Chattahoochee Road Race
Dear running friends,
Unfortunately, due to covid and permitting issues, it does not appear that we will be able to proceed with our 38th annual Chattahoochee Road Race in March as planned.
The event organizers for the annual race have been in constant contact with the city of Sandy Springs regarding special event permits to host our race in 2021, however the city is still not accepting any permits at this time. We are not currently considering moving the event to another city because it has been our traditional home course and we love our downhill finish and supporting the Sandy Springs community.
As you may know some cities have started to allow outdoor, limited size in-person road racing that has been deemed safe when following covid precautions and others have not, which is confusing and frustrating at the same time. The Atlanta Track Club and other event organizers have started to look at hosting in-person road racing in cities where permits are being considered instead of waiting for traditional race cities to accept permits. IWeLife, the event management company has held several in-person running events with much appreciation from participants to be able to run competitively again while feeling safe from covid. We urge you to stay tuned to register for other IWeLife events and to keep running.
In the meantime, the Chattahoochee Road Runners are offering free membership until June 1 at www.CRRclub.com, and a free 40 week challenge for members that includes prizes. While we are sad to not race this spring, we hope that you will join us for group runs and maybe earn a PR next time.
See you on the road!
Chattahoochee Road Runners and IWeLife
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Both races start at 7:45 a.m
Over 1200 local and regional runners joined us for last year’s edition! This is a very fast course; mostly flat and with a .75 mile downhill finish! One of the fastest 5K & 10K races in Georgia and a great Peachtree Road Race seeded qualifier for both distances! 87% who ran the 10K had a negative split (2nd half faster than the 1st) by an average of 1 minute and 37 seconds. That's why we call it the Downhill Finish!
Again this year we'll have the Fastest Last Mile prize for both the 10K and 5K male and female. $50 gift cards for those that complete the last mile with fastest split time. Overall male/female, masters male/female for both 10K & 5K. Plus a 5K split for 10K runners.
We've added a team component for this year! Minimum of 3 team members will score (top 3 on each team), no limit on team size. In addition we'll have trophies for the fastest CRR members in the 5K/10K. Don't forgot to renew your membership
Also our race is one of the last chances to get a Peachtree Road Race qualification before registration closes in mid-March to get your results submitted for corral placement.
RAFFLE PRIZE! All participants who register online are eligible to win a free bike from Free Flite Bicycles! $700 value. All those who register before 12/31/19 and get three chances, on or before 2/16/20 = two! After 2/16/20 = one. Plus 1 extra chance for current CRR Members. Sign-up early and triple or quadruple your chances of winning! Plus receive 1 additional chance for anyone you refer who signs up and lists you as the referral (Last years winner had multiple chances). We'll also provide a $50 West Stride gift card to the person who has the most referrals! Congrats Allen Toole 2019 winner!
The Springs Beer Garden: Beer garden finish area at Springs Cinema. Award winning Schoolhouse Brewing (stay tuned for tap selections) - Marietta, GA.
Grilled Cheese. And Tomato Bisque Soup from Breadwinner!: Warm, gooey and just goes well together.
Free Finishers Photo: Celebrate your PR with a free photo!
The race benefits:
Chattahoochee Road Runners
Riverwood HS Athletics
Community Assistance Center
Again this year! CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance.
The Chattahoochee Road Runners' Club is a social club, which provides a forum for runners in and around the Atlanta area to meet to run, socializes, and discuss running and the running lifestyle. The club offers many opportunities and activities to its members including monthly meetings, a weekly email newsletter, and weekly-organized runs, as well as special events throughout the year.
For more details: www.crrrace.com
START TIME 7:45 AM for both 10K and 5K. Near the new City Center - 226 Mt. Vernon Rd Sandy Springs 30328
PARKING/RACE FINISH The start and finish are separated by .6 mile. Parking and course maps Race finish at Springs Cinema and across the street at Lake Forest Elementary 5585 Sandy Springs Cir NE Atlanta GA 30328. We prefer that you don't park at the race start. PLEASE ALLOW 5-10 MINUTES TO GET TO THE START! (Your warm up)
RACE START Both distances start near the new City Center - 226 Mt. Vernon Rd. Sandy Springs 30328. Runners can wait undercover at the stage adjacent to Mt. Vernon in the City Center park complex next to the start line. There are fixed bathrooms near the start! as well as additional porta-potties.
There are no refunds or transfers allowed other than between distances (switch from 5K to 10K or vice versa additional fees may be applicable)
Below t-shirt and bib# pick up before the race:
Thursday March 5, 2020
Free Flight Bike
6014 Sandy Springs Cir, Atlanta, GA 30328
Friday March 6, 2020
West Stride Running Store
3517 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Saturday March 7, 2020
Springs Cinema & Tap House
5925 Sandy Springs Cir NE Atlanta, GA 30328
2020 t-shirt Tri-Blend Professionally Designed (see below!) (must be signed up by 2/28/20 to guarantee a shirt)
Professionally managed race by IWeLife. The race benefits the Chattahoochee Road Runners.
38th Chattahoochee Road Race
March 6, 2021 TBD!
7:45AM 10K/5K start
5585 Sandy Springs Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30328