A new 5K is coming to downtown Atlanta — and it involves daffodils

July 28,2017

Source: Becca J. G. Godwin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Walkers and runners can soon sign up for a new downtown Atlanta race to take place this fall, one that involves the planting of daffodils. 

The inaugural Downtown Daffodil Dash 5k is part of the local arm of Daffodil Project, an international effort to plant flowers in memory of the estimated 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. Each participant will receive a daffodil bulb to take home or plant in Woodruff Park, the race’s start and finish location.

The November event will be a 3.1-mile race and a one-mile fun run through historic neighborhoods, new developments and iconic landmarks, according to the website. The race course hasn’t yet been announced. 

Race registration opens Tuesday.

Registration costs $30 for timed runners and $25 for un-timed runners or walkers. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 8, but participants can then sign up at Woodruff Park on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Nov. 11 from 7 to 7:30 a.m. Those tickets will incur a $5 price increase.

The race starts at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.