Fri September 9 - Sun September 11


Race shirt mailed before race weekend if registered by 8/21!

Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Race shirt mailed before race weekend if registered by 8/21!

Kids One Mile Virtual Fun Run

Open to ages 4 - 10.


The Atlanta Children’s Shelter will host its annual 5K walk/run virtually, September 9 - 11, 2022. Supporters will raise money for ACS programs serving children and families facing homelessness in Metro Atlanta. All participants will receive a race t-shirt. Shirts will be mailed to the address provided when registering. Race shirts will be mailed before race weekend if registered by 8/21!


We will have 4 in-person sites where ACS will be stationed to provide refreshments, goodies, and encouragement to racers who choose to do their individual 5k walk/run at these select parks throughout the day. Come by these locations, meet our team, and enjoy the day with other 5k racers!


All in-person 5k stations will be active from 7am to 12pm

  • Saturday (9/10): Westside Reservoir Park (1660 Johnson Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318)

  • Saturday (9/10): Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (8800 Roberts Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30350)

  • Sunday (9/11): Historic Fourth Ward Park (680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308)

  • Sunday (9/11): Kennesaw Mountain (900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30152) 


Thank you to our sponsors, KBP Foods and The Home Depot. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; please contact Aseelah Williams, Development Director, at, or by phone, (404) 937-5431.


The Atlanta Children's Shelter's mission is to break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness by building pathways to long-term self-sufficiency and providing quality early childhood education. Since 1986, the Atlanta Children's Shelter has cared for over 8,000 children and helped more than 5,000 families.

Get a refund by referring friends!

Use the unique referral link found in your confirmation email to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to register for the 5K and earn a 25% refund on your race registration fee!  Here's how it works...
For every 3 new registrations you generate with your specific referral code, you will earn a 25% refund ($8.75) as our way of saying thank you. When the 4th person registers, the system will automatically generate the refund back to the card you used to register.
You can find your unique registration referral code in your confirmation message and your confirmation email.

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