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Come to the Ellijay & the North Georgia Mountains

for a run on a flat course

and support the Gilmer Christian Learning Center

at the Run for the Son 5K and Fun Run. 

Great race shirts and awards to the overall winners, masters overall, and the top 3 in all the regular 5 year age groups (10 & Under - 75+)

Registration fees

Tot Trot Closed

  1. Free
    Feb 8 - May 6

5K Closed

Registration closed
  • Individual 5K

    1. $25.00
      Feb 8 – May 2
    2. $30.00
      May 3 – May 6

Phantom Runner Closed

Registration closed
  • Get a shirt...And NOT run

    1. $25.00
      Feb 8 – May 2
    2. $30.00
      May 3 – May 6

Fun Run Closed

Registration closed
  • 1 Mile Fun Run

    1. $25.00
      Feb 8 – May 2
    2. $30.00
      May 3 – May 6

Event Beneficiary

All proceeds go to the Gilmer Christian Learning Center, A release Time program that works with public High School students in Gilmer County.

Race Shirts & Goodies

All participants registered by 4/29 are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size. All registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.


Awesome awards to the overall male & female winners, overall masters male & female winners, as well as all the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+)


Peachtree qualifying certified fast course through and around downtown Ellijay.

Teams & Groups


Do you have a family of 4? 

You can race for just $80 total.

Do you have a bigger group?

Grab your family, friends, coworkers, and random stangers off the street.  If you get a team of 10 together, you'll be able to race the 5K for just $22 each.  Not only do you save some get a chance to score some an awesome prize for the biggest team.  So...all schools, churches, youth groups, etc.  get together and come out.

Phantom Runners

Love the cause, but hate to run?


Maybe you'd love to be out there with everyone, but you're out of town on race day.

No can phantom run...all the benefits of participating (you get a shirt), and you don't have to sweat.

Five Star 5K Championship & Turkey Trot

All participants will receive FREE entry into the 2016 Five Star Turkey Trot. Top finishers will also earn a qualifying spot in the Five Star 5K Championships. See for full details.

Event Schedule

  • April 29 11:59 PM EDT - Last day to register with guarnteed shirt & size

  • May 6 3:00 AM EDT - Online Registration Closes

  • May 7 7:00 AM EDT - Day of Registration & Check in opens

  • May 7 8:00 AM EDT - Fun Run Starts

  • May 7 8:15 AM EDT - Tot Trot

  • May 7 8:30 AM EDT - 5K Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

First United Methodist Church, 75 McCutchen St, Ellijay, GA 30540, United States

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