Race Calendar

Here's a brief rundown on Augusta area races. Please email us to submit your race.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Lake Olmstead Park - Julian Smith BBQ Pit • 3 Milledge Road Augusta, GA 30904

    Join Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System for its first 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk Fun Run. The race will take place at scenic Lake Olmstead Park. This is a community partnership event to raise money for the library, to promote awareness of library services, to have fun, and promote health and wellness.


    The route will start in front of the GreenJackets Stadium and will continue down in front of the CSRA Humane Society onto the Augusta Canal, loop back at the Augusta Waterworks and finish behind the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead.

    The 1-Mile Fun Run starts in front of the Julian Smith BBQ Pit and follows Milledge Road and turns left onto the path to follow Lake Olmstead to finish behind the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead.

    All runners and walkers are encouraged to register with a minimum pledge amount and then solicit other pledge donations. This event is open to everyone - businesses, organizations, schools, groups of friends, colleagues and neighbors can form teams of walkers and runners to raise pledges and show their support.

    The purpose of the 5K Run is to collaborate as a community in raising funds to support the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library.


    Event details and schedule
    Thanks for your interest in Racing to Read!

    Friday, May 29, 2015 - Packet pickup is available at the Main library

    from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    823 Telfair Street

    Augusta, GA 30901

    8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015

    ARRIVAL: Packet pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead. Sponsor Booths open.

    REGISTER: Race-day Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:15 a.m.

    9:30 a.m. - 1 Mile Run/Walk Fun Run

    10:00 a.m. - 5K Run

    11:00 a.m.

    AWARDS CEREMONY: Immediately following the 5K Race at Julian Smith Barbeque Pit on Lake Olmstead. Top male and female runners will receive awards/prizes.

    Refreshments and fun for all.

    T-SHIRTS: t-shirts are optional. Pre-register to be guaranteed a shirt.

    PLEDGES: When you register and/or pledge, you can specify the library branch where you wish your pledges and donations to be assigned.

    Please encourage friends and family to make a pledge for your efforts. Special recognition will be given to the top pledge earners.

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Register with a minimum pledge of $10.00 and we encourage you to solicit donations/pledges from others for your race efforts.

    For PLEDGE information and forms, please go to http://racingtoread.arcpls.org/

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Greystone Preserve in North Augusta

    "Run for the Hills" 5K Trail Run - Saving Land one Footstep at a time

    All proceeds will go to benefit the Central Savannah River Land Trust, an Augusta based non-profit committed to safeguarding the forests, wetlands and open spaces that define our region's character. Our mission is to preserve these areas of natural beauty today, and leave a legacy that lasts for generations.

    Course Description: Conquer the hills on this private 262 acre nature preserve packed with beautiful scenery, mature oak-hickory forests, tranquil creeks with granite outcroppings, and endangered wildflowers. The race course will lead you into the heart of this stunning landscape, through twists and turns, along the creeks and up over the mountainous terrain for an adventurous and breathtaking run, or walk if you prefer.  All proceeds benefit the preservation of more landscapes like this throughout the CSRA.

    Awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers as well as to the top male and female finishers in each age division.

            Female: 14 and under | 15 – 19 | 20 – 29 | 30 – 39 | 40 – 49 | 50 – 59 | 60 and over

            Male: 14 and under | 15 – 19 | 20 – 29 | 30 – 39 | 40 – 49 | 50 – 59 | 60 and over

    Register begins April 13th - http://www.csrlt.org
    On or before May 15th - $25 with a guaranteed "Run for the Hills" T-Shirt
    After May 15th - $35 with no guarantee for a shirt
    Please contact Alison at alison@csrlt.org or 706-993-6795 if you have problems with registration

    • Saturday, July 04, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road Martinez, GA

    Brief Description

    The Annual Yankee Doodle Dash will feature a 5km and 10 km race on Augusta Canal Tow Path in a Bare Bones race format - no race shirt and limited race categories.

    Additional Information

    Categories for The Yankee Doodle Dash will be Male/Female overall winners 3 deep in both the 5 km and 10 km. There will be a single category for runners with strollers 3 deep. There will be a single category for runners with pets 3 deep.

    Only $15 for all

    You can register through the Striders site or through Active.com.

    • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • Evans Fitness Club 3002 Allen Drive Evans, GA 30809

    13.1 starting and finishing at the Evans Fitness Center. The course will be gentle rolling hills on the bike path out and back to the Savannah River.

    Our organization is to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Last year, our main sponsor, Evans Fitness Club, raised money for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society by sponsoring a 10K in June. This year, we are teaming up with Evans Fitness Club for Ovarian Cancer to bring the first half marathon to Evans, Georgia. 

    All proceeds from the race will go to Ovarian cancer National Alliance. We look forward to this being an annual event. We hope to see you in September!

    Register for this race

    • Saturday, October 31, 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • Kroc Center on Broad Street • Peachtree Qualifier • Chip Timed • Flat & Fast • USATF-certified Course • Cotton Long Sleeved Shirt • Strollers welcome • Costume Contest • Kids Run and activities

    Click here for all the details

    Updated Race Information

    Active.com registration

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