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It's that time of year again,

and the dogs are loose

at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville.

On September 23 you'll have a chance to Help the dogs out by participating in the 2nd annual 5K & Fun Run.  Tech shirt, Overall & age group awards, dog friendly, music, fun, loads of great stuff will be waiting for you after you finish a super fast 5K course.

Registration fees

5K Closed

  1. $25.00
    Jul 11 - Sep 23

0K Closed

Don't want to run...bring a chair and watch.

  1. $25.00
    Jul 11 - Sep 23

Fundraising 5K Closed

Free entry when you raise $200 online through pledges.

  1. Free
    Jul 11 - Sep 23

Zero K

Not ready for a 5K?  Try the 0K!  Yup…you read it right…a 0K.  Bring a lawn chair and set up at the finish line and enjoy the show as all the runners head out and return all sweaty.  We'll provide you with a race shirt and a number…no awards though.

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from the event go to the Dawson County Humane Society, a NO kill shelter dedicated to finding homes for the homeless dogs & cats in Dawson County.

Raise Money & Race for Free...Fundraising 5K

We've put together a way for you to race for free, and help the humane society even more!  Register for the Fundraising 5K, which has a $0.00 entry fee.  Then just raise a minimum of $200, and your entry fee is covered.

We'll give you all the tools you need to make it work.  When you arrive on race day, you check in like normal, and if you've met your minimum, then you're all set.  If you're under $200, then you'll either take care of the difference, or pay the $25 entry fee.

Entry Fee & Registration

Registration for the 5K is $25, and participants that are registered by 9/17 are guaranteed a race shirt in their size. Registrations after that will receive a shirt while supplies last.  Race day registrations are welcome for $5 additional.


We may be racing in North Georgia but this course is Pretty flat & Super fast!  So whether you're coming out to set a PR, or just coming to get your glow on, you're guaranteed to have a good time!

Awards, Goodies, & festival

We have awards in the following catagories:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master's M/F (40 Years +)
  • Overall Grand Master M/F (50 Years +)
  • Overall Sr. Master M/F (60 Years +)
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+. 

Awesome race shirts (guaranteed in your size if you register by 9/17, afterwards they're available while supplies last. 

The fun doesn't end when you cross the finish line...the Humane society has loads of things lined up to make it a great day.

-Dog Show

-Chick-Fil-A Cow

-Jumpy Houses

-Dog Demonstrations

-Pet adoption

-Face Painting


Have a dog that likes to run?

It's a Dog's Day at the park.  You can bring your pooch to run the 5K or sit with you during the 0K.  We'll be handing out awards to the fastest dogs too! 

Groups & Teams

Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and participate as a team…you can score a great discount, and nothing will replace the additional fun.

5+...Save 10%


11+…Save 15%


21+…Save 20%


51+…Save 25%


100+…Save 30%

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for:

  • FREE entry into the Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot or the Early Bird Turkey Trot (11/18).
  • Top finishers will also have the opportunity earn a spot in the championships to be held on Dec 10, 2017. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website for details.

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final...We're sorry, but their are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will go rain or th event of lighting or other dangerous conditions, the event would be cancelled.

Event Schedule

  • September 17 11:59 PM EDT - Last day to register for guaranteed shirt

  • September 23 8:00 AM EDT - Race Day Check In Opens

  • September 23 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

Rock Creek Park & Recreation, Martin Road, Dawsonville, GA, United States

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