The 6th Annual USATF Certified Intown Ten 10K Road Race and new for 2017 5K Road Race takes place in the residential streets of Virginia-Highland and Morningside neighborhoods of Atlanta. Both courses are loops which start and finish near John Howell Park, which is located at Virginia Avenue NE and Barnett Street NE, Atlanta 30306. Race proceeds benefit neighborhood causes including Trees Atlanta and The YWCA of Greater Atlanta.
Both courses have long flat stretches, some downhill stretches and some inclines, as is characteristic of the neighborhood. The 5K and 10K share the same finish line and the final stretch is a down hill quarter mile section on Barnett starting at St. Charles Avenue.
New for 2017 – We are offering a chip timed, USATF certified 5K race that starts at 8 am. You can see the 5K course on our Facebook page. As in past years, the 10K will start at 9AM.
The Intown Ten has become a favorite with runners because of the scenic course, high quality t-shirts, finishers flags for the first 100 10K finishers and custom winner medals for 5K and 10K participants. Complimentary snacks from vendors such as Highland Bakery, Whole Foods, Kind Bars, Suja Juice, Go Go Squeez, Krispy Kreme and more await participants at the finish line.
Many runners use their Intown Ten times to qualify for a time wave in the Peachtree Road Race. The 2016 race sold out and there is a 1,000 participant limit, so register early to ensure a spot. Do not mail registrations after February 24th. They will be returned.
Custom medals to Overall M & F, Masters M & F, Stroller M & F, and First Place M & F each age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. Gift cards from sponsoring running stores to Overall M & F and Masters M & F. Walkers and strollers welcome but must line up behind runners. We love pets, but please no dogs allowed. No refunds. Rain or shine. Check our Facebook page for the most current information.
2017 Registration is up at Active.com. Online registration closes Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm or when we sell out, whichever comes first. Registration fees are as follows:
2017 10K PRICING – includes Premium Long Sleeved T-shirt
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $35 for first 50 registrations!
$40 through 12/31
$45 through 1/31
$50 through 2/15
$55 thereafter until close or sell out
2017 5K PRICING – includes Premium Short Sleeved T-shirt
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $35 for first 50 registrations!
$35 through 12/31
$40 through 1/31
$45 through 2/15
$50 thereafter until close or sell out
Long Sleeved Thermal Upgrade ($12 Additional)
IN PERSON REGISTRATION:
In person registration is available at Phidippides (Ansley Mall) www.phidippides.com and Highland Runners www.highlandrunners.com. Check or cash only. Please make checks payable to Intown Ten.
No Race Day Registration.
EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE
Race time: 5K begins promptly at 8am and the 10K begins promptly at 9am on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
PACKET PICKUP INFO
To ensure that you receive your requested t-shirt size, we encourage everyone to pick up their bibs/shirts at one of the early packet pick up times.
Packet pickup details will be posted on our Facebook page after February 8th, 2017 and at Intownten.com. Packet pickup times below are TENTATIVE, so please check back after February 8th to confirm.
1393 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Saturday, Feb. 25th 12 – 6 pm
Sunday, Feb. 26th 1 – 5 pm
Phidippides (Ansley Mall)
Monday, Feb. 27th, Tuesday, Feb. 28th and Wednesday, March 1st, 10:30 am – 6 pm
March 2nd, 10:30 am – Noon.
If you cannot make these times, there will be limited packet pickup on race morning from 7:15AM – 8:45AM.
John Howell Park
Participants and spectators should meet at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Barnett Street in Virginia-HIghland. The 10K start line is at the upper end of Virginia Circle near Todd Road and the 5K start line is on Barnett near Virginia-Circle.
The midtown MARTA station is approximately 1.58 miles from John Howell Park. Exit the MARTA station and walk East on 10th Street toward Piedmont Park. 10th Street dead ends into Monroe. Keep walking East on Virginia toward John Howell Park. Virginia starts at Woodys. The #36 bus leaves the midtown MARTA station every 50 minutes, the first time being approximately 6:15 am and the second at 7:05 am. The bus stops at Barnett and Virginia. The #99 bus stops at 10th and Monroe, and then one could walk the rest of the way. The first time is appox 6:25 am. Please consult MARTA for further details and other routes. Please note we cannot guarantee MARTA service times and schedules.
WALKING AND BIKING TO RACE
If you live relatively close to John Howell Park, we encourage you to walk or bike to the park.
John Howell Park is located in the Heart of Virginia-Highland at 801 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. The park is across the street from Inman Middle School. Please consult a map if you are unfamiliar with the area and plan ahead. Generally speaking, if you are driving south on I-75, exit at 10th Street, and take 10th Street East (left) back across I-75 and toward Piedmont Park. 10thStreet dead ends into Monroe Drive. If you are driving north on I-75 take the Freedom Parkway exit and head East toward Boulevard and the Carter Center. Please consult a map for surface street directions.
If you are heading east on 1-20 take the Moreland exit. If you are taking I-20 west, take I-75 north and exit at Freedom Parkway.
For those traveling south on I-85, 400 or from other neighborhoods, please consult a map for the most convenient directions.
Do NOT park your car along the race route, which includes Virginia Avenue from Ponce Place to Barnett, Virginia Circle, Barnett, Greenwood, Ponce de Leon Place etc… Signs will indicate NO PARKING. Parked cars along the route will only make the race more difficult for runners. The YWCA of Greater Atlanta at corner of North Highland and Adair also has a surface parking lot.
Street parking is available on non-race route streets. Please be mindful of residential driveways and no parking signs when you are choosing a location to park. Adair, Highland View, Clemont, Cooledge, Drewry and Ponce de Leon Terrace are side streets close to John Howell Park that have street parking. PLEASE do not park near the Virginia-Highland Church, as they have very little parking for their parishioners.
We suggest arriving no later than 7:30 am to find a parking spot, etc…
What to wear/bring: Please check the weather for updates; further instructions will be available on our Facebook page.
There will be a small bag drop area at the race. Look for the tent with the sign “BAG DROP”.
Participants will gather at the east end of the park at Barnett and Virginia and then proceed to the start line on Barnett at 7:50 am. The 5K will commence at 8 am.
Participants will proceed to the start line on Virginia Circle at 8:50 am. The 10K will commence at 9 am. If you intend to walk, please stay toward the back of the group. Strollers will line up toward the back of the group so as not to tangle up the other runners. Although we love dogs, we do not allow dogs to run the 10K, but walking is ok IF your dog is friendly, under your control at all times, on a leash, with poop bags handy for pickup. You know your dog, so please use your best judgment.