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presented by Atrium Health Floyd

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Start Location: First Avenue near Bridgepoint Plaza

Finish Location: Pedestrian Bridge leading to the Forum and the Town Green

Run: Run begins approximately at 6:30 p.m.

Health Walk: Walk begins approximately at 6:45 p.m.

Race Certification: The 5K course is certified by USA Track and Field, certification code GA20019WC, and is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

Registration: Registration is now open. You can register online at or visit 1 Shorter Avenue to register in person. The cost for the 5K is $25 and the cost of the heath walk is $20. Registration closes on Friday, March 8 at 11 p.m. After March 8, late registration can only be done in person at 1 Shorter Avenue. Late registration costs are $35 for the 5K and the health walk.


Race News: All relevant race news will be posted on our web site at and our social media accounts at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Race news will also be sent to the email address used for race registration, so be sure to use an email address you can access. Groups will have an email sent to the group member who registered them and that person will be responsible for contacting the group members of any changes.

Group Registration: We offer a discount for groups of 10 or more, who register for the walk or run. Group Registration closes on Friday, March 1. There is no late registration for groups.

Group registration cost is $15 for the walk and $20 for the run. The group discount will not apply during half-off week, however everyone in the group can register at the half-off price.

One person in the group will be responsible for packet pick-up and communication if race, walk times or events change.


Groups with 25 or more registered walkers or runners can have their packets and race shirts delivered to their business. That group’s packets, numbers and shirts will be boxed or bagged and delivered on Tuesday, March 12 or Wednesday, March 13. It is the groups’ responsibility to distribute the packets once they have been dropped off. We can only deliver to businesses in Rome. Those groups who qualify for delivery need to contact by Thursday, March 7.

​​Packet Pickup: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host packet pick-up the week leading up to the race. Packet pick-up will be on Thursday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late registration will be accepted in-person only on those days as well.

Race Day: Race day registration and packet pick up will open at 4 p.m. at Bridge Point Plaza. Registration on race day is $40 for the 5K or the walk. Registration and packet pick up closes at 6:15 p.m. to allow us to get the race started.

Awards: Race awards will be handed out at the Town Green postrace. The awards ceremony will start at approximately 7:30 p.m.

­Walk Details: The walk begins on First Avenue and covers portions of the Kingfisher Trail and the levee before ending on the pedestrian bridge in front of the Forum and the Town Green. The walk is approximately two miles. There are no awards for the walk.

Run Details: The run begins on First Avenue before covering portions of the Kingfisher Trail and levee system behind Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Headquarters and finishing on the pedestrian bridge near the Forum and the Town Green.

Starting Line: The starting area is near the intersection of First Avenue and Broad Street just down from Bridge Point Plaza.

Post Race: There will be sports drinks and water at the Town Green as well as fruit and snacks. We will have foam and music on the Town Green.

Water: There will be one water station on the course.

Awards: The top finishers in their age groups as well as the first overall male and female, male and female master’s runners and male and female grandmasters runners receive awards.

Age Groups: 8 and under, 9-10, 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+

Weather, COVID or other issues: All attempts will be made for the race and walk to run as scheduled. This is a rain or shine event. The race and walk will follow any COVID protocols in place at the time of the event. If the race has to be postponed for a weather event or new COVID protocols released by the government, we will schedule a make-up day and time and communicate this information through media channels, our social media accounts, our website and via the email address registrants entered on their forms.

Costume Contest: We will have a fun pre-race costume contest at Bridge Point Plaza at approximately 6 p.m. We will make a first call for all three divisions and then gather all participants to allow our judges time to see all of the festive attire. The contest has three divisions:

  1. Littlest Leprechaun for children ages 5 and under

  2. Most festive Leprechaun for kids and adults of all ages

  3. Best Leprechaun group for kids and adults of all ages

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