Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon and 5K!
Location: Big Creek Greenway, Forsyth County, Georgia
Date: April 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Format: 13.1 | 3.1 (On The Concrete / Boardwalk Greenway / No Dirt)
Distance: Options: 13.1 Miles | 3.1 Miles
Course Map: 13.1 Mile Course GPS | Course Map | 3.1 Mile Course GPS | See Race Course Video Below
Presenting Sponsor: Dirty Spokes
2016 Results: 13.1Mi | 3.1Mi
2016 Photos: Wingfoot Photos
The 2016 Georgia Peach Jam registration is OPEN! A portion of your race day proceeds will be donated back to Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department / Roswell Area Mountain Bike Organization (Great Opportunity To Support 2 Great Organizations)!
We´re excited to present the Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon and 5K Running Race on the Big Creek Greenway (Concrete / Boardwalk Greenway), Forsyth County, Georgia (this is not a dirt trail run)! This course sets up to be one of the fastest and most scenic half races in Georgia! The Big Creek Greenway is a 12 foot wide concrete and boardwalk path winding through the woods along Big Creek (Check Out The Race Course Video Below And The GPS Data Above). The race will start (in front of the fire station) and finish (on the track) at Fowler Park, Cumming, Ga. A portion of your race proceeds will be donated back to the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department!
Runners Please Note... there are restroom opportunities along the Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon Course. These are permanent facilities and located at the 3.95 mile turn around as well as across from the 8.5 and 11.5 mile water stations. The facilities are between 20-50 yards away from the race route.
For directions: Big Creek Greenway, Fowler Park
Please Note: Registration / Packet Pick Up will take place at the Track (Fowler Park). The race will start in front of the Fire Station (same spot we have started each year)... it will finish on the track at Fowler Park (same spot we have finished each year).
Big Creek Greenway, Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way
Cumming, GA 30040
- 13.1 Miles
- Through March 31 –> $55.00
- April 1 - April 14 –> $60.00 (LATE)
- Race Day Registration –> $65.00
- 3.1 Miles
- Through March 31 –> $30.00
- April 1 - April 14 –> $35.00 (LATE)
- Race Day Registration –> $40.00
Your race registration will include a Dri Fit Shirt, Sweet Georgia Peach Jam Commemorative Finisher Medal (Half Marathon Runners), Post Race Recovery Drinks and Fruit! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.
Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Half Marathon Race starts at 7:30 a.m. SHARP!
5K Race starts at 7:35 a.m. SHARP!
Half Marathon course will start on the asphalt road (in front of the fire station) at Fowler Park and soon lead onto the Big Creek Greenway Trail (Concrete / Boardwalk Trail)! Once at the Greenway the race route will turn right at .45 (headed towards highway 9), go out to the 3.95 mile mark and turn around (please stay on the right side of the path runners coming in the opposite direction will be on your left). The race will go back down the Greenway to the 10.0 mile mark then turn around and head back to the finish area on the track! The running surface is a mixture of concrete and boardwalk (flat, smooth and fast)! The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to "ditch the city".
Half Marathon Runners... we will have water stations at mile 2.9, 6.6 (water and gatorade), 8.5 and 11.5! All water stations will be on the right as you are running. Please do not cross over the center line to use a water station on the other side of the path (water will be on your right side). The water stations on the other side of the path are set up for you as you are headed in the opposite direction.
Please Note: We know everyone wants to have a great start for the race! We are asking you to line up according to your ability level. This will help with the start of the race and thinning out the crowds before hitting the concrete greenway. Once on the greenway we ask you stay to the right as you will be meeting oncoming runners at certain points on the course (they will be on your left).
We will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and top 3 female finishers for each race as well as overall male and female masters, male and female grandmasters winners. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&Over) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you. All Half Marathon Finishers will receive a SWEET Custom Cast Dye Georgia Peach Jam Finisher Medal!
Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 13.1 miles at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.
Your safety and overall experience is important to us... Due to the amount of runners in this event we are asking for everyone to be courteous of the following: No Dogs, No Baby Strollers, No Skates, No Bikes – the Big Creek Greenway is Gorgeous (you're going to love it)! We do allow headphones and earbuds (please be courteous to other runners and keep them at a level you can hear the people around you trying to pass if needed). Please DO NOT attempt to transfer your number to another person – Your number serves as your emergency identification in case of an emergency situation.
We do chip timing for all our races (as well as a manual backup). We do a gun start to chip finish (your actual race time will start when the gun goes off we will not use a starting mat).
905 Buford Road
Cumming, Ga 30041
Contact at the hotel is Harry Priddle or Sona Patel
915 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Cumming, Ga 30041
The contact at the hotel is Freddy Burch
Holiday Inn Express and Suites/ Cumming
870 Buford Hwy
Cumming, Ga 30041
The contact at the hotel is Amanda Anderson
Sun Suites of Cumming
555 Lake Center Parkway
Cumming, Ga 30041
The contact at the hotel is Todd Little or Betty Adkins
RACE COURSE VIDEO
2016 RACE DAY VIDEO
2015 RACE DAY VIDEO
2014 RACE DAY VIDEO