About Our Event
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When: Saturday October 26, 2013
Where: Intersection of W. King St. and
Selvidge St. in downtown Dalton, GA
Time: Half Marathon – 8:00 AM
5K – 8:00 AM
2K – Approximately 10:30 AM (Immediately following Half Marathon Awards)
Entry Fee: Half Marathon – $50 until Sep. 28, 2013 and $65 after
5K – $25 until Sept. 28, 2012 and $30 after
2K -$10 until Sept. 28, 2012 and $15 after

Runner Packet Pickup

Friday, October 25, 2013

Noon – 6pm

Bradley Wellness Center

1225 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 278-9355

Race Day Packet pickup will be in the area of the Start/Finish Line on W. King St. at the following times:

  • Half Marathon – 6:30AM – 7:30AM
  • 5K – 6:30AM – 8:00AM
  • 2K – 6:30AM – 8:00AM then again 10:30AM – 11:30AM

IMPORTANT NOTE: We apologize for the inconvenience but due to security concerns we will not have a bag drop off and would like for bags to NOT be left unattended.

Mile markers will be at every mile along the Half Marathon and 5K course.
There will be water stations, motivation stations and porta toilets along both Half Marathon and 5K courses
There will be Spirit Awards for yards that display the most spirit on the Half Marathon course.

*Shirts are not guaranteed on Race Day to those that register after Sept. 28.
(Shirts will be mailed ASAP)

The Course

Flat, fast and certified.  Mile Markers, timing clocks, medical support at the start, along the course and finish and enthusiastic support to carry you through along the way!


-Before the Corner of Thornton Ave and Waugh St. for 5K and Half Marathon (Half twice, on the way out and back) courtesy of First Baptist Church.
-500 S. Thornton Ave in front of and courtesy of First Methodist Church.
-300 Tibbs Road in front of and courtesy of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
-510 South Tibbs Rd. in front of and courtesy of Christ Presbyterian Church.
-865 Shugart Rd in front of and courtesy of Academy Sports.
-1006 Professional Blvd. on Thornton Ave in front of Value Rite Pharmacy before Hamilton Memorial courtesy of Pleasant Grove Methodist.


  • You must be in good health and prepared to take on the challenges of a Half-Marathon, 5K or 2K Fun Run
  • Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome and encouraged
  • Strollers, head phones are welcome but caution is urged
  • You must show photo ID to pick up your race number at the Expo
  • You must be able to complete the 13.1 mile/Half-Marathon Course in four hours
  • Race numbers are required to participate Walkers Welcome!


Age Group Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all Age Groups in the Half Marathon, 5K and 2K in addition to:

First Place Overall Male and Female

First Place Overall Male and Female Masters (40-50)

First Place Overall Male and Female Grand Masters (50+) No duplication of awards

Half Marathon Age Groups
0 – 19, 20 – 24, 25-29, 30 – 34, 35-39, 40 –44, 45-49 , 50 – 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+

5K Age Groups 0 – 10, 11-14, 15-19, 20 – 24, 25-29, 30 – 34, 35-39, 40 – 44, 45-49 , 50 – 54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+

2K Age Groups 0-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13 and over

Half Marathon and 5K runners will be allowed and encouraged to run the 2K with family members at no charge.

Liberty Tree BBQ & Music Festival

Georgia’s Liberty Tree is a descendant of America’s last original colonial-era Liberty Tree, a symbolic gathering place of the Sons of Liberty during the American Revolution. The 2 day festival features activities and inflatables for children, crafts, food vendors, a beer garden and live music from local groups and headliner Fastball. Starting Saturday at 12:00 pm.

Fastball Concert – 7:00 pm