5K Race

Get Ready!!

This year our 5K-Run for the Son-

Will be on Saturday, May 7th!!

More details to come ASAP!!





Run for the Son – A Huge Success!!

We want to thank everyone who came out to our 5K Saturday, May 2 and ran, walked, and volunteered.  It was such a fun day and such a blessing for our ministry.  We are so grateful to all the sponsors who made the event possible.  Run for the Son is one of our largest fundraisers.  The race, banquet, and monthly donors make CLC possible.  We are not funded by the school and do not receive government support so we rely on your generous donations.  We were very blessed to have such amazing sponsors this year for our race.  Please make sure to thank our sponsor next time you visit their business!

Our Run for the Sun was the most successful yet!  We had almost 160 racers participate in the 1 mile fun run and the 5K!!  Our racers loved  running through the new downtown location and the new set up at the First United Methodist Church.  The first person to cross the finish line was local track coach Tommy Jones with a time of 17:49.  Luke Stoltz was seconds behind him and their competition helped make the race very exciting.  Everyone had a great time!

 For race times go to www.fivestarntp.com


The Gilmer Christian Learning Center
Thanks our 2015 Race Sponsors!

Platinum Level
Appalachian Photography
Clear Creek Mini Storage LLP
Frady Farms
Hensley CPA
In Memory of Ronnie Evans
J & M Contractors, LLC
R & A Orchards
KAM Contracting Southeast, LLC
Whitepath Fab Tech

Gold Level
East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
North Georgia Christian Academy

Silver Level
Candra Warren: State Farm Insurance Co.
Hall’s Tree Service
Hannah Frady
Huff’s Drug Store
Kaleb Frady
Lisa Lacey, Joyful Journey, LLC
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel
Mitchell & Paulette Morgan
Nancy Sauls
North Georgia Computer Brokers
Rex’s Pest Control
Southside Express Lube
Sparks Lumber, Inc.
Star Energy, LLC
Superior Building Products
Thomas Oil Company
Bronze Level
Anytime Fitness
Appalachian Tree Works
Bernhardt Funeral Home, Inc.
Blushing Beauty Lounge
Brenda Evans
Calvin Rolan/Edward Jones Investments
Charles Edmondson State Farm Insurance Agency
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty
Community & Southern Bank of Ellijay
Community Bank of Pickens County
Dairy Queen
Ellijay Fitness
Ellijay Tire
ENDLESS INK: Tiffany Camp Watson
Gilmer County Farm Bureau, Inc.
Hayes Tire & Service Center
Holly Faith Apartments, Inc.
Jerry’s Body Shop
Kayann Hayden West, Attorney at Law
Larry’s Body Shop
Logan Sawmill, Inc.
Marvin Chance/ R. L. Jennings & Assoc.
Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant
Paul & Diane Nealey
Payne Insurance
Sanford’s Garage
Spivey’s Body Shop
Twin City Motors, Inc.
United Community Bank
West Point Farms

Other Sponsors
Affinity Med Screens
Apple A Day
Appalachian Supply Co.
Barbara’s Hair Designers
Bear’s Garage
Bob Worley Insurance
Cartecay Thrift Store
Charlotte L. Davis
Clark & Clark Attorneys at Law
Crossroads Grocery & Deli
Dance ETC Studio
Double L Log Cabin Grill
Dr. Deborah Swanberg/Envision a Chiropractic Healing
Five Fifteen Building Supply, Inc.
Hair Dimensions
Holt’s Drive Thru
Hometown Florist
Johnson Nursery
Logan Life & Health Insurance Agency , Inc.
Lori Wetzel – Hair Stylist
Mark Queen Salon
Medical Billings Partners LLC

Moo Bears Ice Cream & Treatery
Mr. P’s Take Out Food
Piggly Wiggly
Robert Westmoreland/ Insurance Agency
Ronnie Thompson Ford

Thank you!!!

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9th Annual Run for the Son – 5K

Saturday, May 2

Register Here  online!

This year our race will begin and end at the First United Methodist Church.  We will be running a great course that is flat and running through scenic Downtown Ellijay, GA!  Run for the Son 2015 Traffic Plan (2) (to see the race course!)

USATF Certified course!

Packet Pick up:  7:00am

Fun Run: 8:00am

5K:  8:30


Entry Fee:

$20 before 4/26    

$25 after 4/26 and day of race

Groups of 10+: $18 (before 4/26)-mail in only

Family of 4: $60 (before 4/26)-mail in only

Phantom runner: $20 (before 4/26)-receives shirt but does not run.

 or  Register Here   online.  

or print the 2015 Registration form  and mail it to P.O. Box 471 Ellijay, GA 30540 by 4/26.


*T- Shirt guaranteed to all pre-registered runners

 *Awards to Overall Men & Women

 *Awards to Masters Overall

 *5 year age groups 10 & under thru 65+

 *Great finish line food and fellowship!

  *Door prizes after the race!

