Running The Ridge 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

October 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 2nd is the LAST day to register to be guaranteed a shirt!!

Running the Ridge HOME RUN HERO is a 5K that takes place in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 12th @ 9:00 am. We will also be hosting a 1-mile Family Fun Run.  All proceeds will go to benefit the “Steve Roath Cancer Fund”, and we will also make a 10% donation “In Memory of Steve Roath” to the Fannin County School System’s Children’s Fund.  

Steve Roath was a founding pastor at The Ridge Community Church who lost his battle with cancer in 2018.  Steve lived to help others and was troubled in his final days with the realization that he would not be here to provide for his wife, Tiffany, who is currently re-establishing her business, and their daughter, Cassidy, and their son, Payton, who is still in school.  Our desire is to honor Steve by committing to a 3-year plan to help meet their financial needs as his family is restructuring their lives without him.  Steve was definitely a HOME RUN HERO, and because of his love for baseball (specifically the Giants), this year’s theme will be a baseball theme.  So grab your favorite team’s shirt and hat, and join us for a morning of running the bases and supporting this special cause.

Running the Ridge will begin at The Ridge Community Church (960 Millholland Rd. / Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559) and will loop across the Blue Ridge Dam, turn around at the small park on the left, just past the dam. 

You will receive your race bib and bag during registration the morning of the race.  Awards will be given to men and women in the following age groups:

Under 10
60 and up 


We will also be doing a raffle drawing.  The winner of the raffle will receive a gift basket with goodies from a variety of stores in Blue Ridge.  You do not have to be present to win the raffle.  Tickets can be sold at The Ridge Community Church or the morning of the race.  Ticket prices are:

$5 for 1 ticket
$10 for 3 tickets
$25 for 10 tickets

Thank you to this year’s business sponsors!


North Georgia Physical Therapy
Tupelo Tea
Blue Jeans Pizza
K & S Tank Lines, Inc.



Laughing Bear Lodge
Blue Ridge Manufacturing
Lake Shore Logistics
Ray’s Tire & Auto



Mountain Valley Motors
Wrapsody In Blue



Little Pink Houses
Town & Country Furniture

We would like to give an honorable mention to the following stores downtown for donating items for our raffle giveaway!

Ace Hardware
Wrapsody in Blue 
The Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company
The Chocolate Express
Blue Ridge Bath & Body Company, LLC
New Blue Home and Gift
The Sweet Shoppe

For more information, contact the race coordinator at [email protected]

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


1 Mile Family Fun Run

October 12, 2019 (Saturday) - 09:00
1 miles
Road Solo

Running The Ridge 5K

October 12, 2019 (Saturday) - 09:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo

While you are in Mineral Bluff