The Run Above the Clouds is a benefit for the students of Woody Gap School, the smallest public school in Georgia. Every year The Run Above the Clouds awards scholarships to graduating seniors and to postgraduates of Woody Gap to encourage them to continue their education.
We thank all of our sponsors and runners for their continued support!
Registration & Runner Info
Entry fees are $20 for the 10K and 5K, if we receive your application by Wed. Sept. 30. Race-day registration for the races is $30. We encourage everyone to print the entry form and mail it in advance. The 1-mile fun run is $10, on or before race day.
T-shirts and awards: All registered 10K and 5K runners are guaranteed a high-quality, long-sleeved T-shirt. Age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. Awards are two deep for male and female in each group and top male and female overall.
You can also register on Active.com.
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At 2800 feet, The Run Above the Clouds is Georgia’s highest-altitude (and perhaps its most scenic) 10K, featuring “The Cooper Gap Climb,” a 230-foot elevation change over a one-mile stretch.
The runs start and finish at the Suches Community Center, across the street from Woody Gap School on Hwy. 60 North in Suches, Georgia (15 miles north of Dahlonega in the beautiful Suches Valley).
The course for the runs goes by Woody Lake on Highway 60, then turns onto Cooper Gap Road at about the 3/4-mile mark. The turnaround for the 10K is in the small community of Mt. Airy.
Start time is 9 AM for the 10K and 5K and 9:10 for the 1-mile fun run.
Water stations are provided at three points on the 10K course.
Bears have been known to come out and spectate along the course...
The Indian Summer Festival
The race is the kickoff event for the Indian Summer Festival, which is held on the first full weekend in October. Stay after the race to enjoy food, live entertainment, and plenty of vendors with local mountain arts and crafts. Where else can you run a race, get a T-shirt, and have a turkey shoot, all in the same morning?