Kennesaw Museum Foundation Lacing Up for Annual 5K on October 3rd

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 7th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K, sponsored by CSX.

This year’s event, to be held October 3 in downtown Kennesaw, is one of the six Kennesaw Grand Prix Series races. All proceeds from the 5K support the educational and outreach programs of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.

Runners may register at the Southern Museum, at any Big Peach Running Co. store or online at active.com or greatlocomotiverace.com.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run until September 23. Late registration (postmarked after Sept 23) is $30 or $35 for runners that register on the day of the race. The 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 Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, October 1 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 8:55 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. This certified course is professionally timed.

Following the race, awards will be presented to the top three in all age groups, as well as a cash prize to top male and female racers!

For more information about running or volunteering, please contact the Kennesaw Museum Foundation at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 770.427.2117 ext. 3174.

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