Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Strong Legs Run?
10K Road Race and qualifier for the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race
5K Run/Walk and qualifier for the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race
2K Fun Run
Mascot Trot for children 10 and under. This is a 75-yard dash with some of Atlanta’s most notable residents. You might see Hope and Will from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Buzz from GT, Hairy Dawg from UGA, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, Kay and Roger from Kroger, the Chick-fil-A Cow and many more fun characters.
When and where is the Strong Legs Run?
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, GA 30315
8 a.m.: 10K Road Race begins (timed runners)
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Registration for those that have not signed up and race number pick up for those that have pre-registered.
9:15 a.m.: 5K Run/Walk (timed and untimed runners)
10 a.m.: Mascot Trot
10:30 a.m.: 2K Fun Run
*Times subject to change
What time do I arrive on race day?
Registration opens at 7 a.m. and remains open until 10 a.m.
Traffic can be tricky so give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and find where you need to be.
Races begin at 8 a.m. with the 10K, 9:15 a.m. for the 5K, 10 a.m. for the Mascot Trot and 10:30 a.m. for the 2K fun run.
*Times subject to change
Where can I pick up my race number?
If you register by mail or online by Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. EST, you will be able to pick up your number on race day during registration. Registration is open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. If you register at any Big Peach Running Co. location, you may register in store from Sept. 9 to Nov. 4 and pick up your number at that time.
If you are picking up a race number for someone else on race day, have that person’s full name available and your ID to show to our volunteers.
Note: Race numbers will not be mailed.
How do I know if I am registered?
If you register online you will receive a confirmation email. If you register by mail, your cancelled check is your confirmation. If you register at any Big Peach Running Co. location, you will receive your runner number at that time.
If you register online or by mail you will be able to pick up your race number on race day, Nov. 7, 2015, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. only. Remember to bring your ID to receive your race number.
When is the last day to register?
You can register at Turner Field on race day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under on race day. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
See more details about registration deadlines.
How does team registration work?
Teams of 50 or more paid members registered by Oct. 6 will receive team t-shirts to include the race theme on the front and either your own team design or name on the back. If your team does not have 50 paid members but raises at least $2,500 dollars by Oct. 6, you will also receive team shirts.
1. Register and set up your team page online.
2. Mail your team paper applications with the team form that can be found online to:
Strong Legs Run
1577 Northeast Expressway
Atlanta, GA 30329
3. When mailing your applications, please be sure to mail all team applications together.
Note: Teams can win prizes based on number of paid registrations as well as funds raised.
4. Team T-shirts will be available for pick up the week prior to the event.
If I want to write a check, to whom do I make the check?
Please make checks payable to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
How do I volunteer for the race?
What is the policy on refunds for registration fees?
No refunds or returns are issued for registration fees.
How do I get my T-shirt?
Race T-shirts are distributed on race day. You must have your race number in order to pick up a shirt.
In order to pick up someone else’s shirt, you must have their race number with you.
Following the race, a date will be announced when you may come pick up your shirt from a designated location. After that, we will no longer be able to distribute race shirts.
If you signed up as a phantom runner, your shirt will be mailed to you after the race to the address you put on your application. You can register to be a phantom runner online or by mail.
Will the event be cancelled if the weather is bad?
No. This is a rain or shine event.
Are there water stations along the course?
Yes, and we have a water station inside the post-race area.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes. For safety reasons, runners with strollers and baby joggers must line up behind the runners in both the 10K and 5K events. The 2K event is stroller friendly and great for the entire family.
Are dogs allowed?
No, Turner Field does not allow dogs inside the post-race area.
For how long will the 10K and 5K participants be timed?
We time 10K and 5K participants up to 75 minutes for each race.
Are results announced after the race?
Top overall finishers in the 10K and 5K are announced at the event and medals are given out to those participants. Age group winners in the 10K event will be mailed their medals after the race.
Race results will be posted online following the race.
How do I receive my qualifying results for the 10K and 5K road races?
Who do race proceeds benefit?
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta