Silver Comet 10k

Saturday March 9, 2024 at 7:00am is the 26th Annual Silver Comet 10k !!  – a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier (Registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race opens March 15, 2024.)

Race Happens Rain or Shine!!  Please note… I am not aware of any sections of the course that flood in heavy rain so the trail should be all clear.  Just use caution on the boardwalk bridge over the East West Connector just before mile 4 as it may be slippery. 


The Silver Comet 10k continues to be the flattest and the fastest 10k in the metro! Come snag your best AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifying time!

Refunds/Deferrals: No refunds (per signed waiver when registering) and no deferrals. If you want the option offers insurance at the time of registration.

Race Day Registration:  Online registration is closed – the Silver Comet Half & Full have price increases on Sunday.

The rain is 50% now – so Register in person- $40 cash race day starting at 6:00 am. at Kroger 4875 Floyd Road.  Registration form to print HERE.

Packet Pick Up: Number pick up will begin at 6:00am race day in the lower parking lot (adjacent to the gas station) of Kroger – 4875 Floyd Road .

Altered Race Waiver: Yay!! You don’t need one this year!!!

Police: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT & EXCITING! Even with the limited size of race there WILL be police at road intersections. The race starts on the trail extension sidewalk ( in front of the Wendys) – across the street from Kroger. The course is certified on the trail extension sidewalk so you will stay on the sidewalk for the first .75 mile down to Wisteria, turn left on Wisteria, right on Brookwood sidewalk then right on the Silver Comet Trail. Officers will be at all major intersections.

Start – Timing: The race starts at 7:00am sharp on the sidewalk across the street from Kroger. Please cross Floyd at the NickaJack and Floyd road intersection (The crosswalk at the Kroger fuel and Walgreens) to avoid your timing chip from duplicate reads. Wait at the Regions Bank to be directed to start line. Please stay away from the start mat protected by cones. It will be a mass start. There will be chalk paint arrows marking the left on wisteria – the right on Brookwood and the right on the trail.

Results:  Posted live from the finish line as always.

Peachtree Qualification:  YES, if you run the official course during the specified time, you CAN use your time for Peachtree Qualification.

Awards & Shirts:  Top 3 Overall and top 3 Masters receive custom LillieGlass awards. All finishers receive t-shirt, homemade jelly or preserves, and the first 100 receive a finisher Medal.

Parking: Parking is allowed in the Kroger and Publix parking lots (4875 Floyd Road / NickaJack Road) – away from the stores – however, we recommend you be dropped off / picked up at the end – carpool! Concord Road Baptist Church and Floyd Road Baptist Church have volunteered their 15 person buses to shuttle anyone who can’t work out carpooling or transportation back to start line. The van will only carry 15 at a time so be prepared to wait.  Shuttles will pick up from the nickajack Elementary parking lot.

There will be no set up at the start line. T-shirts and post race goodies will be available at the finish line! If you park at the finish line please park at the School and not in the trail head parking lot.

Start and Finish Line Addresses: The start line address is: On the trail extension sidewalk across from Mableton Kroger: 4875 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126. The finish line address is: Silver Comet Trail Head: Mavell Road – at dead end past Nickajack Elementary School (4555 Mavell Road SE), Smyrna, GA 30082. Please remember the trail head is still operational and the trail is not closed – do not block or park in the parking lot.

The Route – Course: Please look at the course map and make sure you are familiar with the route.

Water Stops: We have our awesome South Cobb High School coaches and a soccer team students volunteering for each water stop – At mile 2 and 5. Bottled water, bananas and other goodies will be available at the finish line. Remember that part of your registration fee supports the South Cobb sports booster club!!

The trailhead bathrooms are open and available for use. The trailheads are marked on the course map.

Photographer: Race day photos by our hired photographer and volunteers are available for free download and will be posted HERE

I look forward to sharing the beautiful Silver Comet Trail with you, and properly celebrating the 26th Annual Silver Comet 10k !!!!  Thanks to each of you for helping me navigate and survive the challenges and changes my events have faced since Covid. The growth in Mableton and popularity of the Silver Comet Trail have forced some change but I made the necessary adjustments and recertified both the 10k & full and half marathon courses last year. I also donated $2200 to the South Cobb Booster Club (your amazing volunteers) in support of their athletic programs for 2024!!


Mark your calendars now and sign up for the 24th Silver Comet Half Marathon and 12th Annual Marathon on October 26, 2024! (Registration is open on

Share with your friends, running groups, and family! Please follow us on Instagram and like our pages on Facebook and we will see you running & walking March 9, 2024!

I’ll see you running!

Dana Greene

Race Director

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