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.

See also: South Georgia Race Calendar and Racer Pal Race Calendar

February 22, 2020

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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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February 29, 2020

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12th Annual Cantrell Center 5K & Fun Run

Warner Robins, 8:30 AM

MTRC Ortho-GA Logo 200x109Never done a 5K before??  NO PROBLEM!  First-timers are at the heart of this unique health initiative designed to get Middle Georgia moving. Free resources available for beginners.  Avid runners are also welcome to compete for cash prizes. Proceeds benefit our local Children’s Hospital in Macon: Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health.

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March 7, 2020

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Breezin' thru the Orchards

Fort Valley, 8:00 AM

Runners will make their way along the dirt roads in the crisp morning air that weave through groves of blooming fruit trees at Lane’s Southern Orchards. Proceeds from this event go to support the Pilot Club of Warner Robins which contributes to the betterment of the community through various service projects and scholarships. Pilot’s focus has always been service to others.

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Young Life of Greater Milledgeville 5K, 10K, & Fun Run

Milledgeville, 8:00 AM

The 7th annual Young Life Road Race benefits Young Life of Greater Milledgeville. This race honors the memory of Julia Tarter. Julia was a Young Life leader at Georgia College who carried passion and joy with her everywhere she went. She was active in WinShape camps, Phi Mu, and served as a GCSU Student Ambassador. Julia’s legacy lives on through her passion for Young Life, Jesus, and spreading joy to all those she came into contact with.

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5K for FFA

Gray, 8:30 AM

The second annual 5K for FFA will benefit the Jones County FFA Chapter. FFA is a national organization that focuses on agricultural and leadership development for high school and middle school students. By joining us you will help the members of the Jones County FFA Chapter raise money for upcoming activities.

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Griffin Ballet Theatre 5th Annual Tutu Run 5K

Griffin, 8:30 AM

Griffin Ballet Theatre is once again sponsoring a 5K run/walk through the picturesque Third Ward area of Griffin.  At the end of the run, there will be awards given, along with many door prizes worth hundreds of $$ !!!

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March 14, 2020

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Forsythia Festival 5K

Forsyth, 8:00 AM

Forsythia Festival 5K, is a part of the 33rd Annual Forsythia Festival, and sponsored by Monroe Physical Therapy.  The Race begins and end at FitCo Health Club.

The Forsythia 5K is “rain or shine”, no refunds. Applications received after March 1st, 2020 will not guarantee a t-shirt. The price will increase to $25.00 after March 1st.

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Peach Road Race 5K and 10.5K

Byron, 8:00 AM

MTRC Ortho-GA Logo 200x109Get ready runners!! The Eighth Annual Peach 5K and 10.5K is nearly here. Enjoy the pleasant temperatures of March by taking part in an event that’s fun for all ages.

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The Elite Weight Loss Challenge 5K Run/Walk

Gray, 8:00 AM

FREE event!

Support those who have taken steps to become healthier and happier by participating in this free event. Winners of the Best Elite Loser weight loss competition will be announced after the run and final weigh-in. There will be door prizes for 5K participants. Both runners and walkers welcome.

March 21, 2020

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Fit To Achieve

Forsyth, 8:00 AM

This 5K race begins and ends at Monroe County Achievement Center (MCAC) located at the Monroe County Education Center. As part of their service-learning project for their students, MCAC is promoting a healthy lifestyle by encouraging everyone to exercise and make healthy food choices. All proceeds will go towards enhancing the educational experiences of the students at the Monroe County Achievement Center.

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Warriors Racing for a Cure

Warner Robins, 8:00 AM

C. B. Watson Primary School presents its first annual 5K and 1-mile Fun Run to benefit Relay for Life. Come dressed in your best Warrior or Superhero costume! Awards will be given to the top three participants in the best-dressed warrior/superhero costume. Racing for a Cure flyer

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Undy Run 5K for Colon Cancer

Macon, 8:30 AM

This chip-timed race is being organized by the Coliseum Medical Centers to benefit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.  The Undy 5K is a run/walk event held throughout the country to honor colon cancer survivors, remember those gone too soon, and bring awareness to everyone about the importance of colon cancer screening. The race will be held at Mathews Athletic Complex at Wesleyan College (located at the back of Wesleyan’s campus.) Pre-race activities begin at 8:30. The race begins at 9:00.

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March 28, 2020

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The Whisky Still 5K and Widow Maker Ultra Marathon

Thomaston, 7:30 AM

Whoever can run the most loops of The Widow Maker Trail from 7:28 AM (Sunrise) to 7:56 PM (Sunset) wins the race! Run as many loops as you can until The Widow Maker has you begging for mercy. If running from Sunrise to Sunset scares you then you can choose the Whisky Still 5K option. The races will be held at Sprewell Bluff Park. More information on time and location directions can be found on the race website.

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Cherry Blossom Road Race 5K and 12K

Macon, 8:30 AM

Held during the Cherry Blossom Festival, this race is organized by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization providing care, comfort, and hope for families of children receiving medical treatment in Central Georgia. Proceeds from the race help them to continue Keeping Families Close.

