Unity Run XXIX


We are gearing up for our 29th Annual Unity Run 5K this fall. Mark your calendars as this year's race will be on Tuesday, September 27th. Since we are celebrating 35 years of United Way this year, you can expect some fun new additions to the event so stay tuned for more information about the race including for the first time, a theme! We are excited about this year's race being our best Unity Run 5K ever!!

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

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



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.