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United Way of Dawson County to host inaugural “Run United Dawson 5K”
Run United Dawson 5K
The inaugural "Run United Dawson 5K" will be held at Rock Creek Park starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. File photo.

In just under a month, United Way for Dawson County will host its inaugural “Run United Dawson 5K” in support of the local nonprofit. 

The race will take place at Rock Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. According to race information, the course is a “flat and fast certified” course that is ideal for all age groups to run. 

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Those interested in running the race are encouraged to sign up by August 17 to get the best pricing and to guarantee they receive a race shirt in their size. All proceeds will go to support United Way for Dawson County. 

For those unable to make it to the event on race day, there is also a virtual 5K option. Those participating in the virtual option can sign up online, download a custom digital bib, run or walk the 5K at any location and submit results on runsignup.com and on the virtual results page anytime through the end of race day on Aug. 27. 

Regular pricing for runners is $30 for the in-person 5K, $25 for the in-person 5K without a t-shirt and $30 for the virtual 5K. Late pricing for those who sign up after Aug. 17 is $35 for the in-person 5K, $30 for the in-person 5K without a t-shirt and $30 for the virtual 5K. 

There are group discounts for teams that sign up and participate together in the race. Groups of 5 or more will receive $2.50 off, 11 or more will receive $3.75 off, 21 or more will receive $5 off, 51 or more will receive $6.25 off and 100 or more will receive $7.50 off. Participants who refer friends to join will also receive a chance to win cool “swag” the day of the race. 

Winners of each of the categories in the 5K will receive custom awards. These categories include top 3 overall for Male and Female, top 3 overall for Master Male and Female, top 3 overall for Grand Master Male and Female and top 3 in all the 5-year age groups from 10 and under to 80 and over. 

For more information about the race or to sign up, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Dawsonville/RunUnitedDawson5K