Tour deCatur is This Saturday -Register Today!

The weather is going to be beautiful so why not register for the Tour deCatur this Saturday, March 12. 

Tour Decatur is a qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. This is the last year you will be able to earn the coveted Team Decatur jacket!

The Tour deCatur, now in its 14th year, gives participants the opportunity to run a 5k road race and/or a 1-mile fun run through neighborhoods of Decatur. This event started as a grassroots fundraiser for the Decatur Education Foundation and has grown into a community wide tradition with over 2700 participants. One registration fee allows participation in any of the events –  5k, 1 mile or Tot Trot. Funds raised by this event support the children and youth of Decatur by providing educational and enrichment opportunities.

  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8:30am
  • 5K Road Race/Walk: 9:00am
  • Tot Trot (age 4 and under): 10am

Registration and more information is here.

Please take a few minutes to complete this very short survey – we want your opinion on how to make our run/walk events better!


Congratulations to the 2015 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Champions!


Congratulations to the 2015 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Champions! They have run at least three of the local races and participated in the Kaiser Permanente 5k in Downtown Atlanta to achieve the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Recipients were recognized at the Run With the Dogs this past Saturday and received either a special Team jacket or backpack. There were even two children this year and one member that ran every race!

Recipients are Keith Yancey, Nolan Vickers, Danielle Perry, Diane Loupe, Laura Baker, Peggy Baker, Amy Hall, Michael Harbin, Richard Cohen, Arma Ayreault, Nicole Johns, Doug Franks, Jill Franks, Alison Kyle, Susan Keenan, Bill Ainslie, Joyce Washington, Cathy Davis, Toni Washington, Gregory Washington, Enid Steinbart, Veronique Traggert, Daniel Hinton, Lucy Hinton, Coleman Hayes, Joanne Hauserman, Pat Godbee, Lartesha Chaney, Felicia Chaney, Pamela Brown, Artesha Chaney, Michael Kavanaugh, Srebenka Ingram, Jim Camp, Bill Adams, Brian Westlake and Kylie Ainslie.

YOU can be a Grand Slam Champion in  2016! 


Tour deCatur is March 14: Pi Day!

The 13th annual Tour deCatur will be held on March 14 – Pi Day!!

What is Pi Day?

March 14th is Pi Day because Pi (the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet) is the symbol for the ration of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
Pi = 3.141592… (it keeps going forever)
This is the ONE and ONLY time (until the year 3015) that the date will be the first 5 numbers of Pi! How cool is that!

The 13th annual Tour deCatur benefiting the Decatur Education Foundation will be held Saturday, March 14th – Pi Day and will once again start at Decatur High School.For more information and to register, click here.


  • 1-mile Fun Run start time: 8:30am
  • 5K race start time: 9:00am
  • Tot Trot start time: 10:00am (meet under the stadium scoreboard)


The Tour deCatur is a qualifying race for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. 

Run With the Dogs: Register by Friday to Receive Early Bird Discount

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The Decatur Bulldog Boosters invite you to start 2014 off on the right foot by participating in the 9th annual Run With The Dogs 5K on Saturday, January 11.

The Run With The Dogs is the first qualifying event in the  City of Decatur’s 2014 Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Register online at (search “Run With The Dogs”) by Friday (1/3/2014) to take advantage of a 20% discounted fee.

Run or walk this 3.1 mile course through the neighborhoods of the City of Decatur. Challenge yourself or just come out with friends and neighbors for the health of it. Dog owners are invited to bring their canine companions.

Long sleeved event t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered participants.

All canine companions will receive a special commemorative event kerchief.

The run/walk begins at 9AM in front of Decatur High School at 310 North McDonough Street. Registration begins at 8AM. Discounted registration for Decatur school system students, teachers and staff and for City of Decatur employees. All proceeds support the athletic programs of Decatur High and Renfroe Middle Schools.

Bonus: Pop into the EXPO at the Decatur Recreation Center afterwards to learn about all the new classes and activities we offer in 2014.

Run With the Dogs Photos and Video

DSC05777From Active Living Board Member (and all around good guy) Michael Harbin:

“The eighth annual Run With The Dogs is in the books. It exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. Participation increased by more than 60% over last year to a total of 480 registrations. There were well over 100 canine participants. The wet weather of the previous few days cleared, boosting attendance. Our unique, canine-friendly run/walk event started and ended Saturday morning in front of the Decatur High School auditorium. 

As you know, the Run With The Dogs is a fundraiser for the Decatur Bulldog Boosters who provide support for the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. This year, with your help, we raised over $10,000 – four times the amount raised last year. This will go toward uniforms, equipment and post-season recognition ceremonies – none of which can be funded out of school system money. And it supports a major goal of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters – to ensure that no student has to pay to play a sport. 

