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Sat September 7, 2024 Atlanta, GA 30303 US Directions


5K Run

$25 8:30AM EDT Price increases after June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Character Fun Run

$10 8:45AM EDT Registration ends September 7, 2024 at 8:45am EDT
Open to ages 11 and under.

Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends September 7, 2024 at 8:30am EDT


H. J. Russell West End Academy
765 Peeples Street SW
Atlanta, GA US 30303


Sign up for the APS 5K and Character Fun Run, kicking-off celebrating 150 years of education in Atlanta Public Schools!

APS Family, we need you. Get ready to lace up your shoes and join us for a thrilling event to start the school year— the APS 5K and Character Fun Run! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 7th and plan to meet us at HJ Russell West End Academy, where we will continue celebrating 150 years of education in APS with a race for a great cause.

The price of registration includes a race bib and a commemorative T-shirt, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit APS student scholarships and APS educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week!

This event is open to runners and walkers of all ages, even the little ones ages 11 and under, who can participate in the Character Fun Run by dressing as their favorite book character. All other participants are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing their favorite APS school shirt or school colors for the 5K.

Teachers and paraprofessionals: We didn't forget about you! We are excited to offer you a special registration fee of $10. Please email us for a coupon code to use.
Students 18 & under: Your entry fee is also $10! (this will show as you register).

Unable to join us September 9th, but you still want to participate? There's great news! You can register as a Virtual 5K Participant and run or walk your own race at your own pace! Once you've completed your race, you'll just submit your results here. It's that easy. Register now!

We hope you will invite others and share this registration page by clicking one of the social media and email icons above. Don't forget to add the hashtag #APS5K2024!

So can we count on you? Register for your preferred event above, and we'll see you September 7th!

Race Day Schedule

Race Schedule:

6:30AM –8:15AM - 5K Runners & Walkers Check-in and Registration (In the Gym)

8:15AM - Opening Ceremony

8:30AM - 5K Starts

6:30AM – 8:30AM - Character Fun Runners & Walkers Check-in and Registration (In the Gym)

8:45AM - Character Fun Run Starts

9:30-9:45AM - Closing Ceremony & Awards

**No dogs or pets please**

Strollers Welcome


Overall - 1st-3rd Male and Female, 1st Non-Binary

Age groups - 1st Place (Male & Female) 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up


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