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2014
Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon and 5K!

Location: Big Creek Greenway, Forsyth County, Georgia 
Date: April 19, 2014 (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 | See Race Course Video Below
Series: None
Presenting Sponsor: Dirty Spokes
Results: Not yet available.
Photos: H&H Multimedia

REGISTER: Online Registration | Mail In Waiver Form

 

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The 2014 Georgia Peach Jam is SOLD OUT!  We will not be taking race day registrations.

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!

Please note this race does have a participant cap of 500 runners.

We are thrilled to announce Dickey Farms is the Official Peach Jam Supplier of the Georgia Peach Jam Half Marathon and 5K Event!  Our top finishers Half Marathon and 5K will be taking home some Sweet Georgia Peach Jam from Dickey Farms this year!

DIRECTIONS

For directions: Big Creek Greenway, Fowler Park

Big Creek Greenway Info

Big Creek Greenway, Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way
Cumming, GA 30040

ENTRY FEES

  • 13.1 Miles 
    • Through March 31 –> $55.00
    • April 1 - April 17 –> $60.00 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration –> $65.00
  • 3.1 Miles 
    • Through March 31 –> $30.00
    • April 1 - April 17 –> $35.00 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration –> $40.00

Your race registration will include a Dri Fit Shirt, Sweet Georgia Peach Jam Commemorative Finisher Medal, $5.00 Gift Certificate to Mellow Mushroom Pizza (Cumming Location), $5.00 Gift Certificate to Jim N Nicks (Cumming Location), Post Race Recovery Drinks and Fruit!  No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.

PACKET PICKUP

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!

RACE COURSE

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 3.90 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, 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).

RACE CATEGORIES

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&U) – 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

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. 

RACE RULES

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.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Comfort Suites
905 Buford Road
Cumming, Ga 30041
770-889-4141
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ga030
Contact at the hotel is Harry Priddle or Sona Patel
The rate is $89.00 per room per night, plus tax and the rate includes a hot breakfast.

Hampton Inn
915 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Cumming, Ga 30041
770-889-0877
www.cumming.hamptoninn.com
The contact at the hotel is Freddy Burch
The rate is $79.00 per room per night, plus tax and includes a hot breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites/ Cumming
870 Buford Hwy
Cumming, Ga 30041
678-845-7100
http://www.hiexpress.com/cummingga
The contact at the hotel is Amanda Anderson
The rate is $89.00 per room, per night, plus tax and includes a hot breakfast.

Sun Suites of Cumming
555 Lake Center Parkway
Cumming, Ga 30041
770-781-5550
http://www.sunsuites.com/
The contact at the hotel is Todd Little or Betty Adkins

RACE COURSE VIDEO