Now that we’re less than a week away from the Attack The Day 5K, it’s time for those heading outdoors on June 20 to lock in one of the most important elements of the 5K: your route!
With so many Bulldogs getting ready to wind through city streets, speed down walking paths or pound out 3.1 miles in the country, we started thinking about what our route will be. After some deliberation, we came up with this: five Classic City kilometers filled with UGA landmarks.
Start at The Arch and head south into campus. Pass by the Hunter-Holmes Building and hang a right at The Chapel, then left at Moore College (home of the UGA Honors Program), and you’ll go past the site of the first-ever home UGA football game, Herty Field.
As you go south, you’ll pass a number of School of Law and Terry College buildings before passing Park Hall. At this point, you may want to slow your pace a bit as you approach the Baldwin Street Steps, lest you end up with a medical bill approaching the legendarily frustrating landmark’s nickname.
Head down Sanford Drive and veer west as you pass the UGA Bookstore for a trip past Tate and the MLC. Cross Lumpkin Street (carefully) and make your way up Baxter Street, but fear not: you’re not climbing ALL the way up. Once you’re past Bolton, Lipscomb and Mell, turn left onto Cloverhurst Avenue and you’ll wind around past Creswell before turning onto University Court.
You’ve made it a mile! Keep going past O-House, down Cedar Street, up Ag Hill, then turn onto D.W. Brooks Drive. Travel south down the scenic path that starts between the Dance Building and the home of Air Force ROTC, Detachment 160, Hardman Hall. Wave at Warnell as you continue down DW Brooks Mall, also known as the South Campus Quad.
Turn left when you reach The Creamery, and head down Green Street past the Life Sciences Complex until you hit East Campus Road. Turn right, then right again onto Carlton Street, and once you reach Aderhold, you’ll have your second mile (and a little more than 3 kilometers) in the books!
There’s plenty to see on this stretch of the route: the Mary Frances Early College of Education, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Science Learning Center, Stegeman Coliseum. When you hit Sanford Drive, it’s time for the final stretch.
Turn right and you’ll pass the Georgia Center, Snelling and Myers Quad before you cross over Cedar Street. Wind around the last two bends in the route, and when you pass the scoreboard for the best stadium in college football, you’re done!
Our route winds through the heart of campus, but you can show off your Bulldog spirit wherever you are. Use a route-tracking app and you can put your Dawg fandom on the map, literally! Spell out UGA, draw The Arch, use your imagination, and most importantly, tag our social media accounts (@UGAalumni) with the result. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
There’s still time to sign up for our first-ever virtual 5K. Register today for the Attack The Day 5K!