Run for the Son 2016

Run for the Son 2016- A Huge Success!

We want to thank everyone who came out to our 5K Saturday, May 7th.  It was such a fun day and such a blessing for our ministry.  We are so grateful to our sponsors.  These businesses, organizations, and individuals enable the CLC to continue to minister to the teens of Gilmer County. It is because of your generous support that we are able to have our 6th grade program, teach more students in our high school classes than ever before, and begin long-range planning towards classes at CCMS.  Please thank our sponsors when you visit their businesses.  They make a huge difference in our ministry.  Thank you to all who participated int the event!  We had roughly 345 runners, walkers, and phantom runners, making this our biggest race ever!

We had a huge response with our team challenge this year.  We want to congratulate Team Pink Fitness who came in 1st place winning the Cup of Legends with 42 team members.  Thank you for helping make our race such a huge success!  We also want to thank Pleasant Grove Baptist Church who came in 2nd place winning the Cup of Champions with 39 team members!




Thank You Gracious Sponsors!

Platinum Level:

Appalachian Photography

Clear Creek Mini Storage, LP

Doug and Jan Hall

Frady Farms

Hensley CPA, LLC

In Honor of Frank and Jean Vaughan

J&M Contractors LLC

James and Marth Holloway

KAM Contracting SE, LLC

Ken and Carol Lively

Laura Huster


Whitepath Fab Tech, Inc.

Gold Level:

Candra Warren, State Farm Insurance


Cindy West/ RE/MAX Town & Country

East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Kaleb Frady


Silver Level:

AdvoCare Independent Distributors: Karleen & Robert Ferguson

Bernhardt Funeral Home

Community Bank of Pickens County

Holly Faith Apartments Inc.

Huff’s Drug Store

Hwy 515 Auto Auctions Inc.

Joyful Journeys LLC, Lisa Lacey

Logan Funeral Home & Chapel

Mr.P’s Take Out Food Inc.

R & A Orchards

Ronnie Thompson Ford

Southside Express Lube

Sparks Lumber Co.

Star Energy LLC.

Superior Building Products

Terry Lee Wilson, LLC

Thomas Oil Company

Times Courier

United Community Bank


Bronze Level:


Aaron’s Inc.                                                               Ace Hardware

Automotive Services of Ellijay (NAPA)                 Cartecay Thrift Store

Cartecay United Methodist Church                      Charles Edmondson Ins. Agency, Inc.

Coldwell Banker Reality                                         Community & Southern Bank of Ellijay

Danny Hall’s Tree Service & Hardscapes, Inc.

David Spivey’s Body Shop

Davis Family Chiropractor & Jake the Dog         Ellijay Deli & Bakery

Ellijay Tire/Williams Tire                                          515 Lumber & Millwork

Food Lion                                                                  Gilmer Co. Farm Bureau

Hair Dimensions                                                      Jerry’s Body Shop

Jim and Jody Henry

Kayann Hayden West, Attorney at Law               Larry’s Body Shop

Lendmark Financial Services                                Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant

North GA Computer Brokers, LLC                        Payne Insurance

Sanford’s Garage                                                     Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

Stacy Morgan                                                           Steven and Mary Jo Cockburn

Twin City Motors                                                       United Karate Studios

West Point Farms


All Other Sponsors:

Bear’s Garage      Bob Worley Insurance

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

City Barber Shop      Dance ETC.     Double L. Log Cabin     Ellijay’s Hometown Florist

Ingles       Jim Logan Life  & Health Agency, Inc        Mark Queen Salon

Medical Billing Partners       Our Daily Bread   Piggly Wiggly

Country Financial/ Robert Westmoreland       Sears         Walmart



 5K-Run for the Son-

 Saturday, May 7, 2016!!

First United Methodist Church

(Downtown Ellijay Running Course)

To Register Click Here

We will begin and end our 5K at the First United Methodist Church again this year.  The course is flat and runs through scenic Downtown Ellijay, GA!  Run for the Son 2016 Traffic Plan (1) ( to see the race course!)

USATF Certified Course!

 Packet Pick up: 7:00am           Fun Run: 8:00am    Tot-Trot: 8:15am                                            5K:  8:30

Entry Fee:

$25 before 4/29

$30 after 4/29 and Race day

Groups of 10+:  $22 before 4/29

Families of 4: $80 before 4/29

Phantom Runners: $25 before before 4/29 Receives a shirt but does not run.

Run as a team!  The team with the most participants this year will receive a prize! Stay tuned for more details!

To Register Online Click Here


or print the  CLC 5k Registration Form 2016 and mail it to P.O. Box 471 Ellijay, GA 30540 by 4/29.


T-shirt to all pre-registered runners             Awards to Overall Men and Women

Awards to Master Overall          5 year age groups 10 and under thru 65+

Great finish line food and fellowship                        Door prizes after the Race!


To Sponsor the Race or donate a door price please contact Jennifer Colson at or call Emily at 706.635.7100.  For Sponsor information click:

Race Sponsor levels and   Sponsor Form


Thank you for considering sponsoring our 10th annual Run for the Son-5K and Fun Run.  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 CLC and to raise funds so that we can continue helping students and families and expand our programming.


We have served over 5,500 students in the past 31 years!  God has blessed us and we want to continue to glorify His name for the next 30 years!



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Saturday, May 7th