Running Scared 5K/13K

Sat October 19, 2019 Dawsonville, GA US 30534 Directions


$30 8:30AM EDT Price increases after October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT


$35 8:30AM EDT Price increases after October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends October 17, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 13K

$35 Registration ends October 17, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Rock Creek Park
445 Martin Rd
Dawsonville, GA US 30534

Grab your costumes & kids, or leave all that at home. Come out for the best Halloween themed event of the season and be fast, have a great time, or do both. We'll have plenty of Halloween goodies, and plenty of music and fun atmosphere at the start and finish line.  Both the 5K & 13K start at 8:30 AM at Rock Creek Park in Dawsonville GA.  Chip timing & awesome long sleeve cotton shirts to all participants & awards in both races to the top 3 Overall M/F winners, the top 3 M/F Masters winners, Overall M/F Grand Master, Overall M/F Senior Master, and the top 3 in all the regular 5 year Age Groups.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Early Packet Pickup


Save time race morning, come grab a bite to eat or take out and drop your receipts in the bucket for MS!
Friday, Oct 18th from 4PM - 8PM @

Moe's Southwest Grill

837 Highway 400 North

Dawsonville, GA 30534

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration...through Aug. 31st



Children 10 and under save $10 automatically at check-out!

Virtual 5K...$25

Virtual 13K...$30

Regular Registration Sept. 1st - Oct. 18



Children 10 and under save $10 automatically at check-out!

Virutal 5K...$30

Virtual 13K...$35

Race Day Registrations are welcome for an additonal $5.   Register by 10/13/19 to guarantee a race shirt in your size!  Race shirts after the deadline will be dependent on availability, so don't wait! We've got two great options for you to choose from!  You choose either a Short Sleeve Tech or a Long Slees Tri-blend race shirt!  

Event Beneficiary

We're working with a few different organizations during the event.  The primary beneficiary is the MS Center of Atlanta whose mission is to improve the health and hope of MS patients through advocacy, education, state of the art treatment and research leading to a more promising future.

Awards & Goodies

Both races will be chip timed, and awards will be given out as follows:  Top 3 Overall M/F, Top 3 Overall Masters M/F , Overall Grand Masters M/F, Overall Sr. Masters M/F, Top 3 in each 5 year Age Group starting at 10 & under and going through 75+. Awards for the 5K will start at approximately 9:30 am, and 10:30 am for the 13K.

Finisher Awards:  All 13K participants will recieve a Running Scared Finisher Award.

Special awards:  Planning on dressing up?  We'll have a prize for the best costume, so grab all your fancy, creative, funny costumes and put them on. 

Race shirts:  We've got two great options for you to choose from!  You choose either a Short Sleeve Tech or a Long Slees Tri-blend race shirt!  It's only guaranteed and in your size if you register by Oct. 13

Course and Timing

Super Flat course inside Rock Creek it's super flat, family & spectator friendly! We'll have everything ready for live scrolling results. 

Click here for the 13K course map


Click here for the 5K course map

Groups & Teams

You can grab your family, friends, co-workers, or your neighbors!  Put together a group, and save!  This is a discount only - an opportunity to race/run/walk with friends, and save!

5+         $2.50 off
11+       $3.75 off
21+       $5.00 off
51+       $6.25 off
100+    $7.50 off 

Two ways to Register a Group:

1. One person will register, create the Team (and pay) for everyone.
2. One person will register & Create the Team.  Everyone after that will register under that Team name.  After the 5th person, everyone will automatically receive a refund back! It's that simple!

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please email

Virtual Option

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?  Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?  Or Maybe you just love the shirt or the cause?  Then the virtual race is for you!

Here's how it works:

  1. Register for the Virtual division
  2. Start Training
  3. The day before the race you'll recieve instructions & a link to submit your race time
  4. Sumbit your race time by end of Sunday
  5. The Monday after the race, results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
  6. Monday after the race you'll recieve an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
  7. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts & medals and put them in the mail.
Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into one of the 2019 Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots. 

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held on January 5, 2020.  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 there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.

Event Schedule

October 13   11:59 PM - Deadline for guaranteen shirt in your size

October 18  4PM - 7PM - Early Packet Pickup at Moe's Dawsonville
October 19     7:30 AM - Race Day Regsitration & Check In Opens
October 19     8:30 AM  - Races Start


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