Nearly 600 Convene for the 5th Annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K

Including Our Most Competitive Team Challenge Yet!

The 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K kicked off at Gordon White Park on Saturday, July 11. Nearly 600 registered for the event, where runners and walkers got a sneak peak at Westside Trail construction progress while traversing a course through the Historic West End and Westview neighborhoods.

The Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series has become popular for its featured challenges that engage runners and walkers in fun, friendly competition. The Southwest 5K team challenge provided participants an opportunity to compete for a $500 cash purse. Kudos to our winning teams: Runningnerds scored big with both the largest and fastest teams, while Black Men Run secured the prize for most spirited, with Back on My Feet scoring an honorable mention.

And congratulations to all of our finalists for running a great race:

Top Male Finalists

  1. Chris Arsenault – 17:13
  2. Steven Bothe Jr – 17:22
  3. Adam Cottrel – 17:43

Top Female Finalists

  1. Lauren Blankenship – 18:50
  2. Tara Mooney – 19:18
  3. Maurya Lacey – 19:55

Complete race results are posted here.

We would like to give thanks to the outstanding volunteers who gave so generously of their time and support, and to our sponsors who helped make this race such a success!


Gold Sponsors: REI, PMG, West Stride

Silver Sponsor: Cardlytics

Media Sponsors: Best Self, B98.5, AJC Living Intown


What a perk! Runners and walkers will enjoy FREE, downloadable access to images from Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Series Photo Sponsor Atlanta Trails. Find image of you and your friends at


The Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K, beginning and ending in Boulevard Crossing Park, is a fantastic way for runners to become more familiar with Southeast Atlanta. Featuring a 1K Youth Fun Run, the Southeast 8K is a great event for the whole family! Register now for the September 26, 2015 event. 

Registration is $30 for the Atlanta BeltLine Southeast 8K. Additional information is available at

Proceeds from the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series support Atlanta BeltLine Partnership programs vital to the Atlanta BeltLine, including tours and other public outreach.

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