Sandy Springs Lightning 10k/5k
The Doug Kessler Sandy Springs Lightning 10K has been one of the fastest 10K races in the state of Georgia for the last 27 years.
Designed for runners who enjoy a flat course through the lovely Sandy Springs community and neighborhoods, this is one of the most popular Peachtree Road Race Qualifiers and has grown to include a 5K race. Held on Saturday morning before the Sandy Springs Festival, the race is USATF-certified and chip-timed.
The 5K and 10K will begin on Mt. Vernon just under the water tower, near the intersection of Lake Forrest and Mt. Vernon, right in front of the First United Methodist Church. The runners will head down Mt. Vernon with a 5K turnaround point on Mt. Vernon while the 10K runners proceed to Old Powers Ferry and Northside Drive, doing a lollipop and returning on Mt. Vernon. The course will be well marked with road chalk, volunteers, traffic cones, and police.
The Sandy Springs Lightning 5k and 10k is open to the community including children, strollers, and dogs. We do ask that all strollers, walkers, and dogs move to the back of the start line.