Everyone had fun, got in a good morning of physical activity with friends and neighbors, and we raised a significant amount of money for a good cause.”

Check out the montage of photos put together by parent Caroline Grimes here.

Be sure to “Like” Team Decatur on Facebook and see the photos of Team Decatur members. Run With the  Dogs is the first of the qualifying run/walk events in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Are You a Team Decatur Grand Slam Champion?

To all those walkers and runners out there who participated in Team Decatur in 2012:

Did you participate in three of the participating Grand Slam Run/Walks and the KP Corporate Run/Walk in September? If the answer is YES, then you are a Grand Slam Fitness Champion!! Congratulations!!

All you have to do is fill out the form located here and send it to Cheryl and you will receive an award at the annual Run With the Dogs race to be held on January 12th. We must have the form and information no later than November 30 as we will be ordering your great prize!

Participating race/events in 2012  were: 
Run With the Dogs in January
Tour deCatur in March
Take Back the Night in April
KP Corporate Run/Walk in September**  (this is mandatory)
Oakhurst Arts Run in October
Run for Justice in November
One month of Walk for Lunch

Didn’t make it this year? No fear- we will be offering the challenge again in 2013 with a couple of new run/walks to choose from. Make plans to start 2013 on the right foot  at the Run With the Dogs on January 12th.

For more information on Team Decatur and the GSFC click here and read all about it. Plan to join us in 2013!

Be sure to keep up with Team Decatur news and photos by liking us on Facebook. 

The first group of Grand Slam Fitness Champions at the 2012 Run With the Dogs pose with their awards.

Run for Justice November 10

Atlanta Legal Aid Society will hold its annual Run For Justice on Saturday, November 10. The 5k race is held in Oakhurst and begins at One Step at a Time, 650 East Lake Drive in Decatur.  Walk up registration begins at 7:45am and the run/walk starts promptly at 9 am.

The Run for Justice is a qualiflying run/walk event in the Team Decatur Grand  Slam Fitness Challenge.

Register online at More information at or 404-327-7738. Register by November 4th to receive the early bird rate.

Running strollers and dogs are welcome!

Tour deCatur This Saturday: Register Online By Midnight Tonight

Saturday, March 24, 2012 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8:45 a.m. 5K Road Race/Walk: 9:15 a.m. Tot Trot (age 4 and under): 10 a.m.

Online registration for the Tour deCatur closes at midnight tonight! Avoid the lines on Saturday and register today (you are more likely to get a t-shirt if you register now). After you register you will receive an email with important information about race number and t-shirt pick-up. Click here for more information and to register.

Tour deCatur is a qualifying event for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Wear your Team Decatur T-shirt and enter into a drawing for a $50 gift card.


Congratulations to Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Champions!

Congratulations to the 32 Team Decatur members who completed the 2011 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Team Decatur was formed in 2010 to compete in the Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5k held each September in downtown Atlanta. In 2011, Decatur Active Living  issued the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge which encouraged team members to compete in three of six designated local races and the annual KP 5K.

This year’s Grand Slammers are Bill Adams, Bill Ainslee, Liam Ainslee, Kylie Ainslee, Kathy Allen, Nick Anziano, Jason Bellamy, Jerry Brown, Sally Brozek, Clara Farley, Gary Garrett, Michael Harbin, Joanna Harbin, Coleman Hayes, Don Hooten, Leigh Hooten, Jeanne Johnson, Michael Kavanaugh, Tom Lauth, Elaine Lauth, Diane Loupe, Mamie Mabery, Mike Matics, Kelly McMichael, Kathy Morelock, Al Natanagara, Lucia Pawloski, Kayla Pruett, Pamela Pryor, Karen Scarborough, Carolyn Train and Nolan Vickers.

The Grand Slam Fitness Champions were presented with a Team Decatur jacket and an award certificate at this past weekend’s Run With the Dogs. Thanks to sponsors DeKalb Medical Center, Eye Physicians and Surgeons and Phidippides Running Store who made the awards possible.

If you are interested in joining Team Decatur, visit or contact Cheryl Burnette at 678-553-6541.

Run For Justice This Saturday

The Run for Justice will be held this Saturday, November 12 in Oakhurst. The 5K run/walk is the last in the series to qualify for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.  Runners and walkers who ran or walked in three of the qualifying races and the KP Corporate Run/Walk will receive a special award in January. So far, 10 participants have completed the challenge, and we expect more after this weekend’s race. If you complete the challenge, click here for the “official” form.

For more information and to register, click here.