The Oakhurst 5k is October 7 – Register Today

October in Decatur brings perfect running weather and we want to be sure you get yourself and your family registered for a great family event – the Oakurst 5th Avenue 5K and Mayors’ Mile benefiting F.AVE and the Decatur Education Foundation.

The race is a qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series

Lace up your shoes and come enjoy a healthy and family-friendly morning while running or walking the 5K starting at 9am at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (F.AVE). Then jump into the Mayor’s Mile event starting in the Oakhurst Village at 9:45am with city leaders and former Decatur Mayors. Stay to enjoy the post-race party and awards afterward.
Proceeds will benefit programs and enrichment opportunities offered by the F.AVE PTO and the Decatur Education Foundation.

This event will take place rain or shine and is part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series.
9:00am: 5K starts at F.Ave and ends in the Oakhurst Village
9:45am: Mayor’s Mile starts and ends in the Oakhurst Village.

We have extended the deadline to get an event t-shirt – we will order extra shirts this week so register ASAP to get one.


Any CSD student or family member in need of a scholarship should email for assistance with registration.

See you there and happy running!

Beat the Street for Little Feet is April 29


Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the most family-friendly 5K in all of Decatur! On April 29, Beat the Street for Little Feet, hosted by the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool and proudly presented by Stivers Subaru, will celebrate 10 years of family fun, running and original art by New York Times bestselling author James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat.

Beat the Street 5K is a participating race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix series. More information at

Event highlights:

  • 5K run/walk course with a popular stroller division
  • One-mile fun run
  • Tot trot (so even the littlest runners can participate)
  • Family-friendly activities (games, music, dancing)
  • Arts and crafts sponsored by Treehouse Kid + Craft
  • Delicious treats from local favorites (including Revolution Doughnuts and the new Banjo Coffee).
  • Custom Pete the Cat T-shirt drawn by James Dean to celebrate the 10th anniversary
  • One of seven local races in the City of Decatur’s Grand Prix Series. Participants who complete four of the races will receive a special T-shirt and medal at a Team Decatur event in January 2018.

Register at (discounted early bird registration is on now until April 21)

AND keep an eye out for the life-size Pete the Cat who will be visiting Decatur landmarks in the coming weeks, offering you many opportunities to sign up and run!

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool is located at 830 West College Avenue behind Thankful Baptist Church. Race events will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Church and bordering Mead Road.


Move It Monday! Get Moving for a Cause

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Signing up for a walk, run or ride with a charity that you support is a fun way to commit to moving more. You’ll be able to offer your help to others and you may feel motivated to stick to your exercise regimen to meet your new challenge!

Find out which non-profits  are part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix series at Participate in four of the races in 2017 and receive a tech shirt and a medal at the end of the year. You will be supporting non-profits that support efforts right here in our City!

Run With the Dogs is January 21 – First Race in the NEW Team Decatur Grand Prix Series


If there is a fitness-related goal on your list of New Year’s resolutions, put the January 21st Run With The Dogs 5K and 1-mile Pup Trot on your calendar. If you have a canine companion, this is a unique opportunity for the two of you to spend some quality outdoor time together.

Come  out and support Decatur High and Renfroe Middle School athletics by participating in the 12th annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters’ Run With The Dogs 5K — with or without a dog.  If you or your 4-legged friend are looking for a shorter distance, this year there is also a new 1-Mile Pup Trot.  One registration fee allows you to do the 5K and the 1-mile Pup Trot.  You can do one or do both!

This year’s event will take place Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Decatur High School  — Pup Trot at 8:30 AM and the 5K at 9:00 AM.

Register at

This race is part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix series. Find out more at and become part of the team!

All proceeds will be used by the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to help fund the sports programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.

Follow the Run With The Dogs on Facebook at or Instagram @RWTD5K. Any questions can be forwarded to Bethany Atkinson –

Is Your Dog the Next “Poster Dog”?


