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Lutzie 43 Road Race
Marietta, GA
Cobb County
Aug 3, 2024 - Saturday
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:




    The Lutzie 43 Road Race is in its 9th year and was started as the first fundraiser for the Lutzie 43 Foundation. The Lutzie 43 Foundation was established in loving memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen, shortly after his death in 2014. The goal of the foundation is to inspire people to make better decisions as drivers and friends, using Philip’s life and legacy to inspire change. The foundation’s motto for drivers is to “Live like Lutz, Love like Lutz, and Learn from Lutz,” reflecting our desire to help others live out the many positive character attributes that Philip displayed while learning from the circumstances that led to his death.

    The Lutzie 43 Foundation exists to reduce the number of distracted, impaired and unsafe driving incidents, ultimately diminishing the number of deaths caused by poor decisions behind the wheel. The foundation fulfills this mission by encouraging and empowering all drivers to be positive ambassadors for safe driving, carried out through our 43 Key Seconds safe driving initiative.


    The 5K will be on Saturday, August 5 and begin and end on the 43-yard line on Lutzie Field at Frank Fillman Stadium, Lassiter High School (2601 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 30066). The race begins at 8:00 am followed by a kid’s 50-yard fun run.

    Organized Virtual Sites are listed below: 

    • AUBURN: The Red Barn (620-A S Donahue Dr, Auburn, AL 36894)
    • BIRMINGHAM: Homewood Central Park (1632 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209)
    • CHICAGO:  The Boat Slip on Whalon Lake (1480 Royce Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440)
    • INDIANAPOLIS: Lochaven Clubhouse (14885 Cherry Tree Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062)
    • NASHVILLE:  McCabe Park (Meet at 51st Ave N and Wyoming Ave across from "The Living Word International Church")


    The course is an up and down loop course through neighborhoods adjacent to Lassiter High School.


    Awards will be given the for top 3 finishers of each age category for Male & Female. We will also award the top overall Male & Female winners of the race. 

    The age categories are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. 


    T-shirts are guaranteed to all registrations received prior to 7:40 am on the day of the race. Please note, all virtual runners who have registered AFTER 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 7/26 WILL NOT receive their shirt in time for race day. 


    There will be plenty of parking at Lassiter High School (2601 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 30066).  The best parking is at the Lassiter High School football stadium lot off Steinhauer Road. If that lot is full there is plenty of parking in front of Lassiter High School at the main Shallowford Rd. entrance.


    The race will happen rain or shine. Be prepared to run in any weather. Only in the cases of extreme weather will changes to the race schedule occur. Please check your email and Lutzie 43 social media on race morning for real-time updates on the status of the race if there is severe weather.


    Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, August 2nd. After online registration closes you have two opportunities to sign-up for the race:
                1) Packet pick-up at Lucia’s Italian Restaurant (4705 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075) on Friday, August 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm or,
                2) Race morning from 7:00 - 7:40 am in the Lassiter High School gym lobby.

    Race day registration will be Venmo or charge only.  $43 for adults and $30 for students.

    Please note, all virtual runners who register AFTER 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 7/26 WILL NOT receive their shirt in time for race day. 


    No refunds or transfers from person-to-person or year-to-year are allowed. While we understand schedules change and things come up, we have a strict no-refund and transfer policy. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to extreme conditions such as weather. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of the race cancellation due to “Acts of God" or things outside of the control of the Race Director.  


    Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 4th, from 5 pm – 7 pm at Lucia’s Italian Restaurant (4705 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075). You may also pick up your bib number and t-shirt on race morning between at 7-7:40 am at the Lassiter High School gym lobby. 

    Please note, all virtual runners who register AFTER 11:59 pm on Wednesday, 7/27 WILL NOT receive their shirt in time for race day. 


    Live Results will be accessible via QR code found on your race bib when you cross the finish line.  The race will be timed by Elite Race Timing. Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. Results will be provided at the finish line and will be posted to Elite’s website immediately following the race at www.eliteracetiming.com.


    There will be several water stations on the course. Runners are encouraged to bring water bottles with them. Additional water and post-race snacks will be available at the finish line.


    Dogs and strollers are allowed on the course and at the Start/Finish line. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. 


    In case of an emergency, please immediately notify one of the on-site medical volunteers or a police officer.


    Restrooms are available in the Lassiter High School gym lobby.


    THANK YOU to our great event sponsors! If you are interested in being a sponsor, we have many sponsorship packages that will meet your needs. Please email info@lutzie43.org to learn more. This race is not possible without our sponsors' support, so please support them year-round! 


    Proceeds from the race benefit the Lutzie 43 Foundation (www.lutzie43.org).


    Interested in getting involved? We cannot put on the race without many helping hands, so please consider volunteering your time, skills, and/or resources. Please contact the Lutzie 43 Foundation and submit your name, email and phone number so we can contact you at info@lutzie43.org.


    Questions or comments? Please email us at info@lutzie43.org.


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