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S.U.D.S. 5K - John M. Gallagher Memorial Run

Sat October 28, 2023 Decatur, GA 30030 US Directions



8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

5K Cancelled

We're sorry to inform you that we've decided to cancel the 5K. Due to not enough sign-ups to justify closing the roads and also not to our quality of maximizing our events with having a fun amount of participants. We appreciate the support of those who signed up and will refund your payment. Also to SUDS org and DCM for their efforts.

Please note that the SUDS craft beer experience is still scheduled for noon on 10/28. More info

Here Are Your Options:

You can register for free if you're looking for an alternative 5K on 10/28. For more info

If you're interested, then we'll send you a coupon code to sign up for free. You'll need register and sign waiver but $0 due in payment.

We will donate all fees to DCM.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


500 S Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA US 30030


Join us for a morning 5K through beautiful neighborhoods of Decatur. This course is very similar to our award winning Three Taverns 5K (2019 Atlanta Magazine "Best of 5K") we held previously in Decatur. And the vibe and t-shirt will be even better!

In partnership with the Simply Us Doing our Share SUDS: A Decatur Craft Beer Experience! 1 complimentary 12 oz local craft beer for 21 and over participants. Also live music and hot food for post race mini-fest before the SUDS festival later in the afternoon. Get your run in before taking on the beer fest!

Family Pack sign-up available for 3-4 family members: $85.

Family Team scoring too. Create a family team (3+) when registering and you'll be qualified for both individual awards as well as a top 3 Team awards (team scoring is the top 3 finishers on a team; 4th+ placed finisher times will not count).

S.U.D.S Stay for an afternoon of curated craft beer tasting, live music, local food options, and more in beautiful Legacy Park minutes away from downtown Decatur. See below for more information. NOTE 5K registration does not include festival ticket. If participating in both you must buy separate tickets.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Charity Partner - Decatur Cooperative Ministries

Our mission at Decatur Cooperative Ministry is to help families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope and opportunity.

We have a long history of working towards this goal.

Founded in 1969, Decatur Cooperative Ministry was originally a “seed-planting” organization: DCM identified gaps in local needs, started programs to address them, and then handed these programs off to local churches.

Please help support DCM by donating and/or creating a fundraising page (here) to share with your friends and family.

Interested in being a 5K sponsor? 100% of sponsorship under DCM will go straight to them. email to get info

John M. Gallagher Memorial Run

The meaning behind the memorial run. Read below from Michael Gallagher Owner Brickstore Pub and SUDS co-organizer:

I am one of six children. My Mom and Dad were married at 19 years old. My father died on March 17, 2021. It doesn’t get any more Irish than this. 
When we were young, my father was our track coach. He was our coach at our Catholic grade school and then in the summers when we were in high school he became a coach again. He trained us for the Junior Olympics. I can vividly remember jogging with my father, warming up and preparing for the mile repeats in the hills around our neighborhood. I grew up outside of Philadelphia. Training in grey sweatsuits in the 80’s like Rocky.

My dad was my hero. Running is still my strong connection to my dad. I can’t go out for a run and not connect with him. It’s the best. 
We hope you connect with yourself and maybe even a loved one as you enjoy the 5K on October 28th.

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A Decatur Craft Beer Experience

Join us for an afternoon of curated craft beer tasting, live music, local food options, and more in beautiful Legacy Park minutes away from downtown Decatur. General Admission Tickets include unlimited pours from 25+ breweries, plus a collectors S.U.D.S. souvenir tasting glass. Amazing food options available for purchase, including bites from local favorites, Chef Grant Crain of Brick Store Pub, Catherine Zuber of La Chiquiada & James Beard Award Winner Chef Terry Koval, of The Deer and the Dove. 

VIP Tickets also include early access to event & access to VIP tent with complimentary bites provided by The Bougie Grazer.

12:00PM VIP Access | 1:00PM General Admission
@ Legacy Park | 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030

25+ Curated Craft Breweries hand selected by the founders of Brick Store Pub

Quality Local Eats & Live Music from Local Artists

Community Village featuring Legacy Park & associated Non-Profits

(100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to our amazing non-profit partners!)  


Three Taverns Brewery | Allagash Brewing Company | Bearded Iris Brewing | Bold Monk Brewing Co. | Cigar City Brewing | Creature Comforts | D&V imports (St. Bernardus) | Delirium (Tremens) | Elsewhere Brewing | Good Word Brewing & Public House | Halfway Crooks Beer | Inner Voice Brewing | Little Cottage Brewery | Magnanimous Brewing | Monday Night Brewing | Sceptre Brewing Arts | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Twains Brewpub | Variant Brewery | Wild Heaven Brewery | Wrecking Bar Brewpub … and More Coming Soon!

Independent Beer
Strong Community
Big Impact



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