Metro Water Planning District Hosts 12th Annual Water Drop Dash 5K on March 16, 2024 – Peachtree Qualifier Race Celebrates EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week

(ATLANTA – ) The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District announces the 12th Annual Water Drop Dash 5K at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA. This Peachtree Qualifier is a flat and fast course along the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 – 5K kicks off at 8 a.m.

Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA*

All race participants will enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on race day!
*Runners can participate virtually or in person.

Registration:  Runners and walkers can register at or in person at local Big Peach Running Co. stores. Advanced registration is $45 and ends March 15th. On the day of the event, registration increases to $50.

  • 5K – $45 and FUN RUN –  $15: Registration includes an official Water Drop Dash t-shirt, access to free photos from, access to great giveaways, activities, crafts, and more at the post-race Water Festival, and free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on race day.
  • GHOST RUNNER – $40 (just mail me the t-shirt)

Who: As many as 1,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate in the 2024 Water Drop Dash

What: The Metro Water District and the Chattahoochee Nature Center partner together each year to make the Water Drop Dash a fun and family-friendly way to learn about the importance of water conservation to our region.

Why: The Water Drop Dash is presented in celebration of the US EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week from March 18-24. Fix a Leak Week reminds homeowners to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks to save two valuable resources: water and money.

Since 2000, per capita water use in the metro Atlanta region has dropped by more than 30 percent. This could not be achieved without the help of individuals across our region taking simple steps like fixing leaks and replacing outdated toilets and faucets with WaterSense-labeled products. We can all do our part to save water. Every drop counts!

About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water Planning District)
The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which includes Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties. These plans conserve public water supplies, protect water quality and recreational value of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region. Learn more at


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