The Summerfest 5K is one of the most loved neighborhood road races in Atlanta.

The 5K is an official AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier and has been in existence for over 30 years.The race route winds through our beautiful, tree-lined historic neighborhood. 100% of the profit goes back into Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Through its civic association, the race provides support to local schools, the fire station, parks, tree plantings, and many other initiatives.


Sign up is available now ($35 per person; $40 after 4/15) at active.com. This race tends to sell out, so early registration is recommended. Registration fee includes t-shirt and a drink ticket. Pre-registered 5K Road Race participants can avoid the crowds and pickup their race number and t-shirt early. Race packets can be picked up at Phidippides at Ansley Mall May 25, May 27 – May 30, 10:00 – 6:00 (no packet pickup at Phidippides May 31). Packets can also be picked up inside the Virginia-Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave. (across from Inman Middle School) on Friday, May 31 – 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (packet pick-up only, no race registration).

How to Get to the Race:

The race starts at N. Highland and Virginia Avenues on Saturday, June 1st at 8 a.m. See options for Travel/Parking.

Tot Trot

For children 7 & under, a Tot Trot will be held in John Howell Park at approximately 9:30 a.m., after the 5K race concludes and winners are announced. Sign-up ($10 per child) is inside the park starting at 8 a.m.on the day of the race. Each child participating receives a ribbon.