Kennesaw off to races starting May 10
by Rachel Gray
April 24, 2014 12:33 AM | 2481 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — The Swift-Cantrell Classic 5K, a race for adults and children, will kick off the Kennesaw Grand Prix series on Mother’s Day weekend,

On May 10 at 7:30 a.m., racers will run or walk the flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw.

The route is a USA Track and Field Certified course and electronically timed for fast and accurate results.

The Kennesaw Grand Prix series is perfect for competitive runners seeking a qualifying time for the Peachtree Road Race. But the festival-like atmosphere and plentiful food and drink make these races perfect for beginner runners/walkers as well as families.

The six 5K runs are part of the Fit City Kennesaw initiative which encourages residents to become more active and engage in wellness-related activities.

Registration can be completed online at The entry fee of $25 ($35 on race day) includes a race T-shirt.

Each race begins at the Kennesaw First Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw. The programs all include a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K at 8 a.m. and a Tot Trot at 8:55 a.m.

Participants in four of the six 5K series races will receive a hooded sweatshirt imprinted with the Kennesaw Grand Prix logo.

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