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Virginia-Highland Summerfest 5K 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Virginia Ave. NE & North Highland Ave. NE 1004 Virginia Ave. NE AtlantaGA  30306
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Virginia Ave. NE & North Highland Ave. NE 1004 Virginia Ave. NE AtlantaGA  30306

About This Activity

This year’s Summerfest 5K Road Race, sponsored by the Virginia-Highland Civic Assn., Inc.,  will take place the morning of Saturday June 9 and will feature 1,500+ runners winding their way through the streets of Virginia-Highland. This race is a certified Peachtree qualifier, and features electronic chip timing. This race often sells out in advance, so participants are encouraged to register in advance.

About Summerfest:

Join in the excitement of the 35th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest. The festival is a nonprofit event with proceeds donated to neighborhood projects: park improvements, landscaping, public libraries & more. Highlights of Summerfest include: the Artist Market with over 200 national artists, live music, Local Market featuring gourmet food and home items, Kid’s Fest and the 5K Road Race & Tot Trot.  Each year over 50,000 visitors attend Summerfest for one of the most memorable weekends of the year.

Celebrating 35 years of art, food and fun. Don't miss the party after the race at the Summerfest Festival with great bands, good food and adult beverages.

Widely considered the best festival and neighborhood road race in the Atlanta area, Virginia-Highland Summerfest is the place to be on the first weekend in June every year. 

Note: For children 7 & under, a Tot Trot will be held in John Howell Park aapproximately 9:30 a.m., after the 5K race and awards conclude. Sign-up ($10 per child) is inside the park starting at 8 a.m. on the day of the race. Each child participating in the Tot Trot receives a ribbon.

Event details and schedule


The race starts near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Lanier Boulevard, one block east of N. Highland Avenue.

Route Map: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=269652



Race Starts at 8:00 AM:

Begin lining up at 7:30 with walkers and strollers to the rear please.

Early packet pick-up:

June 2, June 4 - Jun 7, 10:00 - 6:00 — Phidippides Ansley Mall

Friday, June 8 -  4:30 pm to 7:30 pm-  Virginia-Highland Church

Early packet pick up is required.

Race Day packet pick up is for out of town runners only please.


Awards will be given to first, second and third place by age group, and for overall and masters male and female winners.


Please see the Summerfest website for directions and information on transit and parking.

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Virginia Ave. NE & North Highland Ave. NE 1004 Virginia Ave. NE AtlantaGA  30306
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