Old Soldiers Day Race and Parade
August 5, 2017
Race: 7:00 a.m.
Parade festivities: 9:15 a.m.
Throughout Downtown Alpharetta
This is a rain or shine event
The Old Soldiers Day Parade began years ago as a tribute to veterans of the war between the states. The parade has become an annual celebration for veterans of all wars. The day will kick off at 7 a.m. with the 8K road race at Wills Park, followed by the parade throughout downtown Alpharetta. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road at the end of the parade.
Old Soldiers Day Road Race
Wills Park (behind the pool)
Old Milton Parkway
The Old Soldiers Day race is now an 8k with chip timing and finish line surprises. Early race fee is $24 per person and includes a keepsake race t-shirt. Race-day registration begins at 6 a.m. in the parking lot behind the City Pool at Wills Park. Race day registration is $30 per person. For more information, call 678-297-6100 or email [email protected] .
Old Soldiers Day Parade
Band, Memorial Service, Program and Parade
9:15 a.m. Band / 10 a.m. Program / 10:30 a.m. Parade
Alpharetta City Hall
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta’s historic parade marches on as a tribute to all Veterans of All Wars. Nearly 150 units with floats, marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns – an of course, candy! The City band will begin on Roswell St at 9:15 a.m., the Memorial service at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. To view the parade, the Grandstand will be on Roswell Street. You may also bring a chair or a blanket and head south on Roswell Street for the parade; or take a right onto Old Milton Parkway from Roswell Street. The parade ends at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road where there will be free hotdogs, drinks and lots of activities.
Old Soldiers Day Parade and Race Video