Preparations are well underway for the 16th Annual Run for the Son 5K. This year’s race will be held May 7th, 2022, and it will be in person at the Gilmer Scout Hut, and we will be offering a virtual option, too. We anticipate on of the largest crowds we have ever had, and we would love for you to join in on the fun! Our race is a beautiful, paved course which weaves by local landmarks like Harrison Park, Ellijay First United Methodist Church, and Historic Downtown Ellijay. If 5K races aren’t your speed, we also offer a one-mile Fun Run portion of the race before the 5K step off and a Tot Trot dash where every kid is a winner. Not able to run the day of the race, that is okay! You can run when and where ever you want as a Virtual Runner! As always, Phantom Runner slots are available for those who do not want to run but want to support the CLC and receive the Run for the Son t-shirt. We also offer team running. Each team will be competing to win the CUP OF LEGENDS ( goes to the team with the most registrants) or the CUP OF CHAMPIONS (goes to the team with the most race participants). We also offer the opportunity to sponsor the Run for the Son 5K. Sponsorship is a fantastic way to promote your business, church, or group within the community while supporting the Gilmer Christian Learning Center. Sponsorship entitles you to a lot of great perks that vary by sponsorship.

We look forward to seeing you at the 16th Annual Run for the Son 5K!

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Event details and schedule

Race day registration and packet pickup: Begins at 7:00AM

Fun Run: Starts at 8AM

5K Race: Starts at 8:30AM

Tot Trot: Starts at 9:20AM

Course: The race will start and finish at The Gilmer Scout Hut and will be a double loop.

Awards: Awards will be given to overall male/female, masters male/female and top three in 5-year age groups. 

Shirts and Goodies: Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by 4/22/22. Those who register after that date and on race day will receive shirts while supplies last. There will be plenty of refreshments.

Timing and Results: Finish line management provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to,

Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on. Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time. If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time. Sorry, no refunds.

Event Information

  Gilmer Scout Hut 75 McCutchen St., Ellijay, 30540, GA
}  May 07, 2022
  Saturday, 07:00 am to 05:00 pm

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