RACE DATE CHANGE:
After additional consideration, the date for the 2020 FHOG 5K has been postponed until September 26, 2020The health and wellbeing of our participants, both physically and mentally has led to this change of date.The greatest reason for the change is to ensure that the Gold Star family members would be able to safely attend this event. We thank you for your support and for your patience.
Join us on September 26th, 2020 at Lanier Islands in Buford, GA as we honor and remember Georgia’s fallen soldiers who died while serving their country in the Global War on Terror. Signs individually representing each of the 230 Fallen Soldiers will line the race course to further emphasis just how many have given their last full measure for our country. Proceeds from the race benefit nine charities created in honor of a fallen Georgia soldier. So come out and show your support while enjoying a great venue on certified race course.
2020 FINISHERS MEDAL:
All pre-registered participants will receive a Fallen Heroes of Georgia FINISHERS MEDAL, so REGISTER TODAY!
Fallen Heroes of Georgia, Inc.- Is a nonprofit that raises funds to support charities created in memory of a Fallen Georgia Soldier, and NO members of Fallen Heroes of Georgia, Inc. are paid for their time or efforts.Benefiting Charities: Evan Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund, Matthew Freeman Project, Noah Harris Fund, Ashley Henderson Huff Memorial Scholarship, Whitlock Foundation, EOD1 Joseph A. McSween Scholarship Fund, LT Helton Memorial Foundation, Sgt Paul Saylor Bremen Scholarship Fund, the Mike Stokely Fund & o Charles Warren Memorial Scholarship
Thru September 5th: $30.00 (Includes Race Tee)September 6th – September 15th: $35.00 (Includes Race Tee)September 16th – September 25th: $30.00 (NO Race Tee)Race Day: $35.00 (NO Race Tee)Late & raceday registrants will still have a chance to buy a race tee shirt on raceday for $10.00, while supplies last.All Registered Finishers will receive a finishers medal.$6.00 Lanier Islands Gate Fee per vehicle.Chip Timed & Peachtree Qualifier: USATF #: GA18036DJStarting Time: 8:00am
2020 WILL BE THE FINAL YEAR OF THE FALLEN HEROES OF GEORGIA 5K:
Let’s make this final year of tribute be the highest attendance yet!Each year we have 1,300-1,600 participants, but these last two years let’s see if we can have at least 2,000 runners or walkers out in support.See you all in September!
Fallen Heroes of GA Finishers Medal for each registered participant!Cash Prizes for Overall Winners:1st Place M/F- $100, 2nd Place M/F $75, 3rd Place M/F $50Awards to Overall M/F, Masters 40+ M/F & Grand Masters 50+ M/F.Awards to the TOP 3 M/F in each age group category: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
Montlick & Associates Dixieland Equipment & Pallet CompanyLanier Islands - Hamilton Mill Christian ChurchThe Home Depot - North GA RoughnecksKC Travel Team - Leon Farmer & Company Milton Martin Toyota - Flexible Pest ServicesNorth Georgia Window TintWeathercoat, Inc, Roofing of Athens 4:00pm at Hamilton Mill Christian Church, 3809 Sardis Church Rd, Buford, GA 30518DAY 2: Friday, September 24th from 11:00am-4:00pm at Big Peach Running Co., 320 Towne Center Avenue, Suwanee 30024 Ph. 678.869.5012DAY 3: Saturday, September 25th from 6:30am-7:45am, which is the morning of the race at Lanier Islands
RACE COURSE MAP:
Peachtree Road Race Qualifier!CLICK HERE: 5K RACE COURSECourse #: GA20004DJ
PRERACE PACKET PICK UP:
DAY 1: Thursday, September 23rd from 11:00am
PICKING UP A RACE PACK FOR A FRIEND AT PRERACE PACKET PICK UP:
Participants are welcome to pick up bibs for other registered participants.Just please ask them to text a photo of their driver’s license or confirmation email.Please have the photo pulled up and ready to view when requesting the race bib and race tee.DO NOT forget the race bibs on the day of the race.
