Labor Day Race

Lace up your sneakers and join walkers and runners on the tree-lined streets of Avondale Estates for the annual Labor Day 5K and 1-mile race.

Registration is now open for the 40th annual Labor Day Race to benefit the Emory ALS Center. Register online here. You can also download a registration form to be returned to City Hall.

Date & Time

This race is held annually on Labor Day. Please note the following registration and race times:
  • On-site registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • 1-Mile Race starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Race starts at 9 a.m.
Runners in the Labor day Race run down the street


Both races start and end at Willis Park, at the corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Clarendon Place. The courses are run on City streets with traffic control provided. View the Course Map for the 1-Mile and 5K Labor Day Races (PDF).


Racers of all ages and athletic levels are invited to participate.

Chip Timing

Both races include chip timing for more accurate results. 


Medals will be given to the top age-group finishers (6 and under, 7-10, 11-14) for the Novice 1-Mile Race, and the top age-group finishers in the 5K Main Race. Overall winners will receive a trophy.
5K Age Groups
  • 10 and under
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39

  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

Charitable Cause

This event benefits the Emory ALS Center. Since its initiation in 1997, the Emory ALS Center has grown to be one of the premier centers for ALS in the United States. In addition, Emory has been selected by the MDA as one of five national centers as part of the Clinical Research Network to speed and support ALS research. 

Not Allowed

Please note that no bicycles, rollerblades or dogs are allowed in this event.

More Information

For more information about the event, email Karen Holmes or call 404-294-5400. You can also view this event on the City's Facebook page.