Unity Run XXIX

The Unity Run 5K is going back to the 1980s with our 29th annual 5K coming up on Tuesday, September 27, 2022!

Why the 1980s?
We are celebrating 35 years of United Way serving the Gordon County area. Since we were founded in 1987, the Unity Run 5K will have a theme: the 1980's to celebrate our 35th year! So grab those tube socks, rock those sweat headbands, clip-on those fanny packs, dust off your old cassette walkmans, embrace the side pony, and join us in all your 80s glory! 

We will have prizes for the best-dressed individual as well as the most spirited team/company, so start planning today!

Register For the Race.
Registration will open on July 5th and this year we will have more swag than ever. This year, we are opening up more registration levels where you can not only get a t-shirt but much more. . . stay tuned.

There will also be a new race route which will be announced upon its approval in July. We are currently working with the Calhoun Police Department to map out a safer route!

Kids' Fun Run and Feel Whole Stroll
Furthermore, we are bringing back the Kids' Fun Run sponsored by All God's Children Pediatrics, which will be at the Calhoun High School track, and also our Premier Race Sponsor, AdventHealth Gordon, will be doing their Feel Whole Stroll in conjunction with the race at the CHS track as well before the 5K begins. The start times for the Kids' Run and Feel Whole Stroll will be announced soon. 

Want to Sponsor?
If you are interested in sponsoring the Unity Run 5k this year, please download the sponsor form by clicking HERE. Simply complete the form and email it to Chris Hayes - chayes@gordoncountyunitedway.org by June 30, 2022.

If you have any questions or feedback about the race, please email us at info@gordoncountyunitedway.org or call 706-602-5548.

Here are our 2022 Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor
AdventHealth Gordon 

Diamond Sponsors
Nourison Industries

Platinum Sponsors
Mohawk Industries
Mannington Commercial
Engineered Floors
Momeni Rugs

Gold Sponsors
Chick-fil-A Calhoun
Synovus Bank
Racemark International LLC
Community Foundation Northwest Georgia
Georgia-Cumberland Conference
Hamilton Health Care System

Silver Sponsors
Greater Community Bank
PTS Financial Solutions
Starr-Mathews Agency
The White Label Studio
Family Savings Credit Union
KAS Rugs
Best Friends Animal Hospital
Mother Nature's Eden

Bronze Sponsors
WJTH Radio Station 
Kent Chapman State Farm
Fitness First Gym
Downtown Development
May Behavioral Services, LLC
Century 21 The Avenues


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Unity Run 5K! We could not have done it without all of our amazing sponsors (see below), volunteers, runners, walkers, and so many others, not to mention those who came out to enjoy the event and cheer on the participants! Our goal for 2022 is to raise $750,000, and thanks to such a great turnout and so many amazing sponsors, we are right on track to meet and exceed our goal. If you are wanting to give to United Way as an individual or partner with us to set up a workplace campaign at your business or organization, please reach out to Chris Hayes at chayes@gordoncountyunitedway.org for more information or click on the "Donate" tab above.

And now to this year's race results, which can also be found at Carpet Capital Running Club

Overall Male First Place - David Matherne (57) with a finish time of 17:24 (5.36 pace)

Overall Female First Place - Emily Lindsey (31) with a finish time of 23:08 (7:27 pace)

For a list of individual results and times as well as age group results, please click on the appropriate link below: 


Thank you to our 2021 Unity Run sponsors!

  • Diamond Level: Mohawk Industries 

  • Platinum Level: Shaw Industries, Engineered Floors, AdventHealth Gordon, Mannington Commercial, Nance Industries, Nourison Industries, Apache Mills, Turner Heating & Air, Agape Therapeutic Services, Southern Surgical Arts

  • Gold Level: Chick-fil-A, Hamilton Health Care System, Synovus Bank, AOSM, Greater Community Bank, Childer's Body Shop, Racemark

  • Silver Level: Keller Williams Realty, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Owen Security Solutions, Starr-Mathews Agency, Truist Bank, John Driscoll State Farm, First Bank of Calhoun, Gordon Chamber, North Georgia National Bank, PTS Financial Services

  • Bronze Level: Downtown Development, Kent Chapman State Farm, Grandstanz, Ankle & Foot Centers of GA, Mauldin Trash Inc., Pets R Us

Unity Run 2020

The United Way Unity Run 5K looked a little different this year. With COVID-19 still affecting how we plan our day-to-day, the 27th race was held virtually. We had a total of 107 runners and raised over $14,035 for our 2021 United Way Campaign. We would also like to thank Engineered Floors for designing this year's logo! 
Instead of submitting race times this year, we awarded winners based on the following categories: Farthest Participant from Gordon County, Most Unique Race Route, Most Creative Outfit, and Most Spirited! Congratulations to our 2020 Unity Run 5K winners! 
  • Farthest Participant(s) from Gordon County: Hannah Knight and Andrew Krikorian ran in Boston, Massachusetts 
  • Most Unique Race Route: Holland West ran in Erwin, TN - Appalachia. His route included mountain views, countryside fields, downtown, and a brief jaunt at the local skate park. 
  • Most Creative Outfit: John Cross ran as Joe Exotic  
  • Most Spirited: George Southgate who ran in Fort Worth, TX 

Thank you to our 2020 Unity Run sponsors!

  • Platinum Level: Advent Health, Engineered Floors, Shaw Industries Inc., Mohawk Industries 

  • Gold Level: Chick-Fil-A, Hamilton Health Care System, Nourison Industries, Synovus Bank

  • Silver Level: Kent Chapman State Farm Agency, First Bank of Calhoun, and Mannington Commercial 

  • Bronze Level: Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Greater Community Bank, Momon Construction, M&S Logistics,  Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development, Hayes Plumbing and Electrical

2019 Unity Run Results Are In!

2019 Unity Run Corporate Awards

  • Largest Number of Participants - Apache Mills

  • 100% Participants (tie) - Southern Surgical Arts & Greater Community Bank

  • Small Business Challenge - Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc.

  • Corporate Challenge - Shaw Industries

2018 Drone Video
Thank you, Joseph, of Company Films.