What to know about VeloCity Atlanta 2022

The 65 and 50 mile routes will include a timed segment called “King of the Mountain”. The male and female winners will receive a special jersey at an award ceremony.

Separately, there is a virtual option for those unable to attend in person. Virtual participants will track their miles independently and have access to VeloCity’s training programs. They are also invited to join the VeloCity community through its Strava clubs. Participants can register individually or as a team.

When

Saturday May 7, 2022, rain or shine.

Registration and tickets

Registration is open until May 6. There is no registration day. Visit www.velocityatlanta.com to register or purchase a guest ticket, which is required for those who want to partake in food and drink. If weather issues arise, route and event changes will take place to ensure attendee safety.

Or

Bouckaert Farm at Chattahoochee Hills, 9445 Browns Lake Rd, Fairburn.

The farm covers 8,000 acres and hosts equestrian competitions. It’s also served as a filming location for numerous movies, including Marvel’s “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Endgame,” and TV shows.

Information for spectators and parking

Guests can cheer on cyclists anywhere along the routes. To get the best spot to see the 5k and 9 mile races, look at the start/finish line.

Parking is widely available and free at the event site.

What’s new

Memorial Clothing

Participants who raise at least $250 will receive a commemorative cycling jersey or running jersey. Plus, they’ll earn points for extra incentives.

VeloCity Correll Challenge

The first VeloCity Correll Challenge will be held in honor of Pete Correll, the late businessman who led the effort to save Grady in 2008 and chaired the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board of Directors and the Board of administration of the Grady Health Foundation.

Teams with the most members and raising the most funds will be recognized at a post-event awards and publicity ceremony. The challenge was made possible through the support of Georgia-Pacific/Koch Industries.

Activities before and after the event

Prior to the event, attendees will enjoy a breakfast courtesy of Chick-fil-A. They can also have lunch at the restaurant after walking, running or rolling. A DJ will kick off the live entertainment as participants arrive at the finish. Finally, Atlanta-based “Electric Avenue: The 80s MTV Experience” will provide post-run/run/walk entertainment.

Changing stations and bike and bag checks will be available so that participants can take advantage of the post-race/walk/race events.

Activities for children

This year, children will be able to participate in the annual hike and activities.

A 50-yard Kids Dash sponsored by Big Peach Running Co. and an Adventure Zone sponsored by REI will be on site. The Adventure Zone will include a rock climbing wall, bike pump track and arts and crafts workshops. Also planned is a visit from Grady’s furlunteers, a group of dogs and their owners who visit patients and staff throughout the year.

Precautions

The safety and well-being of runners, runners, walkers, officials and volunteers is a top priority. The situation regarding COVID-19 is continuously monitored. Organizers will follow all safety guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Grady health experts.

Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees should be aware that new guidelines may be implemented leading up to the day of the event.

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