Kennesaw to host 2019 Grand Prix 5K race series

The city of Kennesaw has unveiled its 2019 lineup of 5K races designed to get its residents to adopt a more active lifestyle.

Kennesaw’s Grand Prix 5K Race series will feature races on professionally-timed and USA Track and Field-certified courses through downtown. The first race of the season, called the Swift-Cantrell Classic, is set for Saturday, May 11.

Each race program features a 1-mile fun run at 7:30 a.m. and a Tot Trot at 8:55 a.m. The 5K will get underway at 8 a.m. The races will begin at Kennesaw First Baptist Church at 2958 North Main Street.

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Other races for 2019 are Dream Dash on June 8, The Sports Fantastic on July 13, Run for Wounded Heroes on Aug. 10, Great Locomotive Race on Sept. 14 and Garden Gallop on Oct. 26. Registration can be done online, and the entry fee for each race is $25. However, the price rises to $35 if you want to register on the day of the race.

The city's series is part of its Fit City Kennesaw initiative, which encourages residents outdoors and engaged in fitness and wellness activities. For more information, visit the Kennesaw Grand Prix website or Facebook page.

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