DAY OF RACE BIB & SHIRT PICK UP:
First park in the Upper Beach Lot.Race bib and shirt pick-up will be located in the lot behind the large video screen at the waterpark.Signs will show the way.
EACH VEHICLE WILL PAY $6.00 TO ENTER THE RESORT ON RACE DAY.
VENDORS AT THE RACE:
Shadow Warrior Foundation King’s HawaiianArmy Survivors Outreach VEMATeam RWB Barrow Jackson Civil Air PatrolTravis Manion FoundationU.S. Marine Corps U.S. NavyHall County Fire Marshal’s OfficeThe Home Depot HMCC Prayer Tent U.S. Army Runners Fit Pat’s Run Atlanta Damsel in Defense North Georgia Window TintWeathercoat Inc of AthensFlexible Pest Services
RACE WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE:
Regardless of the weather, each race will be held on its scheduled date and time.Wear or bring needed weather related clothing if necessary.Wear BRIGHT AND OR REFLECTIVE clothing while participating.For safety purposes, keep your children close and on an adult’s right hand side or the curb side of the roadway.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER & STROLLER LIMITATIONS:
All participants must register for the run, unless it is a child young enough to be pushed & remain in a stroller. All kids who are walking or running must register!All strollers must start in the rear of the 6th race corral, and then have only use a walking pace while on the race course. Any participant found to be running the course while pushing a stroller will be disqualified, and asked to stop participating in the race. This is for the safety of other participants, and for the safety of the child in the stroller. The roads are too narrow to weave around and run alongside other runners during the race.
The race will be held at Lanier Islands, located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway (formerly Holiday Road), Buford, GA 30518.I-85N to Exit 113 I-985N, get off at Exit 8 Lanier Islands Pkwy (formerly Friendship Road) and TURN LEFT, and Lake Lanier Islands Resort is 4.5 miles straight ahead. Once in the Resort, please follow the signs and the volunteer’s instructions.
CARPOOL, CARPOOL, CARPOOL:
There may be as many as 750 vehicles entering the Resort just for this race. So please consider carpooling to reduce a potential back up at the gate.
We recommend that all registrants arrive at the Resort to 1 – 1 ¼ hours before the start of the race. This is due to the delays that can occur when entering the Resort, passing the gate with possible volume related delays, parking, race bib and shirt pick up, walking back and forth to your vehicle to drop off race tee, brief opening ceremony, and lastly to be in place for a timely start of the race.
Enter the resort, go over the bridge, go left around the ‘Clock Tower’ roundabout, in 4/10 of a mile turn left on Camellia Lane, and then follow the well placed signs and direction from volunteers to packet pick up and the start of the race. Please arrive at the Islands by no later than 0700.
Begins at 7:40am, so please arrive early to hear Pastor Nathan Holmes message from Hamilton Mill Christian Church. Then Pat Felt’s perfect rendition of the National Anthem.Again, please arrive at the Resort early to allow for delays at the gate, parking, and race bib / tee pick up.
RACE CORRALS: 6 Starting Corrals will separate runners by expected finish times:
Corral 1 – Finish Time of 17:00 – 21:00Corral 2 – Finish Time of 21:00 – 25:00Corral 3 – Finish Time of 25:00 – 30:00Corral 4 – Finish Time of 30:00 – 37:00Corral 5 – Finish Time of 37:00 – 45:00Corral 6 – Finish Time of 45:00 – 60:00This will work strictly on the ‘Honor System’.Slower runners and walkers please keep to the right.Avoid running in groups of 3-4 runners wide, these groups are often difficult for others to pass. This is especially important in the first mile of the race.Be advised that your own race timing will start as you first cross the starting mats, and finish after crossing the finishing mats.
SUPPORTERS & FAMILY OF PARTICIPANTS:
Please stay within the marked areas around the start & finish area during the race.Only registered runners will be allowed on the race course.Enjoy your evening and THANK YOU all for your cooperation!