Get ready for an incredible weekend of running and supporting our Ranger Vets! Join us for our mass participation sports event, featuring three challenging races that will test your limits and provide breathtaking views of the North Georgia Mountains. First up is the 5K race on Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at 9:15 a.m. This timed event takes you through the historic streets of Dahlonega, offering a safe and secure course. There are multiple age and gender categories, and awards will be given to the top three participants in each category. You can find all the details and register on our website (link). Even if you're not running, consider buying a shirt to support our Ranger Vets. Every purchase makes a difference! If you're up for a bigger challenge, join us for the 10K race, also on Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. This course combines road and trail sections, showcasing the scenic beauty of the North Georgia Mountain foothills. Prepare yourself for some hills and rocky terrain near the downtown reservoir. Alongside the race, there will be a Veterans Day Parade, a kids play area, and an all-day music festival with delicious food and beverages. Don't worry about parking; there's plenty available in Dahlonega. Visit our website (link) for more information and registration options. On Sunday, November 12, 2023, gear up for the Half Marathon, also known as the Mountain Marathon. Starting at 8:00 a.m., this challenging event covers the same forestry roads used by the US Rangers for training. The course is mainly off-pavement and winds through the Appalachian Mountains, offering stunning views of the nearby Appalachian Trail. Get ready for two intense hills that will push you to your limits. After the race, you can refuel at the on-post service Club, The Overhang, where food, beverages, including beer and wine, and a full menu will be available. Don't be surprised if you see some active duty Rangers running alongside you! Make it a full weekend experience by enjoying the festivities in Historic Downtown Dahlonega on Saturday. Visit our website (link) to learn more about the race and register, or grab a shirt to support our Ranger Vets. For those seeking the ultimate challenge, sign up for the Ranger Challenge. Take on either the 5K or the 10K on November 11th at Hancock Park, AND the half marathon on November 12th at Camp Merrill. It's a test of endurance and determination that will leave you feeling accomplished. Pre-registration is strongly recommended for planning purposes, and walk-up registrants may not be guaranteed a T-shirt for the event. Here are the important details: - November 11: Race day registration for the 5K and 10K runs from 07:30-08:45 a.m. at the covered pavilion in Hancock Park. Race start times are 9:00 a.m. for the 10K and 9:15 a.m. for the 5K. - November 12: Race day registration for the Half Marathon takes place from 07:00-07:45 a.m. at Camp Merrill. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 11:30 a.m. Awards will be given in various categories for each race, including Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, and Age Groups. The top participants in each category will receive custom-crafted Ranger plaques to celebrate their accomplishments. Plus, don't forget to check out our merchandise options for long-sleeve t-shirts and hoodies! They make the perfect souvenirs to commemorate your incredible achievement. Don't miss out on this opportunity to challenge yourself, support our Ranger Vets, and enjoy an unforgettable weekend in the North Georgia Mountains. Head over to our website (link) to get all the information and register today!