Kennesaw Dream Dash 5K kicks off

Main Street in downtown Kennesaw -- in aricle on Kennesaw Grand PrixKennesaw's downtown (photo By Thomson200 - Own work, CC0,

The Dream Dash 5k and Fun Run

Runners and walkers of all ages can participate in the Kennesaw Dream Dash, which will be held in Downtown Kennesaw on Saturday, June 16.

The Dream Dash benefits the Kennesaw Teen Center in Downtown Kennesaw, which supports local students with educational tutoring and self-improvement summer camps. It is the second of six races in the Kennesaw Grand Prix series, all benefiting local and national charities

The Dash route will take runners across Downtown Main Street, around Swift Cantrell Park, and then completes near Trackside Grill. Following the race, an after party in the Depot Plaza will treat runners and guests to food, refreshments and awards.

Last year, about 1,300 runners participated in the Kennesaw Grand Prix series, raising $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project, Kennesaw State University veterans scholarship fund, and Disabled American Veterans. Over the last eight years, the race series has raised more than $100,000 for veteran charities.

Participants of at least four races can receive a Kennesaw Grand Prix-branded pullover. Runners can enter a drawing to win one pair of men’s or women’s running shoes by registering at the Big Peach Running Co. tent.

Other Upcoming Races

Other races in the series include the Sports Fanatic 5K on July 7, the Run for Wounded Heroes 5K on Aug. 4, the Great Locomotive Race 5K on Sept. 29, and the Garden Gallop 5K. The races will benefit The Dave Krache Foundation, Wounded Heroes, the Kennesaw Museum Foundation, and the Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation respectively.


Runners registration starts at 6 a.m. and completes at 7:15 a.m. at Kennesaw 1st Baptist Church. The day starts with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 1 mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Dream Dash 5K at 8 a.m., the PCT Prestigious Cleaning Team Tot Trot at 8:55 a.m., and closes with awards at 9 a.m.

Registration costs $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-mile Fun Run. To sign up for any of the races and find more information, visit the Kennesaw Grand Prix series website.