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Manta Race 5K

Mar 14

Georgia Aquarium 5K: Manta Race

Georgia Aquarium’s 5K is back for its third year! Whether your motivation is to get in shape or make an impact on aquatic animal conservation, join us on March 14th as we run, jog, or walk for our one world ocean. Georgia Aquarium’s 5K Manta Race will take place in downtown Atlanta and is perfect for beginners and seasoned runners alike. This year, the Manta Race is a is USATF Certified and a Peachtree Qualifier event!

Registration includes:

  • Collectible Manta Race T-shirt
  • Collectible Finisher’s medal
  • $10* off a General Admission ticket to Georgia Aquarium throughout the month of March
  • 20% off memberships purchased throughout the month of March
  • $5 race day parking (Georgia Aquarium parking deck only)
  • Runner’s hospitality and a sponsor fair at the end of the race

All runners 21 and over, registered by March 13 are entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes including:

  • Georgia Aquarium swag basket
  • Two (2) tickets to Georgia Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea (must be 21+ to attend event)
  • Two (2) tickets to Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White & Brew (must be 21+ to attend event)

 

RACE PRIZES

  • The 5K’s top three male and female finishers from each age group will receive one general admission ticket to Georgia Aquarium.
  • The top male and female finishers in the Masters age group (40+) will win an up-close animal encounter for two (valued up to $130).
  • The top overall male and female finishers will win an up-close animal encounter for two (valued up to $130) and a Big Peach Running Co. gift card!

 

AQUARIUM ADMISSION AND MEMBERSHIPS FOR MANTA RACE RACERS
Present your Georgia Aquarium Manta Race, race bib for $10* off General Admission any day in March!
*Discount applies to regular full-priced walk-up admission only. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer including Early Bird and Imagination Nights. Cannot be redeemed online or via the Call Center. One discount per race bib. One time use only. Valid March 14 – 31, 2020.

Present your Georgia Aquarium Manta Race runner bib for 20% off the purchase of an individual or family membership. Offer valid March 14-31, 2020.

THE FINE PRINT

  • The event will begin and end at Pemberton Place, giving participants easy access to Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and more.
  • Children may participate in the 5K run
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS must complete the course at the minimum pace of 20 minutes per mile.
  • We’re sorry, we cannot provide refunds.
  • Race will be rain or shine, but may be delayed, rescheduled, or canceled for severe or hazardous weather conditions.
  • All proceeds from the Georgia Aquarium 5K go towards Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs that directly benefit aquatic species, including manta rays. Sign up today!

Race Week Schedule

Thursday March 12
4:00pm-8:00pm – Packet Pick up at Big Peach Running Midtown

Friday, March 13
11:00am-2:00pm – Packet Pick up at Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom (parking validated)

Saturday, March 14
6:30am: Late Registration and Packet Pickup opens near Aquarium entrance on Baker Street
8:00am: 5k Race Start on Baker Street
9:00am: Awards Ceremony in Pemberton Place

Both locations have ample free parking, so we strongly encourage runners to attend one of the above options! More information about packet pickup, race registration and the race map can be found here.

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Exclusive Discount Offer for Manta Racers

Present your Georgia Aquarium Manta Race race bib for $10* off General Admission any day in March!

or

Present your Georgia Aquarium Manta Race runner bib for 20% off the purchase of an individual or family membership. 

*Discount applies to regular full-priced walk-up admission only or purchase of discounted individual or family membership. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer including Early Bird and Imagination Nights. Cannot be redeemed online or via the Call Center. One discount per race bib. One time use only. Valid March 14 – 31, 2020.

Enter for a chance to win round trip air travel anywhere Southwest Airlines® flies.

Visit the Southwest Airlines tent in our post-race hospitality village to enter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. (excluding Alaska) age 19 or older at time of entry.  Void where prohibited.  To enter and for  Official Rules and Privacy Policy, visit the Southwest Airlines activation location at Georgia Aquarium 5K: Manta Race.  Enter by  March 14, 2020 by 10:00 AM ET. International travel does not include taxes and fees of at least $5.60 per one-way flight.

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Presented by Northside Hospital

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the age groups?
  • Who receives an award?
  • Is this race a Peachtree Qualifier?
  • Can spectators attend the post-race celebration?
  • What is allowed at the post-race celebration?
  • Is there a bag check?
  • I’m taking MARTA to the race. What is the closest station?
  • Is parking included with my ticket?
  • Can children participate?
  • Will there be day-of-race registration?
  • What is included with my registration?
  • Do I have to attend packet pickup?
  • Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
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