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Newnan to Hold 43rd Sunrise on the Square Road Race

The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road Race is a local favorite, and has been held annually in downtown Newnan on the Saturday before Labor Day for over 40 years.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a hybrid road race will take place this year. An in-person race will be held on September 5, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., in addition to a “Race at your place” edition. 

At the in-person race, runners will be released in waves to properly social distance. Chip timing is able to precisely measure your race results by registering your race chip as you run across timing mats located throughout the race course. Individual clocks start as soon as a runner passes over the mats located at the starting line, and likewise ends as they cross the mats at the finish line.

Race-at-your-place runners can participate (or just support) at their homes or their favorite running route. Both races’ runners will receive a race t-shirt.

The race begins in downtown Newnan and spans through “The City of Homes,” where runners will catch a glimpse of our beautiful, historic, in-town neighborhoods and commercial district. The race features a 5k USATF certified course (chipped timing), where runners will enjoy the diversity of terrain, including: long flat stretches, downhill, and uphill sections. The Sunrise on the Square Labor Day Road race welcomes both runners and walkers of all skill levels.

This event is hosted by Main Street Newnan, in partnership to benefit Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club. The Newnan-Coweta Boys & Girls Club works with hundreds of kids and teens to help them reach their full potential. The club provides an environment where all youth feel

safe and secure to dream, discover, and develop. Programs focus on helping them succeed in school, live healthily, and become leaders. The annual presenting sponsor of the Sunrise on the  Square Road Race is Mike Fitzpatrick Ford.

All runners must register by August 31, 2020.  For registration, please click here.

Free parking is available along downtown streets, and in the City of Newnan’s public parking lots, located at 13 Lagrange Street, 25 Lagrange Street, 22 Spring Street, 6 First Avenue, 50 East Broad Street, 65 East Broad Street, 41 East Washington Street, and 22 East Broad Street.