Downtown Dozen 5K & 10K

Not satisfied with the typical race or walk for charity? The Downtown Dozen offers runners of all skill levels the chance to not only challenge their hearts, lungs, and legs, but also their stomachs.  Nothing is better than a dozen hot and fluffy donuts...and now that delectable treat is available for the small price of a little calorie churning run.

A lighthearted spin on the usual race, the Downtown Dozen is a 5K and 10K with racers running the majority of the race through the streets of downtown Augusta.  The twist comes in the middle of the course where participants will stop to eat donuts as quickly as possible before racing to the finish.  For those who can’t stand the thought of donuts and running (you really should give it a try), there is an option to run the race as normal and enjoy your box of donuts after the dust settles at your own pace. 

This race is geared for everyone. Young or old, fitness-minded or sugar-hungry, serious runner or fun-seeking enthusiast, the Downtown Dozen has a place for you! The donuts will be hot, the field will be hungry, the course will be set, and all that’s left is for you to sign up today!

Race Concept

A unique and fun race that aims to bring together the community of Augusta in support of Children’s Hospital of Georgia. More than a race, the Downtown Dozen is an unforgettable experience.

March 10th, 2018 at 8:30

Check-In & Packet Pick Up will be from 7:30 to 8:15 that morning. Racers not checked-in by 8:15 may not be able to run the race!

The race will start at First Presbyterian Church at 7th Ave and Telfair Street (642 Telfair Street) at 8:30!

Please arrive on time to warm up your legs (and your stomach) and to find the starting line. The Downtown Dozen is a Rain or Shine event.

Parking: You may park in the James Brown Arena Parking Lot or on open street parking near the church. We encourage carpooling as well!  

Date & Time


Race Number Pick-up


Race numbers can be picked up the morning of the race between 7:30am - 8:15am at the race start. Please arrive with plenty of time before the race.

Racers not checked-in by 8:15 may not be able to run the race!

Course Info

The course takes participants through downtown Augusta (hence the name) and offers racers a chance to enjoy the scenic old town feel that Augusta offers. This flat course allows racers of all levels to have a great time while enjoying the festivities on Broad St.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the course for both the 5K and the 10K.

Prizes & Awards


All participant will receive the annual Downtown Dozen T-shirt with race entry (must register by 3/1/18). Shirts will be distributed at Race Number Pick-up and after the race. Additionally, all racers will receive our Downtown Dozen Race Packet with various local discounts and goodies!


Prizes will be given to the top male and female finishers in each category! 

Water Stations

Water stations will be located throughout the race and at the finish line.

10K runners will run this loop twice, eating the donuts on the SECOND lap!

10K runners will run this loop twice, eating the donuts on the SECOND lap!