Sun May 21, 2023 Alpharetta, GA 30005 US Directions
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The HACKER RUN 5k is in memory of Jeffrey Hacker, who passed away suddenly after a 5k in June 2019. Jeff was an avid supporter of his community in Forsyth County, as well as a runner and sponsor of many Forsyth County races. Jeffrey's wife, Kimberly, along with North GA Running Co. has high hopes of the Hacker Run 5k being a huge race each year to honor Jeff and keep his memory alive in the community where he was a proud member. LIVE LIKE JEFF! Donations from the race will be distributed the Humane Society of Forsyth County, which Jeff was passionate about supporting.

For my husband...Jeffrey honor of you today and every day. May we all aspire to be like you! Humble...Kind...Strong. 
~Kimberly Hacker


We have added a discounted No Shirt race registration option for the 5k (for Humans). Registrants who choose one of these discounted race options will NOT receive a race t-shirt BUT will receive a finisher medal. Participants who qualify WILL BE eligible to receive overall or age group awards.

The registration for the Doggie 5k is SOLD OUT. 

Participants are invited to bring their dogs to walk/run with them as long as the animals are vaccinated, on a leash 6 feet or less in length, non-aggressive, and in good physical condition. Registered dogs will receive a custom race bandana and a finisher medal. Humans will receive a medal and a long sleeve, super-soft tee! YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR DOG FOR THE DOGGIE DASH 5K TO RECEIVE A DOGGIE BANDANA AND A MEDAL FOR YOUR DOG. Dogs are welcome to participate in the event without registering, they just will not receive a medal and doggie bandana. 

Bring a donation (food, leashes, toys, beds, etc) for our local rescues and receive a treat bag for your pooch!


In order for your dog to receive an event medal and a doggie bandana, you must register your dog for the Doggie Dash 5k event. When registering your dog, you can use your email address, your dog's name and your dog's date of birth (or whatever date you would like). Dogs are welcome to participate in the event without registering, they just will not receive a medal and doggie bandana. 

Race Registration will be available (if not sold out) online or at the race location on race morning. You should allow enough time to stand in line to register by race time (registration closes 15 minutes before race start time).

Packet Pick Up:

Friday, May 19th from 12 PM - 5 PM at Big Peach Running Co - Cumming (5485 Bethelview Rd, Suite 430)

Saturday, May 20th from 12 PM - 5 PM at Big Peach Running Co - Cumming (5485 Bethelview Rd., Suite 430)

Race morning at race location starting at 7:45 AM

Packets for participants registered for the virtual events will be mailed after May 21st if not picked up during packet pickup. 

​Any race packets for in-person runners/dogs that are not picked up during packet pickup or on race day will be donated unless you contact us prior to race day.  

Race Times:

5k/Dog Dash 5k:  8:30 AM


All runners will receive a super soft short sleeve shirt, or upgrade to a tri-blend short sleeve hoodie, if registered before midnight on May 10h. Dogs registered for the Doggie Dash will receive a custom race bandana if registered before midnight on May 10th. After May 10th, shirts and bandanas are not guaranteed. 

Finisher Medals:

All runners & dogs will receive a finisher medal if registered before midnight on May 1st, 2022. After May 1st, medals are not guaranteed.

5k Awards (for humans):

Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 & up)
Top 3 male/female in each age group in 10-year increments starting with 10 & Under through 70 & Over.


Race Benefactor:  100% of the donations made through this page will benefit the Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC). The Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) is an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the people and pets of Forsyth County for over 46 years. Established in 1975, HSFC has adopted more than 26,000 animals into permanent, loving homes.

As the largest no-kill, non-profit humane center in Forsyth County, GA HSFC is dedicated to:
• Saving the county’s homeless cats and dogs
• Reducing pet over-population
• Educating our community about “responsible” pet ownership


Event will be held rain or shine.

Race routes are subject to change. 

*We will continue to monitor local and state COVID guidelines for events regularly and will update our procedures accordingly. Please check back for updates regarding this event as details are subject to change.*

**Any race packets for in-person runners that are not picked up during packet pick up or on race day will be donated.**


6365 Halcyon Way
Alpharetta, GA US 30005

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The Hacker Run 5k & Doggie Dash.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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