Join runners from all over Metro Atlanta for the Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) 6th Annual Footprints for the Future 5K/10K Road Race. Both races are a USTAF Certified Race Course and a certified AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier! The race will begin for a second year at the City Springs Green city center and run through the heart of Sandy Springs. After-race festivities aimed at raising literacy awareness are currently being planned and will be held on the City Springs Green space, details to come soon…. After-race entertainment includes a DJ, vendor booths, snacks and we are also planning a fun run (costumes strongly encouraged this close to Halloween!), The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmer’s Market will also be on-site for runners to enjoy.
This is a professionally managed race by GA Multi Sport Productions. Both events will also be professionally timed by OnTime Results, LLC. Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. The 10K will begin on Galambos Way at the front of the entrance to the City Center next to the Green. The 10K will begin ahead of the 5K race. Once the 10K begins runners for the 5K will line up on the other side of City Center on Johnson Ferry Road and the 5K will begin as soon as all 10K runners pass through the 5K starting line. Both Races will end at the same finish line just across the street from City Center on Johnson Ferry Road, which will be closed off during the race from Roswell Road to Mount Vernon Hwy. Race Results will be posted at the Finish Line with plenty of bottled Water to cool off! The course will be well marked with signs, volunteers, traffic cones, and police. The race is open to strollers and walkers for the 5K only but for safety reasons and the chip timing for competitive runners stroller and walkers will not start until after all runners clear the starting line.
The Route Map is posted below, please Click the PDF and also check out the video about our organization and what we do!
Great Exercise! But more importantly proceeds will support SSEF literacy programs and events.Also, did you see the AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier? We are hoping to have many students and educators in attendance on race day. SSEF creates opportunities that educate, inspire and prepare public school students in Sandy Springs for a competitive world. We also think this race is a great opportunity to take a run through Sandy Springs, enjoy the City Springs Green, check out the Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market, and show your support for Sandy Springs Public Schools through the programs SSEF provides.
Online registration is expected to close Wednesday night on the week prior to Road Race Saturday. After online registration closes you will have two chances to sign up for the race at at Packet Pickup (directions and time below) and on race morning at City Springs Green (look for registration signs) from 6:45am – 7:40am. It will be cash only, but we are looking into credit card options so stay tuned….. $35 for 5k and $40 for 10k.
No refunds or transfers from person-to-person or year-to-year. We do understand schedules change and things come up, but we have a strict no-refund and transfer policy. We also reserve the right to cancel or modify the event due to extreme conditions such as weather. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of the race cancellation due to “Acts of God" or things outside of our control.
FREE parking will be available until 12:30pm onsite in the parking deck at City Springs. There will be plenty of parking but be sure to arrive early to get a good spot. The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market will start at 8:30am after the start of the Race but will coincide with expected post race Literacy Events. Mount Vernon Hwy is closed for this market, however, you can enter Mount Vernon Hwy from Roswell Road for best access to the Parking Deck.
Onsite clean restrooms will be available on City Springs Green. The entrance to the restrooms will be on Mount Vernon Hwy in between the City Green and the farmers market.
The race will happen rain or shine. Be prepared to run in any type of weather. Only in the cases of extreme weather will changes to the race schedule occur. Please check THIS web page on race morning for real-time updates on the status of the race if there is severe weather. We will also blast all registered runners the morning of if severe weather were to cancel the event.
PACKET PICK UP
Packet pick up will be held on Friday, October 25, please check back for times close to the race date. We hope to hold the packet pickup at the Concourse Athletic Club. You may also pick up your bib number and t shirt on race morning starting at 6:45am at the registration area on City Green. If you want someone to pick up your bib at packet pick up you must 1) email one of the race chairs the name of the person picking up your bib and 2) the person picking up your bib must have a copy of your valid government issued identification.
HYDRATION AID STATIONS
We plan to have three water stations on the course. Runners are allowed to bring water bottles with them but please don’t discard them on the side of the road. Please drop them at an aid station. Additional water will be available at the finish line.
We will have an EMT member onsite riding around on a bike along with the Sandy Springs Police all over the course in case of emergencies. If you see something or need someone please notify a police officer, the EMT, or a volunteer.
Road race organizers, volunteers, and City Springs cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. We will not have a secure area of safekeeping for your personal items. You will be responsible for anything you bring to the race. Please also keep personal items in your car hidden and out of site.
Consider creating a team to run or walk with friends, family or colleagues in this fun community event. Special team registration pricing will be available! Creating a team is fast an easy during the registration process. You can also register multiple runners at the same time for a single transaction fee. If you have questions please contact us, we LOVE teams!
Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” We strongly encourage and NEED fundraising runners and teams to help build support for literacy programs funded by SSEF, more details to come on this as well……Individuals, teams, companies are encouraged to help be a fundraiser whether you run or not if your interested in joining us in our mission to create opportunities that educate, inspire and prepare public school students in Sandy Springs for a competitive world. Please consider being a fundraiser through this site.
THANK YOU to all Sponsors of this event. Our Sponsors are vital to the success of our programs and initiatives in Sandy Springs public schools. If your interested please visit our SSEF organization road race page or contact us!