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Sunrise on the Square Road Race returns


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 02, 2022 - 7:18 PM

Sunrise on the Square Road Race returns

The Newnan Times-Herald

The annual Sunrise on the Square Road Race returns Saturday Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.

The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race is a local favorite, and has been held annually in Downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for 45 years.

The race begins in Downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes,” where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful, historic in-town neighborhoods and commercial district.

The race features a 5K USATF certified course (chipped timing), where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road race welcomes both runners and walkers of all skill levels.

This event is hosted by Main Street Newnan, in partnership to benefit Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club. The Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club works with hundreds of kids and teens to help them reach their full potential.

The club provides an environment where all youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover and develop. Programs focus on helping succeed in school, live healthy and become leaders.

Runners are encouraged to register prior to Aug. 12, which is the end date for early registration. Runners who register after this date are not guaranteed a race T-shirt. Runners may pick up their race day packets in advance on Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2 at Dragonfly Running Co. in Downtown Newnan from 2 to 6 p.m. Runners may also pick up their race day packets before the event begins on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, located at: 13 Lagrange St., 25 Lagrange St., 22 Spring St., 6 First Ave., 50 E. Broad St., 65 E. Broad St., 41 E. Washington St. and 22 E. Broad St.