Georgia Aquarium 5K

Mar 9

Lace up and chase the tides!

The tradition continues starting March 09, 2024.

Georgia Aquarium’s 5K walk/run returns for its seventh year. Starting and finishing at one of the most recognizable landmarks in downtown Atlanta, this Peachtree Qualifier 3.1-mile course is a quick “out and back” run/jog/walk returns – recommended for ages 8 and up.

Can’t make it downtown? There’s a virtual option just for you! No matter where you live, we want you to run for the ocean.

Whether your motivation is running your first 5K, getting back in shape, preparing for the Peachtree Road Race or a longer distance race, by participating you’ll make an impact on aquatic animal conservation.

All participants will receive a runner’s bib, drawstring bag, commemorative t-shirt and collectable themed finisher medal. All proceeds for the 5K go toward the Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives here at home and across the globe. This furthers the understanding of the ocean’s animals to aid in their survival for generations to come.

The first 200 Georgia Aquarium Members to register will receive a discounted rate of only $30 per participant.

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Dates to Note

  • In-Person Race

    Date: Saturday, March 09, 2024

    Time: 8:00am

    Location: Georgia Aquarium/Pemberton Place
    225 Baker Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313

  • Virtual Race

    Date: Saturday, March 09, 2024 – April 14, 2024

    Time: 8:00am on 03/09 – 11:59pm on 04/14

    Location: You can complete your 3.1 miles anywhere you’d like and at your own pace. Treadmill, the park, on the beach, it’s your choice.

Race Details

In-Person Race Details

Our in-person race takes place at Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, and starts on Saturday, March 09 at 8:00am. You’ll be treated to an out-and-back 3.1-mile Peachtree Qualifier course through the streets of downtown.

Virtual Race Details

Participants choosing a virtual race can participate anywhere they’d like and at their own pace! Whether those 3.1 miles are in your neighborhood, in a park, on a shoreline, or even a treadmill, simply submit your results on our site and enjoy bragging rights of helping our oceans.

Registration includes:

  • Collectible 5K themed medal
  • Collectible 5K themed t-shirt
  • Runner’s bib
  • Georgia Aquarium drawstring bag


Ready to register? Click here or click the “Register Now” button to your right.

All runners 21 and over, having submitted their times (either automatically by participating in person or submitting virtual race times online) by 11:59pm on April 14, 2023, are entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes including:

  • Two (2) Georgia Aquarium general admission tickets.
  • Two (2) tickets to Georgia Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea (must be 21+ to attend event).

Submit Your Race Results

Information on submitting your results will be available beginning race day!

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