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Sat October 9, 2021 Kennesaw, GA 30144 US Directions
From the Top Theatrics invites you to come on out for their Inaugural Top Hat 5K in Kennesaw!


Join us in-person!


8:00AM EDT
Can't make it? Show your support & we'll ship your shirt!

Virtual 5K

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


2600 Cobb Pl Ln NW
AMC Theater
Kennesaw, GA US 30144


Get your act together & join From the Top Theatrics for their Inaugural Top Hat 5K! Come on out for a fairly flat & fast 5K through the streets of Kennesaw with the Start & Finish in the parking lot of the AMC Theater.  From the Top Theatrics puts on performances such as The Little Mermaid, Lion King, Aladdin, etc., so come on out in costume, not required, but you'll definitely have more fun!

We've got some great long sleeve tech (moisture wicking) shirts, commemorative Finisher Medals & Awards to the Top 3 (M & F) Overalls, Top 3 Overall Masters ,(M & F) Overall Grand Master, and Overall Senior Master (M & F); as well as the Top 3 in each of the normal age groups 10 & Under - 75+ for all 3 races. 


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

About From the Top Theatrics

From the Top Theatrics is an award winning theatre company dedicated to serving the community; providing a space for children to express and empower themselves.  We champion diversity, equity, inclusivity, and giving back through our art. For each show, we select one local charity to benefit and donate 10-25% of all ticket sales.  We are currently growing our programs, and looking to expand into our own facilities.  Our fundraising goal is a down payment on our own space to rehearse and perform!

Event Registration

Preview Pricing (Ends 7/31/21)

  • 5K:  $27
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Regular Pricing (Ends September 29)

  • 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Last Minute Pricing (Ends October 9)**

  • 5K:  $35
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (Virtual Registration closes 10/7)

**Register by October 3rd to guarantee a shirt in your size.  Afterwards, they'll be while supplies last.

Course & Timing

Start and Finish in the Parking Lot of AMC Theatres in Kennesaw. The route is fairly flat & fast and are an out and back.  We'll be timing everyone for the start & finish.  

Course Map

Awards & Goodies

Awesome long sleeve tech (moisture wicking) race shirt to commemorate your race, guaranteed with registration until 10/3/21.  Afterwards, shirts will be available while supplies last.

Awards will be as follows (M & F for each division):

  • Top 3 Overall Male & Female 
  • Top 3 Overall Masters (40+) 
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Master (50+) 
  • Top 3 Overall Senior Master (60+)
  • Top 3 in each age group (10 & under - 80+)


All participants will receive an awesome Finisher Medal!  

Groups & Teams

Running is more F-U-N together, even if we're far apart! 

Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors or family and participate as a TEAM.  Your TEAM can be local or across the states.  Virtual participants will have their shirts shipped!  Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration, discounts below.

  • 5+:  $2.50 off
  • 11+:  $3.75 off
  • 21+:  $5 off
  • 51+:  $6.25 off
  • 100+:  $7.50 off

Virtual Running - How it works & link to submit your time

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? Or, maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then, the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

* Share your costumes and your virtual race with From the Top Theatrics and we will feature you on our social media

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up, and register for the Top Hat 5K Virtual!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not), and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #tophat5k #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime from October 3rd until 10/9/2021 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.


Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

Five Star Turkey Trot & Championship

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2021 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots.  See event website.

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2022. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  See event website 

Event Schedule

October 3

  • Last day to guarantee your shirt & size

October 8       

  • 1-4 PM  - Early Packet Pickup - To be Confirmed

October 9       

  • 7:00 AM - Race morning pickup & Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM - Race starts



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