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February 11, 2023

Chasing Away Winter 5K

Lumpkin County High School • 2001 Indian Drive, DahlonegaGA  30533 Organized by Five Star NTP $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

It's that time of year!

Support Dahlonega UMC MMO!

Who's ready to get out there and RUN!

Dahlonega UMC MMO (Mothers Morning Out) & Preschool are doing their annual 5K to chase away that pesky winter chill! We start and finish at Lumpkin County High School. The 5K course is super scenic, running through Camp Glisson.

If you can't make it race morning, we've got a virtual option available too(within the continental US)! Virtual package will be start getting processed for shipping on 2/13/22.
Age group awards & awesome shirts. Proceeds from this event go to the Preschool scholarship fund.

Event details and schedule

Entry & Registration Fees

Preview Pricing (ends 9/30)

  • 5K: $20
  • 5K-No Swag: $15
  • Fun Run: $5
  • Tot Trot: Free (shirts available for purchase)
  • Virtual / Phantom Runner: $30

Early Bird Registration (ends 11/7)

  • 5K: $25
  • 5K-No Swag: $20
  • Fun Run: $10
  • Tot Trot: Free(shirts available for purchase)
  • Virtual / Phantom Runner: $30

Regular Registration (ends 2/5)

  • 5K: $30
  • 5K-No Swag: $25
  • Fun Run: $15
  • Tot Trot: Free(shirts available for purchase)
  • Virtual / Phantom Runner: $30 (virtual registration closes on 2/24/2022)

Last Minute (ends 2/10)

  • 5K: $32.50
  • 5K-No Swag: $27.50
  • Fun Run: $20
  • Tot Trot: Free(shirts available for purchase)

Race Day Registration

  • 5K: $35
  • 5K-No Swag: $30
  • Fun Run: $20
  • Tot Trot: Free(shirts available for purchase)

Raffle Tickets - You'll receive one raffle ticket with registration! Purchase another ticket to win one of many awesome Gift Cards! Purchase more tickets to increase your chances!

  • $2 - one raffle ticket
  • $5 - six raffle tickets
  • $20 - 15 raffle tickets

AWESOME Shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by 2/2/2023. After 2/2/23, shirts will be available while supplies last.

You can also upgrade to a long sleeve Tri-Blend!

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from the event go the the Dahlonega UMC Mothers Morning Out & Pre-School.

In addition to running you can help out with an additional donation, or becoming a Fundraiser for the event.

All participants who participate in the fundraising portion will have their entry fee refunded when after the raise $200.

Virtual (Phantom) Runner - HOW IT WORKS

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

Still want to participate or support the cause 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 Monday 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 & pups to join you! Sign up, and register for the Chasing Away Winter Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib! Hydrate, grab your family or friends 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 #ChasingAwayWinter5K #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on RunSignUp.com through your Profile or registration.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime from 2/20/22, through end of day 2/26/22.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.


The course starts & finishes at Lumpkin County High School, then follows a back road to Camp Glisson. Once in the camp you'll follow the camp road through the grounds and past beautiful Cane Creek Falls.

Click HERE for the Course Map

Awards, & Goodies

Custom Award Medals in the 5K as follows:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Masters M/F
  • Overall Grand Masters M/F
  • Overall Senior Masters M/F
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+

AWESOME Long Sleeve Shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by 2/2/23.

You can also upgrade to a long sleeve Tech or Tri-Blend!


Groups & Teams

Organize your Team! Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors or family and participate as a Team. * Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration for the 5K or virtual 5K.

  • 5+...$2.50 off
  • 11+…$3.75 off
  • 21+…$5 off
  • 51+…$6.25 off
  • 100+…$7.50 off


Lumpkin County High School is located at 2001 Indian Dr. Dahlonega, GA 30533

Follow GA-400 North until you reach US-19/GA-60. Take a left onto US-19/GA-60 and follow it for approximately 6 miles. Continue to follow US-19 N/S Chestatee St. Turn right onto Martin St. Take 3rd Left onto S. Grove St/GA 60 for approx. 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Indian Drive @ Lumpkin County High School. There will be signs directing traffic and parking.

Five Star 5K Championships & Turkey Trot

This is one of your first chances to qualify for (1) free entry into our Turkey Trot & also to qualify for our Championship 5K/10K!

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2023 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. See event website

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2024. The number of spots available is based on the total registration. See event website


Event Schedule

February 2

  • Last day to register to guarantee your shirt

February 11

  • 7:30 am - Check In Opens
  • 8:15 am - Tot Trot Starts
  • 8:25 am - Fun Run Starts
  • 8:45 am - 5K Starts

Event 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.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.


Lumpkin County High School

2001 Indian Drive, DahlonegaGA  30533

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