"Dash For Dr. George" 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run----A Benefit for the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF)

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Apr 18, 2015


Villa Rica, GA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $25 Closed

1-Mile Fun Run - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

Phantom Runner/Walker - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

The First Annual "Dash For Dr. George" is in honor of Dr. George L. Harkins of Douglasville, GA and Gene Barnes of Marietta, GA.  Both were victims of Esophageal Cancer, currently the fastest growing cancer in the US.  It is also the 7th deadliest cancer in the world.  Early detection of the disease is very important.  "Dash For Dr. George" is a fundraiser for the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF).  With your support, we hope to raise funds to help ECEF accomplish their mission.  The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation's goals are to bring awareness and educate the public about this terrible disease, to help patients who have the disease, and to financially support research projects that focus on EC.  April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month.  Please feel free to look at the links below:



"Dash For Dr. George" will take place at beautiful and scenic Clinton Nature Preserve in Villa Rica, Georgia (located in Douglas County).  Both running events will be on a combination of grass, roads, dirt trails with packed dirt, gravel, and some rocks.  The trails are suitable for all ages and abilities, and walkers are welcome, too. 

Event details and schedule


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Registration and Packet Pick-UP--Starts at 7 AM

1-Mile Fun Run--8 AM

5K--8:30 AM



Clinton Nature Preserve

8720 Ephesus Church Road

Villa Rica, Georgia 30180




EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (by midnight March 2nd)--$20

REGULAR REGISTRATION (by April 9, 2015)--$25

LATE REGISTRATION (April 10, 2015 - Race Day)--$30



REGULAR REGISTRATION (until April 9, 2015)--$15

LATE REGISTRATION (April 10--Race Day)--$20



$20 (includes t-shirt which will be mailed after the event)

***Phantom Runner/Walker must register by April 9th to guarantee a t-shirt.

***Races will proceed rain or shine. No refunds are available.


Register online via Active.com or mail the entry form and fees payable to:

"Dash For Dr. George"

P.O. Box 626

Douglasville, GA  30133



Packet pick-up and race day registration will begin at 7 AM on the morning of the race at Clinton Nature Preserve.

Superior t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered 5K participants and Phantom Runners who sign-up by APRIL 9TH. Late and race day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis thereafter.  Also, t-shirts and awards will not be mailed, except to Phantom Runners.  These great-looking, short-sleeve t-shirts are designed by PeaceLoveMom--poly/cotton blend, heather royal blue, athletic fit, and soft to the touch.


Medals will be presented to the 5K Overall Male & Female, Masters Male & Female, and Top 3 in Age Groups----10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

Ribbons will be presented to the Fun Run participants after their race.

Awesome Raffle Prizes at Post-Race Drawing---Drawings will be held immediately after awards ceremony.

Chick Fil-A at Arbor Place Mall will be serving chicken and sausage biscuits. Fruit and water will be available, too.


***For the safety of everyone, headphones, strollers, and pets are not permitted on the course.


Free parking inside the park in designated areas.


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