Beat the Street


Every year OCP is proud to hold one of the best 5Ks for families in the Atlanta area.

Started 10 years ago, our Beat the Street for Little Feet Race features a 5K, one-mile Fun Run, and a Tot Trot.

Everyone in the family can participate! Each year, James Dean, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the popular “Pete the Cat” picture books, creates an original Pete the Cat design for the race, which we feature on the T-shirts given out to participants.


For any runners who registered but did not pick up their shirts today, they are available at Big Peach Running Company in Downtown Decatur, along with any unclaimed awards.

Thanks for a GROOVY race! See you next year!

~ 2017 Race Photos courtesy of Dave Stemple ~

Event details and schedule

OCP is located on West College Avenue, between Feld Avenue and Mead Road, behind Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.  Registration and post-race events will take place in the parking lots shared by OCP and Thankful.

Race Day Timeline:
7:00 am:  Packet pick-up and race day registration open
8:00 am: 5K Race
9:00 am (immediately after 5K finish): 1 Mile Race
9:15 am (immediately following the 1 Mile): Tot Trot
9:30 am: Awards

Parking: Please plan to park on the street (since the parking lot is the location for registration and some race activities, it is not available for runner parking). Carpooling, biking, and the use of public transportation are highly encouraged. East Lake MARTA Station is within easy walking distance.

All registered runners receive a 2017 Pete the Cat t-shirt.  All Tot Trot participants receive a Pete the Cat “medal!”

We love supporting our local businesses!  Join us for a craft for the kids courtesy of Treehouse Kid+Craft, food from Revolution Doughnuts, and coffee from an OCP family-owned business Banjo Cold Brew Coffee!

Beat the Street for Little Feet is proud to be a member of the 2017 City of Decatur Grand Prix.
For multi-race discounts and access to Team Decatur social events throughout the year, click here.


Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool creates a nurturing community that gives children and their families the opportunity to learn, communicate, play and grow together. In this positive, family-centered educational environment, we strive to develop each child’s curiosity, empathy, confidence, self-discipline, and enthusiasm for learning.

By encouraging children to be active and creative explorers of art, music, literature, nature, and the community, we provide a foundation for acquiring the skills children need to succeed both now and in the future. We model sustainable practices through our curriculum, daily operations, and community events.

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