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10th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run: The Superhero Edition

Race: 10th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run: The Superhero Edition
Sat May 18, 2024 Newnan, GA 30263 US Directions
A whimsical, fun-filled 5K and 1Mile Royal Dash the whole family will enjoy.
Countdown to Race Day


1 Mile Royal Dash

$20 7:45AM EDT Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 8:00am EDT

Chip Timed 5K Run/Walk

$25 8:15AM EDT Price increases after April 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Join us wherever you are! USPS Shipping included!

Virtual Runner

$20 Registration ends April 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Historic Downtown Newnan: Starting on Court Square
22 W Court Square
Newnan, GA US 30263

Become a Sponsor!

We have lots of opportunities for your company to support Keris Kares and its beneficiaries! 

  1. Visit our sponsor page: SPONSOR!
  2. Choose the sponsor package you like.
  3. Complete your payment.
  4. Our team will reach out with your code for included entries and logo needs for promotion!


When a child is diagnosed with cancer, everything STOPS. A family’s whole life changes just like that and it does not go back to normal. Bills and stress are at an all-time high and help from others is critical. One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. Childhood cancer research and treatments are vastly and consistently underfunded.  Keris, was a proud Kindergarten graduate of Newnan Crossing Elementary School. She was a vibrant and faithful child who bravely battled a rare form of pediatric brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) from the age of 4 until her transition at the age of 6.  She made a lasting impression on those that knew her. The name Keris means love and charity.  Our driving motivation is to pay it forward with love and charity and bless other hurting families the same way the community blessed Keris. Proceeds from this event fund our Family Emergency Fund, Keris Kares 4 the Arts program, and our Food for Families Program. Your registration helps us KARE for families, kids, and teachers.  


After the race, join us at the 1st Avenue Park, 2 blocks south of the Court Square, for characters, games, petting zoo, food trucks, face painting, and many more magical surprises.

To be a Sponsor of the 10th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run email or call 678-596-2867.

*Participants registered by April 27th are guaranteed t-shirts. All other participants will receive shirts while supplies last!

Event Schedule


05/17/24 |  DRAGONFLY RUNNING COMPANY  12:00 pm-5:30 pm


05/17/24 | Deidre Bembry State Farm 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm

1111 Lower Fayetteville Rd Ste 200, Newnan

(On the side of the Publix shopping center)

Saturday, May 18, 2024: Race Day Run Down:

  • 6:30 AM EDT - Day of Registration (North Court Square) 
  • 7:30 AM EDT - Warm-up: Orange Theory Fitness
  • 7:45 AM EDT - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins
  • 8:15 AM EDT - 5K Run/Walk begins (On North Court Square)
  • 9:00 Characters Arrive
  • 9:15 AM EDT- Awards Ceremony
  • 9:30 AM EDT- Balloon Release
  • 9:30-11:30 - Family Fun Day 



Pay it Forward!

A portion of this year's race proceeds help fund our Keris Kares 4 the Arts program! This program serves Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, and Heard Counties. 


  • Overall Male & Female
  • Overall Masters Male & Female
  • Top Male & Female in the following age groups: 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.

Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, WOW! for helping Keris Kares further our mission! Thank you for KARING!


Parking for Race- 72 Greenville St. - Coweta County Courthouse and other open spaces surrounding the park.

Parking for Fun Day – 72 Greenville St. - Coweta County Courthouse or directly across the street at First Avenue Park

Warm Up

Get your run started off right with a Warm Up by our friends at Orangetheory Newnan. Come ready to get your heart rate up!


Race Contact Info

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


The real fun begins after the race! Hang out with us in the First Avenue Park for food, games, characters, magic and much, much, more!

Family Fun Day Food

All we can say is YUM YUM!!! We are currently adding food vendors. Please email if interested!


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day! (Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking for the VIRTUAL 5K.
Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.
The Keris Kares Royal Run 5K: THE VIRTUAL EDITION is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy



How to Submit Virtual Time

You will have two options to submit your results!  

  1. Download the RaceJoy App and follow instructions to start your tracking. When you cross the 5K *virtual* finish line your results will automatically be submitted!
  2. Use your smart watch or favorite running app to time yourself over 5K then you will be logging your miles directly into the RunSignUp System.  You will get an email with instructions for you to upload directly with your unique link by May 1st!  If you do not get the email, you can follow the below instructions. You will only be able to enter data from 05/01/2023 to 05/22/2023.  If you are having any trouble, please contact:

Submit your time from your individual results page ->>

  • Click Here then search for your name. 

If you are not logged into your RunSignUp account you will be required to enter your email or last 4 digits of phone number you used for registration to verify yourself.  Once on the Log Activities page you can ENTER YOUR TIME and then SUBMIT YOUR TIME

That's it! Thanks for joining us for the race!


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