Event Date

Sun, Oct 12, 2014


Dahlonega, GA

About This Activity

Last year we honored a great man, Clay Sims, with this race and called it the Red Clay Sims 5K.  This year we honor great men and women who serve or have served in our armed forces.

Cost: Free (but our freedom is not)

Spaghetti Dinner: Free (but you must pre-register so we can get a count)

Shirts: Nope, it's a free run with no sponsors. (Bring one of your CLEAN unwanted race shirts and swap it our for one someone else brought)

Awards: Maybe

Timing and Results: You bet (Provided by Classic Race Services)

Course: Out and back on a dirt road (it may be mud if it rains)

Series Points: Yes (Part of the Black Bag Race Series, Clover Glove Series and Run and See Georgia Grand Prix)

Bonus: This year if you run at Wahsega then you can run another 5K at home or anywhere you like, submit the time by 10/15/14 at 6PM and get more points in all 3 series. (Send time to

Event details and schedule

Registration starts at 1PM

5K starts at 2PM

Dinner at 3:30PM

Important Directions: (If you don't follow these you will get lost)

Directions from the end of GA 400:
1. Go north toward Dahlonega for 5.4 miles from the end of GA 400 to the first traffic light.
2. Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Morrison Moore Parkway (GA 60/GA 52/GA 9/U.S. 19).
3. Continue through the 1st traffic light to the 2nd traffic light. Prepare to turn LEFT on East Main St.
4. Turn onto East Main St. toward downtown Dahlonega. RiteAid is on the corner at this intersection
across from the entrance to the Walmart shopping left and Consolidated Gold Mine.
5. Go to the traffic light and turn RIGHT on North Grove St. Pueblo’s Restaurant is on the corner.
6. Go 2.2 miles on N. Grove St. Watch for signs to Camp Frank D. Merrill and Wahsega 4-H Center.
7. Turn LEFT onto Camp Wahsega Rd. and go 8.5 miles to Frank D. Merrill Army Ranger Camp.
8. Curve around the barricades and pull up to the stop sign across from the military check point.
9. Turn LEFT on Forest Rd. 28-1. After 100 feet of pavement, this road is gravel. Continue 1 mile.
10.Turn LEFT into Wahsega 4-H Center. The driveway is named Cloverleaf Trail.

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