Annandale High School
T-Shirt, Trophies, Medals, Prizes and Refreshments
Benefits the Annandale High School College Scholarships
Awarded by the Atom Athletics
The 5K is a community event open to any runners or walkers. The proceeds benefit Annandale High School Athletic Programs and College Scholarships.There are T-shirts for runners, raffle prizes and various categories of Awards.
Packet Pickup, In-person registration and pre-registration check-in
will open at 7:30AM on race day.
2017 date is set for Sunday, May 14th, with a Mother's Day theme.
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Thanks to a great group of volunteer adults, alumni and students we are able to break up the many tasks that are needed into very small tasks, so please keep up the tradition as we need you to sign up for just one small task to make this event successful again this year.
RACE Week Volunteering (Adults and Students) 2 weeks leading up to race day
Students, most tasks may qualify for Community Service Hours
|Race Week Volunteers|
Race Organization Volunteering (Jan-April)
|Volunteer Sign up|
Runners and walkers will follow a gently rolling USATF Certified course through the community surrounding Annandale High School.
|Annandale Atoms 5K Course - USATF Certified|
History of the Atoms 5K
The Atoms race was held from 1991 until 1996 (it was an 8K then, and wasn't certified), but then it stopped. Mr. and Mrs. James Conner along with Bill Sterns and several others, spent a lot of time in 2005 bringing the race back as a 5K. They managed the race from 2005-2009 There was no race in 2010, and Jenn Montes De Oca was kind enough to take over 2011 until 2015. Milan Peich headed up the effort in 2016, and Brian Zimmermann will take the lead for 2017.
The Atoms 5K course was certified by the USATF in March of 2013 and is valid until 2023.