Hello Runners, Walkers, and Pete the Cat Fans! We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, May 4th, for the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (OCP) Beat the Street for Little Feet 5k, 1 mile and Fun Run events. The 5k run will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., and race packets will be available only on the day of the race. The entire school community wants you to have an excellent experience, so please note the details below about race morning:
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool
830 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Situated on College Avenue between Feld Avenue and Mead Road behind Thankful Baptist Church. Registration and post-race events will take place in the parking lots shared by OCP and Thankful Baptist Church.
Click here to view a map of the race course. The race will pass by one of Decatur’s fire stations located on Hill Street near the intersection with Oakview Road. Please be prepared to stop in the event that Fire Station #2 is called into action.
Race Day Timeline:
- 7:00 a.m. – Packet pickup and race day registration open
- 8:00 a.m. – 5k race
- 8:45 a.m. – 1 mile race
- 9:00 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run
- 9:30 a.m. – Awards
Registration fees on race day: 5k = $30, 1 mile = $25, Fun Run = $20. Walkups are welcome. Please note that we will be accepting credit cards for registration fees this year.
Parking: Please plan to park on the street or take MARTA. The East Lake MARTA Station is within walking distance. Carpooling, biking and use of public transportation is highly encouraged.
Awards: The awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in the overall and masters categories, plus the 1st and 2nd place age group winners in the 5k. Age groups for the 5k race are 10-year divisions. The winning male and female of the mile will receive awards, and all of the kids will be recognized for their efforts too!
Door Prizes: We will be giving away door prizes after the race. Thanks to the generosity of Big Peach Running Co., we will have two vouchers for a pair of running shoes to give away, one from Brooks and another from Saucony. Winners will be announced during the awards and participants must be present to win.
Pete the Cat T-shirts: T-shirts will be distributed to pre-registered runners along with their race numbers. T-shirts will be distributed after the race to all runners until they run out. If participants cannot be at the race but still would like their shirt, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make the shirt available at Big Peach. This excludes phantom runners whose shirts will be mailed directly to the address provided in their registration.
Vendors: Water will be provided by Lipsey Water and Frannie’s Gluten-Free Muffins will provide delicious snacks. A wide variety of community partners also will be present.
Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Drive: We will be hosting a Nike Reuse-A-Shoe drive at the race festival. Please bring your old running shoes for recycling.
Kids’ Activities: Young children will have plenty to do at the activity tables created and monitored by OCP parents and teachers. Come out and be a kid with your kid!
Photos: Finish line and festival photography will be provided by Aaron Dill Photography. Please visit Aaron Dill Photography race photos. Photos will be available starting Sunday night, and runners will be able to search by their race number to find pictures in which they appear.
Thank you for your support of Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!