Unity Run File

Runners rest and rehydrate after crossing the finish line at the Unity Run in this file photo.

The 24th Annual Unity Run/Walk is set for Tuesday, Sept. 26. This community event is a fall tradition in Gordon County. It serves as the kick-off event for the United Way of Gordon County’s Fund Raising Campaign. The proceeds from this event are included in the campaign total for the year. The money raised in the campaign supports the 18 United Way agencies working in Gordon County.

Contact information: 706-602-5548 or email vspence@gordoncountyunitedway.org.

Important information for the Run/Walk is listed.

AGC Pediatrics Information:

-AGC Pediatrics 1-K Kid’s Run starts at 5 p.m. and includes children Pre-K-5th grades ages 3-11.

-The AGC Pediatrics 1-K starts and finishes at Gordon Central High School.

-The children who register for the 1-K may also do the 5-K Run/Walk so they get both runs for one price, but only receive one shirt.

-First, second and third place medals for each age group male and female starting with age 3.

-Overall Awards for the fastest male and female are also given.

-Each participant will receive the coveted Unity Run T-shirt upon completion of the run.

-The cost of the run for kids and students is $15.

5-K Run/Walk Information:

-The 5-K starts at Gordon Central at 6:30 p.m. and finishes at the corner of Court St. and Park Ave. in beautiful Downtown Calhoun.

-All participants for the 5-K are encouraged to park in Downtown Calhoun and ride the buses back to Gordon Central.

-Buses run from the Calhoun Depot starting at 4:30 p.m. with the last bus leaving at 6:10.

-NO Buses run after the race so the 5-K could become a 10-K if the runner has to walk back to Gordon Central High School to pick up the car.

-Each runner will receive the coveted Unity Run T-shirt upon completion of the run.

-Age Division medals will be given for male and female starting with 10 and under and continuing in ago groups of 5 years. Ex. 11-15 concluding with above 70.

-Master and Grand Master awards will be given

-Awards for Overall winners male and female will be given.

-Awards for Overall Gordon County winners male and female will be given

-The cost is $25 until September 20 and then it goes to $30

-Chip timing will be used to determine winners in each division.

-Runners and walkers may pick up their numbers on Monday, Sept. 25 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot.

Challenge Award Information:

-Each year several challenge awards are given for participation with all but the Largest Number of Participants determined by the percentage of employees from each company who participate.

-Corporate includes major firms and businesses with more than 350 employees

-Small Business

-Banks -100 Percent Participation

-Largest Number of Participants

Thanks to the sponsors that support the Unity Run and make it happen.

Platinum Sponsors

-Apache Mills

-Engineered Floors

-Field Turf

-Gordon Hospital


-Nance Industries

-Northwest Georgia Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


-Turner Heating and Air

Kid’s Run

-AGC Pediatrics

Gold Sponsors


-Atlanta Gas Light

-Georgia Bank and Trust

-Hamilton Medical Center

-Mannington Commercial

-Waffle House

Silver Sponsors

-Bia Beverages

-Beautiful Smiles Dentistry at Red Bud

-Bentley Dye


-First Bank of Calhoun A Division of First Bank

-Gordon County Historical Society

-Greater Community Bank

-John Driscoll Insurance Co.


-Landscape Creations

-Momon Construction Inc.

-Nature’s Own Big Springs Water

-North Georgia National Bank

-NorthSide Bank

-Owen Security Solutions

-Starr Mathews Insurance Agency


Bronze Sponsors

-Alan McHan, DMD

-America’s Home Place


-Blue Almond Nat-Thins

-Brian’s Auto Sales

-Calhoun Drug Company


-Downtown Calhoun

-Fitness First of Calhoun

-Fox Systems, Inc.

-Georgia Northwestern Technical College

-Hayes Plumbing and Electrical


-PT Solutions

Friend Sponsors

-Calhoun City Schools

-Calhoun High School HOSA

-Calhoun Times

-Carpet Capital Running Club

-Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society

-City of Calhoun

-DJ Donny Holmes

-Gordon County

-Gordon County Schools

-Gordon EMS

-Gordon Optimist Club



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