Lace up your running shoes for Decatur’s biggest 5K race on Saturday, March 11. The Tour DeCatur will also include the one-mile fun run and the always adorable Tot Trot, so the whole family can participate. Sign up here to run or walk.  Sign up here to volunteer.

8:30am – 1-mile Fun Run begins
9 am – 5k Road Race begins
10 am – Tot Trot (4 and under). Gather at the end zone closest to the PAC.
10:05am – Beat the Doc! 
The prize ceremony will begin at 10:15am on the plaza in front of the cafeteria.


Due to the large number of participants this year, we will offer you the opportunity to pick up BOTH your Tour deCatur race number and your event T-shirt in advance of the race on either Thursday, March 9th OR Friday, March 10 (for 5k, 1 mile and Tot Trot).  Picking up your number and shirt in advance will allow you to bypass the lines on Saturday morning and go straight to the football field at Decatur High School, which will be the waiting area for both the 1-mile and 5k races. If you are NOT able to pick up prior to race day, same-day registration and number pick-up will open at 7:30am in the new cafeteria.

Race number and t-shirt pick up will take place THURSDAY, March 9 from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Decatur, 431 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue. You can park in the First Christian Church parking lot across from the Post Office or on the street in front of the toddler park just down from Fleet Feet.

Race number and T-shirt pick up will take place FRIDAY, March 10 from 4:00-6:30pm at the Tour deCatur EXPO at Ebster Recreation Center, 404 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030.  Students from City Schools of Decatur won’t want to miss the chance to see their favorite teachers take a pie in the face at the EXPO.

Please note: If you register after Feb. 25, an event t-shirt is NOT guaranteed. T-shirts are included with the adult registration, or can be purchased for an additional fee with the youth registration (adult sizes only). Youth participants receive race finisher medals.


Both the 1-mile fun run and the 5k will begin on Commerce Drive, out the back of the high school. Runners should gather on the football field if they already have their race number OR stop by the cafeteria for same-day number pick-up and registration. Due to massive construction on N. McDonough, the front of the high school is not easily accessible. Instead, enter from Commerce, and head to the new cafeteria. (Follow the signs.)

There will be a special warm-up by FitWit on the field at 8:15 that you won’t want to miss! After you have your number, look for your school on the field starting at 8:00.

PARKING: Parking is available in the high school lot, but it will fill up fast. Parking is also available at Agnes Scott College in the parking deck across the tracks from the high school entrance on S. McDonough (you must exit by noon on Saturday). If you live nearby, please consider walking or biking. We expect 3,000 participants, so plan to arrive early!!!

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE!  Please remember that NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED.  It’s going to be a GREAT day!  


Funds raised from the Tour deCatur support DEF’s many programs and initiatives including mentoring programs, Teacher Innovation Grants and Summer Edventure Grants for Decatur students. Click here to see how funds are used to support Decatur’s kids.