FAQ

When is the Race?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What time does the race begin?

The Vinings Down Hill 5K will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.  The 1K Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m at Vinings Jubilee.  The Dog Dash will begin immediately after the 1K Fun Run starts.

When do I pick up my race number?

Your race number and t-shirt  for the 5K, 1K and Dog Dash can be picked up Friday before the race at West Stride from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 5K race numbers can be picked up race morning at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Printpack Building.  1K race numbers and Dog Dash may be picked up at Vinings Jubilee at 8:15 a.m.

Using my GPS, how do I get there?

Early Package Pickup at West Stride, August 5th only – 3517 Northside Parkway Atlanta GA 30327

5K Start at Printpack -2800 Overlook Parkway Atlanta GA 30339

1K start-Dog Dash Start- Awards- Vinings Jubilee Shopping center-2850 Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta GA 30339

Finish Line- Lovett schools-4075 Paces Ferry Rd. N.E. Atlanta GA 30317

Common T-Shirt Questions

What type of t-shirt will I receive? All finishers will receive their choice of (1)  Adult Dri-Fit Performance t-shirt (size small to 2XL)  ,  (2) a Dri-fit youth medium or  (3) a running hat.

Will you have my choice of size? T-shirts will be handed out at pre-race pickup and race day.  If we do not have your size you will have to pick a different size or running hat.

How can I be sure to get my size? We will be handing out numbers and t-shirts at the pre-race pickup.  If you want to make sure to get your choice of size, come to pre-race pickup early.

Are there buses? 

8:05 a.m. Run: 2 buses will leave from the intersection of Mt. Wilkinson Parkway and Overlook Parkway and drop passengers at The Vinings Jubilee, the party site and Lovett Schools, the finish line.  No dogs on the buses.

8:15 to 9:45 a.m. Run: Buses will continuously run from Lovett Schools, the finish line, to The Vinings Jubilee, the after party site.  If you want to leave before 10 AM you must walk the 1 mile up hill to the your car.  click here for a map from the Jubilee to the parking garage. At 10:00 AM buses will begin their Jubilee parking garage route. No dogs allowed on the bus.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Buses will run from The Vinings Jubilee, party site, to the parking garage.  There will be no bus service from the party site to the garage until 10:00 AM.  Alternatively, you can walk the half mile up hill to the garage.   click here for a map from the Jubilee to the parking garage.

Can my friend see me start and finish?

There will be a school bus parked near the start that will leave at 8:05 a.m.  This bus will drop friends of racers at Vinings Jubilee for the after race party and then go towards the finish line at Lovett School to drop off the remaining riders. After watching their friend finish, they can ride a bus back to Vinings Jubilee.

Can I run the 5K and also run the 1-Kilometer with my child?

Yes, but you will have to run the 5K fast.  The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at Lovett School. There will be 4 buses at the finish line to take you to the Vinings Jubilee where the 1K begins.  If you make it on the first set of buses you will likely make it to the Jubilee by the 9:00am start of the race.  Your child will need to pay and get a number for the 1K run. You do not have to pay for the 1K since you registered for the 5K.

If the race is closed out, will there still be unlimited Race Day Registration?

Yes, there will be unlimited Race Day registration. We keep 150 spots open for Race Day registration.  We know that there will only be about 150 runners who are willing to pay the $40.00 Race Day registration fee.  If we have more than 150, we will still register everybody.

If you are registering on Race Day we suggest you get there early.

Where is Race Day Registration?

Whether you park in the Overlook I or Overlook III parking garage, you should go to the top of the hill for registration.

If I park in the Overlook III parking garage, how do I get to the Start Line?

The Overlook III parking garage is a maze that loses runners every year.  The trick is to go to Level 5 to exit the garage.  Signs or Volunteers will direct you to the start.

How do I know if I’m registered?

If you registered online, you will receive an email confirmation.  If you register at West Stride, you will get a registration confirmation email after they send us your registration form.

When is the last day to register?

To receive the discounted price of $25 , you must register by July 12th. After July 12th, registration will be $30 through July 31st.  After July 31st registration will be $35 to sell-out date. After sell out date you can register the Friday before the race at early pick up at West stride running store. .  There will be unlimited race day registration at $40. See previous FAQ for explanation .  We will have race day registration. To discourage race day registration for this charity event, we will be charging $40 on race day.

What time should I arrive on race day?

Participants should arrive at 7:00 a.m. to ensure on-time start.

Where do I park?

Parking volunteers will guide you into the Overlook I & III parking decks.  The school bus shuttle will bring you back to Vinings Jubilee for the after race party from the finish line and then the school bus shuttle will take you back to your car at the Overlook parking lots after the awards.  Alternatively, one can walk rather than take the shuttle.  More detailed parking directions will be mailed to you before race day.

Will the race be cancelled if the weather is bad?

This is a rain or shine event.  Dress accordingly.

How do I volunteer for the race?

Click on the Volunteers link above in the navigation bar and follow instructions.

Where do I check my results?

Full results will be posted on Active.com and this website under the results tab within 48 hours after the completion of the race.  We hope to have the results posted by noon on the day of the race.

Can I run/walk with my dog in the 5k?

We discourage you to run with your dog in the 5K.  Dogs and dog leashes can get in the way of runners.  Also, the bus service will absolutely NOT allow dogs on buses.   You will have to walk from the finish back to the Vinings Jubilee for the after race party and then walk back to the Overlook I & III buildings where you parked.  However, if you don’t mind starting at the back of the pack, take extra care not to interfere with the runners, Run slower than a 9 minute mile and follow all the rules under the Dog-Dash tab, we would love for you to join us for the 5k.  There is no extra cost for the dog.  There is no costume contest for dogs in the 5k.

Other questions?

Click the Contact Us link in the navigation bar above and follow the instructions.