From Special Reports

This year’s edition of the Sunrise on the Square Road Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1.

This race is a local favorite. It has been held annually in Downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 25 years.

The race begins at 8 a.m. 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 /10K 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. Runners are given options to pursue a 5K route and/or a 10K route.

This event is hosted by Main Street Newnan, in partnership to benefit Communities in Schools of Coweta County. Communities in Schools provides services and support to students struggling to remain in school and graduate. The annual presenting sponsor of the Sunrise on the Square Road Race is Mike Fitzpatrick Ford. Other sponsors of the race include: Newnan Utilities, Dragonfly Running Company, Niagara Bottling, LLC, and Progressive Heating and Air.

Runners are encouraged to register prior to Aug. 17 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, Aug. 30 at Dragonfly Running Company in Downtown Newnan from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Runners may also pick up their race day packets before the event begins on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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