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Run for a Dream 5K & 1M Fun Run

Cochran, 9:00 AM

Join us for a day of family-friendly fun supporting a great cause.  The inaugural Run for a Dream 5K & 1M Fun Run celebrates the life of Landon Padgett – an exceptional and dedicated nurse, talented musician and incredible athlete.  This event was born from Landon’s love of running,  his hometown of Cochran and the children and families he served as a nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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April 4, 2020

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

Bonaire, 8:00 AM

Run & See Georgia logoOur 10th-anniversary run! Proceeds from this annual run benefit the Middle Georgia Alzheimer’s Association.  The race is held at Landing Pointe Plaza in Bonaire. The 5K course is USATF certified and 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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April 11, 2020

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7th Annual Running Thru History 5K and Fun Run

Andersonville, 8:00 AM

The Andersonville National Historic Site was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Proceeds will be used to benefit Macon County Recreation and Friends of Andersonville. Registered by March 31st to receive a T-shirt and a Pac Bag filled with goodies. Awards are presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of 16 age groups. Fantastic door prizes!

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April 18, 2020

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ArtHealthy Festival 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Milledgeville, 8:00 AM

Come run/walk on the streets of historic downtown Milledgeville. The ArtHealthy & BodyPlex Milledgeville 5K is part of our annual festival. Our festival is a one-day event that introduces the residents of Baldwin County and surrounding areas to the many Business Entrepreneurs that offer more sustainable, healthier choices. We will have a kids zone, face painting, chalk demonstrations, belly dancing, and a FREE MOTOWN CONCERT. There will be hundreds of vendors selling products and providing services. Event Facebook page.

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Dogwood Festival 5K

Dogwood Festival 5K and 1 Mile

Perry, 8:00 AM

The 31st Annual Perry Dogwood Festival 5K will be hosted by the Perry High School Cross Country team, Perry Athletics, 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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Dames Ferry Dragon Dash 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Gray, 9:00 AM

Join us for the 1st annual Dames Ferry Dragon Dash!  This race is hosted by the Dames Ferry Elementary Running Club.  DFE Running Club strives to encourage an active and healthy life and meets monthly after school to run together.  All funds raised will be used to help purchase new playground equipment to encourage kids to stay active at recess.

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Phoenix Rising 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Gray, 6:00 PM

Macon Tracks/Ortho Georgia RacePlease join us for the 8th Annual Phoenix Rising 5k & 1-Mile Fun Run! Proceeds from this race benefit Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program. The program supports victims of sexual violence as they heal and grow from victim to survivor. Sexual assault thrives in silence. Come and be a part of the solution! You don’t have to be a runner to enter, you just need the desire to make a difference. Walkers are welcome!

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April 25, 2020

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Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K

Reynolds, 8:00 AM

The 13th Annual Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K will be run on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Reynolds Ballpark, South Liberty Street, Reynolds, Georgia. The race is registered with the 2020 Run & See Georgia Grand Prix Series & the Macon Tracks Club’s OrthoGA Race Series. Following the race, there will be refreshments and awards.

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Third Annual Dick Frame 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Macon, 8:30 AM

Join us for the third annual Dick Frame 5K and 1-mile Fun Run at First Presbyterian Day School in honor of Dick Frame who has ALS and has coached at FPD for almost 40 years. Proceeds from the race will be used to benefit the ALS Association Georgia Chapter.

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May 2, 2020

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11th Annual All About Animals 5K, 10.2K, and 1 Mile Fun Run

Macon, 8:00 AM

Walk, Bark, Run! Join All About Animals for its 11th annual Rescue Run with race proceeds benefiting 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 9, 2020

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Doggie Dash 5K Trail Run

Macon, 8:00 AM

Organized by a local high school student, the third annual 5K trail race at the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home supports Critical Care For Animal Angels and Reid Rescue. Please consider bringing a bag of dog or cat food to be donated to Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare.

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May 16, 2020

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Georgia JugFest 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Knoxville, 7:30 AM

Enjoy a morning run and then stay for the Georgia JugFest and Old Knoxville Days Festival after the race. All proceeds benefit the Crawford County Historical Society and the Old Courthouse Restoration Project.  Run fast and score a cool pottery award!  This race is part of the Macon Tracks OrthoGeorgia Race Series. Photos from the 2019 JugFest.

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Back the Blue Glow Run 5K and 10K

Warner Robins, 9:15 PM

Join us as we wrap up 2020 Police Week with the WRPD Glow Run for Special Olympics 2020.  This year, our agency will be raising funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, the largest annual fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Georgia.

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June 13, 2020

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Last Gasp 5K Run/Walk

Macon, 6:30 PM

Experience running or walking through the grounds of the 125-acre Historic Riverside Cemetery in downtown Macon. In addition to the paved course, the route offers views of the Ocmulgee River and downtown Macon. Leashed dogs and strollers are also welcome. Proceeds benefit the mission of supporting preservation, conservation and enhancement of the cemetery’s landscape, buildings, monuments and future for all to enjoy.

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June 20, 2020

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5th Annual Papa's Peach Classic 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

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 the Roberta/Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. Photos from the 2019 Papa’s Peach Classic.

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August 15, 2020

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Middle Ga. Toys for Tots 5K

Fort Valley, 8:00 AM

Help support The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program in the Middle Georgia area by walking or running in the Middle Georgia Toys for Tots 5K.  This chip-timed race will run through the peach orchards of Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley. New toys will be accepted on race day. If you wish to participate, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the race.

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October 10, 2020

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Lights On Out of School 5K

Macon, 8:00 AM

This event is a fund raiser for the Next Level Community Development Center’s (NLCDC) FREE after-school and summer program. Funds raised during the run/walk will used in providing a high level of academic instruction, youth development, and college/career readiness activities to Middle Georgia youth falling 150% below the national poverty level and at risk of academic failure. The organization’s mission is to educate, enlighten, and empower youth and families to make healthy lifestyle choices.

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