Running Scared 5K/13K

Sat October 17, 2020 Dawsonville, GA 30534 US Directions
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.  Social Distancing measures will still apply.  We'll be chip timing the start & finish.  We'll have an awesome long sleeve cotton shirt for 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 or get some extra sleep race morning!
We'll be sippin' on some java at Because Coffee & hope to see you there!
Friday, October 16th from 3 PM - 6 PM.
240 Dawson Village Way N #100, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Registration Fees

Preview Pricing...through Aug. 31st



Children 10 and under save $10 automatically at check-out (*Not available for Virtual)!

Virtual 5K...$25

Virtual 13K...$30

Regular Registration Sept. 1st - Oct. 16



Children 10 and under save $10 automatically at check-out (*Not available for Virtual)!

Virtual 5K...$30

Virtual 13K...$35

Race Day Registrations are welcome for an additional $5.   Register by 10/11/20 to guarantee a race shirt in your size!  Race shirts after the deadline will be dependent on availability, so don't wait! 

Event Beneficiary

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 Senior 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 Cards:  All 13K participants will receive a Running Scared Finisher Card.

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:  Register by October 11th to guarantee your shirt size!

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 Running - How it works and Link for Time Submission

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

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 Running Scared 5K/13K!

Step 2

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 social distance & be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #RunningScared5k13k

Step 5

Submit your results online at: Running Scared 5K/13K Time Input

You can submit your race time anytime anytime until 10/17/2020 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for ONE FREE entry into one of the 2020 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. 

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held on January 2021.  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 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. 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

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

October 17     7:30 AM - Race Day Registration & Check In Opens
October 17   8:30 AM  - Races Start


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