Georgia 5K

Event Details

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

7:30am: Packet Pickup & Race registration opens 
8:30am: Day of registration closes
8:40am: Pre-race warm up/Opening Ceremonies
9:00am: 5k Start
9:40am: Closing Ceremonies & Awards

Location: Piedmont Park - Charles Allen Drive Gate


Course: The 5K course runs through beautiful Piedmont Park with minimal grade hills. Water will be available at the start/finish and the half-way point. This course is USATF certified: GA19038WC / GA19039WC - due to park construction in 2021 the route has been slightly modified. The 2021 route can be found on Strava.



Official 2021 AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event



2018 Autism Speaks Georgia 5k Race Route

Parking: The closest parking to the event is available in the parking lot next to Park Tavern, along 10th Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Please note the Pidemont Park parking deck is about a 1 mile walk from the 5k start/finish. Event participants are responsible for their own parking fees.

During the Race: Spectators are welcome to sit along the grass to cheer on runners but for safety reasons, please do not enter the race route. Chairs & blankets are permitted. 

Registration Information: Online registration will close at 8PM, EST on Friday, November 12th. Day of registration is $50 and available via cash, credit card and check. 

2021 Local Shirt and MedalEntry Fees:

June 1 - June 30th 

  • Runner: $25 - Performance t-shirt, finisher medal + chip timed race bib
  • Virtual Runner: $35 - Performance t-shirt only – no day of participation

July 1 - September 30th 

  • Runner: $35 - Performance t-shirt, finisher medal + chip timed race bib
  • Virtual Runner: $35 - Performance t-shirt only – no day of participation

October 1st - November 12th*

  • Runner: $45 - Chip timed race bib
  • Virtual Runner: $35

November 13th*

  • Runner: $50 - Chip timed race bib

*Performance T-shirt & finisher medal may be mailed after event date if registration is after October 1st, 2021.*

Virtual 5K: We encourage runners and walkers who can’t be with us at Piedmont Park, GA on Saturday, November 13th to compete and/or participate in our “Virtual 5k”. Virtual runners must register via the website and will receive their performance shirt and finisher medal in advance (if registered prior to October 1, 2021 otherwise, will be mailed post event). Items will be mailed to the address provided when registering. Autism Speaks will not be responsible for lost t-shirts or incorrect addresses. Virtual runners are encouraged to snap a photo in their t-shirt with run location and tag us @AutismSpeaksGA on Facebook or Instagram or use  #AutismSpeaksGA5k.


Packet pick-up: Race bibs and shirts will be available to pickup on race morning. Finisher medals will be received at the finish line post race.

Prohibited: For safety reasons, the following are not permitted in the 5K: skates, bikes, motorized scooters, pets (non-service animals). We ask that those who wish to participate with wheelchairs, strollers, bike joggers to start near the back of the 5K race. 


Timing & Results: Provided by Orion Timing using disposable B-tag timing technology. Race results will be posted on the results page of the event website after the completion of the Georgia 5K. 

Awards: Certificates and commemorative race decals will be given at the event to the top fundriaser, top fundriasing team captain, fastest run time for overall male & female, and top 3 race times in the following categories:  

Men/Women 6-9
Men/Women 10-14
Men/Women 15-19
Men/Women 20-29
Men/Women 40-49
Men/Women 50-59
Men/Women 60+

Photos: Race day photos will be captured by photographers of the STOMP Program and posted on the Autism Speaks Georgia Facebook Page. Additional photos can be found on the STOMP Program website for purchase. 


Fundraising & Collecting Donations: Help us reach our event fundraising goal! Donations can be made directly to your personal fundraising page or checks can be made to Autism Speaks and mailed to PO Box 199, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553 in memo - your name & Georgia 5k. All participants can collect donations in advance and bring to the Georgia 5K on race morning! Checks, cash, and credit card donations are accepted.