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The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series is the premier 5K race series in North Georgia. The course is mostly asphalt and is flat and fast. The race begins at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, heads north on Main Street, meanders through Swift-Cantrell Park, and finishes in historic downtown Kennesaw. Runners will cross the finish line into a post-race party for the awards ceremony and celebration.

Each of the races is professionally timed and USAT&F Certified. 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 make these races perfect for beginner runners and walkers as well as families.

The four 5K runs are part of the Fit City Kennesaw initiative which encourages residents to become more active and engage in wellness-related activities.

Thank you, Sponsors!

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Registration & Information


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Fit City 5K
Saturday, May 11, 2024

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Summer Sun run 5K
Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Harvest Hustle 5K
Saturday, September 28, 2024

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Nightmare on Main 5K
Saturday, October 26, 2024

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Race Day Schedule:
6:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup and Day of Registration Begins

7:30 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run Start
8:00 AM - Wheelchair Start
8:05 AM - 5K Start
8:55 AM - Tot Trot

9:15 AM - Awards Ceremony

Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series Cost:
Early Bird Registration (through April 18): $105

Individual Race Costs:
5K - $35 (April 18 – Day Before Race)

• Early Bird Pricing $30 (February 18 – April 18)
• Day of Registration $45
1 Mile Fun Run - $20

Tot Trot - $5

Packet Pick up is available the Thursday before each race from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Big Peach Running Co. Kennesaw located at 1625 Ridenour Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30152.

After-party activities include snacks and water for participants, music and local vendors! 


Sponsors



The City of Kennesaw's Grand Prix Series would not be possible without the support of local businesses and organizations.

For more information on Sponsorship, please email our Partnerships & Events Specialist, Mara Clauson.

Download the Sponsorship Application
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Volunteers

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation seeks willing hearts and helping hands to assist with the set-up, execution, and breakdown of event activities. Volunteer registration will open one month before each race.

We invite you to explore our list of volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a volunteer shift on our registration website, CivicRec. Please select “Volunteer Opportunities” to see a full list of volunteer opportunities for the race series.

For questions, please email our Partnerships & Events Specialist, Mara Clauson.

Visit CivicRec

Location & Parking

All Kennesaw Grand Prix Races start at Kennesaw First Baptist Church, located at 2958 N Main St, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Post-race refreshments for all runners will be available on Main Street at the corner of Watts Drive.

Restrooms are located in the church parking lot for the start of the race and at the corner of Main Street and Cherokee Street beside the BurgerFi parking lot for the finish line.

Parking

Free public parking will be available at the following locations:

  • Adams Park, 2600 Park Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • Limited Parking: Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144
    • Parking will be available in the back lots ONLY
    • Please enter through Moon Station Road, entrances off Main Street will be closed
  • Along Lewis Street, between North Main Street and Dallas Street
  • Surface parking behind Revival on Main
  • The first floor of the parking deck at Revival on Main

Road Closures


The following road closures support the Kennesaw Grand Prix Race Series on the following Saturday; May 11, June 8, September 28, October 26:

Main Street will be closed from Watts Drive to Cherokee Street from 6:00 – 10:00 AM

The following Roads will be closed at Main Street from 7:00 – 9:30 AM:
• J.O. Stephenson Avenue
• Cherokee Street
• Lewis Street
• Moon Station Road
• Dallas Street
• Whitfield Place
• Park Drive
• Knightsbridge Road
• Paulding Street
• Jiles Road
• Rutledge Road NW
• Cathey Lane

Kennesaw Police will be on-site to monitor traffic and allow cross traffic at Knightsbridge and Jiles Road while ensuring the safety of runners and walkers.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Contact us

Questions about sponsors & volunteers:
Mara Clauson
(770) 422-9714 x3197
mclauson@kennesaw-ga.gov

Questions about event:
Kayla Trubey
Event Coordinator
(770) 422-9714 x3028
ktrubey@kennesaw-ga.gov

Mailing/Street Address

City of Kennesaw
Parks & Recreation Department
2753 Watts Drive
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Tel: (770) 422-9714
Fax: (678) 460-3373

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