It took a long time for Fall to come to Georgia this year. Well into October, as a matter of fact. But it’s here now and it feels great. 

Fairs, Festivals, Football, Halloween, 5k’s

Once the weather gets cooler, the road races heat up. There are multiple races of varying sizes and distances every weekend. North Georgia is filled with festivals celebrating everything Fall and many have a 5k attached to them. 

Apple Festival 5k in Ellijay, Octoberfest 5k in Atlanta, Zombie Fest 5k in Woodstock, Monster Dash 5k in Dahlonega, Mercedes Benz 5k in Atlanta. These are just a sampling of the many 5k’s in the month of October in north Georgia. 

My favorite race company is Five Star NTP. Five Star has several races in October/November with Fall themes: 

Jog-toberfest 5k in Marietta on October 12

Running Scared 5k/13k in Dawsonville on October 19

Great Pumpkin 5k in Canton on November 2

Early Bird Turkey Trot in Kennesaw on November 23

Get Basted Turkey Trot in Cumming on November 24

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Johns Creek on November 28       

So grab a pumpkin-spiced latte, put on a Halloween costume  and get ready to pound the pavement at a 5k this Fall. I can almost guarantee you will have a good time!

Happy Running!