Run With The Dogs - Frostbite 5K
About the race
Name: Run with the Dogs - Frostbite 5K
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Original Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Decatur, Ga.
Decatur High School
Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School, Glennwood Academy
and City of Decatur elementary students, parents, alumni, friends,
neighbors and runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate.
Participants are invited to run or walk with their dogs in a special group.
All proceeds will be used by the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to help fund
the sports programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.
Saturday, January 9
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
9:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
- mail in application
- online registration
Pre-registration (by January 2) - $35
Late & Race day registration - $30
City of Decatur Students or Teachers
Pre-registration (by January 2) - $20
Late & Race day registration - $25
-All entry fees are non-refundable
Awards and Extras
5K Age Groups: 11 & Under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & over 60.
To overall 1st place male and female runners, Masters 1st place male and female runners and top male and female finishers in each category. All participants will receive a 100% cotton long-sleeved T-shirt (adult sizes only). T-shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants. Dogs participating will receive a special prize.
The run/walk will begin and end on North McDonough Street in front of Decatur High School and will run through City of Decatur residential areas. The course will be well marked and supervised by volunteers and the City of Decatur Police Department. Water stations will be positioned along the course and splits will be given at mile points.
Refreshments will be available at the finish.
The races will being and end in front of the gym at Decatur High School on McDonough Street in Decatur. Parking is available in the DHS upper parking lot off Howard Avenue.
310 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
From the South I-20 (east of I-285):
Take I-20 West toward Atlanta. Bear right onto off-ramp at exit 67B to I-285 N. Remain on I-285 N for about 2.2 miles to Exit 43 to US 278 (Covington Highway). Turn left onto US-278 (Covington Hwy). Stay on US 278 (the road’s name will change to Avondale Road and then to College Ave once you are near Decatur) for about 2.4 miles to the intersections with McDonough Street (Agnes Scott College will be on your right for a long block before you intersect McDonough). Take a right over the railroad tracks and DHS will be on your left. The stadium is in the NW corner of the DHS property.
From North-east (from I-85 and I-285):
Take 1-85 South to 1-285 East approximately 4.4 miles to Exit 39A to US 78W (Stone Mtn Freeway). Get into left lane (freeway will fork, follow signs to Decatur); road merges into Lawrenceville Hwy; go to 3rd traffic lighttake left onto Bus. Hwy. 29 (becomes Church St). After crossing E. Ponce de Leon Ave, go to 2nd traffic light (Trinity) and take a right; go one block and take a left (Chick-fil-A on your left). DHS is on the right about half-way down the block.
From I-75/I-85 North (heading south):
Take 75 south to Freedom Parkway exit 248C toward the Carter Center. Stay straight to go on Freedom Pkwy/Ga 10 E. Stay straight to go on East Freedom Pkwy/Ga 42 Connector E. Take a left onto Moreland Ave; go two blocks and take a right onto Ponce de Leon Ave. Go approximately 2.5 miles to where Scott Blvd veers off to the left (Ponce de Leon continues to the right); you will have just gone under a large concrete railroad trestle, the road forks immediately after that. Take the right fork and follow into Decatur. Turn right at the 2nd light onto W. Trinity Street. Go to the second light and and take a right onto McDonough Street. Stadium and gym on on the right about half-way down the block.
Alternate Route From I-75/I-85 North (heading south):
Take the Tenth/Fourteenth Street exit. Cross over Fourteenth St. and turn left onto Tenth Street and continue until it dead-ends into Monroe Drive (Grady H.S. on your right and Piedmont Park on your left).
Turn right onto Monroe Drive and continue to Ponce de Leon Avenue. Turn Left on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Continue on Ponce for approximately 3.4 miles to Scott Blvd and Ponce de Leon Ave fork (you will have just gone under a large concrete railroad trestle, the fork is immediately after that). Continue on Ponce de Leon Ave for 2 more traffic lights ( W. Trinity Place). Take a right onto W. Trinity Place. Continue on W. Trinity to the 2nd traffic light and take a right onto McDonough (Chick-fil-A on the far corner).