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Thu November 23, 2023 Gainesville, GA 30501 US Directions



8:00AM EST


8:00AM EST

Half Marathon

8:00AM EST


Riverside Military Academy (Track Area)
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA US 30501


This is a fun event for the entire family. For those who might want to run a short distance to those who want to take a Thanksgiving morning stroll to the more serious runner that wants to run a hilly course before chowing down on Thanksgiving Dinner. Very laid back but FUN!! This is our 14th year of a fun tradition offering a 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Each participant will receive a nice hoodie that also converts to a Backpack! (Click this link to see how it works -   In order to receive a special hoodie you must sign up by NOVEMBER 13th. (You will be able to get a decorated hoodie until November 20th at 3:00 - just not eh Quikflip!) We will also be providing digital timing this year! Fast results will be posted immediately.

Please bring at least 3 canned goods to benefit WE CARE HALL with your registration!

  • All races begin at 8:00 am at the Riverside Military Academy track area. Package pickup will be on Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00 and race morning beginning at 7:00 am.
  • The Half Marathon course is a challenging course with several hills - self serve aid stations along the way.
  • The 5K is an out and back loop and the 10K repeats the 5K course 2 times.

PACKET PICK-Up  will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at Limestone Shirt Factory - 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Strollers and 4 Legged Friends

Strollers are allowed in this race.

Dogs are allowed under the condition they are friendly and ok in crowded environments.


  • Overall Male & Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 5K, 10K, & Half 
  • Masters Male & Female in 5K,10K, & Half 

All Half Marathon participants receive a Finisher's Medal.

Race Contact Info

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

Half Marathon Map

This will be 3 loops and ending at track area for Finish line.

There will be extra water stops on Blue Ridge.

5K/10K Map

The 5K is one loop, the 10K is two loops of the course


MapMyRun Map


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