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Glow with the Flow

Dead Band Running


Saturday Oct. 28, 2017...7:00 pm

Mountain View Aquatic Center

2650 Gordy Pkwy

Marietta, GA 30066


The Day of the Dead is almost upon us, and the Pope High School Band has a 5K planned to gather up all of the ghouls.

Nothing too scary...just loads of fun.  Dress up in costume, or wear your running clothes...either way you'll be set and ready to go.

Entry Fee & Registration

Individual online entry is $30 (we'll have extras, but we can only guarantee your shirt & size if you register by 10/22)

Race day registration opens at 6:00 pm on race day at the race site and is $5 additional (shirts will be available while supplies last).

STUDENTS...whether you're in Kindergarten or College...save $5 off your entry...just bring an ID with you to pickup your bib.

Special shirt option...Don't want a long sleeve shirt...no problem...you can get a short sleeve instead...AND...they glow in the dark.


Event Beneficiary

Event proceeds help the Pope High School Band keep dues affordable and replace Bessie, our aging band truck.  She's on her last wheels, and we are a band on the move!  Come run (or walk) with us at our inaugural 5K and have some "Dead Band Running" fun!

Contributions are tax deductible and administered by the Pope Band Parents Association (PBPA), a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that exists solely to support the needs of the Pope High School Band program.  The IRS Tax ID is 58-1745105.

Take a minute, and check out the Pope Band Website.

Virtual 5K
Can't make it out to the event site on race day? 
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?

or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"

Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works:
1. Register for the Virtual division & Start Training
2. The week of the event you'll receive your bib via email
3. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
4. Submit your race time by end of race day
5. The day after the race results (Virtual division) will be posted online
6. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
7. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts, medals, and keepsake bibs; and put them in the mail.

Click here to register for the Virtual Race

Timing, Awards, & Goodies
We'll have


  • Chip timing
  • Awesome long sleeve race shirts (guaranteed to participants registered by 10/22)...AND...they glow in the dark.

Awards in the following categories:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master M/F
  • Overall Grand Master
  • Overall Senior Master
  • Top 3 in all the usual 5 year age groups 10 & Under - 75+


Groups & Teams
Yes, you can bring your friends, so grab people you know (or don't know).  Share your evening, and score a chance to win some additional awards.

 Need more info on how to get your group involved...check out the website  OR email our group coordinator

Finish Line & Course Entertainment
This event is for the Pope High School Band...So there is no way we're going to let people come and not have a chance to listen to some great music before, during, and after the race...so don't plan on rushing out when you're finished...we're going to have a great time.


Five Star 5K Championships & Turkey Trot

Free Entry into the Turkey Trot or Early Bird Races
All participants will be eligible for free entry into the Five Star Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day or the Early Bird Turkey Trot on the Saturday before Thanksgiving...check out the website for more details: 
www.fivestarturkeytrot.com

Five Star 5K Championships
Top finishers will earn a spot in the Five Star 5K championships to be held on 12/10. 
Check out the web page.


Event Courtesy Policy & Refund Policy
Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds. 

All registrations are final...we're sorry, but there are no transfers, deferments, or refunds.

Event Schedule
October 22 11:59 PM EDT - Deadline for guaranteed shirt & size
October 28 06:00 PM EDT - Race Day registration & check in
October 28 07:00 PM EDT - Race Starts