1.23 Registration Now Open for Second Annual APS Rocks and Runs 5K

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

January 23, 2020


Registration Now Open for Second Annual APS Rocks and Runs 5K
Race held in the historic West End near the south side of the Atlanta Beltline serves as a fundraiser for teachers, launches National Teacher Appreciation Week

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Public Schools Rocks and Runs 5K is back and it’s time to register!

The Second Annual APS Rocks and Runs 5K will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 8:15 a.m., and is a District fundraiser for teachers that serves as the kickoff for National Teacher Appreciation Week – Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8.

The race route begins and ends on the campus of Brown Middle School (765 Peeples Street, SW) and winds through the city’s historic West End community, near the south side of the Atlanta Beltline. It will feature a fun run for children ages 4-11 years old, special pricing for students, as well as scores of vendors and free giveaways.

Participants may register for the race here: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/APSRocksAndRuns

Registration for both the 5K and the fun run will include a race bib, commemorative T-shirt and medals for everyone who finishes the race. Teachers and Instructional Paraprofessionals run for free. Here is the pricing breakdown:




January 23 – February 29


Regular Registration

March 1 – March 31


April 1 – May 1


Onsite Registration

May 2 (Day of the Race)



Special Pricing:

Student Registration (must be 18 yrs. and younger)

January 23 – May 1


Fun Run Registration (must be 4 yrs. – 11 yrs.)

January 23 – May 1


Onsite Registration (Student & Fun Run)

May 2 (Day of the Race)



The event hashtag is: #APSrocks5K