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Downtown Cartersville 5K
Cartersville, GA
Bartow County
Aug 27, 2022 - Saturday
5K, 1K run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Please Join us for the 6th. Annual Running of the “Downtown Cartersville 5K” to benefit Backpack Buddies!  Saturday morning August 27th, 2002. 

    Your registration fee(s) and participation mean so very much to this outstanding organization!  More Info on Backpack Buddies here: https://www.bartowbackpackbuddies.org/


    Get ready for the 6th-Annual Downtown Cartersville 5K to benefit the Backpack Buddies Program!!  The always-popular 1K Fun Run ('Lap-the-Courthouse') for the little ones, will finish under the banner like the big folks!  Let's DO this!!

    This popular 5K will start & finish in historic Downtown Cartersville, with a scenic route that encircles downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. This race promises to produce a good time for all, no matter your age!  As a USATF-CERTIFIED 5K COURSE (Certification #GA18034WC), it is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier!  

    Please plan to hang around after the 5K for age group awards presentations, while enjoying sponsors' tents and treats and LIVE music!   This is an awesome way to start your weekend and support a worthy cause! 


    6:30am     Race Day Registration begins
    7:30am     Race Day Registration ends
    7:58am     Wheelchair Race Start
    8:00am     5K Run/Walk Start
    9:00am     1K Fun Run Start
    9:20am     Awards Ceremony 

    Pre-Race, on-line Registration will be open until 11:00pm, Sunday, August 21, 2022. (Be sure to pre-register to guarantee your T-shirt size!) 
    Pre-race Race Registration Fees are:
    *$30 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Run.  (Note: We cannot guarantee your T-Shirt Size if you register on Race Day!!)
    Race Day Rates are:
    *$40 for the 5K and $30 for the Fun Run. 

    Will be held FRIDAY, AUG. 26th: If you have pre-registered, we highly-encourage you to pick up your race packet & t-shirt on Friday, August 26th from 10am--6pm at the Anytime Fitness in Cartersville (10 Slope Dr.) off N. Tennessee St., next to the AMC Movie Theater.  Saves time & stress on race morning!  There will be additional Packet Pick-Up Information forthcoming for the Cartersville City and Bartow County School(s) Employees.

    PARKING:  Parking is available in the large parking lot* between The Bartow County Courthouse and Sam Jones Methodist Church, located at 135 West Cherokee Avenue in downtown Cartersville.  Additional parking is available in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Parking lot between Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Booth Museum of Western Art. Parking is also available in limited areas surrounding Downtown Cartersville. Please note there is NO PARKING available in and around Friendship Plaza on Race Day Morning.  (NOTE:  *The two lots mentioned are approximately one block from the downtown finish line location.)

    5K COURSE:
    The 5K is a USATF-CERTIFIED COURSE and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.  (Certification #GA18034WC)

    The Starting Line is located just west of the the intersection(s) of Church Street and Bartow Street, facing East on Church St.

    The Finish Line is located inside Friendship Plaza off of Cherokee Ave.  
    Please note the separate locations of the Start line & Finish line. 
    All 5K runners/5K wheelchair athletes must complete the attached wavier prior to race start.

    The 1K Fun Run will make one loop, counterclockwise, around the Courthouse Block before finishing at the common finish line, downtown inside Friendship Plaza by the train depot in front of the ROARING CROWD!!!

    5K AWARDS:
    Top 3 Overall M&F
    Top 3 Masters M&F
    Top Grandmaster M&F
    Overall Wheelchair M&F
    Top 3 in each of the following Age Categories M&F:
    10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

    RACE RESULTS:   Post Race, Results can be found on www.wire2wirerunning.com after the race under the tab 'RACE RESULTS.'  Also, check out some of our other great races you may wish to enter under the 'CALENDAR' link.  


    2021 Winners: Omar Hernandez 18:22…..Sherry Spinks 21:07….Wheelchair, Krige Schabort 14:37

    2020 Winners: Andy Bishop, 18:09.....Sherry Spinks, 19:42....Wheelchair, Brad Smith 17:26

    2019 Winners: Alex Rios, 18:48.....Sherry Spinks, 21:34....Wheelchair, Brad Smith 15:01

    2018 Winners: Bill Archer, 18:26.....Jill Braley, 18:45

    2017 Winners: Max Florence, 19:10.....Jodi Blackwell, 21:17

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