Atlanta Mission 5K RunnersFor Immediate Distribution

Atlanta Mission and the community of Atlanta take over Downtown Atlanta for the 5K Race to End Homelessness happening February 18, 2017 at 8:15AM. Thousands of men, women and children will take to the streets of downtown Atlanta to run a race in the cold for those who sleep in the cold. The city of Atlanta is home to over 7,000 homeless men, women, and children who face the perilous conditions of winter without a roof over their heads. Each race registration will cover one night of shelter and services for someone who would otherwise spend the night in the cold, on the streets.

The race will take place at Centennial Olympic Park (the Olympic Rings) at 8:15AM. We are expecting over 3,000 runners this year. They will be running alongside the men, women, and children who live at Atlanta Mission. This race is also a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.

Atlanta Mission serves over 1,000 of these men, women and children every single day. The downtown men’s shelter alone is a refuge for over 400 men on a daily basis. We hope you will join us this February as donors, volunteers, community members and Atlanta Mission clients run side by side in the race to end homelessness. For more information on the race go to


The city’s largest and longest-running provider of homeless services, Atlanta Mission transforms, through Christ, the lives of those facing homelessness. Established in 1938, Atlanta Mission provides overnight shelter, job attainment programming, long-term residential discipleship programming and transitional housing for more than 1,000 homeless men, women and children daily. For more information about Atlanta Mission, visit


Jim Reese is Honored With The Kiwanis Golden Rule Award

The recipient of the 2015 Golden Rule Award, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, was Jim Reese, our President and CEO.
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta presented Jim the Golden Rule Award in recognition of his “demonstration of selfless sacrifice, dedicated service and committed leadership to the Atlanta Community.” This is reflective of the second Object of Kiwanis International which states:
“To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships”
Jim joins a long line of community leaders who have previously received this reward, including Truett Cathy, Bill Bolling, and many more. We are excited and congratulate Jim on how he has led Atlanta Mission for the past 7 years and how he continues to shine a light all around this community.

Race Day Info!

FAQ and Day of Information

Online registration will be paused an hour before and during race packet pick-up. If you would like to register for the race during those times, please do so at the designated store.

Online Registration will close at noon on Friday, February 19th. In person registration will be available on race morning between 7 and 8am.

Walk-up registration is available on the day of the race, however, the registration fee will increase from $30 to $35.

Packet Pickup

Thursday, February 18th, 11am – 1:30pm
Fidelity Bank – Powers Ferry
2401 Windy Ridge Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Thursday, February 18th, 4 – 7pm
Big Peach Running Co. Town Brookhaven
705 Town Blvd, Ste. 340
Atlanta, GA 30319

Friday, February 19th, 4 – 7pm
Big Peach Running Co. Midtown
800 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

In order to pick up another participant’s packet, you must bring either a printed copy or email on a mobile device of their registration confirmation.

Parking Info

If you are driving to the race, there are garages listed below. Another travel option is to take MARTA to Philips Arena.

$7 per car at either parking garage:

World of Coca-Cola Garage:
178 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd Atlanta, GA 30313

Georgia Aquarium Parking Garage (two entrances):
357 Luckie Street Atlanta, GA 30313

248 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd Atlanta, GA 30313

$10 per car at the following parking garage:

American Cancer Society Garage:
113 Baker St NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Course Map

5K Course Map

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