General Running

June 3, 2011

Braves have big plans for Father's Day

DALLAS — Fans can literally race to Turner Field on Father’s Day weekend (June 18-19) with the Atlanta Track Club’s Father’s Day 4-Miler, which finishes on the warning track near the Braves dugout.

Race entry includes a ticket to Saturday’s 4 p.m. game vs. the Texas Rangers and a Father’s Day 4-Miler T-shirt. Race entrants, as well as their family and friends, can also take part in a parade around the field before the game.

Online registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on June 15 or until the race reaches its capacity of 2,000 participants. Register at today to secure your spot. Game tickets for family and friends of runners are available for $12 (upper box) or $22 (lower outfield).

Father’s Day Weekend at Turner Field will continue on Sunday with a free postgame Montgomery Gentry charity concert in conjunction with Major League Baseball Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, an annual leaguewide initiative to promote prostate cancer advocacy, awareness and research.

Prostate cancer survivors will receive a free game ticket, T-shirt and the opportunity to participate in a special ceremony before the game.  Family and friends of survivors can purchase tickets for $14. Register for Prostate Cancer Awareness Day today at To show their support for Prostate Cancer Awareness, players, coaches, managers, trainers, groundskeepers, umpires and equipment managers will wear blue wristbands and blue ribbons on their jerseys on Father’s Day.

Text Only
General Running
  • Time to roll out the red carpet

    Organizers are expecting nine states to be represented Saturday at the fourth annual Dalton Red Carpet races, where the action — which starts and finishes downtown — will include a half marathon, 5K and 2K.
    “I feel sure that it’s the most states that we’ve had represented for this event,” said co-race director Rick Little. “It’s become so well-known. People outside our area know that it’s a quality event.”

    October 25, 2013

  • Kimsey and Burnette set state records

    Two Dalton runners have been verified as Georgia Road Race state record holders after participating in the 10th annual Eton Country Fair 4-Miler this past Saturday.

    October 3, 2013

  • CarinaNieto.jpg Doug Hawley: Summer can be used for relaxation and running

    We often hear about young athletes becoming most successful thanks to their offseason work. That certainly is true for area high school cross country runners, who have some three months before their 2013 season hits full stride in September. What they do this summer can affect their results during the fall.

    June 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Houston signs 2 mlh.jpg Dalton's Houston ready for another level

    The past four years have showcased the talents of Dalton High School’s Bekah Houston, who is likely to be remembered as one of the area’s best prep distance runners in recent history.

    March 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • St. Pats race 3 mlh.jpg St. Patrick's Day Race: Pacheco and Nieto add titles to stacks

    Two well-known local runners emerged with top honors Thursday night in The 26th Running of the First (and Maybe the Only) Dalton St. Patrick’s Day 2-mile Road Race.

    March 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • runner thompson.jpg Like an old friend

    Dean Thompson developed a passion for distance running when he first tried it in high school.

    February 28, 2013 1 Photo 3 Stories

  • Doug Hawley: Age should be no barrier

    From year to year, the running fraternity adds new disciples to the sport. As runners bound into the infancy of 2013, not surprisingly, there are youngsters — including many high school, middle school and elementary school students — competing for the first time.

    January 6, 2013

  • Doug Hawley: 10-Miler next on calendar

    When an athletic event can stand the test of time for 25 years, it says a lot for the activity. That’s the case for the annual Carpet Capital 10-Miler, which will celebrate its quarter-century anniversary this Saturday. Varnell Elementary provides the setting for the picturesque action, which begins at 9 a.m.

    December 2, 2012

  • Silver bell sprint '12 1 mlh.jpg Record crowd for Silver Bell Sprint

    A record number of nearly 800 runners turned out Friday night for the 10th annual Silver Bell Sprint which started and ended at City Park School in downtown Dalton.

    December 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • Dalton swim coach hosts 5K for missions

    When George News expressed a desire to go on a mission trip, his girlfriend and her parents wanted to help make it happen.

    November 30, 2012