Mad Dash 5K 2017 - Atlanta

Sep 16
Hosted by:Forward Performing Arts, ...
September 16, 2017 at 8:00am to
Grant Park map 600 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30308
Goal: $10,000
$327 4

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Created by Forward Performing Arts & the Madison Scouts, The Mad Dash 5K was started to support and promote a healthy lifestyle and fitness in our nation's youth, with particular focus toward those young people participating in high school marching bands, color guards, and drum lines. Proceeds raised through the Mad Dash 5K will be used to advance health & wellness initiatives in the marching arts through practice and a series of educational clinics.


Important Information:

The planned route has changed a bit due to an unpublished conflict. The link below contains the new route.

The Start/Finish will be at the northwest corner of Grant-Ormond Park (at the intersection of Grant and Ormond Streets in Grant Park). It has a couple of challenging hills and a tour of some of the beautiful homes in Grant Park.

Arrive early. Parking is on the streets around Grant Park.

Walk-Up Registration will be open at 7:30am All are welcome.

The Run Begins at 8:00am

Weather: Temps expected in the mid to high 60's at the start of the event. Perfect run weather.

THANK YOU to the Students and Staff at North Cobb High School, the Orchestra and United Sound Ensembles. They are providing our Volunteer Base for the day. By supporting the Mad Dash you are supporting Forward Performing Arts and these two fine Atlanta Ensembles.

If you have any questions between now and the race, feel free to reach out to me.

Chris Balch
Local Event Host

Route Map Here:

The 2017 Atlanta Mad Dash 5K is a paved course through beautiful Grant Park near downtown Atlanta, GA. The scenic course winds through wooded areas and consists of paved trails throughout. Participants will begin and end the race near the Grant Park Farmer's Market entrace at the intersection of Cherokee Avenue and Milledge Avenue on the west side of the park.

Finishers receive the commemorative Mad Dash Dog Tag, water, fruit and the satisfaction of knowing they have supported music education on a local and national level!   RunLikeMad T-shirts are guaranteed/included for those registered before August 31st, 2017. 

Proceeds from the Atlanta event will also support the music education programs at North Cobb High School Orchestra and United Sound in Kennesaw, GA.


The mission of Forward Performing Arts is to provide a programs for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. This is exemplified through its educational pursuits and performing ensembles, including the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.

The Madison Scouts is a World Class drum and bugle corps that competes in the Drum Corps International (DCI) league. Founded in 1938, the Scouts have become one of the most recognized corps in the activity, winning two World Championships and consistently placing as a finalist throughout its history. To learn more about the Madison Scouts and Forward Performing Arts visit

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