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September 11, 2021

Rough Rider Memorial 5K

George Chambers Resource Center • 1000 Highway 53 Spur SW CalhoonGA  30701 Organized by Five Star NTP $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

September 11, 2021 Race Start 7:30 AM Description

Love running for a cause or just because you are able? Then YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

Come out and join the Georgia Army National Guard as we run in remembrance of the 14 Rough Riders killed in action during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This 5K will be a run/walk/ruck with 14 push-ups once you cross the finish; push-ups are not required.

We'll be set up with Vendors & some cool military vehicles to check out so you & your kiddos don't want to miss this! There may even be some Fire & Police vehicles too! We look forward to strengthening/rebuilding our relationship with our community while running (or walking) for a cause.

This will be a flat & fast course through the park with some awesome, one-of-a kind awards only available at the Rough Rider Memorial 5K !

Money raised will go to the Rough Rider Association, which funds the 108th Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events for our Soldiers and their families.

Race shirts guaranteed through 9/5, afterwards shirts will be available while supplies last.

Event details and schedule

Entry Fee

Preview Pricing...Through March 31


Virtual 5K...$35

Early Pricing...April 1 - May 31


Virtual 5K...$35

Regular Pricing...June 1 - Sept 4


Virtual 5K...$35 (closes 9/9)

Late Registration...(Sept 5 - Sept 11)


* Race shirts guaranteed through 9/6, afterwards shirts will be available while supplies last.

Event Beneficiary
Money raised will go to the 1-108th Unit Fund to be used for Morale, Welfare, and Recreation events for our Soldiers and their families. Money will also go towards repairs and maintenance to the Rough Rider Memorial Wall at 108th Headquarters in Calhoun.

Course & Timing

Great flat & fast course completely inside the park. We'll be chip timing the start & finish.

Awards & Goodies

Awesome race shirt you'll be proud to wear!

One-of-a-Kind Engraved Tumblers & Rough Rider Decal awarded to the Top 3 M/F in the following Age Groups:

  • 14 & Under
  • 15 - 34
  • 35-54
  • 55-74
  • 75+
Groups & Teams

Grab your friends...neighbors...come one, come all

Racing/Running is F-U-N and even better with a group of friends, family, etc. so grab them all...you'll all have a great time & you'll score a great discount.

Groups/Teams of 5 & more will receive a discount of $3.00 after the 5th person registers under the Group/Team.

Virtual Run - How it works

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!" Then the virtual race is for you. Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day. We'll ship out virtual packages the week-day after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited , grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Rough Rider Memorial Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #RoughRider5K

Step 5

Submit your results online directly onto RunSignUp from the Event Page or your Profile Page.

You can submit your race time anytime from Sept 1st until 9/11/2021 11:59 PM..

Step 6

View your Virtual Results Monday after the Event Date.

Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into one of the 2020 Five Star Turkey Trots. See event website for details.

Top finishers will also qualify for entry into the Five Star 5K/10K Championships to be held January 3, 2021.

Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Event Schedule

September 5
11:59 pm...Deadline for Guaranteed shirt in your size
September 10
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm...Early Packet Pickup (Location TBD)
September 11
6:30 am...Check-In & Race Day Registration opens
7:30 am...5K Starts


George Chambers Resource Center

1000 Highway 53 Spur SW CalhoonGA  30701

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