Frequently asked questions

There are SIX!  They’re on Saturdays in downtown Kennesaw. Check the main page for this year’s dates.

Several lots are available in downtown Kennesaw including Kennesaw First Baptist Church.

Race will start in front of Kennesaw First Baptist Church at 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Awards for first overall M/F and Masters M/F runners and top 3 M/F runners in fourteen age brackets. Special VIP reception for first 50 finishers. 

100% of your sponsorship of the May Day Race for More Play Space will go to the Capital Improvements at Swift Cantrell Park

If you sign up during the Kick-Off Party, you can register for all 6 races and only pay for 5!  Each race is $25.00 up until the week of the race, when they go to $30.00.  Registration includes a t-shirt and the opportunity to get all kinds of great stuff from our sponsors and vendors.

Race-Day Registration is available for $35.00 on site, but a t-shirt is not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, refunds are not offered.  Each race benefits a non-profit and costs are incurred along the way as each race director and committee plans for the event.  If you cannot participate race-day, get a friend to pick up your t-shirt at packet pickup!  Or, if you prefer to skip the t-shirt, reach out to the race director to see if they will issue you a tax receipt for your donation.

Races are rain or shine!  On a very rare occasion, if the weather is severe, the City of Kennesaw Police may call the event.  We will do our best to communicate everything on our Facebook page the morning of each race, so stay tuned!

If the race is cancelled, it will not be re-scheduled. There are a lot of logistics and moving parts that go into planning a race – road closures, port-o-potty rental, race timing scheduling.  While we can’t reschedule a race that gets rained out, we hope to catch you at the next one!

No, this is a walk or run only course

Yes, but we ask that you start at the back of the group.

Check your race bib – if the size on the bib does not match the size shirt you received, contact the Race Director to swap it out.  If the size on the bib does match the size shirt you received, and the size no longer works for you, feel free to contact the Race Director but please note that the requested size may not be available.

Each individual race has a unique t-shirt that participants get.

If you run in 4 or more of the races, you get a pair of lounge pants. You will be contacted by the Series in early November to confirm your lounge pants size.  If you do not receive an email from the Series by the first week of November, email kelly@orionsportstiming.com

Some snacks will be available for race participants only after the race.  If you have dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly.  If you plan to be hungry after the race, check out one of the fantastic restaurants Kennesaw has to offer!

Yes!  Our Qualifying ID is GA 1103OWC

Absolutely!  In fact, all six races honor the $20 registration fee for Swift Kids.  Contact the individiual race director to get the form and register as a Swift Kid!

6:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Starting at the intersection of Main Street extending north to Swift-Cantrell Park entrance; Lewis Street at Main Street; J.O. Stephenson Ave from Main Street to Little General Cloggers Lane; Moon Station Road at Main Street; Dallas Street from Lewis Street to Main Street; Park Street at Main Street; Cherokee Street from Sardis to Main Street.

For the 1-mile fun run this portion of the road will be closed for approximately 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.: Kennesaw First Baptist to just after Knightsbridge Road.
Knightsbridge will remain open until the 5K begins at 8am.

The road will be closed from 8:00 a.m. thru approximately 8:45 a.m. for the 5K:
Kennesaw First Baptist passing Knightsbridge, Jiles, Rutledge to Swift Cantrell Park and back to downtown.

As runners or walkers pass key intersections police will allow traffic to resume if gaps occur between runners.

Drivers should experience minimal wait times.

All races end with an after party on JO Stephenson right at the finish line.

Award distribution begins at 9:15 a.m. and refreshments are available immediately following the race.

Be sure to visit all of the vendor tables at the after-party – they may even have fun giveaways for participants!

Each road will be opened as quickly as possible to ensure the least amount of impact. Cherokee Street between Sardis Road and Main Street and Main Street between Moon Station and Watts Drive will remain closed until the completion of the awards ceremony and all timing equipment has been cleared from the roads. All roads will open before 10:00 a.m.

Thank you for your patience and support of wonderful non-profits that give back to the community!