Run for the Gold 5K

Wed March 3 - Wed March 10 Peachtree City, GA 30269 US Directions

New Year, New Race! One of the important things 2020 taught us is how to adapt. So, in the spirit of adaptation, our "Run for the Gold" event will be going forward VIRTUALLY! Grab your family and friends and go for a 5K run/walk any time you want between March 3-10, 2021! Upon completion of the event, each participant will receive a beautiful, Oak Grove Original Shirt - Designed by Ms. Green!

Your participation in this race will support our teachers and teacher programs. During the registration process, you'll be able to designate the teacher(s) you want to honor. The teachers and staff do so much for us every day! Let's get out there and run/walk a 5K for them. 

Here’s how it works:

1.) Register and pay $25 to run/walk/crawl the 5K distance on a course of your choosing (or treadmill). Registration is open now. The race will occur from March 3-10, 2021. The event will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

** Price Per Person is $25 / Max of $100 per household. Please fill out a paper registration if you have a family larger than 4 people. Click here to download registration form. ** 

2.) If you want your times published on our leader board, please submit your times via RunSignup. We are using the honor system. (So, even if you don't run/walk the distance, no one will know. Enjoy your shirt anyway!)

3.) We are offering an in person t-shirt pick-up. Location and Dates to be determined. Please watch your e-mail for updates. The t-shirt pick-up will occur upon the close of the event.

4.) Please tag us in any social media posts at #RFTG2021 - we want to see all your smiling faces!

We live in a wonderful city. Peachtree City is full of wooded paths, nature preserves, parks, and lakes. Let's use this as an excuse to go outside and enjoy our community! Register today, and let's celebrate our school and run/walk virtually together!


Race Contact Info

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

Need a 5K Course to run? Look no further!

3.4 Mile Route

  1. From the front of the building, head towards the exit and take a LEFT onto the golf cart path.
  2. Cross straight over Crosstown Dr.  and bear left and left again (like a yield kind of).
  3. Continue straight down the path paralleling Crosstown Drive about .4 miles.
  4. Cross Cameron Trail and follow the path on a right bend and down the hill
  5. LEFT turn at the bottom of the hill.
  6. After crossing the bridge at 3 Ponds, bear left twice - kinda like a yield intersection
  7. Go through tunnel and bear LEFT out of the tunnel.
  8. Stay on that path and continue to next tunnel
  9. Turn RIGHT as you come up and out of the tunnel
  10. Stay on this path for about a mile. You will not turn at any intersection.
  11. Go through the next tunnel and continue for a while until you get to a cross intersection - pond bridge on your left.   Turn RIGHT at this intersection.
  12. Continue STRAIGHT for about .4 miles..
  13. As the path reaches Log House (road and guard rail on right), turn RIGHT at the T intersection,
  14. Cross over Log House and turn LEFT.
  15. Continue all the way back to Oak Grove (last hill is a booger).  Turn RIGHT into the parking lot and run through the car/golfcart drop off lane.  
  16. You should be very close to 3.4 miles when you hit the speed bump in front of the school entrance.

5K map (really 3.4 miles)  Mostly follows our Run for the Gold route.


1.) I see there is a $100 Max per household. How can I register on and only pay $100 for my household of five (or more)?

2.) What do you mean virtual? How do you run a virtual race?

  • It's simple, just run or walk outside or on a treadmill anytime between March 3 and March 10th? Have to work? No worries - there is always Saturday and Sunday. You can split up the miles even... walk/run a mile each day. It's completely on the honor system. Whether you run or not, you'll still get a nifty t-shirt to show your support of our teachers. 

3.) When will I get my t-shirt? 

  • After the event ends, we will be sending out emails for t-shirt pick ups. We estimate the pick-up dates no later than March 31st. 

4.) Can you mail my t-shirt?

  • No, we will not be mailing out t-shirts. You will be able to pick-up your shirt via the drive though (drop off/pick-up line) in front of Oak Grove Elementary.

5.) Can I pick up my friends' or another family member's shirt?

  • Not a problem. Please email us ahead of time so we can bundle all your shirts together for a smooth delivery experience.

6.) How late can I register?

  • We will close registration on Wednesday, March 10th at 11 p.m. You will have until then to register and run the race. 

7.) If I register now before the event begins (March 3rd), can I run and get it over with?

  • Sure, why not! We're happy to see you out there being proactive!

8.) Where do I post my results?

9.) I don't want to run and I do not want a t-shirt, but I want to give money to the cause. How do I do this?

  • To give, just click the DONATE  link at the top of our page to donate. The funds will be handled by the PTO and given to the school (along with all the registration fees). Thank you for supporting Run for the Gold. 

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.