The 2015 Refuge Run will take place in Atlanta Georgia on Saturday, April 18th at 8:30 a.m. and host more than 500 runners for a 5K Peachtree Qualified Road Race and head through a course with rolling hills in one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhood.



**Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at midnight. Walk up at City of Refuge on April 19 at 7:30 a.m.

2014 Refuge Run 5K
Team Captains

2014 Refuge Run 5K
Race Fees

For participant inquiries please email us at Seth@cityofrefugeatl.org

Event Info


The 2015 Refuge Run will take place in Atlanta Georgia on Saturday, April 18th at 8:30 a.m. and host more than 500 runners for a 5K Peachtree Qualified Road Race and head through a course with rolling hills in one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. Participants will be able to receive a unique look at a neighborhood in need of restoration and be given the opportunity to participate in meaningful volunteer activities in the neighborhood after the race. In addition runners will be given the opportunity to raise financial support for the life giving programs of City of Refuge. The start and finish will take place at City of Refuge located at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.

Run, Raise and Restore
Racers are also eligible to raise money for City of Refuge through social media outlets. Register as a Racer and a fundraiser to receive information and tips on how to raise money for City of Refuge. Prizes and awards will be given to those who raise the most.
Runners are eligible to participate in a meaningful Volunteer Day directly after the post-race celebration. Many acts of service in the surrounding neighborhood will be planned. Please answer yes to the volunteer drop box on the registration form. Enjoy your time restoring the neighborhood with us.

Refuge Run Streaker Program
Keep the Streak Going!
In 2013, the first annual Refuge Run started with just under 300 participants. These participants are eligible to come back and join the Streaker Program. The Streaker Program celebrates runners that have completed every Refuge Run. Now in its 3rd year, the Refuge Run is happy to celebrate those special runners that keep their streak going!

What is the Refuge Run Streaker Program?
A program designed to recognize runners who have participated in every Refuge Run and is registered for the 2015 Refuge Run. The following are the benefits for the 2015 Streakers:

-Feature on Refuge Run Website
-Special Packet Pick-up Line
-Unique Race Bib

What do I have to do to make sure I am a Refuge Run Streaker?
If you have participated in every Refuge Run you are eligible to be a Streaker. All you need to do is register for the 2015 Refuge Run by April 15, 2014.

Contact us with your information including name and email and we will confirm your Streaker status.

January 30, 2015 – Online Registration Begins
April 15, 2015 – Online Registration Ends
April 18, 2015 – See Right
6:30 a.m. – Race Volunteers report to City of Refuge
7:30 a.m. – On site registration begins
8:30 a.m. – 5K Refuge Run Begins
9:30 a.m. – Post Race Celebration and Awards
10:00 a.m. – Volunteer Service Day begins



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Results and Awards


All participants that complete Refuge Run will be eligible to receive an age group award for placing in the top 3 in their age group.
All age group awards will be mailed to the address listed on the participant’s registration 6 to 8 weeks after the race.

Custom designed plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age groups for both men and women.

Please note that all age group awards are based on chip time, NOT gun time.

2014 Refuge Run 5k Images

Refuge Run 5K Overall Results

Refuge Run 5K Age Group Results
Age Group Breakdown:
9 and under
60 plus

Get Involved


Be A Part of the Fun without Running a Step.

Experience the excitement, reunite with old friends, make new friends, give back to the community. Whatever your interest is, we have something for you.

Positions are available on race day as well as at the Volunteer Work Day.
Volunteer registration will begin in January 2015. After that time, Click here to see the list of available jobs and to sign up.

Do you have a group interested in volunteering? We would love to have you join the fun.

Contact Seth Lingenfelter, Race Director for more information.
Road Closure
Once the Race Course is determined the Road Closures will be listed on this page.




1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314




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city-of-refugeOur Site | Our Mission

A Neighborhood in Crisis — Where People Still Hope

The City of Refuge is a non-profit organization dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community.
Our community zip code is 30314. It is a community in crisis but also a community with hope and resilience. Despite overwhelming social challenges, numbers and need, City of Refuge finds hope every day in this neighborhood. That is not only because we remain committed to our neighbors, but they are committed to us, offering themselves as both models of transformation and returning here to help others in need once their lives are restored to paths of health and independence.
The mission of City of Refuge is to bring light, hope and transformation to Atlanta’s last, lost and least.
This may sound like an impossible task. But spend a day walking our streets and talking to those who call City of Refuge their home, their place of work and their place of service, and you’ll start to see that miracles can and do happen here.

City of Refuge is integrated into the fabric of a community where problems are pervasive, needs are enormous but “strength, hope and light endure. The work here benefits people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and perspectives:

For area residents,

City of Refuge is a place to draw “light, hope and transformation.”

For volunteers,

It is a place to know firsthand the challenges of the “last, lost and least.”

For anyone else,

It is a community that provides shelter from the storm, warmth from the cold, an oasis from the desert.

City Of Refuge is a place "where good works" to effect positive, lasting, meaningful, tangible, transformational change in the lives it touches -- whoever they may be and from wherever they may come, rich or poor.
We provide resources that arrest crisis, restore self-respect and transition individuals and their families back on the road to independence and positive social engagement with life-building tools to individuals and families in Atlanta who are living on the margins. Our services span multiple areas of need – from food, clothing and shelter to job training, placement, housing, healthcare and education. Our goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change.
Our Background
In 1970, an Atlanta organization called “Mission Possible” started up a feeding program in downtown Atlanta. It grew in scope and reach over the years serving some of the city’s neediest individuals and families and by 1997 it was re-incorporated as CITY OF REFUGE. In 2003, City of Refuge was donated a 200,000+ sq ft warehouse on an eight acre tract on Joseph E. Boone Blvd, in the heart of a neighborhoods that continues to face tremendous challenges and where the need for relief from crisis is acute. The relocation of City of Refuge to this space enhanced the organization’s profile and has allowed it to expands it service offering and reach out to more people, offering them not only a refuge from crisis, but a place to restore their health and self-respect and transition into lives of personal responsibility, value and independence. Such transformation remains the preeminent, lasting goal we have for any individual whose life we touch.