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Lace Up for a Cause: Join Us at the Cherokee County Chick-fil-A 5K!

On Saturday, August 17th, 2024, join the Cherokee County community for an exciting morning at Etowah River Park in Canton, GA, for the 11th Annual Cherokee County Chick-fil-A 5K! Over the past eleven years, this event has contributed over $300,000 to the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics, proving that every step taken is a stride towards making a significant impact in our local community.

Event Details:

Location: Etowah River Park, Canton, GA

Date: August 17, 2024

Timeline:
8:00 am: 5K begins
9:00 am: 1 Mile "Calf Run"
9:20 am: Nugget Roll
9:35 am: Awards Ceremony 

What You Need to Know Before Race Day:

Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, here are some tips to ensure you're ready for the big day:

Dress Appropriately: Comfort is key! Wear light, breathable clothing and comfortable shoes suited for running.
Rest Well: A good night's sleep is essential to perform your best.
Stay Hydrated: With the Georgia sun overhead, drinking plenty of water before and during the event will keep you cool and help prevent cramps.
Bring Friends and Family: Everything is more fun with support! Encourage your loved ones to join or cheer you on. 

Registration Options:

Everyone is welcome to join! Here's how you can participate:
    • 5K Run: The main event kicks off at 8:00 am.
    • 1 Mile "Calf Run": Starts at 9:00 am, perfect for those who prefer a shorter distance.
    • Nugget Roll: Free participation for toddlers aged 2-4.
    • Ghost Runners: Can't make it? You can still support and receive a race shirt.

*Register by May 31st, 2024 and get The Early Bird Special: enjoy discounted pricing and a FREE Chick-fil-A meal. 

Volunteer or Become a Sponsor:

This event wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our volunteers and sponsors. Here are the ways you can contribute:

    • Volunteer: A variety of roles are available to help make the race day a success. Sign up to volunteer here
    • Sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels, each with unique benefits. Download Sponsorship Packet

Contact Lisa-Marie Haygood with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 770-704-4213 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

*All Gold sponsor benefits*

  • Logo featured on race day shirts
  • Logo featured on all race bibs
  • 2 additional race tickets
  • Additional exposure during race day from the main stage
  • Race day banner featuring company logo
  • Promotional email outreach or website placement on the Foundation site

Silver Sponsor: $1,000

  • 2 complimentary race tickets
  • VIP Chick-fil-A tent for breakfast on race day
  • Company featured on event website
  • Banner displaying company's name and logo at the event
  • Company mentioned as sponsor from event stage on race day
  • Social media exposure on Facebook pages of all Cherokee County Chick-fil-A locations
  • Opportunity to set up an exhibit table/booth to distribute promotional items at event 

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

  • Company logo on signage at all Cherokee County Chick-fil-A locations
  • Company logo on Chick-fil-A Team Member t-shirts - Worn in restaurants
  • Social media exposure on Facebook pages of all Cherokee County Chick-fil-A locations
  • VIP Chick-fil-A tent for breakfast on race day
  • Inclusion in all media/press releases
  • 4 complimentary race tickets
  • Company featured on event website
  • Banner displaying company name and logo at the event
  • Company mentioned as sponsor from event stage on race day
  • Opportunity to set up an exhibit table/booth to distribute promotional items at event 

Bronze Sponsor: $500

  • Banner displaying company name and logo at the event
  • Company featured on event website
  • Company mentioned as sponsor from event stage on race day
  • Opportunity to set up an exhibit table/booth to distribute promotional items at event 

Other Sponsorships:

10'x10' Booth Sponsor: $150
  • Opportunity to set up an exhibit table/booth to distribute promotional items at event  
Food or Water Station (In Kind Sponsor)
  • Opportunity to set up an exhibit table/booth to distribute promotional items at event 


10'x10' Non-profit Booth Sponsor: FREE * Pending 501c3 status
  • Donation and set-up of all runner's food (apples, bananas, protein bars or water)
  • All silver sponsor benefits 
Sponsor an Olympian $50
  • Help a special Olympics athlete participate in the race 

Why You Should Join In:

The Cherokee County Chick-fil-A 5K isn't just a race; it's a community event that supports The Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics, organizations that both have missions of furthering education for all students in Cherokee County. It's a fun, fulfilling way to give back to the community and help those in need. Plus, it is the largest 5K in North Georgia and an Official Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event! 

Ready to Run?

Don't wait – mark your calendar, register, and start training today! We're excited to see you at the starting line, ready to make a difference one step at a time! 

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