Athens Sampler provides a great cross section of Athens' major attractions. At the beginning of the walk, you will find a series of interpretive panels that illustrate Athens' history.

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Athens Sampler

Year Round Walk

SN: 124849 - 2024 / Y3258

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start times: Dawn to Dusk

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB) only

where is the event

Athens, Georgia

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs


Step to the Beat

Town Halls / City Halls

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Clarke County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

Dudley Park is the Start Point and is open 365 Days per year and Dudley Park restrooms are always open. Athens is home to the University of Georgia. Check the UGA home games football schedule. We do not recommend doing this walk on a UGA football game day since parking and restaurant access is very difficult.The Cook and Brother Plaza at the Start Point has a series of kiosks highlighting Athens history and the history of the railroad in Athens. You will be glad you reserved a little extra time to review these kiosks. Both the 5k and the 10k provide an interesting sampler of downtown Athens, the Oconee River Greenway, and the University of Georgia. Both walks also qualify for the Rails to Trails, Walking with Amerca's Veterans, and Town Halls and City Halls special programs. Athens is the hometown of the University of Georgia (40,000 students) and three other colleges making it a classic college town. Because of this, there are numerous, high-quality restaurants serving a wide variety of regional, ethnic, and American food choices usually for very reasonable prices. Downtown Athens is quaint with a classic small town, American Main Street character. The University of Georgia is the oldest Land Grant College in the USA and the nation's first State Chartered College (1785)and is often referred to as the birthplace of Public Higher Education. The university's campus is one of the best examples of college landscape architecture in the nation. Spring, Summer, and Autumn are absolutely gorgeous at UGA.

conditions for the event

Rating: 2A, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

All Southeast Striders Walks are $4 for adults 18 and older. Children under 18 are free. Dudley Park restrooms are always open. Avoiding UGA Football Home Game Days is recommended .


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page or the maps phrase below, if provided by the club. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Dudley Park, 1177 East Broad Street, Athens, GA

The above maps phrase is only provided for planning purposes. The downloaded event directions provide detailed directions to the starting point and possible alternate start point locations. THERE IS NO PHYSICAL START BOX AT THIS LOCATION.

event sponsor

Southeast Striders Walking Club (AVA-0991)

Event website: southeaststriderswalkingclub.org

point of contact

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