Decatur Streets Will Be Closed For Saturday's Tour deCatur Race

Runners can register and pick up their T-shirts and race numbers on Friday.

Some Decatur streets will be closed Saturday morning as about 2,000 people participate in the Tour deCatur, a run/walk fundraiser that benefits the Decatur Education Foundation.

Gail Rothman of the foundation said Thursday that about 1,900 people pre-registered, with a few hundred signups expected on race day. That would be three times the number of runners/walkers for the first Tour deCatur in 2009.

The weather looks good, with 20 percent chance of precipitation at the time of the event. Everything starts at Decatur High.

  • Registration: Online registration has ended. You can still sign up from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Fleet Feet at 431 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. On race day, you can sign up at 7:45 a.m. at the Decatur High Performing Arts Center. Registration for all ages is $30.
  • Packet pickup: If you registered online you can pick up your race number and T-shirt in advance and avoid lines on race day. Pickup will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at Clairemont, Glennwood, Oakhurst and Winnona Park elementary schools and from 5-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet. Kids won't be allowed to pick up packets.
  • Race day parking: Runners are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. Cars can be parked at the Decatur High lot at North McDonough and Howard. Overflow parking will be at the Renfroe Middle lot and the Agnes Scott College parking deck.
  • Race times: 8:45 a.m., 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk; 9:15 a.m., 5K race/walk; 10 a.m., tot trot.
  • Race route: Major streets that will be closed include North McDonough Street, West Trinity Place, Howard Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Street. For a complete 5K route, go to the DEF events webpage.
  • Misc: No dogs allowed on the runs. The race is part of the Decatur Active Living Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.


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