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.


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!


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. 

Register TODAY for Tour deCatur and Save!

What are you waiting for?

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for the Tour deCatur ENDS FEBRUARY 28th!!  Register now!

The 12th Annual Tour deCatur 1-mile Fun Run and 5K will be run on March 15 –  only 2 1/2 weeks from now!   Register now at the early-bird registration fee of $25 for adults, $20 for CSD faculty/staff and City of Decatur employees, and $15 for youth (18 and under). The rate goes up to $30 for ALL AGES after Feb 28th.  New this year – timing chips for all 5K runners!  For further details and to register go to


Tour deCatur is March 15: Register Now and Save


Register now for the 12th Annual Tour deCatur! 

MARCH 15, 2014

Early bird pricing ends after February 28!

(and price goes up to $30 for all ages)

We are excited to announce that for the first time the Tour deCatur 5k will use timing chips giving you instant and accurate race results when you cross the finish line!

The Tour deCatur, now in its 12th 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 2500 participants. One registration fee allows participation in any of the events: 5k, 1 mile or Tot Trot. Funds raised by this event support Decatur youth by removing obstacles to education, fueling personal effort and supporting teacher innovation.

  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8:45am
  • 5K Road Race/Walk: 9:15am
  • Tot Trot (age 4 and under): 10am


Staging Area: Decatur High School located at 310 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030. Parking available in the Decatur HIgh upper lot off E. College Avenue or at Agnes Scott College.

Race route: Due to construction we will need to modify the race route and will post when finalized. Event will be held rain or shine and will only be cancelled due to severe conditions which would make the route unsafe.  NO refunds will be issued.

Tour deCatur is a qualifying run/walk event in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.


* T-shirts are NOT guaranteed for people registering after February 28th. Registration for all ages goes up to $30 after February 28, 2014.

Not interested in running but don’t want to miss this great event?   Volunteer for the race by emailing

New Route for Tour deCatur May Cause Delays Downtown This Saturday

delaysThis Saturday, the annual Tour deCatur Run/Walk will be occurring in downtown Decatur. Due to the storm water construction in front of Decatur High School, the route will vary from past years. The new route begins on Commerce in back of the high school, then turns right on Trinity. The one mile Fun Run will begin on N McDonough next to Chick-Fil-A and turn right on Trinity as well. The new starts will result in a temporary road closure on East Trinity Place.

There will also be short road closures on N. McDonough from West Howard to Trinity Place and on Commerce from West Howard to West Trinity Place.

Please be patient with the race and consider taking an alternative route. The Decatur Education Foundation works to help Decatur youth realize their full potential, not only in the classroom but also through learning experiences that contribute to personal development.

Team Decatur Members at Tour deCatur

Last Saturday was a great day for a run or walk, and thousands turned out for the annual Decatur Education Foundation’s Tour deCatur. Team Decatur members joined the fun, wearing their t-shirts and participating in one of the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge qualifying events.

Many thanks to Arthur Ratliff for taking these photos.

Team Decatur Members After the Race

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.


Early Registration for Tour deCatur Ends March 9th: What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t pay more!  The early registration deadline for Tour deCatur (5k, 1-mile and Tot Trot) is 5pm this Friday, March 9.  After that time registration for all ages will be $30 (and t-shirt is not guaranteed).  Don’t wait – register TODAY and be part of the 10 year anniversary of this great Decatur event that benefits the children and youth of our community.  Go to for info and link to register
Tour deCatur is a qualifying run/walk event in the City of Decatur’s Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Run Tour deCatur on March 26th

$100.00 in Decatur Bucks! To be awarded to one lucky person wearing their Team Decatur t-shirt at the Tour deCatur Run/Walk on Saturday, March 26!!!

 The Decatur Active Living Department has a $100.00 Decatur Bucks gift card for one lucky member of Team Decatur. Only Tour deCatur participants wearing their Team Decatur t-shirts will be eligible for the drawing. Decatur Active Living will have a Team Decatur box and index cards at one of the registration tables. Put your name on a card and drop it in the box. We will draw a name during the awards ceremony after the 5K run/walk.

 Decatur Bucks gift cards can be used at more than 200 shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries, salons and services in the city of Decatur – any business that accepts credit or debit cards.

The Tour deCatur 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk event begins in front of Decatur High School at 9:15 AM on Saturday, March 26.  This is the second qualifying event in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.  Participate in this event, the KP Corporate Run/Walk in September, and two of the three remaining Decatur-based 5K run/walk events and you win the Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. 

Jon us! Get in your run or walk. Help promote Team Decatur. You might even win $100.00 in Decatur Bucks. You can’t beat that!  Team Decatur member, Diane Cortese, won the $100.00 gift card at the Run With The Dogs in January. This time it could be you!!!

For information on the Tour deCatur and how to register, go to This event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Decatur Education Foundation.

For information on Team Decatur visit