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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between the 5K and the Stroll?
A. The routes are exactly the same, however, the 5K Run the Rails is for those who want an RFID “chip” timing device and to be included in the awards and results. The Streetcar Stroll is for those who want to be a part of the event but prefer to preview the route at their own pace.

Q. Will Streetcars be running during the race?
A. No. The rails are laid but Atlanta Streetcars will not be active during the event.

Q. Is there prize money for winning?
A. No. This is a ceremonial event to celebrate the launch of the new Atlanta Streetcar. It has been 65 years (1949) since the last one ran in Atlanta, and 125 (1889) since the first one did!

Q.  Do I have to sign up online?
A. Yes. Paper applications will not be available but if the event does not sell out (although we fully expect it to) we will have forms to fill out the morning of the race for a higher entrance fee.

Q. Where does the race start and finish?
A. Near Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta.

Q. Where can I view the course?
A. Online on the registration site or by clicking here.

Q. I want to form a team, how do I do this, do I get a team discount and are there special awards for teams?
A. Great! When you go to register choose the “Create a team” tab, add in your team information and invite your teammates to join you! You will not receive a team discount but we’re hoping that we get a lot of fun teams to compete for our team awards (Largest, Fastest {top 3 runners}, Best Costumes, Best Name {must be a Streetcar themed name}.

Q. We have a team/group of 10 or more and interested in a group rate?
A. Please email us with your request and we'll send you instructions.

Q. What are the team award categories?
A.  Best Team Costume,  Top Team Winner,  Best Team Name,  Largest Team

Q.  Can I pick up my shirt and bib early?
A.  Yes, you can at these locations.

Thursday, June 19
12: 00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Big Peach Running Company
Midtown location, 800 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308  

Friday, June 20
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wooduff Park Reading Room
91 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Q. Will the proceeds be going to a non-profit organization and will the registration fee be tax deductible?
A. Atlanta Streetcar Run The Rails 5K is hosted by Central Atlanta Progress 501(c)(4).  Working side by side, CAP and ADID are committed to creating a thriving Downtown Atlanta community for all of its property owners, members, employees, residents, students and visitors. Any proceeds will go towards supporting CAP and registration fees are not tax deductible.