To Sponsor the Race or donate a door prize contact Jennifer Colson at jennifer@gilmerclc.org or call Debbie at 706.635.7100.  For Sponsor information click: Race Sponsor levels and Sponsor form 2015

Thank you for considering sponsoring our 9th annual Run for the Son – 5K.  All proceeds go to offer free Bible classes to public school students as well as counseling and mentor programs at no charge to students and families.

Our 5K is an opportunity to raise awareness about the CLC and to raise funds so that we can continue helping students and families and expand our programming.

We have served over 5,000 students in the past 30 years!  God has blessed us and we want to continue to glorify His name for the next 30 years!



Thanks  You 2014 Run for the Son Sponsors!

 Platinum Level Sponsors

In Memory of Pam Watkins

J&M Contractors, LLC

  Whitepath Fab Tech

Gold Level Sponsor

Frady Farms

Silver Level Sponsor

Clear Creek Mini Storage

Dairy Queen

Del and Tamara Land

Hall’s Tree Service

Huff’s Drug Store

KAM Contracting Southeast, LLC.

Pepsi Co.

Sanford’s Garage

Southside Express Lube

State Farm Insurance Co.: Candra Warren

Superior Building Products

Thomas Oil Company


Bronze Level Sponsor

Ace Hardware & Furniture Co

Any Time Fitness

Appalachian Photography

Brenda Evans: Celebrating Homes

Buffington Broiler Farm

Edward Jones: Calvin Rolan

Ellijay Restaurant

Ellijay Tire Company


Gilmer County Farm Bureau

Hair Dimensions

Holly Faith Apts.

Hwy 515 Auto Auction

Ideal Auto Care

In Memory of Henry Gartrell

Johnson Nursery

Logan Funeral Home & Chapel

Mitchell & Paulette Morgan

Paul and Diane Nealey

Payne Insurance

Rex’s Pest Control

Ronnie and Brenda Evans

Singleton Food Services, Inc.

Sparks Lumber

Star Energy

State Farm: Charlie Edmondson, Agent

Twin City Motors

United Community Bank


All other Sponsors

Apple A Day

Bear’s Garage

Belle’s Boutique

Blushing Beauty Lounge


Cartecay Thrift Store

Charlotte L. Davis

City Barber Shop

Clark & Clark, Attorneys at Law, P.C.

Crossroads Grocery

Dance Etc.

David Spivey’s Body Shop

Dr. Debrah K. Swanberg

Dr. Mateen Akmal – Mountaintop Medical Center

Dunkin Donuts

Food Lion

Hayes Tire and Service Center

Hometown Florist


Knight and Associates

Logan Insurance Agency

Logan Sawmill, Inc.

Lori Wetzel – Hair Stylist

Mark Queen Salon

Mountain Ridge Gift shop


North Georgia Computer Brokers

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters

Our Daily Bread

Piggly Wiggly

R & A Orchards

Robert Westmoreland Insurance Agency

Ronnie Thompson Ford


Suzanne’s Pet Shop


Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Run a great success!

Thanks to our 2014 Race Sponsors!

Series affiliation

The race is part of the 2013 Black Bag Race Series and the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix.

Shirts and Goodies

Shirts are guaranteed to those who pre-register and will be given out while supplies last to race day registrants. There will be door prizes awarded after the race and plenty of fluids and snacks.

Additional Information

Awards will be given to the Overall Male/Female and Masters Male/Female. Age Group awards will be 3 deep in 5 year age groups beginning with 10 and under to 75 and over. Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to www.classicraceservices.com, www.active.com, www.runningintheusa.com and www.coolrunning.com.

Previous Races:

The 2012 “Run for the Son,” held on April 14, was a great success. Tommy Jones won the men’s race for the fifth time in a time of 18:50. Trina Spanelli won on the women’s side in a time of 22:40. The men’s masters champion was Robbie Cheatham in a time of 22:17 and the women’s masters champion was Denise Hoeck in a time of 26:44. Click here to view the pictures from the event!

For full race results, follow this link and click on the April 2012 Race Results Link



The 2010 “Run for the Son” was a great success! Former Atlanta Marathon winner Gabriel Helminger set a new course and race record with a time of 16:09 for the 5K race. 2 Time Champion and local favorite Tommy Jones finished second with a respectable 17:40. Rachel Riddle, Gilmer High School running phenom won the Women’s Race with a time of 20:12. Her GHS teammate Whitney Reece was the second lady across the line with a 22:27.  We look forward to seeing you all back in 2011!

Men’s Top 5

Gabriel Helminger 16:09.0
Tommy Jones 17:42.7
Bill Moore 18:44.1
Kevin Leftwich 20:32.3
Jeremy Compton 21:43.6

Women’s Top 5

Rachel Riddle 20:12.9
Whitney Reece 22:27.6
Morgan Williams 22:39.4
Rebecca Rush 23:34.2
Ashley Herndon 23:54.5

Complete Results Found by Clicking Here

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