Registration is underway for the race that could make a strong argument for being the most business casual 5K and 10K in all of Gwinnett County.

How many other races have runners who wear business suit jackets and neckties while zooming up and down their courses after all?

The Gwinnett Chamber’s annual Button Down Dash 5K/10K will be held Aug. 10 in unincorporated Duluth. Registration is available at, but on-site registration will also begin at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the race.

“This Peachtree Road Race qualifier was created in an effort to help drive Gwinnett County toward becoming the healthiest community in Georgia,” chamber officials said in an announcement.

The event, which turns 8 this year, is presented by Gwinnett Medical Center but it will begin and end at the chamber office located next to the Infinite Energy Center at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

The 10K race will begin at 7:30 a.m. while the 5K is scheduled to kick off at 7:45 a.m. Participants will be running on portions of Sugarloaf Parkway and Satellite Boulevard.

Online registration is $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K, but those prices will increase to $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K on the day of the event. Chamber officials are encouraging participants to register by July 15 to guarantee they can receive a race T-shirt in their size.

While several runners do wear some article of business attire while participating in the Button Down Dash, it is not required.

But there is a “Tackiest Business Track Suit” award handed out along with the running awards. You know, just saying.

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