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We are so excited to invite you to the 2nd Annual West Ponce Music Stroll 5k (1st year actual chip timed race)! At Fleet Feet Decatur we are all about community and we are excited for the opportunity to share who we are with you. Last year we kicked off the morning by offering a 5k fun run and dog walk that was inclusive of all, even our furry friends. We had such a blast that we sought out the opportunity to make this an actual chip-timed race starting and ending on West Ponce! We are so excited to have Orion Race timing and Clarity Fitness helping us kick off the morning. Our vendor sponsor for the race is Hoka which means they will be bringing the extra fun to the whole race experience and awards. At 9 am the first musician TBA will kick off! Stick around for a post-race experience sponsored by Dancing Goats Coffee, Kelly's Market, The Marlay House, Three Taverns, Rightside Brewing, among others. Race entry includes chip-timed event, race t-shirt, one 3T beer, post-race snacks sponsored by Kelly's Market, and coffee from our friends at Dancing Goats. The Marlay House is opening up their tent and patio to us & will give $2 off with bib on a limited breakfast menu just for us! That's not it! Free Fitness Classes from Clarity Fitness and will span in front of our store until 11:30 am. We are so excited to bring the fun to West Ponce in the morning!
The West Ponce Music stroll will celebrate its Fourth annual year with a day of events bringing awareness to the businesses in the West Ponce District of downtown Decatur. West Ponce businesses open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for a day of free, live music and fun during the Fourth annual West Ponce Music Stroll spanning until 9pm. Decatur Makers is a non-profit. You support of the race also helps support Decatur Makers’ general fund, need-based scholarships, and all of our programs with a focus on underserved communities . . . every dollar makes an impact. Proceeds from the race will benefit Decatur Makers and funding for the West Ponce Music Stroll. Thanks for supporting the West Ponce District! Learn more about Decatur Makers WPMS and donate further here.
Our post-race atmosphere will be a blast so pack some dry clothes & a lawn chair. We are beyond grateful already to Orion Race Timing, Clarity Fitness, The Marlay House, Dancing Goats, 3 Taverns Craft Brewery, Rightside Brewing, Clarity Fitness for helping us start the morning!
Schedule of Fitness Events:
In Store Packet Pickup: ALL DAY Friday September 23, 2022 10-6.
6:45 AM: Check in opens at Fleet Feet Table in front of store 431 W Ponce de Leon Ave #1 Decatur GA 30030. Race day Registration will be available until warm up at 7:45.
7:45 AM: Music kicks off with DJ Kwasi Anderson Insta @quasimandisco
7:45-7:55 AM-Warm up with Clarity Fitness
7:55-8 AM: Announcements
8:00 Am: Start of 5k Run/Walk. Our furry friends are kindly asked to start in the back.
9:15-9:45 AM: Yoga (Rejuvenate)
10:00-10:30 AM: Dance Fitness (Have a Blast)
11:00-11:30 AM: Strength & Conditioning (In the Zone)
*********Visit our Facebook for more details. Participants qualify for a 15% discount in store on Friday 9.23.22 until Sunday 9.25.22 from race day by showing your WPMS 5k shirt or Bib! Our store will be closed September 26-30, 2022 for a remodel. Our group runs will still take place on Wednesday at 6:30pm and our Grand Reopening will take place on October 1!
Thanks to our Hoka sponsor awards will be given to the top three in the following categories:
Overall M & F, Overall M&F Masters, Overall M & F Gran Masters
Top 3 Age group Winners will be supported by Fleet Feet with a free pair of Swiftwick socks!
The USATF standard is 5-year groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90 and over.
We will have a bag drop available starting at 6:45am when check in begins. There will be four boxes labeled alphabetically. Please fill out a slip with your name, contact info, & bib number.
Check out the course Check it out on Footpath
Course Turn by Turn Instructions below:
Straight on W Ponce
R on Commerce Drive
R Sycamore PL
R E Howard Ave along SMT
R Patillo way
L on Greenwood Circle
Right on Mary Gay Dr/ L Ridley Lane
R Greenwood Circle
R W Ponce to finish line
Check out WPMS info page for a further list of musicians, chalk artists, artist urmarket, etc. for the whole day of events on West Ponce.
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We ask kindly that you do not park in the Dancing Goats Parking lot as we do not want to hinder the normal flow of business for Dancing Goats.
We recommend the following:
First Christian Church- PLEASE DO NOT PARK HERE. Parking will be available after noon for a funeral.
Parallel parking spots along W Ponce in front of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church. (Be mindful Road Closure will be at Northern Ave/W Ponce intersection.)
There is a lot that is supposed to be free on weekends and a short walk to the store right across from Inner Voice at the corner of Ponce de Leon Pl & Swanton Way backing up to W Trinity.
The Dekalb County Courthouse deck is also supposed to be free on the weekend located at:
556 N McDonough St Decatur GA 30030
Check out the City of Decatur Parking Brochure for more options here.
We can't wait to see you & best wishes in your final preparations!
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