Races within an hour’s drive of Macon are listed here. To add your event to the race calendar, please e-mail your flyer or website address plus a filled out race information form to Don at macontracks@macontracks.org. If you have a race outside the area that you’d like to promote, please feel free to post on the Macon Tracks Facebook page to tell people about it.

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February 24, 2018

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10th Anniversary Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run

Warner Robins, 8:30 AM

MTRC Ortho-GA Logo 200x109This 10th annual race is sponsored by the Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.  There will be chip timing and the course is USATF certified.  There are cash prizes for the top 3 overall and 1st master winners.  It’s a Run and See Georgia Grand Prix race and also part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series.  From the race organizers:

Never done a 5K before? No problem!! The heart of our run/walk event is for the first-timer. Our target audience is those who would never dream of participating in a 5K. Why? Because we want to see the Cantrell Center Run to Lose 5K & Fun Run used as starting point to begin a healthier lifestyle. Already done a 5K? Great! Join us again this year. Nothing motivates first-timers more than seeing the example you set. Walk or Run, but GET MOVING, Middle Georgia!!

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Faster than a Pastor 8-Mile, 8-Mile Relay, 5K, and 1-Mile

Dudley, 1:00 PM

This race is a Laurens Baptist Association event with the support of area schools and churches.  The race is an official event of the 2018 Dublin/Laurens St Patrick’s Festival.  Proceeds support Free Summer Sports Camp for 5th grade and under.  The 8-mile course is certified and eligible for state records.

  • This is an afternoon race. Do the Cantrell race in the morning and then come to Dublin afterward.
  • The 8-mile is certified and eligible for state records and Peachtree Qualification.  If anyone wants to try for a 4-mile record, e-mail Tommy Thompson before you register as this is possible also. (see 8-mile and 4-mile state records below)

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March 3, 2018

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Brentwood Eagle 5K

Sandersville

The 6th annual Brentwood Eagle 5K is a family-friendly event that features a course for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Strollers are welcome. Races will start and finish in front of Brentwood School, 725 Linton Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082.

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Junior League of Macon 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run

Macon, 8:00 AM

Come join The Junior League of Macon for their 5K, 10K, and the 1-Mile Fairytale Frolic Fun Run.  The 5K will begin at Vineville Baptist Church and the 10K will begin at RunFit Sports.  Proceeds will benefit The League’s charitable projects. Both the 5K and the 10K courses are USATF certified and thus can be used to earn a great starting position in the  AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4th.

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March 10, 2018

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Forsythia Festival 5K Run

Forsyth, 8:00 AM

Kick off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually the second weekend in March, in downtown Forsyth, Georgia. This family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more! Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty pageant.  Must be registered by March 3, 2018, to be guaranteed a race shirt!

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Peach Road Race 5K and 10.5K

Byron, 8:00 AM

MTRC Ortho-GA Logo 200x109The 6th annual Peach Road Race benefits the Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health. A health fair will immediately follow the race with free health screenings and local vendors. Part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.

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5K Glow Run and 1 Mile

Ft Valley, 6:45 PM

Come join Peach County High School in an un-timed 5K and 1 Mile to benefit their Theatre Department. The race begins at sundown and each racer will be provided with a glow stick and a wristband. Additional glow sticks will be available for purchase at the event. Early registration will end on February 23rd. Runners/walkers need to check in at the registration table no later than 6:30 pm on race day.

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March 17, 2018

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42nd Leprechaun Road Race - 5K, 10K, 1-mile

Dublin, 8:00 AM

Gear up for Dublin’s Annual St. Patrick’s Leprechaun Road Race featuring a 1K Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K where the whole family can run to support local charities on Saturday, March 17th at 8 AM. All events start and finish at Dublin High School Old Gymnasium located across from Dublin Mall. Get those Irish eyes smiling and feet moving in support of CASA, King’s Cleft Children’s Home, and WINGS in the race to crown the fastest leprechaun!

 

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Cherry Blossom Road Race 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile

Macon, 9:00 AM

Held during the Cherry Blossom Festival, this race is organized by Macon Tracks member Tom Adrien to benefit Wesley Glen Ministries, an organization that serves adults with mental disabilities.  The course will start at Howard Middle School and will be an out-and-back among the horse farms and estates along Rivoli Drive.  There will be inflatables, face painting, snow cones, and other fun stuff for the kids.  The race is part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series.

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March 24, 2018

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Fit To Achieve

Forsyth, 7:30 AM

This 5K race begins at Monroe County Achievement Center (MCAC) in Forsyth, Georgia, approximately an hour from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Macon. As part of their service learning project for students, MCAC is promoting a healthy and active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff, students, community, and surrounding counties to exercise and make healthy food choices.

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Macon Mud Run 5K, 7K, and 1K

Macon, 9:00 AM

The Macon Mud Run is an adventure race around the beautiful grounds/trails at Hephzibah Ministries.  Lake and creek crossings, loads of mud-pits, obstacles, and FUN! Family friendly. There will also be a 1k mini-mudder for kiddos and parents with an epic creek crossing, and loads of challenges.  Runners will choose a wave time between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  All proceeds will benefit the children and families of Hephzibah Children’s Home.

