will begin at 8:00 am. Online registration – at www.active.com. Park at the school. Make sure to wear your running gear and bring a water bottle. Guaranteed T-shirts if you are registered by 04/24/2015.

SAT MAY 9 – LIGHT THE WAY 5K – The Kiwanis Club of Marietta is hosting the 5k race (a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier) at Marietta High School. Race day registration is at 6pm with the 5k race beginning at 8pm. For more information or to register visit www.LighttheWay5K.com

SAT MAY 23 – VETERANS MEMORIAL 5K – The American Legion – Post 29, Marietta will be sponsoring this 5k to honor our heroes past, present, fallen. Register online at www.Active.com.  Race is at the Marietta Square. Start time is 7:30am.

SAT MAY 30 – SWEET TEA 5K – West Cobb Church is hosting the Sweet Tea 5K at 8:00am, which will occur on the beautiful 149 acre Still Family Farm, 5630 Macland Rd., Powder Springs, GA 30127. ALL proceeds will benefit local and international missions. The entire race will be off-pavement, and wind through farmland and beautiful woods. Registration is $25 through May 28 and $30 thereafter. Register online at www.sweettea5k.com.