Bowdon Founder's Day 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Aug 2, 2014


Bowdon, GA

About This Activity

The Bowdon Founder's Day 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run, now in it's 34th year, is a great tradition for the West Georgia area!   Bowdon Founder's Day is a weekend event held in downtown Bowdon, Georgia. The activities begin Friday night at Heritage Park starting at 5:00 PM. Early Saturday morning the 5K will begin at 8:00 AM and the Fun Run begins at 9:00 AM. Be sure to stay around for the Founder's Day Parade beginning at 10:00 AM. Throughout the day you will find arts and crafts, vendors and musical events scattered throughout our quaint town. The weekend will end at The Copeland Hall Complex with live music beginning at 6:00 PM and closing up with a firework finale. 

Proceeds from this year's event will support the Bowdon Community Mission Effort for the Honduras Baptist Dental Medical Mission team. (See for more information.)

Event schedule and times

5K Start time:  8:00 am, Fun Run Start time:  9:00 am

Pre-race registration cost is $25 for the 5K, $15 for the Fun Run.  On-site registration the day of the event is $30 for the 5K, $15 for the Fun Run. Check-in/Registration begins at 7:00 am, just north of the town left, in the tent beside the Bank of North Georgia.

Recognition: 5K Awards- 1st overall male and female finishers and age group awards (top 3 in each age group will receive awards) 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

1 Mile Awards- 1st overall male and female finishers and age group awards. (top 3 male and female awards in each group) 10 and under, 11-15.

Race timing/results provided by B & B Race Services.

T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants, and will be provided to same day registrants while supplies last.

Water provided at half-way point; water and refreshments provided at finish line.

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