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April 7, 2018

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Run 2 End Alzheimer's 5K, 10.5K, and Fun Run

Bonaire, 8:00 AM

Proceeds from this 8th annual run benefit Middle Georgia Alzheimer’s Association.  The race will be held at Landing Pointe Shopping Center and the course leads through picturesque Statham’s Landing.  Discounted entry for teams, children under 12, and Macon Tracks members.  Part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.

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Habitat Hero 5K

Milledgeville, 8:30 AM

Habitat for Humanity Milledgeville-Baldwin Co.’s Hero 5K will help support home build projects in Baldwin County. Stick around after the run to enjoy the live music, raffle prizes, and complimentary food.

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April 14, 2018

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Perry Dogwood Festival 5K and 1 Mile

Perry

The 30th Annual Perry Dogwood Festival 5K will be hosted by the Perry High School Cross Country Boosters and the Perry Chamber of Commerce.  Run/walk through one of Perry’s scenic neighborhoods. The race coincides with the Dogwood Festival activities throughout the weekend. A $100 cash prize awarded to the Overall Male and Female winner as well as Overall Male and Female Masters.

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April 21, 2018

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GEICO Special Olympics 5K and Fun Run

Macon, 8:00 AM

Mark your calendar for the annual GEICO Special Olympics 5K and Fun, benefiting Special Olympics.  The course is on an out and back course, fast and flat.

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Red Shoe Run 5K, 10K, 15K

Macon, 8:00 AM

Red Shoe Run is a road race run/walk benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia. Runners may choose from distances of 5K, 10K or 15K.MTRC Ortho-GA Logo 200x109  All races begin and end in Central City Park and travel along the scenic and shady Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Red Shoe Run is part of the Macon Tracks Running Club  OrthoGeorgia Race Series.

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5K Gauntlet

Milledgeville, 8:30 AM

This is a trail run through woods with a handful of obstacles. Some obstacles may be wet or muddy. The race is made to be fun, not extremely strenuous, but it is challenging.  Some run, others walk.  Everyone has a great time.  The race is open to participants age 10 or up.  The race benefits Baptist Collegiate Ministries.

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April 28, 2018

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Autism Awareness 5K Trail Race and Fun Run

Forsyth

This trail race will be held at Dayspring Presbyterian Church.  All proceeds go to benefit the Anchor of Hope Foundation in their ministry to children and adults with disabilities and their families.  After the race there will be a free Community Resource Fair & Family Fun Festival with food, music, inflatables, and games.

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Oasis Road Race 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run

Macon, 8:00 AM

This annual road race is a chip timed event that will benefit the Africa Oasis Project, a non-profit organization that helps provide clean drinking water to the communities in Africa.. Age group awards will be given along with trophies to all Fun Run participants. This is an event the whole family can enjoy, with plenty of activities for kids, such as face painting, inflatables, and snacks.

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May 5, 2018

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9th Annual All About Animals 5K, 10.2K, and 1 Mile

Macon, 8:00 AM

Walk, Bark, Run! Join All About Animals for its 9th annual Rescue Run with race proceeds benefitting the no-kill shelter’s rescue and adoption efforts. All races begin and end at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Rivoli Drive with three different courses – 1M, 5K, and 10.2K. This race is part of the Macon Tracks Ortho Georgia Race Series and the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series.

 

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May 19, 2018

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Georgia JugFest 5K and 1-Mile

Knoxville, 7:30 AM

Enjoy a morning run and then stay for the Georgia JugFest and Old Knoxville Days Festival after the race (www.gajugfestival.com ).  All proceeds benefit the Crawford County Historical Society and the Old Courthouse Restoration Project.   Run fast and score a cool pottery award!  Part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series.

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June 16, 2018

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Papa's Peach Classic 5K and 1-Mile

Musella, 8:00 AM

Please bring the family and join us for a healthy morning of exercise and conversation. Enjoy the 5K or the 1 Mile Fun Run, then enjoy spending some time browsing around Dickey Farms Packing Shed and treat yourself to some Dickey Farms Peach Ice Cream! All proceeds support Roberta/Crawford County Chamber of Commerce.

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June 23, 2018

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Becca's Dash

Macon, 8:00 AM

First annual Becca’s Dash, a 5k run and walk presented by “Love Always, Becca Jean”, an all-volunteer organization raising money for cancer research and families fighting cancer. Quick, super flat course starting at Windsor Academy and going through Becca’s neighborhood and finishing back at Windsor. Runners/walkers are encouraged to participate in teams and dress up in support of the person in their life who has faced cancer, the crazier the costume the better. (For example, Becca’s favorite Team Name was Rectal Dysfunction for Colon Cancer Awareness.  You can pick a theme to go along with a color of cancer, wear shirts to support or represent your loved one(s), or come up with your own creative and/or funny costume type.)  All skill levels are encouraged to participate, runners and walkers alike.

 

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November 11, 2018

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Soldiers Empowerment Group Assisting Military Individuals (SEGAMI) Half Marathon

Perry, 9:00 AM

The SEGAMI Half Marathon will benefit the nearly 2 million uninsured veterans in the United States. This race is open to the general public, so come out for an awesome event to support our veterans and their family members on Veteran’s Day 2018!

 

$20 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS January 11, 2018!

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