About this event

Run Local—Run the Atlanta Christmas 5K

the Original Christmas Race in Atlanta

December 21, 2019Saturday

Piedmont Park10th Street and Charles Allen Drive Atlanta, GA  30306

Online registration is still open! Race day registration and number pickup will start tomorrow at 6:30 AM near the Charles Allen Gate in Piedmont Park.

LIVE results will be here: https://resultscui.active.com/events/2018AtlantaChristmas5K

Race photos will be available here:  https://www.facebook.com/just4Running2013/

The 2019 Atlanta Christmas 5K is coming to Atlanta on December 21. We have some big changes coming up for 2019, but rest assured, all the things you love about the Christmas 5K are here to stay!

We will be moving to Piedmont Park! This simpler and faster 5K course will get you to the post-race party even faster! The course will feature a clockwise loop around Piedmont Park, finishing inside the park on Charles Allen Drive. Each 5K runners will receive a great long sleeve shirt and as always, as SANTA HAT! Also new for 2018: Each 5K runner will get a commemorative Christmas 5K race bib!

We will be adding an Elf Run 1K for the kids! The Elf Run will take place around the Meadow Loop inside of Piedmont Park. Elf Runners will receive an Elf Run shirt and Elf hat!

As usual, the course is USATF certified and features electronic chip timing. Top three in each age group (10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+) will get a finishers medal. First place overall male/female and first place masters male/female will get a special award and gift cards to Phidippides.

Stick around after the race for our post race party! Hot chocolate, coffee, Christmas cookies, Christmas music and more! We will have a holiday costume contest as well! Santa will be in attendance spreading holiday cheer!

Event details and schedule

START: 5K Starts promptly at 8:00 AM. Start is located on 10th Street across from Grady High School

PARKING: Available in the main Piedmont Park deck. Overflow parking is available in the gravel lot behind Park Tavern. Some street parking is available. Obey all traffic and no parking signs. Lyft/Uber is encouraged

EARLY NUMBER PICKUP: Early pickup will be available at Phidippides in Ansley Mall starting Monday, Dec 16:

Monday Dec 16 – Thursday Dec 19 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday Dec 20 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

*Please note that there is no pickup on Saturday 10/14


8:00 AM – 5K Start

8:45 AM – Awards Ceremony

9:00 AM – Elf Run 1K

8:30 AM – 10:00 – Post Race Party

Refund Policy: This is a rain or shine event – no refunds. Refunds will not be issued for any event cancelled as a result of dangerous weather or any other reason.