Downtown Challenge 5k and Fun Run

1st edition

Join us for the inaugural Downtown Challenge 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run! This event is a friendly competition amongst area businesses & community groups, competing for bragging rights as the team most committed to healthy living & social responsibility in 2020. Join co-workers, family, and friends for an evening of fun and fitness to help make your workplace and community happier and healthier! Get your team together or come participate individually!

The Downtown Challenge will be held in Waycross GA on Thursday, May 14th at 5:30 pm for the 1-mile fun run and 6 pm for the 5k. The start and finish will be at the Pernell Roberts Park. Registration starts at 4:30 pm.

This event is hosted by the Okefenokee Track & Cycling Club, South Georgia Leadership Network, Downtown Waycross Development Authority, and the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds benefit local charities: DC Downtown Food Ministry, Okefenokee Alliance for the Homeless and the South Georgia Leadership Network.

Run with your colleagues. friends, family and alongside rival companies and teams!

$25 for 5k runner/walker
$15 for fun run with a shirt
$5 for fun run without a shirt

Corporate sponsors are needed and welcome! Come set up your booth and promote your organization or business!

Lots of great team awards and individual age group awards, plus the top 3 fastest walkers!


A team must have at least 3 people.
Team members are open to anyone (For example, a member does not have to work at the company)

-Most people on the team – Open
-Best Team Spirit – Open
-Fastest Team – Top 3 – Open
-Fastest Ladies – Top 3 – Female any age
-Fastest Golden Girls – Top 3 – Female 50+
-Fastest Golden Guys – Top 3 – Male 50+


-Overall Male and Female.
-Top 3 Male and Female Runners in each age group.
-Top 3 Walkers (Open) must register for the 5k Walker, walkers have to keep at least 1 foot on the ground at all times.
-8 Age Groups = 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

May 14, 2020 The event has been postponed


1 Mile Fun Run
May 14, 2020 (Thursday) - 17:30
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
May 14, 2020 (Thursday) - 18:00
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
5k Walking Division
May 14, 2020 (Thursday) - 18:00
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road


May 14 2020 : Clear throughout the day.
11.8°C - 28.4°C (53.3°F - 83.0°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-05-06


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