Saturday night downtown Alpharetta will be filled with runners and Rotarians, as the 17th annual Mayor's Challenge will take place on Milton Avenue.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta is producing the 5K and the fun run, hosting the race with the support of the city, and Mayor David Belle Isle. Lexis Nexis is the presenting sponsor.
The race will be run rain or shine, which is good because there is a 65-70 percent chance of rain Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of Friday morning.
- 6 p.m. – Race check-in begins, along with the block party: food trucks, libations; fun zone and sponsor booths
- 7 p.m. – Kids Fun Run begins on Milton Avenue
- 7:30 p.m. – Race warm-up begins at the corner of Milton Avenue and Canton Street
- 7:45 p.m. – 5K begins at the corner of Milton Avenue and Canton Street
- 8 p.m. – Concert begins by Synth Electric Avenue
- 8:45 p.m. – Race awards and raffle winner announced
Pack your lawn chairs to stay after the race, because there will be great live music for the block party that will go on until 11 p.m. More than 800 runners this year, along with friends and family who come just for the block party.
Park at Milton Center (Independence High School) at 86 School Drive. Parking is also available in multiple church parking lots on Academy Street and Highway 9.
The Rotary Club of Alpharetta is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Support of the Mayor's Challenge helps the club meet the needs of local charities such as the Drake House, StandUp for Kids, Child Development Association, North Fulton Community Charities, Habitat for Humanity and dozens of others as well have a global impact on Polio Eradication, Clean Water Projects and Humanitarian and Medical Aid.