The fifth 5K in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, the Great Locomotive Chase, will take place Sept. 6 in downtown Kennesaw.
Participants should plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m., since the race begins at 8 a.m. The race for adults and children will benefit the Kennesaw Museum Foundation where proceeds will go to the support of educational and outreach programs at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
The race follows a fast, flat USA Track and Field Certified course through downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is for beginners, accomplished runners and walkers. Traffic control will be coordinated by local law enforcement. The race will be electronically timed for fast, accurate results and Race Day refreshments will be provided for all participants.
Registration is open now at active.com. All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Registration is also available at any Big Peach Running Company location.
The Grand Prix 5K series is part of the Kennesaw Fit City initiative which encourages and empowers participants to combat obesity and inactivity and improve their quality of life. The final race is the Garden Gallop on Nov. 1.