West Ponce Music Stroll 5k

Sat September 9, 2023 Decatur, GA 30030 US Directions


West Ponce Music Stroll 5k

8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://visitdecaturgeorgia.com.


431 W Ponce de Leon Ave #1 Decatur Ga 30030
Decatur, GA US 30030


We are so excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual West Ponce Music Stroll 5k! At Fleet Feet Decatur we are all about community and we are excited for the opportunity to share who we are with you. Race entry includes a chip-timed event and race t-shirt.

The West Ponce Music stroll will celebrate its fifth annual year with a day of events bringing awareness to the businesses in the West Ponce District of downtown Decatur. West Ponce businesses open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for a day of free, live music and fun during the fifth annual West Ponce Music Stroll spanning until 9pm. Decatur Makers is a non-profit, your support of the race also helps support Decatur Makers’ general fund, need-based scholarships, and all of our programs with a focus on underserved communities . . . every dollar makes an impact. Thanks for supporting the West Ponce District! Learn more about Decatur Makers WPMS and donate further here.

Our post-race atmosphere will be a blast so pack some dry clothes & a lawn chair. 

Packet Pickup: Fleet Feet Decatur, ALL DAY Friday September 8, 2023 10-7

Race day schedule of events: 

6:45 AM: Check in opens at Fleet Feet. There will be a table in front of the store 431 W Ponce de Leon Ave #1 Decatur GA 30030. Race day Registration will be available until warm up at 7:45.

7:45 AM: Music kicks off 

7:45-7:55 AM-Warm up with Clarity Fitness

7:55-8 AM: Announcements

8:00 AM: Start of 5k Run/Walk. We ask that our furry friends start in the back.

9:30 AM: Yoga lead by CLARITY Fitness

10:15 AM: Dance Fitness lead by CLARITY Fitness

Learn more about Clarity Fitness & Sign up for classes here.

Participants qualify for a 15% discount in store on Friday 9.8.23 until Sunday 9.10.23 by showing your WPMS 5k shirt or Bib! 


Overall M & F, Overall M&F Masters

The USATF standard is 5-year groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90 and over. 

Join our FREE Strava Fleet Feet Decatur Run/Walk Club for weekly event reminders, community, & routes access. The map for the race can also be found on our Strava page here.

Check out the course Check it out on Footpath

Course Turn by Turn Instructions below:

Straight on W Ponce

R on Commerce Drive
R Sycamore PL
R E Howard Ave along SMT
R Patillo way
L on Greenwood Circle
Right on Mary Gay Dr/ L Ridley Lane
L Hibernia
R Greenwood Circle
R Adair
R W Ponce to finish line

Check out WPMS info page for a further list of musicians, chalk artists, artist market, etc. for the whole day of events on West Ponce.


We ask kindly that you do not park in the Dancing Goats Parking lot as we do not want to hinder the normal flow of business for Dancing Goats. 

We recommend the following:

First Christian Church- PLEASE DO NOT PARK HERE. 

Parallel parking spots along W Ponce in front of St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church. (Be mindful Road Closure will be at Northern Ave/W Ponce intersection.)
There is a lot that is supposed to be free on weekends and a short walk to the store right across from Inner Voice at the corner of Ponce de Leon Pl & Swanton Way backing up to W Trinity.
The Dekalb County Courthouse deck is also supposed to be free on the weekend located at:
556 N McDonough St Decatur GA 30030

Check out the City of Decatur Parking Brochure for more options here.

We can't wait to see you & best wishes in your final preparations!


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