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Can't make it out to the event site on race day? 
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?
Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works: 

1. Register for the Virtual division
2. Start Training
3. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
4. Submit your race time by end of race day
5. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
6.Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
7. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts & medals and put them in the mail.

Follow the Leader 5K

Click here for Course Map

Date:  April 27, 2019

Race Starts: 8:00 am

North Forsyth Middle School

3645 Coal Mountain Drive

Cumming, GA 30028

Certified Course number:  ​​GA19007DJ

Registration Fees

5K...through March 3rd:  $25

5K...March 4th - April 26:  $27
Race Day ...$30

5K(No Swag)...through April 26:  $20

5K(No Swag)...Race Day:  $25
Same great race...just no shirt

Virtual 5K...$27

Can't make it out to the problem...Run your race when & where you want, and we'll send you your shirt and award (if you win one).

Participants that are registered by 4/21 are guaranteed a great race in their size.  Registrations after that will receive a shirt while supplies last.  

Event Beneficiary

All proceeds go to fund Forsyth County 4-H.  4-H is an educational program teaching leadership, citizenship, public speaking and practical life skills. The goal is to make learning fun! It is the youth phase of The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service . More than 1,300 Forsyth County young people participate in 4-H activities.​

Course & Timing

We're in North Georgia, and there's not much that anyone can call flat & fast.  This one is pretty close though. :)

We'll be chip timing the start & finish, so everyone is guaranteed to have a great net time.

Awards & Goodies

 Awesome race shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by 4/21, afterwards they're available while supplies last

We Have Awards As follows: 

Overall M/F
Overall Masters M/F
Overall Grand Masters M/F
Overall Senior Masters M/F
Top 3 in all regular 5 Year age groups (10 & under - 75+)


Yes, you can bring your friends…You can score a great discount 

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

Top finishers earn a spot in the championships to be held in January 2020.-  The number of spots available is based on the total registration.
All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. See event website for details.

Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final...We're sorry there are no refunds, deferments, and transfers.

The event will take place rain or shine.  In the event of weather that is unsafe for spectators, volunteers, or participants; the event will be canceled.  We're sorry, but there are no refunds

Event Schedule

April 21st 11:59 PM - Deadline for Guaranteed shirt and size

April 27th  7:00 AM - Race day registration and check-in opens
April 27th  8:00 AM  - 5K Start

It's not like Peter Pan...but maybe a little...We've got a great run starting & finishing at North Forsyth Middle School, and we're supporting the Forsyth County 4-H.  The 5K starts at 8:00 am, and we have awesome race shirts, and awards to the Overall M/F, Overall Master's M/F, Overall Grand Master's, Overall Sr. Master's, and top 3 in all the normal 5 year age groups.