Each race in the Kennesaw Grand Prix series is run on a mostly flat and fast asphalt course, professionally timed and USAT&F Certified, through downtown Kennesaw. The course is perfect for competitive runners seeking a qualifying time for the Peachtree Road Race. The festival-like atmosphere and plentiful food and drink also make these races perfect for beginner runners/walkers as well as families.
The six 5K runs are part of the Fit City Kennesaw initiative which encourages residents to become more active and engage in wellness-related activities; each benefits city facilities or projects. Registration can be done online at www.active.com. The entry fee of $25 ($35 on race day) includes a race t-shirt.
This year’s lineup is as follows:
May 7 – Swift-Cantrell Classic
Jun 18 – Dream Dash
Jul 9 – The Sports Fanatics
Aug 6 – Hero Run
Oct 1 – Great Locomotive Chase
Oct 29 – Garden Gallop
Each race begins at the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw. With plentiful parking, restrooms, room to spread out and warm-up, the registration and start area helps to get you ready for your race. Each race program includes a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 am; the 5K at 8 am; and a Tot Trot at 8:55 am. Awards are presented in the plaza adjacent to the Pedestrian Underpass to the top finishers in 14 categories immediately afterwards.
Participants in four of the six 5K series races will receive a specially designed zippered hoodie.
For more information, visit www.kennesawgrandprix.com.
Bring non-perishable food donations for MUST Ministries
Oct 14: Plan 9 From Outer Space
Oct 21: Little Shop of Horrors
Oct 28: Night of the Living Dead
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation beckons area ghouls, ninjas, superheroes and princesses to “Spook-Central Park” for its annual Fall-O-Ween Fest—an evening of FREE carnival games, trick or treating, children’s amusements and costumed family-fun.
Come dressed in your best Halloween digs and showcase your cool moves during a Monster Mash Dance Party. Judges will award prizes every half-hour to their favorite costumed participants. Fall-O-Ween Fest activities will be scheduled from 5 to 7:30pm.
The blockbuster film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (rated PG-13) will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Cancellations may occur due to weather conditions. Visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com for updates.
Work session begins at 6:30 pm, followed by 7 pm regular meeting.