5K/1K General Info

The Purple Run 5K
7:50am warm-up, 8am start

The Purple Run 5K is a road race that will start and finish adjacent to Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park. Participants will gather inside by the main pavilion for registration and check-in, and then proceed to the start area. Those that prefer to walk the course are welcome, but we ask that you start behind the runners so everyone has a comfortable pace. Please register online at, The Purple Run. Those that register by September 24, 2016 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Everyone of all ages are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fall weather and the beautiful historic homes along the scenic route. For prize consideration, the age categories for the race will be: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

While the 5K race will have digital timing equipment, finisher placement will be determined by sequentially numbered cards handed out at the final cones of a narrowed path at the finish line.

After the race, runners will need to fill out their cards and place them into the appropriate age/gender defined containers. The cards will then be reviewed and the winners determined. The Post Race Celebration and Awards Ceremony will be held in the Park at 9:30am.

There will be many cool prizes! Stainless steel tumblers will be awarded to the first and second place finishers in each age category, for both the male and female runners. Fitness bundles worth over $200 in product and services will be awarded to the fastest overall male and female finishers. And the fastest ‘grandmaster’ finisher (we are defining ‘grandmaster’ as anyone age 50 and up) will receive Restaurant Gift Certificates totalling over $100. There will also be a costume contest, so come dressed in purple and/or have a dragonfly motif.

All finishers will receive a Purple Run 5K medal/ribbon to commemorate participation in this inaugural event. You should be proud of your efforts, and the support you have provided to the Community Welcome House (the local domestic violence shelter who will receive all net proceeds raised by this event).

The Purple Run 1K
8:50am warm-up, 9am start

The Purple Run 1K is a fun run that will be held inside the Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park itself. Participants will gather by the main pavilion, and then wind their way through the picturesque paved paths of the park. Come feel the excitement and camaraderie of those choosing this short course! If you don’t want to run, walking will be just fine. Please register online at, The Purple Run. Those that register by September 10, 2016 will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

There will be a costume contest, so everybody come dressed in purple and wear dragonflies. Plus, all finishers will receive a medal/ribbon. Just our way of thanking you for joining in this fun run, and helping out The Community Welcome House.

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