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Upcoming Local Races, Middle Georgia:

Races within an hour's drive of Macon are listed here.  To add your event to the race calendar, please e-mail your flyer and/or website address plus a filled out race information form to macontracks@macontracks.org.  If you have a race outside the area that you'd like to promote, please feel free to post on the Macon Tracks Facebook page to tell people about it.

See also: South Georgia Race Calendar and Racer Pal Race Calendar (search by series or location)

Dec. 27
Winter Harvest Coat Drive 5K Run/Walk
Macon, 9:30 a.m.

This 3rd annual run/walk in support of the Charity Benevolent Fund will be held at the Ocmulgee National Monument.  Part of the Runners for Christ race series.
Jan. 17

Museum of Aviation 5K, Half-Marathon, & Marathon
Warner Robins, 8:00 a.m. marathon, 8:15 half marathon, 8:30 5K

This is an awesome race.  It's super well-organized by the Robins Pacers.  The USATF certified course is flat, the races are chip timed, and there's a distance for everyone.  Get a group of 10 to register together and everyone gets $3 off.  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
Feb. 14

Sweetheart Run for Sight 5K, 12K
Centerville, 8:00 a.m.

This race is sponsored by the Centerville Lions Club and organized by the Robins Pacers.  Proceeds will help provide eye examinations and eyeglasses for those in need.  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
Feb. 21
Goliath 4.4 & 7.2 mile
Gray, 8:00 a.m.

This race will be held at Greenwood Church and it's organized by Macon Tracks members Thomas Goss and James West.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Jones County Cross Country team.  It will be a road race full of difficult challenges.  If you don't finish in 1 hour and 35 minutes, you'll be escorted back on the "shame shuttle".  If it was easy, it wouldn't be called Goliath!
Feb. 28
Cantrell Center Run to Lose 5K
Warner Robins, 8:30 a.m. 5K, 9:15 1-mile fun run

This 7th annual race is sponsored by the Cantrell Center for Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and offers chip timing.  The course is USATF certified and the race can be used as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.  There are cash prizes for the top 3 overall and 1st master winners.  It's a Run and See Georgia Grand Prix race and also part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.
March 7
Undy 5000 and 1-Mile Fun Run
Macon, 9:00 a.m.

This race is being organized by the Coliseum Cancer Institute to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance.  Participants are encouraged to wear underwear outside of their outfits to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer in a fun way.  The race features chip timing, a costume contest, and inflatables for the kids.  The race will be held at Wesleyan College.  New this year - the race is part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.  Macon Tracks members receive **$5** off registration by using "TRACKS" as the discount code!
March 7
Muddin' for Missions 4K
Eatonton, 9:30 a.m.

This 4K trail run along a creek through the woods will feature challenging obstacles and a few encounters with mud and water.  The race benefits Baptist Collegiate Ministries.  Must be age 10 or older to participate.
March 14

Peach Road Race 5K, 10.5K, & 1-Mile
Byron, 10.5K at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8:00 a.m., 1-Mile at 8:30 a.m.

The 3rd annual Peach Road Race benefits the Medical Center of Peach County.  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
March 28

Cherry Blossom Road Race 5K, 10K, & 1-Mile
Macon, 5K & 10K at 8:15 a.m., 1-Mile Run/Walk at 9:15 a.m.

Held during the Cherry Blossom Festival, this race is organized by Macon Tracks member Tom Adrien to benefit Wesley Glen Ministries, an organization that serves adults with mental disabilities.  The course will start at Howard Middle School and will be an out-and-back among the horse farms and estates along Rivoli Drive.  There will be inflatables, face painting, sno cones, and other fun stuff for the kids.  The race is part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series, the Runners for Christ race series, and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
April 4
Run 2 End Alzheimer's 5K, 10.5K, and Fun Run
Bonaire, 5K at 8:00 a.m., 10.K at 8:30 a.m.

Formerly the Claxton Road Race, this 5th annual run benefits the Alzheimer's Association.  It will be held at Landing Pointe Shopping Center and the course leads through picturesque Statham's Landing.  Discounted entry for teams, children under 12, and Macon Tracks members.  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
April 11
Macon Mud Run 5K, 7K, and 1K
Macon, 7K at 10:30 and 10:45, 5K at 11:00 a.m. and every 15 minutes

The Macon Mud Run is an adventure race with hill climbs, pond crossings, tunnel crawls, creek crossings, and oodles of mud pits. Members can race individually or as a member of a team. There will also be a 1K Mini Mud for children ages 3-11. The race expo will have food, music, games, inflatables, and fun for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the children and families of Hephzibah Children’s Home.
April 25
Taylor County Race for Literacy 5K
Reynolds, 8:00 a.m.

Reynolds, Georgia is 40 miles south of downtown Macon, west of Fort Valley.  This 8th annual race will benefit literacy programs in Taylor County.  Part of the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix and the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.  Bring your family and enjoy the Georgia Strawberry Festival events after the race.  
April 25 Autism Awareness 5K Trail Run and Fun Run
Forsyth, 5K at 8:00 a.m., Family Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.

This trail race will be held at Dayspring Presbyterian Church.  All proceeds go to benefit the Anchor of Hope Foundation in their ministry to children and adults with disabilities and their families.  After the race there will be a free Community Resource Fair & Family Fun Festival with food, music, inflatables, and games.
May 2 All About Animals Rescue Run 5K, 10.2K & 1-mile Fun Run
Macon, 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the race will help fund All About Animals Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Macon.  The race will be held at Mt. Zion Church.  The race is part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix. 
May 9

Battle of Byron 5K
Byron, 8:00 a.m.

Organized by the Robins Pacers, this race is "a little uphill, and a little downhill!"  The race begins in the Municipal Complex in Byron and is part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series and the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
May 16
Georgia Jug Fest 5K, 1-Mile
Knoxville, 7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a morning run and then stay for the Georgia JugFest and Old Knoxville Days Festival after the race (www.gajugfestival.com ).  All proceeds benefit the Crawford County Historical Society and the Old Courthouse Restoration Project.   Run fast and score a cool pottery award!  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.
May 30
Edge Fitness 5K
Bonaire, 8:00 a.m.

This 6th annual race, organized by Macon Tracks member and Edge Fitness General Manager Tracey Eubanks, benefits the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency.  Part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.
Oct. 3
Fall Line Festival Great Locomotive Chase 5K
Gordon, 8:00 a.m.

The out-and-back course begins at MLK Park in Gordon.  Stay after the run and enjoy free entertainment, a classic car show, arts & crafts, antique tractor events, and activities for kids.  This is a Run & See Georgia Grand Prix race and part of the Macon Tracks Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Race Series.