The Georgia Trust’s Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K is taking place Halloween weekend, and what could be more fun than a run from a spooky castle?
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 9 a.m. and bring your whole family for the Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K, an AJC Peachtree Road Race Official Qualifying Event. This dog and stroller friendly 5K will wind through the creepy twists and ghoulish hills of one of Atlanta's oldest and loveliest neighborhoods, Ansley Park. Feel free to run or walk in your best Halloween costume! All fitness levels welcome.
Afterwards join us at the hair-raising after-party at Rhodes Hall for a costume contest, delicious food and great prizes. You can even take a tour inside our haunted castle, and who knows, maybe you’ll get a glimpse of our resident apparition.
Here's what's in store:
- Scenic course through historic Ansley Park
- Awesome race t-shirt
- Exciting after-party
- Complimentary barbecue sandwiches from LowCountry Catering
- Costume contest
- Great prizes
- Complimentary self-guided tour of Rhodes Hall, Atlanta's "Castle on Peachtree"
- An AJC Peachtree Road Race Official Qualifying Event
Event details and schedule
Dog and Sroller Friendly
The loop course is stroller and dog friendly (just as long as your pooch is well-behaved, leashed, and under your control at all times). Participants with strollers and dogs will have their own special start group.
The event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
A Peachtree Qualifier
The Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K is an AJC Peachtree Road Race Official Qualifying Event. That means you can submit your race results to the Atlanta Track Club for start wave placement in next year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Exciting post-race party
After the race, stick around for a huge post-race party on the lawn of Rhodes Hall featuring lunch, refreshing drinks and great music. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male/female finishers, top 3 male/female finishers in each age group, first participant with a stroller and first dog.
If you think your pooch has what it takes to race with the best of ‘em, the run/walk event will begin at 9 a.m. at Rhodes Hall, located at 1516 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. Race day registration is available.
All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
Packet Pick-up & Race day registration
Runners are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Friday, October 25, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Rhodes Hall (1516 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta). Free parking is available at 1495 Spring Street, Atlanta. Registrants can also pick up their packets between 7:30-8:30 a.m. the morning of the race. Walk-up registrants are welcome on race day morning from 7:30-8:30 a.m. T-shirts will be given out after the race.
View a map of the course.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation