On August 13th, 2022, almost 1,000 runners gathered to compete in the 26th Annual Vinings Downhill 5K race. The Vinings Down Hill 5K course begins at the top of Mt. Wilkinson, winds around the Cumberland Mall area, and ends at the Lovett School (280-foot net drop).
Despite the name of the race, well, it’s “not quite” all down hill…there are 3 hills to climb throughout the race – at the half-mile mark, during the second mile and during the last half-mile. There are also 3 really amazing down hill sections that make up for those climbs!
There is also a Kids 1K Fun Run and a fun Doggie Dash & Costume Contest!
Our event includes a huge post race party at Vinings Jubilee with awards, music, great food and expo.
On January 25th, our race sponsors and 18 local children's charities were our guests for lunch where we handed out $90k in race proceeds in support of local community charities that improve the lives of children in need. See viningsdownhill5k.com for more information and photos.
Our race committee starts in February planning and meets weekly in addition to their own individual hours of work. 42 club members were on hand the day of the race, some from 5:30 to 10 am. Five members met to review grant applications for four hours. The number of hours committed to this community fundraiser is difficult to measure, but the end result has a huge impact on our community, not only for the funds raised for charity but the fellowship and fun everyone has participating.
|Lovett School -- a local private school parking lot is the finish line for our race. They also provide restrooms and water there.|