ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2018 – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will host the tenth annual Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K, a family and dog-friendly run/walk event, this Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
Beginning at Rhodes Hall, Atlanta’s “Castle on Peachtree,” the race will wind through the creepy twists and ghoulish hills of one of Atlanta’s oldest and most boo-tiful neighborhoods, Ansley Park. “This course will allow participants to pass by some of Atlanta’s most historically significant houses,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of The Georgia Trust. “These homes represent the work of some of Atlanta’s most notable architects of the time.”
To celebrate the race’s 10th anniversary, the Trust is offering half off its regular entry fee with the coupon code HAUNTED. Registration is available at www.active.com. All proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
After the race, participants will enjoy a post-race party featuring an array of goodies including complimentary barbecue sandwiches from LowCountry Catering, a race shirt, delicious refreshments, and a self-guided tour of Rhodes Hall. Awards will be given to the top three overall finishers and the top three male and female racers in each age group, as well as first stroller and first canine finisher.
The run/walk event will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Rhodes Hall, located at 1516 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. For more information or to register, call 404-885-7812 or visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org. Please note: Dogs must be well behaved, leashed and under their owner’s control at all times.
About Rhodes Hall
One of the last remaining mansions that once lined Peachtree Street, Rhodes Hall was built in 1904 for furniture magnate Amos Giles Rhodes and his family. Rhodes Hall is now the headquarters for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and is operated as a historic house museum. Every Halloween from 1984 to 1992, Rhodes Hall became the perfect setting for one of Atlanta’s most popular haunted houses. Today its haunted atmosphere has given way to sparkling interior and exterior details.
About the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Founded in 1973, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country’s leading statewide, nonprofit preservation organizations. The Trust works for the preservation and revitalization of Georgia’s diverse historic resources and advocates their appreciation, protection and use.
The Georgia Trust generates community revitalization by finding buyers for endangered properties acquired by its Revolving Fund and raises awareness of other endangered historic resources through an annual listing of Georgia’s “Places in Peril.” The Trust recognizes preservation projects and individuals with its annual Preservation Awards and awards students and young professionals with academic scholarships, the Neel Reid Prize and Liz Lyon Fellowship. The Trust offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children, provides technical assistance to property owners and historic communities, advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts, and manages two house museums in Atlanta (Rhodes Hall) and Macon (Hay House).