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Ruff and Tuff 5K

November 10, 2018
9:00 am ... 5K Starts

10:00 am ... Festival in full swing

North Forsyth High School,

Coal Mountain Drive,

Cumming, GA, United States

All the festivities are taking place at North Forsyth High School.  The 5K will start at 9:00 am, and the festival will be in full swing by 10:00 am. 

 For the 5K we'll have Awesome long sleeve race shirts, awards to the overall winners & 5 year age groups.  We'll even have awards for the fastest dogs.

 The fun doesn't end when you cross the finish line...there's loads of stuff at the festival too.  Bounce houses, frisbee dogs, Forsyth County Sheriff Dept. K-9s, food trucks, we're even working on getting hot air balloon rides...It doesn't get better than that!

Registration Fees


Put your feet on the ground at the event and race, run, or walk
Apr 13 - Nov 11...$25.00

Virtual 5K

If you can't make it, but want to support the cause, or just think the shirt is awesome...this is for you
Apr 13 - Nov 11...$25.00

Fun Run

Not up for the entire 5K...still want a shirt
Apr 13 - Nov 11...15.00

Tot Trot

This is for the little guys...3 yrs and'll be about 50 yrds
Apr 13 - Nov 11...FREE

  • The 5K is capped at 1000 participants
  • This is a family event, so dogs & strollers are welcome

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from the event are going to K9's for Warriors.

K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.

Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

The cost for a service animal is approximately $10,000 per animal...the goal for the event is to raise enough money for 3 animals.

Virtual Race Option

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

Still want to participate 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.

Here's how it works:

1. Register for the Virtual division & Start Training
2. The week of the event you'll receive your bib via email
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 Keepsake Bibs; and put them in the mail.

Groups & Teams

Grab your friends, family, or co-workers and participate as a can score a great discount, and nothing will replace the additional fun.

If you come out with a bunch of your friends...We've got some great discounts for you too.

5+...Save 10%
11+…Save 15%
 21+…Save 20%
 51+…Save 25%
 100+…Save 30%

Awards & Goodies

All finishers recieve a custom Finisher Awards

Great custom award medals to:

  • Overall M/F
  • Masters M/F (40+)
  • Overall Grand Master M/F (50+)
  • Overall Sr. Master M/F (60+)
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year M/F age groups 10 & under through 75+ will earn awards.

Super tech shirts to all participants registered by 11/4.  All registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.

Course & Timing

Awesome fairly Flat & Fast course through the area surrounding North Forsyth High's a link:

We're chip timing the start & finish, and we'll have live scrolling results.

Five Star 5K Champ & Turkey Trot

All participants will receive FREE entry into the 2018 Five Star Turkey Trot.

Top finishers will also earn a qualifying spot in the Five Star 5K Championships.

Event 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...Sorry, but there are no refunds, transfers, or deferements.

Event Schedule

November 4

  •      11:59 PM  - Deadline for Guaranteed Shirt in your size

November 9

  •      4:00 PM - Early Packet Pickup at Rucker Pet Supply

November 10

  •      8:00 AM - Race day pickup & registration
  •      9:00 AM - 5K Starts
  •      10:00 AM - Fun Run Starts
  •      10:15 AM - Tot Trot Starts