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Assault on Kennesaw Mountain

10/24/22, 12:00 PM

3737 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA
Grace Community Church
Kennesaw, GA US 30152

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Race Information

The Georgia’s Army National Guard ASSAULT ON KENNESAW MOUNTAIN (AoKM)  MEMORIAL 5K RUN is conducted at Kennesaw Mountain State Park, in  Kennesaw, Georgia.  Attracting hundreds of runners from across the state  each year, the AoKM exemplifies what it means to Never Forget.   Participants, which include military and civilian runners of all ages,  run to honor the Georgia National Guard’s Fallen 43 Soldiers lost during  the Global War on Terrorism 2001-Present.  AoKM’s mission is to support  the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, build morale, and  promote physical fitness.


Now in its 10thYEAR, over 2200 runners have assaulted the  mountain since 2012.  To date, the AoKM has generated over $30,000 in  support of our Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.


This year, we are BACK AT IT, and STRONGER THAN EVER!!!!  You have two options this go around.

  • OPTION #1: Run the race IN PERSON!!!! See you on the mountain on Saturday, 23 October 2021!!!

  • OPTION #2: Run the race VIRTUALLY, from WHEREVER YOU MAY BE!!!! Strap on your walking or running shoes ANYTIME (day or night) from ANYWHERE (Germany, New Hampshire, Oregon, Kentucky, Italy, Afghanistan, Iraq…….WHEREVER you may be) and JOIN IN on the FUN!!!!

We want EVERYONE to have to opportunity to HONOR those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation.

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Event Schedule

October 22:

4 - 7 PM  Early Packet Pickup at BIg Peach Kennesaw


October 23:

Race Day Events:

6:00-7:15 a.m. - Late registration  (Shirts available only in remaining sizes)

6:00-7:15 a.m. - Packet pick-up

7:30 a.m. - Pre-Assault ceremony commemorating our fallen warriors

8:00 a.m. - ASSAULT begins!!!

9:00 a.m. - Awards ceremony

Registration

You are invited to join us together with some of The Georgia National  Guard’s finest in participating on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 a.m.  for the opening ceremony and ASSAULT up Kennesaw Mountain starting at  8:00am, followed by the Awards Ceremony, located on Top of Kennesaw  Mountain at 9:00am.


While the ASSAULT is up historical Kennesaw Mountain, the assembly,  opening ceremony, and parking will be at Grace Community Church.  The  finish line is at the top of the mountain and racers will then use a  short cut to get back the church parking lot.


No vehicles will be allowed to go to the top of the mountain for the  Awards Ceremony. So, if you have friends or loved ones that want to meet  you at the top. Make sure they are aware of this, and they plan to move  up the trail to the top for the 9:00am awards ceremony.


We will supply fruit/ water and restrooms, prior to the race we will  also supply a vehicle to take bags to the top, extra clothes, food,  water etc.


5K:

Preview Pricing (through 9/11/21):  $30

Regular Registration:  $35

Race Day Registration:  $40

Virtual 5K (closes on 10/22/21):

Regular Pricing:  $30

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Race Partners

 

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Course Information

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While the ASSAULT is up historical Kennesaw Mountain, the assembly,  opening ceremony, and parking will be at Grace Community Church.  The  finish line is at the top of the mountain and racers will then use a  short cut to get back the church parking lot.


No vehicles will be allowed to go to the top of the mountain for the  Awards Ceremony. So, if you have friends or loved ones that want to meet  you at the top. Make sure they are aware of this, and they plan to move  up the trail to the top for the 9:00am awards ceremony.


We will supply fruit/ water and restrooms, prior to the race we will  also supply a vehicle to take bags to the top, extra clothes, food,  water etc.


All participants will be chip timed.

Awards and Goodies

All Assaulters receive:
  • AoKM FINISHER medal

  • AoKM Commemorative LIMITED EDITION 10th ANNIVERSARY race shirt

  • AoKM Race bib

  • AoKM sticker

  • Banana and bottle of water at the end of the race

  • The accomplishment of completing the AoKM and supporting a great cause!

Awards Categories:

- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Overall Female and Male Finishers

- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals in each Male and Female Age Group

Race Age Awards Categories:

10 and under,11-15,16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 71-75 ,76-80 ,80 and older.

- First Unit Gideon to the Top!
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Virtual Race

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"

 

Then the virtual race is for you.

 

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

 

Step 1

  • Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!

 

Step 2

  • Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!

 

Step 3

  • Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!

 

Step 4

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)

 

Step 5

  • Submit your results online

 

Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Submit your virtual time

Event Courtesy and Weather Policy

Our events are designed to be fun 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. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

 

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

 

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

 

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

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