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Unity Run XXV

UNITY RUN XXV 25th Anniversary Event

It's time for 25th Annual Unity Run! It is the official start to the United Way of Gordon County Fund Raising Campaign. The Unity Run has become the second largest fundraiser for United Way!

Please register by clicking this link (

(The deadline to register online is Sunday, September 23rd at 11:30 P.M. EST.)

Two Events:
    •    1K Kid's Run - 5:00 PM Sponsored by AGC Pediatrics (Pre-K - 5th Grade, ages 3-11)

  • Start Line: Beside the GC Baseball Field, runners cross the finish line on the track at Ratner Stadium. Ashworth Middle & Gordon Central High Cross County teams run with the little ones to help keep them on the course!
    • We would like to note that children (Pre-K-5th, ages 3-11) that participate in the 1K can also participate in the 5K at no additional cost.
    • The 1K race is timed as is the 5K race. If you want your child to be timed in the 5K they will be given a second bib. If you do not care about your child being timed in the 5K race, they may wear their 1K race bib in the 5K race. Please email Vickie at to let her know so we can give your child the appropriate race bib(s).

    •    5K Run/Walk - 6:30 PM (All Ages)

  • Start Line: Begin at Warrior Path beside tennis courts. Cross Red Bud Rd. Continue down Curtis Parkway. Right on Dews Pond Rd. Right on Barrett Rd. Left on Meadow Lane. Left on Buena Vista that changes to Boulevard Heights. Right on Line St. Left on Piedmont St. Right on North Court St. Cross Hwy. 41 to Court St. FINISH LINE at the intersection of Court St. and Park Ave. in Downtown Calhoun.


Number Pick Up: Monday, September 24th @ Historic Calhoun Depot, participants may pick up their race numbers, as well as pre-register for the race from 12:00-6:00 p.m. - If you do not pick up your race bib on this day, they will be available on the day of in the GCHS Cafeteria starting at 4:00 P.M.

Registration: DAY OF Registration for other family members will be available starting at 4:00 P.M. in GCHS Cafeteria.

Parking & Buses:

  • For the 1K: Ample parking available at GCHS.
  • For the 5K: Park at the Historic Calhoun Depot/Downtown Calhoun/Calhoun High School to ride buses to GCHS. Buses will run BEFORE the race ONLY. NO buses will run after the race. Runners are asked to park and take the bus before the race due to the 1K Race that will be in progress at GCHS. Buses will begin leaving at 4:30 from the Calhoun Depot Downtown. The last bus will leave promptly at 6:15!

Awards: Grand Master / Master / Overall Top Male & Female / Top Runners in Each Age Division

Questions: Please call our office at 706-602-5548. Checks can be made payable to United Way of Gordon County P.O. Box 486 Calhoun, GA 30703


Carpet Capital Running Club will be using new timing equipment which will allow each runner to register his/her own time based on when the runner crosses the start and finish lines.

Tight Flight Foundation will be providing a Fly Over at the start of the run at GCHS. These single-wing propeller planes look like tigers as they fly over the start. Visit the following link for Tiger Flight Foundation and read about the organization and see pictures of the planes:

For those who are not running but want to see the flyover, be sure to be in place at GCHS before 6:15 p.m. Warrior Path will be closed, so use the Columbus Circle entrance on the east side of Arby's on Red Bud Road or the Ashworth Middle School entrance off Newtown Road.

Drone cinematography provided by Company Films:

NO REFUNDS. Race held rain or shine. Don't forget to pick up your race bag (with the t-shirt inside) when you cross the finish line!

As a courtsey, we ask kindly that no other drones film the Unity Run without going through proper channels at United Way of Gordon County.