Sun August 30, 2020 Cumming, GA US 30040 Directions
Sheepdog Scamper & Sprint

5K Run/Walk

$35 8:30AM EDT Price increases after August 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

1K Fun Run

$15 9:15AM EDT Registration ends August 30, 2020 at 10:00am EDT

Virtual Runner

$30 Registration ends August 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Additional information about Sheepdog Connection can be found at

Forsyth Conference Center
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA US 30040

Sheepdog Connection was established to honor the life of Ryan FitzGerald - We lovingly called Ryan a “sheepdog” because he had an attitude of service above self, he was intensely loyal,  and he protected, supported and encouraged people around him.

We provide opportunities through our partner organizations for young people to experience the trips that helped to form who Ryan was as a young man and a Sheepdog.  Our partners include:

We are looking for individual runners, families, church groups, running associations, middle/high school track and cross country teams to participate. We also encourage corporations to join us in a community-building event, contribute to their employees' health and support the growth of Sheepdog Connection.

Packet Pickup:

  • Saturday, August 29th, 11AM-5 PM 
  • North GA Running Co-5456 Bethelview Rd, Suite 102, Cumming, GA 30040

Event Schedule:

  • 7:30 AM  -  Race Day Check-In & Registration
  • 8:30 AM  -  5K Start
  • 9:10 AM  -  1K Fun Run Start
  • 9:30 AM  -  Awards Ceremony for 5K 
Referral Program
Take advantage of our new referral program, powered by RunSignUp, and race for FREE! When you register for the Sheepdog Connection - Scamper & Sprint 5K you'll receive a special link to share on Facebook and Twitter. When five of your friends use that link to register you'll get a refund of your entry fee credited back to the card you used to register for the race**.

It's super easy to join the program, just follow the steps below.

1.     Register for the Sheepdog Connection 5K at

2.     Check your confirmation email or your RunSignUp account page to get your custom link. It will also ask you to share to Facebook when completing registration.

3.     Share your link with the world!

Race Contact Info

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5K Awards

  • Overall Male/Female
  • Masters Male/Female (40 & up)
  • Top 3 male/female in each age group starting with 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over.
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