3.1 mi, 6.2 mi, 13.1 mi, 16.2 mi, 19.3 mi
5K – Saturday, November 11, 2023 9:15 a.m.
Run from Hancock Park, in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, through safe and secure streets on this challenging 3.1 mile course in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. This is a timed event with several age/gender categories, and awards will be made for 1st to 3rd places, in each category. Please visit (link) for further information and to register, or just buy a shirt and support our Ranger Vets.
10K – Saturday, November 11, 2023 9:00 a.m.
This is a challenging course that includes both road and trail through the scenic beauty of the North Georgia Mountain foothills. Not for the feint hearted! The trail part of the course is hilly and has some rocks on the footpath that circles the reservoir near downtown Dahlonega. This is a timed event with several age/gender categories, and awards will be made for 1st to 3rd places, in each category. Surrounding festivities include the annual Veterans Day Parade, kids play area, and an all day music festival with food and beverage, including wine and beer. Parking is abundant in Dahlonega, and all safety precautions will be taken. Please visit (link) for further information and to register, or just buy a shirt and support our Ranger Vets.
Half Marathon (Mountain Marathon) Sunday, November 12, 2023 11:30 a.m.
This event uses all the same forestry roads the US Rangers train on. Tough YES, but not too tough for runners capable of covering the 13.1 miles. This course starts and finishes on the airfield at Camp Merrill. Almost all of the half marathon course is off-pavement on service roads that curl through the Appalachian Mountains, only feet from the Appalachian Trail. Challenge yourself with two grueling hills where America’s best soldiers are trained. Parking is abundant. Food and Beverage will be available at the on-post service Club, The Overhang, after the event. This includes beer and wine and a full menu. You can count on some active duty Rangers to be running the course. This is Veterans Day weekend and on Saturday, there will be festivities in Historic Downtown Dahlonega, including the annual Veterans Day parade and an all day music festival in the Park. Come and spend the weekend! Please visit (link) for further information and to register, or just buy a shirt and support our Ranger Vets.
Ranger Challenge - 5K OR 10K Plus Half Marathon
Sign up for two races - the 5K OR the 10K on November 11th at Hancock Park AND the half marathon on November 12th at Camp Merrill at 11:30am for an extra challenge!
*Pre-registration strongly requested for planning purposes. Walk-up registrants will not be guaranteed a T-shirt for the event.
November 11 - Race Day Registration 5K and 10K - from 07:30-08:45am at the covered pavilion in Hancock Park
Race Start Times - 10K @ 9:00am and 5K @ 9:15am
November 12 - Race Day Registration Half Marathon - from 09:30 to 10:45am at Camp Merrill
Race Start Time @ 11:30am
5K awards - Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female and Age Groups 1st, 2nd and 3rd place starting at 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Up
10K and Half Marathon awards - Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female and Age Groups 1st, 2nd and 3rd place starting at 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Up
Top overall male/female per category are recognized with a Custom Crafted Ranger Plaque
* Additional purchase for long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies!
You have 23 weeks to prepare
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