The 9th annual Hammer Down 5K presented by JE Dunn Construction will be held on Saturday, October 19th beginning at the offices of JE Dunn Construction, 2555 Cumberland Parkway SE in Atlanta. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. A 1K Fun Run for kids will start at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Feeding the Homeless Project Atlanta and the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative. In the history of the race, over $415,000 has been donated to worthy charities. Last year’s race raised a total of over $90,000 for non-profits.
The racecourse is USATF Certified and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. In addition to awards in age categories, the race will also challenge runners to achieve the fastest time up the Quarter Mile King/Queen of the Hill, beginning on Bert Adams Drive and reaching the top of Mt Wilkinson Pkwy.
Registration fee for the 5K is $25, late registration is $30. The 1K Fun Run registration fee is $10. Participants may register in advance at http://www.hammerdownrun.com or on race day.