Team Decatur Time!

decatur-kp-challenge-poster-2016-webJoin Team Decatur for the annual KP Corporate Run Walk 5K held in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This is the last year that Team Decatur will participate so you won’t want to miss it! The City of Decatur has participated in the KP Corporate Run/Walk for five years and wants to make the 6th year the best yet!

Team Decatur members register online and join the “team”. All members who register will receive a special Team Decatur t-shirt to wear at the event in September, as well as join other members in the Team Decatur tent before and after the event. We will gather to celebrate our walk/run and enjoy food and beverages from local restaurants. This year we will have special surprises including a DJ and trophies! Decatur knows how to throw a party, and this will be no exception!  Register by August 31 to reserve the coveted t-shirt in your size. After that date, sizes cannot be guaranteed.

For information and to register visit and be sure to search for Team Decatur in the list of Corporate Teams.
More information on Team Decatur can be found at or contact; 678-553-6541.

Register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk to be on Team Decatur

Team-Decatur-2016-webThis is the last year that Team Decatur will participate in the KP Corporate Run/Walk so don’t miss out! All you have to do is register for the KP 5K here. We will order you a special Team Decatur shirt for the event, which will be held on September 22 in downtown Atlanta. We have a large tent with catered food from Zest and beverages donated by Oakhurst Market.  It is a lot of fun and a great way to make new friends who enjoy walking and running.

This will also be the last year to earn a coveted Team Decatur jacket for the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Run or walk three races and the KP and you will be a CHAMPION! Awards will be given out in January of 2017 at the Run With the Dogs 5k.

Be on the lookout for news early Fall about our newly revamped 2017 Team Decatur race series.

More information on Team Decatur is at



A Dancer’s Heart 5k Is June 11

The 5th Annual “A Dancer’s Heart 5k” will be held on Saturday, June 11. The 5k is part of the Team Decatur race series so be sure to register for this great event. This is the last year that we will be giving jackets to the Team Decatur Grand Slam Champions, so be sure to get your races in! To register, click here.

A Dancer’s Heart Inc., is non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to support, inspire and help youth succeed. Our vision is to operate an organization that makes a difference in the lives of children and youth and through charitable, educational and awareness activities. We focus our efforts in three main areas:
• Supporting young dancers through the development of the whole person, equipping them with the skills they will need to succeed, (leadership, character, respect of self and others, and community service).
• Improve the awareness of Group B Strep and Bacterial Endocarditis through education and supporting clinical research
• Serve as an advocate and resource in the community to support emergency medical planning for children
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Pete the Cat Run/Walk is April 30!

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From the folks at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool:

Join us on April 30th for the 9th Annual Beat The Street For Little Feet race benefiting Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (OCP)! The beloved Pete the Cat t-shirt with art work by James Dean will be back and the race will incorporate a 5k (including electronic timing), 1 mile and a Tot Trot run making it a true family friendly event! Race day includes a children’s activity area with tables created by OCP parents and teachers, local vendors offering discounts, product demos and a shoe donation area. Bonus! This race is also a Team Decatur, Grand Slam Fitness Challenge qualifying event!

The race day schedule is as follows:

7:00 am: Packet pick-up and race day registration open

8:00 am: 5K Race

Immediately after 5K finish: 1 Mile Race

Immediately following the 1 Mile: Tot Trot

9:30 am: Awards

Avoid the lines and pre-register online at

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool was founded with the goal of creating an ethnically, culturally and economically diverse community that is united through its commitment to parental involvement in education and to fostering a respect for the environment. Located in Decatur, OCP currently offers morning classes, five days a week for children 2 years to Pre-K in the metro Atlanta area.

Healthy Monday: Get Moving for a Good Cause

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The City of Decatur hosts many non-profit run/walk events that beneift the local community. For information and a schedule of the Team Decatur participating 5Ks click here. Tour deCatur, benefitting the Decatur Education Foundation, will be held March 12. Information is here.