Come to the beautiful North Georgia mountains and join us for the 43rd Annual Apple Festival 5K Road Race in downtown Ellijay.  The race will take place on Saturday, October 12th.  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. 

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 7th and $25 after October 7th and on  race day.

Registration forms are available on this site or you can register on line at Just click on the "Sign Up" Tab above.

For more information contact Tommy Jones at 706-502-4358 or at

Proceeds benefit the Gilmer County Cross Country Program.