Tryptophan Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

About this Atlanta Charity Event

The third annual Tryptophan Half Marathon is a north Georgia tradition to begin Thanksgiving Day festivities. Before digging their Thanksgiving feast, runners will work up their appetite participating in one of the three distances: Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K and all proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

All distances will start and finish at Fowler Park. Participants will enjoy the beauty of the fall colors as they run/walk along the Big Creek Greenway. After a loop around the track, half marathon, 10k, and 5k runners will make their way onto the Big Creek Greenway for their respective distances before coming back to the track to cross the finish line.

Participants are encouraged to sign up early – there is a limit of participants for all distances due to limited space on the Big Creek Greenway. Carpooling is also suggested as the parking lot at Fowler Park could fill up quickly. Those who register by Nov. 20 are guaranteed a race hoodie. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs, baby strollers, bikes, or skates.

Packet pick-up will be on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.


Awards will be presented to:

  • Overall Male/Female – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Overall Masters Male/Female – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • 1st Place in Age Group categories (10+Under through 65+ in 5 year increments)

Since Thanksgiving is all about family and friends we will award the group that shows the most "SPIRIT". Make sure to take advantage of our team discount--sign up 4+ and receive $5 off per team member.