Dancer’s Heart 5k is Saturday!

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It’s not too late to register for the 6th Annual A Dancer’s Heart 5k, part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series. Participate in 4 of the races and you will receive a medal and a special Team Decatur shirt at a special awards night in January of 2018.

The race takes place on Saturday, June 10 and begins at Oakhurst Elementary School in Oakhurst. For more information and to register, click here.

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.


Tour deCatur is Coming Up!


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.



Tour de Catur is one of the participating races in the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series. More information is at



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.


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 –

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