2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix Races

Filed in Events by on April 21, 2016


The race schedule for the six-race 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix is now finalized. The series, the premier 5K race series in north Georgia, is run on a mostly flat and fast asphalt course, professionally timed and USAT&F Certified, through downtown Kennesaw. The course is perfect for competitive runners seeking a qualifying time for the Peachtree Road Race. The festival-like atmosphere and plentiful food and drink also make these races perfect for beginner runners/walkers as well as families.

The six 5K runs are part of the Fit City Kennesaw initiative which encourages residents to become more active and engage in wellness-related activities; each benefits city facilities or projects. Registration can be done online at active.com. The entry fee of $25 ($35 on race day) includes a race t-shirt.

The 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix makes a great race experience simple and easy. Each race begins at the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw. With plentiful parking, restrooms, room to spread out and warm-up, the registration and start area helps to get you ready for your race. Each race program includes a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 am; the 5K at 8 am; and a Tot Trot at 8:55 am. Awards are presented in the plaza adjacent to the Pedestrian Underpass to the top finishers in 14 categories immediately afterwards.

This year’s lineup is as follows:

  • May 7 – Swift-Cantrell Classic
  • June 18 – Dream Dash
  • July 9 –  Sports Fanatic 5K
  • August 6 – Run for Wounded Heroes
  • October 1 – Great Locomotive Chase
  • October 29 – Garden Gallop

The first 5K in the 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, the Swift-Cantrell Classic 5K, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend, will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in downtown Kennesaw.  The race for adults and children benefits Swift-Cantrell Park. Same-day registration and packet pickup at Kennesaw First Baptist Church opens at 6:30 am; a one mile fun run for children starts at 7:30 am with the 5K race beginning at 8 am.

Participants in four of the six 5K series races will receive a specially designed zippered hoodie. The hoodie is made of premium soft French terry and is imprinted with the Kennesaw Grand Prix logo.

Click here for more information on the 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix.

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of AllAboutAtlantaHomes.com and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Atlanta real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and has developed a love for this city and desire to share with current and new Atlanta residents.

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