The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 5th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K on Sept. 7.
CSX Transportation is the Title Sponsor for this year’s race in downtown Kennesaw while Kaiser Permanente is the Supporting Sponsor. All proceeds from this event support the educational and outreach programs of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
Runners may continue to register at the Southern Museum, at any Big Peach Running Co. store or online at active.com or greatlocomotiverace.com. Online registrants must print the registration form and mail to the address on the form.
Registration is $25 for the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run until Sept. 6 or $30 on the day of the race; a corresponding Tot Trot is free. Runners who register the day of race are not guaranteed a race shirt.
Early pick-up of race packets, which include a race shirt, numbered bib and free give-away items, will be held at Big Peach Running Co. in Kennesaw on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Race day registration will be held from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. The
1-mile Fun Run will begin at 7:30 a.m., the 5K will start at 8 a.m. in front of the church and the Tot Trot will start in front of the Big Shanty Barber Shop at 8:45 a.m.
The starting line for the 5K will be located in front of the Kennesaw First Baptist Church. On the relatively flat, shady race route, runners will head north on Main Street to Swift-Cantrell Park, loop through the park, continue toward downtown Kennesaw and finish near the intersection of Main and Cherokee streets.
Following the race, awards will be presented to the top three in all age groups, and $100 cash prizes will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the Master male and female winners.