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The Home Run 5K & The Ball Four Walk

Sat May 20, 2023 Adairsville, GA 30103 US Directions



8:00AM EDT - 9:15AM EDT

1 Mile Walk/Run

8:05AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT


8:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT


17 Legacy Way
Adairsville, GA US 30103


We Sincerely Apologize...but Unfortunately  this year's running of the Home Run 5K and Ball Four Walk is Cancelled.  For those runners pre-registered, we will be in contact with you shortly!  Thank you for your support and we do look forward to hopefully rescheduling for 2024!


The Home Run 5K and The Ball Four Walk

Presented by the Adairsville Steamers Softball Team

Veteran's Memorial Park  (17 Legacy Way   Adairsville, GA  30103)

Adairsville, GA

Saturday, May 20, 2022

8:00am   5K 

8:05am   1 Mile Run/Walk

9:00am   Caboose on the Loose (Kids 8 & Under

9:15am   Awards Ceremony


The Adairsville Steamers Softball Team is excited to offer the 3rd Annual Home Run 5K and Ball 4 Walk! We will be raising funds for our program, while kicking off our morning with a healthy Run/Walk and fellowship with our community and visitors.  We will also be remembering our fallen soldiers as we gather this weekend, the weekend before Memorial Day.

Enjoy a great morning with a run through our Hometown, Adairsville!  May this weekend be a time of fellowship with family and we will extend that into our race day affairs. The Home Run 5K will start and finish at Veterans Memorial Park.  Participants will run through Historic Downtown and Logtown before heading into a peaceful straight away on South Main Street. Runners will circle around at the end of South Main Street and race back for a proud finish. 

Detailed race information, 5K course map, and RESULTS can be found on Wire2Wire's website: 

Event details:

Below you will find some important information about our race weekend.  

FOUNTAIN FINISH: ALL RACES will finish a few meters before the park's central Fountain, (think Centennial Park's 'Fountain of Rings.') As you finish....feel free to run past the finish line and directly through the sprinkling spraying cascades of water!!  OR...go around it to stay dry.  


Packet pick up will take place at Adairsville High School on May 19th from 4-6pm at the softball field...OR... you can pick up your packet on race day starting at 6:45am.

 **Please NOTE: While on-line registration does go up until 11:00pm, Sunday, May 14th, Race swag and exact T-Shirt Size cannot be guaranteed for those who register after Friday, May 12th.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: You can register to participate on the day of the race itself!  However, please note: Race Day Registration is $35.

RACE BIBS: Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and remain unfolded for proper timing and must be visible at the finish.

MAPS and COURSE:  This is a USATF-Certified 5K Course (GA21012WC).  It is a Peachtree RR Qualifier.  CLICK here for 5K COURSE MAP.

The run starts off in the beautiful, new Veterans Memorial Park, and then heads down to Historic Downtown Adairsville.  After a short segment through historic Logtown, the certified course then makes a quick straightaway down South Main street where before it circles around and heads back to the finish in Veteran's Memorial Park! 

However, this is not just any finish line experience.  (See "Fountain Finish.")  You'll make quite a splash finishing in style in this one!!

An online course map of the 5K can be found here:

FESTIVITIES: We will honor our fallen soldiers with the presentation of the flags, provided by Adairsville High School Cadets.  We will also have large flags recognizing the different branches of the military posted in Veterans Memorial Park.

Vendors will be set up in Veterans Park.  Face Painting, Hair Tinsels, Crafts, Petting zoo, and clothing are some examples of vendors.  Bring the family out to enjoy the morning in the park!

VOLUNTEERS: The Adairsville Steamers Program paired with city officials will be on the course to ensure participants are safe and aware of the route.  Volunteers will be ready with water at our water station located in Logtown at the 1.25 mile mark and 2 mile mark.  All volunteers will be wearing a neon vest. 

WEATHER:  In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, The city of Adairsville has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay race starting times, up to a point. However, if it is deemed too dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.



  • Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females Overall
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each of the following Age Categories receive an award (Age Group Winner--a medallion...2nd & 3rd in each age group--a certificate).
  • 14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&O

1Mi. Run/Walk...and the Caboose on the Loose (kids 8 & U)

  • These are both for fun. No awards will be given for these events.  Please Note: Awards will only be given in the 5K.
  • The 1 Mi. 'Ball Four Walk' is designed to either Run it!...or Walk it!  (It will be exactly a mile.) 
  • The 'Caboose is Loose' is a fun run for Kids 8 & Under, and it will be one small loop around Veteran's Memorial Park. (It will be approximately 200m.)

REFUNDS: We do not offer refunds for races.  However, you will still be able to pick up your race packets!

Come join the fun and thank you for helping support the Adairsville Community.

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