Speedway Children's Charities will play host to the Geranium Festival 5k Run on Saturday, May 1 in McDonough.

The Geranium Festival 5k Run will begin at the JC Penny of McDonough on Highway 20 West at 7:30 a.m. Runners will be provided an official event t-shirt and are invited to enjoy food, drinks and festivities following the run. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group.

Registration for the event is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event and proceeds will benefit Speedway Children's Charities, Atlanta Motor Speedway's in-house charitable organization. Runners can register online at www.GeorgiaRunner.com. Registration will begin on site at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

In addition to the Geranium Festival 5k run, a one-mile fun run and a Sunshine League Dash will be made available to those not interested in participating in a full 5k event. Each participant in the ages 10 and younger age group will receive a ribbon for participating.

The event is sponsored by Atlanta Heart Associates and WEKS 92.5 FM "The Bear" will be hosting a live broadcast at the event.

The Geranium Festival 5k Run will take place two weeks before the event's namesake, the 32nd-annual Geranium Festival in McDonough on Saturday, May 15. The free event celebrates locally-grown flowers and the community and takes place in McDonough Square.

For more information on the Geranium Festival 5k Run, contact Shaun Birindelli with SCC at 770-946-3980 or visit http://Atlanta.SpeedwayCharities.org.

A copy of the registration form is available here. 

For more information on Atlanta Motor Speedway or to purchase tickets to the track's summer racing series or Labor Day weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.