The 9th Annual  "Battle of Atlanta Double Quick" 5K fun run/walk will be on July 20th starting at 8:30am (check-in begins at 7:30).  The starting and finish lines are near where the actual Battle of Atlanta began in the Historic Kirkwood neighborhood.

The race will begin as the battle began with Union troops firing the first shot. Union troop re-enactors will be on hand to start the race on Rogers St. just north of Hosea Williams Drive near Toomer Elementary School, six blocks away from where the actual Battle began.

The course starts on Rogers St., turns West on the PATH adjacent to Gilliam Park and proceeds West onto Woodbine Ave, then East on Hosea Williams Dr., veers left at the Kirkwood sign on Hosea Williams then Southwest on Oakview Rd., continuing West as it joins Hosea Williams Dr, turn North on Rogers St., West on the PATH finishing next to Gilliam Park and the B*ATL Encampment.

The Battle of Atlanta took place on July 22nd, 1864. The 5K DoubleQuick this year on July 20th is part of the B*ATL Commemoration of the 149th anniversary of the Civil War battle.

The race will be neighborhood friendly and suitable for various ages and skill levels. Volunteers from Kirkwood are organizing the race which is sponsored by the East Lake Family YMCA. Entry forms are available online. Registration before the 17th is $18 ($25 after the 17th and on the day of the race). Runners will begin gathering in front of Toomer Elementary 7:30 -8:00am.

The DoubleQuick 5K will be the first of a full line up of activities scheduled for Saturday July 20th. Re-enactment soldiers will be stationed in re-created trenches near the racecourse in the Kirkwood. Story telling, a Living History Exhibit and Guided Van and Walking Tours will also be offered in East Atlanta along the original front lines.

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