Main Street Newnan Road Race

Are you ready for Sunrise on the Square?


Main Street’s annual Sunrise on the Square road race is Saturday in downtown Newnan. The One Mile Walk/Run begins 7:45 a.m., followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. There will be a short “Tot Trot” following the race. 

Dust off those running shoes.

Main Street Newnan is continuing its Labor Day weekend traditions with the annual Mike Fitzpatrick Ford Sunrise on the Square Road Race on Saturday. The race follows Main Street merchants’ annual sidewalk sale today.

The One Mile Walk/Run will begin at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. There will be a short “Tot Trot” following the race.

Runners will gather on West Broad Street near the Newnan Carnegie Library for the start of the race. The race course will continue to Newnan High School and through historic neighborhoods and then finish at the Court Square. Beverages and light refreshments will be available for race participants.

The entry fee is $20 for runners if received in advance and $25 on race day. Online registration is available at and applications are available at .

Participants registered in advance are guaranteed a T-shirt. Pre-registered participants may pick up their registration packet today between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from the City of Newnan’s Business Development Department, located at 6 First Ave., Newnan GA 30309.

Today, downtown merchants will host the Annual Sidewalk Sale from 9-5 p.m. There will be deals galore. Vendors will be on the square with handmade, homemade, and homegrown products.

Free public parking is available along downtown streets and in the numerous off-street lots located on the corner of LaGrange Street and Spring Street, First Avenue and Spring Street, East Broad Street near Perry Street and East Washington Street and Perry Street.

As with all Main Street events, this event will held rain or shine.

For more information visit or call 770-253-8283.

Also, school is now back in full swing and Newnan High’s Homecoming is just around the corner. The school is inviting downtown Newnan businesses to participate in the Homecoming window painting. The Homecoming football game is Sept. 26, with the traditional parade and pep rally set for Thursday, Sept. 25. 

Windows may be painted beginning the week of Sept. 15 and will be judged on Sept. 22, said Phyllis Hall, assistant principal for the ninth grade at Newnan High School. Cleanup will be done the weekend after the game. 

The theme for this year’s NHS Homecoming festivities is “Beyond Ordinary.” The sub themes are: Seniors – Superheroes; Juniors – Supernatural; Sophomores – Myths and Legends; and Freshmen – Movie Magic. 

Hall asks for businesses that would like to participate in the window painting to email her at and the school will assign a club/group to paint. Chris Cain, sponsor of the NHS student government, will be in charge of assigning clubs/groups to paint.

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