Fast Pace Race 5K/10K/1 mile with Special Guest Dick Beardsley

Saturday October 29th, 2022

Cumming, GA

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JOIN US for the 14th annual FAST Pace Race 5K/10K/1K.  

Can't be at the race on the 29th?  No problem!  You can choose our virtual option and run on your own.

RUNNING VIRTUAL:  you will have the opportunity to run a 5K or 10K on your own between October 30th and November 13th.  To be included in the VIRTUAL RESULTS, participants must submit proof of finish time on race registration website by Wednesday, November 16th @ 11:59pm.  Once all times are approved the results will be posted.  The cost of the virtual race includes a Tshirt, custom bib, die cast finishing medal and autographed card from Carrie. 


Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in American men today. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. On Saturday October 30, 2021, Forsyth Area Striders Team (F.A.S.T.), along with the Prostate Condition Education Council (PCEC), is proud to present the 13th annual FAST PACE RACE. This event, and its proceeds, promotes awareness and provides education regarding the importance of screening and early detection.

Physicians and staff for Georgia Urology will also offer FREE prostate cancer screening exams during the event.

Event details and schedule
COURSE DESCRIPTION: We're Famous for our half-mile downhill start and finish on both 5k and the 10K courses! These courses were designed by runners, for runners. Both the 5K and 10K are chip-timed, point-to-point runs with an overall elevation drop to the finish line. The 5K faster than fast course will produce many memorable PRs and the 10K/5K with their exciting downhill finishes will boast many Peachtree Road Race qualifying times for 2021!  We are now proven to be Metro Atlanta's fastest 5k.

FREE PRE-RACE Presentation with Dick Beardsley on Thursday, October 27th: 

Please join the Fast Pace Race staff for a pre-race presentation with Dick Beardsley at the Cumming Fairgrounds under the COVERED ARENA from 7:00 till 8:30pm on Thursday, October 27th (Light snack and water will be provided).  You will get to hear Dick's compelling life story and about how he became one of the most famous runners in the world....by losing a race.

Packet pickup will be available before the presentation, from 4:00 to 6:40pm, under the same covered arena inside the Cumming fairgrounds and Friday packet pickup will to be determined.  

Race Website: http://fastpacerace.org


Pickup your packet on Thursday, October 27th, before the presentation 4:00pm-6:55pm under the covered arena at the Cumming Fairgrounds 235 Castleberry Rd. Cumming, GA 30040 and Friday, October 28th to be announced.  

Race day packet pickup opens at 6:30am inside the Cumming Fairgrounds under the covered arena.


Advanced technical fiber t-shirts are available in Men's or women's fitted cut for early registrations. Please note, the women's fitted shirt tends to be on the small size. Women who prefer a looser fit should request a Men's shirt. 


Parking will be available in the Cumming Fair Grounds Gate B or Lot 1. The fairgrounds will be the staging/finishing area with parking for approximately 2000 cars and ample restrooms attached to the arena.

ARRIVE ON TIME & be prepared to set a PR:

DON'T FORGET! Because this is a point-to-point course, you should arrive EARLY to be shuttled to the start. Buses for the 1-mile trip to the start line begin boarding at 7:00 am from the Fairgrounds and will end at 7:45 am. 5k and 10k begin promptly at 8:00 am. BUS SERVICE MAYBE IMPACTED BY COVID-19. However maps will show multiple walking routes to the start line.


Since we are a point to point race and it can be cool in October we will provide a bag check at the start line for warm up clothing, jackets and such to be transported back to the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds.


The start line is approximately one mile from the fairgrounds. We will offer buses to transport runners/walkers to the starting line from 7:00 am - 7:45 am, or participants may choose to walk/run to the start via sidewalks. COVID-19 could limit bus capacity so arrive in time. 

COVERED ARENA POST RACE: 10k and 5k races finish in front of the Cumming Fairgrounds on Castleberry Road .Post-race food, beverages and ample restrooms will be available just over the Castleberry foot bridge. Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and Age Group awards (Male/Female in 5-year increments) will be provided to the top 3 finishers for both the 5k and 10k. All finishers will receive finishing medals. 1 mile fun run stays 100% within the fairgrounds. DUE to COVID-19 all pre and post race activities will be moved under the large covered arena in an open air, but covered area allowing more than ample room for social distancing.


Georgia Urology is the largest urology practice in Atlanta and the Southeast.. Comprised of 45 of Atlanta's top urologists, they provide comprehensive urologic care to men, women and children in over 30 convenient office locations through out the Atlanta metro area. 

DIRECTIONS from EXIT 14 GA400 to Fairgrounds:

Starting from Buford Hwy/GA-20 W at GA-400 Exit 14 1 Head northwest on Buford Hwy/GA-20 W toward Atlanta Rd/GA-20 W/GA-9 N - go 0.2 mi 2 Turn left at Atlanta Rd/GA-9 S - go 0.2 mi 3 Turn right at Hutchinson Rd (At light beside KFC) - go 0.6 mi 4 Turn right to stay on Hutchinson Rd - go 0.4 mi 5 Turn right at Castleberry Rd - go 0.9 mi Destination (Cumming Fairgrounds) will be on the left Parking at Gate B in the Fairgrounds Total: 2.2 mi from 400.


Race Distances

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Start Location

235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA

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