Register for the Take Back the Night 5k Before April 20 to Receive Early Rate

The Annual Take Back the Night 5K is April 28th

 The 21st Take Back the Night 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 to benefit the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center (DRCC).The one mile fun run/walk begins at 5 p.m. and the 5K begins at 5:30 p.m.The race begins and ends at the Agnes Scott College track and winds through the beautiful Oakhurst and East Lake communities. Stay after the race for an awesome pizza party, children’s activities and awards. Decatur band “JoyScout” will play their blend of folk, rock and alternative country.

Register before April 20th to receive early registration rate.
Adult registration is $25 through April 20 and $30 after April 20. Youth registration, ages 12 & under, is $15 through April 20 and $20 after April 20.

Avoid the lines on race day and pick up your packet at Agnes Scott College’s gymnasium from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Runners may also register at this time. The gymnasium is located off E. Dougherty which runs west from S. Candler to S. McDonough.
Same day packet pick-up or registration begins at 3 p.m. on the 28th!   

Click here to register or visit any Phidippides location to register in person. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event! The race will be held rain or shine.

For more information on Take Back the Night, email  or visit  Take Back the Night is a qualifying event in the City of Decatur’s  Grand Slam Fitness Challenge

Staying Active in April

This weather is awesome so get outside and enjoy it!

Some ideas for staying active in April:

Decatur Cemetery


Take a walk through the Decatur Cemetery and the trail in adjoining Glenlake Park. Coming soon are signs that define the walk and let you know how many steps you walked.

Take your pick from six walking routes through Decatur outlined in the Walking Tours Brochure. You can print one from here or stop by the Rec Center to pick one up.

Explore Decatur by bike. For a 10 mile fun ride and other information on biking in Decatur, click here.

The Decatur Earth Day Festival is on Sunday, April 17th from 1 until 4pm in Oakhurst. Held in the the Oakhurst Community Garden and the adjacent street, the festival features hands on activities for the children, a Raptor show. live music, and lots of “green” vendors. Join in the parade – meet at Harmony Park at 12:30pm and march to the Garden with the Seed & Feed Marching Abominables! For more information, click here.

Come on out and Touch A Truck on Saturday, April 30 from 10 am until 1pm in the Calloway Parking lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. Children of all ages have the opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The event is free to the community.

Register to walk or run in the “Take Back the Night” race sponsored by the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center and one of the qualifying races for the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. The race takes place on Saturday, April 22 and is an evening event. There will be apizza party and music after the race, which begins and ends at Agnes Scott College.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Old Courthouse Square will be held on Saturday, April 16th. The Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30am and the hunt begins at 11am. Do not be late- seriously- all the candy is gone by 11:05am! The free community event is sponsored by the Decatur Business Association.

Time to Register for Take Back the Night


The Dekalb Rape Crisis Center’s
Take Back the Night will be held April 23, 2011
at the Historic Agnes Scott College on the Gellerstedt Track and Field.
Registration begins at 3:30
Warm-up 4:30 p.m.
1 Mile at 5:00 PM
5K at 5:30 PM

Awards and pizza party follow!

Register today at any of the four, convenient
Big Peach Running Company stores or at  

Adult Registration
$25 through April 15
$30 after the 15th
Youth Registration
ages 12 & under 
$15 through April 15
$20 after the 15th and on race day