Run for the Son 2017

Thank You for an Amazing 11th Annual Run for the Son!

Clear Creek Middle School's team lead by Tommy Jones accepted the Most Active Participants trophy in honor of Doris Sanford.
Clear Creek Middle School’s team lead by Tommy Jones accepted the  Cup of Champions Most Active Participants trophy in honor of Doris Sanford.

The 11th Annual Run for the Son 5k which was held on May 6th, 2017 was a huge success thanks to all of our Runners, Sponsors, and Volunteers.

Luke Stolz and Denise Hoek were the overall race winners.

Clear Creek Middle School took home the Cup of Champions, the trophy awarded to the team with the most active participants on race day. The team accepted the trophy in memory of Doris Sanford.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church accepted the Cup of Legends, the trophy awarded to the team with the most registered participants.

We are so thankful to all of the Sponsors and Volunteers that made the 2017 Run for the Son possible. Without these generous businesses and individuals, it would not be possible to put on events like the Run for the Son or to minister to the students of Gilmer County.

Race Results

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level:

Appalachian Photography

Candra Warren, State Farm Ins.

Clear Creek Mini-Storage, LP

Doug & Jan Hall

Hensley CPA

In Memory of Frank Vaughan & In Honor of Jean Vaughan

J&M Contractors, LLC

KAM Contracting

Laura Huster

Modern Woodmen of America

On Grade Excavation, LLC

R & A Orchards

Gold Level:

Chick-Fil-A of Ellijay

East Ellijay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Emuel Sanford: In memory of Doris Sanford

Kaleb Frady

Pepsi Co.

Tina Mabry: Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

 Silver Level:

AdvoCare Independent Distributors, Jessi & Brian Barton

Community Bank of Pickens County

Dairy Queen

Gene & Dianne Neal

Holly-Faith Apartments

Huff’s Drug Store

Hwy 515 Auto Auction

Joyful Journeys, LLC – Lisa Lacey

Logan Funeral Home & Chapel

Logan Sawmill, Inc.

North Georgia Christian Academy

Riverside Drugs

Ronnie Thompson Ford

Sparks Lumber, Inc.

Terry Lee Wilson, LLC

Thomas Oil Company

Times Courier

United Community Bank of Ellijay

Bronze Level:


Absolute Best Tire, LLC

Ace Hardware & Furniture Co.

Berean Baptist Church

Bernhardt Funeral Home, Inc.

B.J. Reece Orchards

Bryant Physical Therapy

Cartecay Thrift Store

Charles & Opal Corbin: In Honor of Rex Corbin

Chela S. Bailey RE/MAX Town & Country

David Spivey’s Body Shop Inc.

Ellis Equipment Service

Food Lion

Gilmer Co. Farm Bureau

Jerry’s Body Shop

Lendmark Financial

Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant

Mosley Tractor

North Georgia Computer Brokers, LLC

Paul & Diane Nealey

Payne Insurance

Sanford’s Garage


Singleton Food Services: Subway

The Orchard Church

Twin City Motors, Inc.



Affinity Med Screens

BB & T

City Barber Shop

Dance ETC.

Ellijay Hometown Florist

Robert Westmoreland

Medical Billing Partners

Our Daily Bread

We are so grateful to everyone who sponsored our race this year.  Our supporters make the ministry at CLC possible. Because of the businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals who support the 5K, our yearly banquet, and provide vital monthly support, we are able to serve the students of Gilmer County.  Your prayers and sacrificial giving make an eternal difference.  We are excited to be starting our 5th grade class in August and are progressing on our Clear Creek facility.  Please join us in thanking our sponsors for supporting our ministry and making a difference in the lives of teens in Gilmer County.  Thank you!