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Pinecrest Academy to host third annual Paladin Pacer
Pinecrest Academy will host the third annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 27. Photo submitted

Pinecrest Academy will host the third annual Paladin Pacer 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 27. 

The 5K event is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. To accommodate all runners and walkers, the event will be held both on-site and virtually. A socially distanced start line will be part of this year’s on-site event.

RUNNING ON-SITE: Runners/walkers will be required to enter an estimated finish time when registering. This will provide an appropriate placement and approximate start time for participants' start of the race. It will also enable the event team to comply with social distancing guidelines for groups during a transitory event.

RUNNING VIRTUAL: Runners/walkers will have the opportunity to run/walk on their own between Feb. 26-28. To be included in the virtual results, participants must submit proof of finish time on the race registration website by Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Once all times are approved, results will be posted. The cost of the virtual race also includes a t-shirt and custom bib.


5K - 8:00 a.m.

Fun Run - 8:55 a.m.


5K - $25 until 11:59 p.m., Jan. 29; then $30

Fun Run - $15

Virtual Runner - $30



Participants may pick up their bibs on race day, starting at 7:00 a.m., in the Pinecrest Academy Upper School Gym (building to the right of the roundabout), located at 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.


Overall Male/Female and Top 3 Male/Female in each age group: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.


The course runs from Pinecrest Academy to South Forsyth High School and back. The course is mostly flat with a downhill finish.


All participants registered by Feb. 15 will receive a race t-shirt. Registrations on or after Feb. 16 will be subject to availability of shirts and will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.


Register through HERE.

Proceeds from the event benefit Pinecrest Academy's Annual Fund, supporting current and future students.