Water Drop Dash 5K Celebrates its 12th Anniversary on March 16 for EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week

ATLANTA, GA – The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District announces the 12th Annual Water Drop Dash 5K on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA. This is a flat and fast course along the banks of the Chattahoochee River presented in celebration of the national EPA WaterSense Fix a Leak Week 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.

Runners and walkers will have the option to participate in this Peachtree Qualifying race at Chattahoochee Nature Center or register for the virtual and ghost runner options. Virtual options are available for the 5K and Fun Run. All in-person runners will receive a finisher medal.

The race is held along a beautiful, flat, and scenic stretch of the Chattahoochee River, starting and finishing at Chattahoochee Nature Center. The Fun Run gets all ages outside on a one-mile course while learning about water conservation, too. The post-race Water Festival will be full of resources, giveaways, and activities from local water utilities and sponsors, along with free admission to the Nature Center on race day. All 5K registrants will receive a race number with a chip time that lets them qualify for the following year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race. 5K runners will also receive free race photos from True Speed Photo.

Tamara Kinmon, Senior Director of Events, Camp and Marketing for the Chattahoochee Nature Center, said, “We are collaborating with the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District on this fun event to help increase awareness about the importance of water conservation and the valuable resource the Chattahoochee River plays in the lives of all of us across the region. We look forward to celebrating the 12th Anniversary of the Water Drop Dash.”

“We are thrilled that the Water Drop Dash has become such a popular event,” said Sarah Skinner, manager for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. “It’s such a fun way to enjoy the amazing Chattahoochee Nature Center – while also bringing awareness to the importance of water conservation and EPA’s WaterSense Fix a Leak Week.”

Runners and walkers can register  at waterdropdash.com or in person at local Big Peach Running Co. stores. Advanced registration is $45. On the day of the event, registration increases to $50. Sponsorships are also available at www.waterdropdash.com/sponsors.

Editors: Photos can be found here.


About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is dedicated to developing a comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plan 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. This plan conserves public water supplies, protects water quality and recreational value of the waters and minimizes potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region. Learn more at www.northgeorgiawater.org.

About Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC)

Chattahoochee Nature Center’s (CNC) mission is to connect people with nature. Being outdoors is more important than ever to our community’s health and well-being. At CNC, visitors of all ages have 127 acres to safely explore and endless opportunities to connect with nature while learning about Georgia’s ecosystem. CNC features three ponds, six woodland and wetland trails, including a newly renovated 2,000-foot river boardwalk. We offer a space for quiet, reflective moments or more active options such as hiking, ziplining, or canoeing. CNC also offers programs involving rehabilitated native wildlife, horticulture, photography, art, and more. Our goal is to encourage life-long learning and demonstrate the important role nature plays in our daily lives. Visit our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org.