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$35 - $40
$30 - $35 8:00AM EST
Events: 5K 5K-No Swag


$40 - $45
$35 - $40 8:30AM EST
Events: 10K 10K-No Swag

Espresso Challenge

$60 - $65
$55 - $60 8:00AM EST
Events: Espresso Challenge Espresso Challenge-No Swag

Virtual Events

$30 - $40 8:00AM - 8:30AM EST
Events: Virtual 5K Virtual 10K Virtual Espresso Challenge

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Rock Creek Park
445 Martin Rd
Dawsonville, GA US 30534


Cold crisp mornings are a regular thing…come by Rock Creek to watch a beautiful sunrise and enjoy a Flat & Fast 5K/10K

We'll have the 5K, starting at 8:00 AM & the 10K will start at 8:30 AM.  We'll have Finisher Coffee Cups, a Long Sleeve Shirt, and great award medals for the Top 3 Overall M/F, Top 3 Overall Masters M/F, Top 3 Overall Grand Master M/F, Top 3 Overall Senior Master M/F, and the Top 3 in the 5 year age groups (10 & under - 75+). What a great way to start the day with a RUN & DEFINITELY COFFEE!  Join us live or virtual; virtual packages will be shipped 1/30/24.

This is a Favorite and will sell out FAST so make sure to sign up for your finisher mug TODAY!

Entry & Registration Fees

Preview Registration: (ends 9/23/2023)

  • 5K:  $25
  • 5K-No Swag:  $20
  • 10K:  $30
  • 10K-No Swag:  $25
  • Espresso Challenge:  $50
  • Espresso Challenge-No Swag:  $45
  • Virtual 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 10K:  $30
  • Virtual Espresso Challenge:  $45

Early Bird Registration (ends 10/23/2023)

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K-No Swag:  $25
  • 10K:  $35
  • 10K-No Swag:  $30
  • Espresso Challenge:  $55
  • Espresso Challenge-No Swag:  $50
  • Virtual 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 10K:  $35
  • Virtual Espresso Challenge:  $45

Regular Registration (ends 1/21/2024)

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Swag:  $30
  • 10K:  $40
  • 10K-No Swag:  $35
  • Espresso Challenge:  $60
  • Espresso Challenge-No Swag:  $55
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (closes 1/5/2024)
  • Virtual 10K:  $30 (closes 1/5/2024)
  • Virtual Espresso Challenge:  $45 (closes 1/5/2024)

Late Registration (ends 1/26/2024)

  • 5K:  $37.50
  • 5K-No Swag:  $32.50
  • 10K:  $42.50
  • 10K-No Swag:  $37.50
  • Espresso Challenge:  $62.50
  • Espresso Challenge-No Swag:  $57.50

Race Day Registration:

  • 5K:  $40
  • 5K-No Swag:  $35
  • 10K:  $45
  • 10K-No Swag:  $40
  • Espresso Challenge:  $65
  • Espresso Challenge-No Swag:  $60

*Register by 1/17/24 to guarantee your shirt & size; afterwards they'll be available while supplies last.

Course & Timing

5K is a Certified Course!


We'll be chip timing the race.   Click here for the course map

Awards & Goodies

Awesome Finisher Coffee Mugs to everyone that crosses the finish line (Virtual may have their mugs shipped for additional $5).  You'll also get to enjoy (1) complimentary cup of coffee!


Espresso Challenge Participants will receive both shirts, coffee mug, finisher medal, and a stainless steel tumbler. 

We'll have awards for the following categories for the 5K:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Masters M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Masters M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Senior Masters M/F
  • Top 3 in all the regular age groups 10 & Under through 80+. 

Awesome shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by 1/17/24.  Afterwards shirts will be available while supplies last. 

Groups & Teams

You may not be able to run together, but you can still be a TEAM! Grab your family, friends, co-workers, etc and participate as a team!

Score a great discount while having F-U-N!  

  • 5+:  $2.50 off
  • 11+:  $3.75 off
  • 21+:  $5 off
  • 51+:  $6.25 off
  • 100+:  $7.50 off​

Grab some friends and grab some great swag too!


Virtual Running - How it works & Link for Time Submission

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?  Missed the event cap but still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then the virtual race is for you! 

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Java Jog 5K or 10K!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to be safe! 

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #JavaJog5K10K #fivestarntp. #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on through your Profile page.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime until end of day January 27th.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2024 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. See event website

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2025. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  See event website

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun 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 immediately disqualified, asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants; there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

Event Schedule

Jan 17

  • Last day to guarantee shirt size


Jan 27

  • 7:30am    Race Day Registration & Check-in Opens
  • 8:00am   5K Race & Espresso Challenge START
  • 8:30am    10K Race START 

Race Contact Info

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