Spark the Conversation 5K 2023

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Marist School: 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, United States

Running, Other endurance, Distance running, 5K


  • Live 5k - Running/Walking Individual or Team - Individual or Team - Ages 18+
  • Live 5k - Running/Walking Individual or Team - Student - 18yrs and younger
  • Live 5k - Running or Walking - Ages 10 and Under (Free) - Live 5k - Running or Walking - Ages 10 and Under (Free)
  • Virtual 5k - Virtual 5k - Running / Walking
  • Donation Only - Donation Only
  • Donation Only - Donation Only
  • Donation Only - Donation Only


The Spark the Conversation 5K 2023 is a great race day experience and supports a mission to promote mental health awareness among teens and young adults. The race takes place at the 5k course of one of the top high school cross country programs in the state, winding through the woods around the campus of Marist School, finishing on the lower fields by Nancy Creek. 

Your support goes to Heads up for Harry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young adults affected by mental illness, and their loved ones, find the resources and support they need. The organization, started in 2018, works with local schools and other organizations to share a message with young adults about how to talk openly about mental health, mental illness, and how to support each other in our mental health journeys.

You will also have the opportunity to fundraise for Heads Up for Harry as a participant in the race, securing sponsors to support you as you race.

Free T shirt with registration. Must be registered by September 10th to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Rain or shine/no refunds

Event details and schedule


7:30am: Registration and Packet pick up

8:15am: Line up at THE START

8:25am: Welcome

8:30am: START TIME



Parking will be available at the on-campus parking lot directly adjacent to the race starting location. When you come into campus, continue straight while the fields are on your right. Parking lot will be towards the back of campus past main buldings. 



Race bibs will be available near the parking lot and adjacent to the starting point before the race, starting at 7:30am. Tshirts, water, and snacks will be available post-race near the finishing line


Unfortunately, due to campus rules, dogs are not allowed on the 5k course. 

Families welcome. Strollers are unlikely workable due to this being a grass / woods trail and NOT A PAVED ROAD

Day of walk ups will be allowed but not guaranteed a t-shirt

FREE: 10 year olds and under

Organised by

Heads up for Harry

588 Angier Avenue Northeast, Atlanta

Phone: 4045900199

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