Come to the beautiful North Georgia mountains and join us for the 40th Annual Apple Festival 5K Road Race in downtown Ellijay.  The race will take place on Saturday, October 8th.  The race is in conjunction with the Apple Festival, one of the largest arts and craft festivals in Georgia. 

The 5k course is relatively flat.  Walkers and baby strollers are welcome.  There  will be a 1 mile fun run and a tot trot after the 5k. 

In addition to working up a good sweat and getting a great t-shirt, come and enjoy the after race goodies.  Back by popular demand, we will be setting up our photo booth with free uploads of your pictures.  We will have plenty of food courtesy of our sponsor, Chick-fil-a and fried apple pies from Ellijay's R & A Orchards.  

Race day registration and packet pick for pre-registered runners starts at 7:00 a.m. in the Ellijay Elementary School gym located on North Main Street.  The 5k starts at 8:00 a.m.  and the one mile fun run starts at 8:45 a.m..  The tot trot will be held inside the gym after both the 5k and 1 mile fun run are over.  There is no registration fee for the tot trot and one registration fee will cover both the 5k and 1 mile if you would like to run both.

The entry fee for the races is $20.00 if postmarked by October 1st and $25 after October 1st and on  race day.

Registration forms are available on this site or you can register on line at

For more information contact Donna Bowling at 706-636-3399 or at

Proceeds benefit adolescents involved in the Appalachian Juvenile Drug Treatment Program and Collaborations for Resiliency in Children.