Road to Transformation

The 2016 Refuge Run will take place in Atlanta Georgia on Saturday, April 16th at 8:30 a.m. and host more than 500 runners for a 5K Peachtree Qualified Road Race and head through a flattened out course in one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhood.

Event info

The 2016 Refuge Run will take place in Atlanta Georgia on Saturday, April 16th at 8:30 a.m. and will host 500 to 1,000 participants who will start at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd, NW in Atlanta, Georgia and run through a historic neighborhood highlighting both blight and restoration on a relatively flat Peachtree Road Race certified course. This “road to transformation” represents the path that our clients travel when they come to City of Refuge. Each kilometer of the race represents a vital program at City of Refuge.

Road To Transformation
Runners are also eligible to raise money for City of Refuge through social media outlets. Register as a Runner and a fundraiser to receive information and tips on how to raise money for City of Refuge. All runners will receive a warm freshly baked cookie, food and breakfast beverages at the end of the race as well as an awesome swag bag featuring the Refuge Run dry fit t-shirt. The start will take place at City of Refuge located at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.


November 1, 2015 – Online Registration Begins

April 16, 2016
6:30 a.m. – Race Volunteers report to City of Refuge
7:30 a.m. – On site registration begins
8:30 a.m. – 5K Refuge Run Begins
9:30 a.m. – Post Race Celebration and Awards

April 13, 2016 – Online Registration Ends

Come join us at City of Refuge, 1300 Joseph E Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:30 (registration opens)

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Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at midnight ($25.00). Walk up at City of Refuge on April 16 at 7:30AM ($35.00)

2016 Individual Registration

Racers receive a t-shirt, swag bag, a Peachtree Road Race certified time and a warm cookie from the City of Refuge's Culinary School.

$25 / Person


2016 Individual Registration – VIP

Racers receive a t-shirt, swag bag, a Peachtree Road Race certified time, a warm cookie, a ticket for sublime sandwich from People’s food truck and the satisfaction of supporting the transformational programs of City of Refuge.

$50 / Person


Want to participate as a team? Here's how...

Choose individual registration above. Once you are logged in to the event at under your existing account, or once you created a new one, make sure to select either "Create a team" or "Join a team" option before proceeding with your own registration. That's it. Other team members should then join the same team. Contact us if you need help.

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Results and Awards

All participants that complete Refuge Run will be eligible to receive an age group award for placing in the top 3 in their age group.

All age group awards will be mailed to the address listed on the participant’s registration 6 to 8 weeks after the race.

Custom designed plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age groups for both men and women. Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.

Refuge Run 5K 2014 Overall Results

Refuge Run 5K 2014 Age Group Results

Refuge Run 5K 2015 Overall Results

Refuge Run 5K 2015 Age Group Results


Get Involved

Be A Part of the Fun without Running a Step.

Experience the excitement, reunite with old friends, make new friends, give back to the community. Whatever your interest is, we have something for you.

Positions are available on race day as well as at the Volunteer Work Day.

Volunteer registration will begin in January 2015. After that time, Click here to see the list of available jobs and to sign up.

Do you have a group interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join the fun.

Contact Tiffany Scott, for more information.


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A Neighborhood in Crisis — Where People Still Hope

City of Refuge is integrated into the fabric of a community where problems are pervasive, needs are enormous but “strength, hope and light endure. The work here benefits people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and perspectives:

For area residents,
City of Refuge is a place to draw “light, hope and transformation.”
For anyone else,
It is a community that provides shelter from the storm, warmth from the cold, an oasis from the desert.

City Of Refuge is a place "where good works" to effect positive, lasting, meaningful, tangible, transformational change in the lives it touches - whoever they may be and from wherever they may come, rich or poor.

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