Fri March 1 - Sat March 2 Flowery Branch, GA US 30542 Directions

Half Marathon

03/02 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST

5K Run/Walk

03/02 8:00AM EST

Pre-Party Tickets (Non-Runners) - Family

03/01 5:00PM EST - 8:00PM EST
The Venue at Friendship Springs
7340 Friendship Springs Blvd
Flowery Branch, GA US 30542

Help support childhood literacy by running with us!

We're bringing together two of United Way's fundamental pillars--health and education--in a unique combination, that will allow all ages and athletic abilities to come together to highlight the importance of early childhood literacy in our community and help improve lives in Hall County.


Read & Run Pre-Party - Friday, March 1, 5:00-8:00pm

Help us celebrate Read Across America Day with a pre-race party that the entire family can enjoy! Activities will include:

  • Packet pickup for all Half Marathon & 5K participants
  • Pre-race pasta dinner included for all attendees
  • Read Across America Celebration featuring The Magical Mr. McClure
  • Fun activities for kids, including face painting, kids songs & more!

Runners get in free--any additional individuals/$10 or family/$20. Tickets available at the door, or through our store.


Read & Run Half Marathon & 5K - Saturday, March 2, 7:30-11:30am

  • Half Marathon starts at 7:30am
  • 5K starts at 8:00am
  • All participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher's medal and free ticket to Pre-Party (to guarantee, register by January 31, 2019)

Events will be held rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather, we will make every effort to reschedule. All entry fees are non-refundable and can be applied to the rescheduled event or donated to United Way of Hall County.

**This course is USATF Certified**

Packet Pickup

The Venue at Friendship Springs  -  7340 Friendship Springs Blvd, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Race participant packets will be available for pickup during our Read & Run Pre-Party on Friday, March 1 from 5:00-8:00pm. 

Race registration and packet pickup will also be available the morning of March 2 prior to each race.


Age Groups & Awards

5K: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Half Marathon: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Each runner participating in the Half Marathon and 5K events will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. We will also award medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from each age group, top overall male and female, and top overall masters male and female (40 yrs +).

Half Marathon Course

To see the interactive map & elevation chart for this year's USATF certified Half Marathon course, click HERE.

*Due to the topography of the region, this course may be challenging. There will be hills! Please take this into consideration if you are trying to meet a specific qualifying time. 

5K Course

To see the interactive map & elevation chart for this year's USATF certified 5K course, click HERE.

Referral Program

Take advantage of our referral program and race for FREE!

When you register for the United Way of Hall County Read & Run Half Marathon or 5K race, you'll receive a special link to share on Facebook and Twitter. When three of your friends use that link to register you'll get a refund of $25.00 credited back to the card you used to register for the race. Refer three more friends, and your entire entry fee will be FREE!

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

1.     Register for United Way of Hall County Read & Run Half Marathon or 5K.

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 and get your friends to join!


Become a Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000    SOLD OUT!

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

Bronze Sponsor - $500

For additional details on sponsorship packages, check out the sponsorship brochure or contact Matt Wojteczko.

Presenting Sponsor
Valued Sponsors
Race Contact Info

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