Moonlight run to draw 2,000

The 32nd Annual City of Douglasville Moonlight Run will take place on October 22nd. For those who feel extremely athletic and want to participate, the event is also part of a transition free triathlon.

The run is the largest after-dark 5K and one mile run in the Southeast, with approximately 2,000 participants running through downtown Douglasville.  The race features a USATF certified course and is part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series.  Throughout the event, there is fun and entertainment for the entire family including jumping gyms and prizes.  Participants receive a unique glow-in-the-dark t-shirt.

The events are a family affair where anyone can participate. The Tot Trot for ages 5 and under, and the one mile race for ages K5 through 5th grade begin at 7:00 PM. The One Mile Fun Run, and a race for youth ages 12 and under starts at 7:30 PM. The 5K race starts at 8:00 PM. The course closes at 9:00 PM.

The Transition Free Triathlon will consist of a 1/4 mile swim at Boundary Waters Aquatic Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. (swimmers will traverse the 12-lane pool alternating left to right with buoys throughout the swim, a 15-mile bike ride beginning at the Downtown Conference Center at 12:00 p.m. and the 5K Moonlight Run at 8:00 p.m.

Registration for the 5K Moonlight Run is $25 or $30 on the day of the race. The Tot Trot and one mile races cost $15 to enter, or $25 on the day of the race. The fee to enter the triathlon is $65, and there is no same day race registration.  Entries received after October 7th can not be guaranteed a T-Shirt. Race day registration is only available from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Douglasville Conference Center.  Race day registration closes at 6:30 PM without exception.  A limited quantity of t-shirts will be available to race day registrants; t-shirts on race day are on a first come-first served basis, random sizes.

There are a number of awards prizes given to top finishers for several of the races.

A health fair will be held at the Douglasville Conference Center in conjunction with the race from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 22.  The fair will feature booths with local health-related organizations.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Douglas County Boys & Girls Club, and the Arbor Station Elementary Track Program.

For more information on all of the races along with registration forms, you may visit the Douglas County Rogue Runners website at  www.dcroguerunners.com.

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