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presented by Atrium Health Floyd

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Start Location: First Avenue near Bridgepoint Plaza

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

5K Run: Run begins approximately at 6:45 p.m.

Health Walk: Walk begins approximately 7 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 opens in early January . 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 2 mile heath walk is $20. Registration closes on Sunday, March 12 at 11 p.m. After March 12, late registration can only be done in person at 1 Shorter Avenue. Late registration costs are $40 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 20 or more, who register for the walk or run. Group Registration closes on Friday, March 3. 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 should 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 Wednesday March 15. It is the group’s 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 9.

​​Packet Pickup: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will host packet pick-up the week leading up to the race. Packets can be picked up starting on Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Friday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late registration will be accepted in-person only on those days as well.​ Race day packet pick up will also be offered but packet pick up will end at 6:15 p.m.

Awards: The awards ceremony will start at approximately 7:45 p.m.
Race awards will be handed out at the Town Green postrace.
First Overall (male & female); Top Master (male & female); and Top Grandmaster (male & female) receive awards.
The top finishers in each age group below 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+

Walk details: The walk begins on First Avenue, 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.

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 pedestrian bridge near the Forum and the Town Green.

Post Race: There will be BODYARMOR and water near the Forum on the Town Green in tubs as well as fruit and snacks.

Water: There will be one water station on the course set up just before the Robert Redden footbridge approximately 1.25 miles into the course.

Awards: The top three 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 runner 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 adhere to current COVID protocols. 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 costume contest with three categories

1. Littlest Leprechaun

2. Glowiest Leprechaun

3. Best Group of Leprechauns

The contest will be take place at approximately 6:10 p.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza. 

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