Sat September 17, 2022 Dawsonville, GA 30534 US Directions
Come out to help us remember Grace & honor her by running/walking a 5K.
Proceeds will go towards the Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund.


Join us In-Person


8:00AM EDT
Join us where you are for a virtual 5K!

Virtual 5K

5K-No Swag

8:00AM EDT


8:00AM EDT

10K-No Swag

8:00AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


186 Recreation Rd
Veterans Memorial Park
Dawsonville, GA US 30534


Back for 2022, the 5th annual Race for Grace 5K to benefit the Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund. 
This year we're adding a 10K!
Please join us in-person or virtual for a run/walk in honor of Grace Sheer.
If you can't make it race day, please join us virtual and run/walk from where you are, and we'll ship the shirt to you!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Entry Fee & Registration

Regular Pricing (ends 9/12):

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K (no shirt):  $25
  • 10K:  $35
  • 10K (no shirt):  $30

Late Registration (ends 9/17):

  • 5K:  $40
  • 5K (no shirt):  $35
  • 10K:  $45
  • 10K (no shirt):  $40


  • 5K:  $30
  • 10K:  $30


Register by Sept 7th to guarantee your shirt size; afterwards, they'll be available while supplies last.

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

Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund

All proceeds from this race are being donated to the Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund. The Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarships for 1 female athlete at Dawsonville County High School who exemplifies Grace through her work ethic, kindness, and dedication to not only athletics, but also academically and with her outstanding character.

Grace Sheer was a lifelong resident of Dawson County, Georgia. Grace attended Dawson County High School from 2014 to 2018 and throughout her high school career, she played on the Women’s Soccer Team. Grace was passionate about and completely dedicated to soccer, having played since she was a small child. In high school, Grace was also a member of the Chamber Singers, the Interact Club, and the National Spanish Honors Society, and she planned on attending Kennesaw State University for college. Grace loved art, music and animals, especially her dog, Finn. Most importantly, though, Grace was a kind soul. Her positive attitude and kind words could make any of her classmates’ day a little brighter. Additionally, Grace was fiercely loyal to and unquestionably loved her family and friends. Each and every day that Grace was with us, she demonstrated the true meaning of good character.

Donate / Fund Raise

Did you know? All race and fundraising proceeds go to the Grace Sheer Scholarship Fund. 

How you can maximize your support:

  • Register and run with us!
  • Invite friends and family to join you!
  • Make a donation when you register!
  • Create your own pledge page!


Thank you to the Dawson County Rotary Club for sponsoring this years' event.  


Awards & Goodies

Great Award Medals in the following categories:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master's M/F
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+. 

Awesome race shirts guaranteed in your size if you register by 9/7; unless you opt for no-shirt.  Afterwards, they'll be available while supplies last. 

Virtual Running - How it works

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.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

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 Race for Grace 5K Virtual!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib below!  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


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #RaceforGrace5K

Step 5

Submit your results directly on

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime until 9/17/2022 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.


We'll be at Veterans Park in Dawsonville, and we're working on certifying the course.  Keep an eye out for the number coming soon.

Five Star Turkey Trot & Championship

All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into one of the 2022 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. See event website

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2023. The number of spots available is based on the total registration. See event website


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.

Event Schedule

September 7    

  • Deadline for Guaranteed Race Shirt


September 17     

  • 7:00 AM  Race Day Check-in/Packet Pickup
  • 8:00 AM  Race Start



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