The Run Above the Clouds is a benefit for the students of Woody Gap School, the smallest and only K-12 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 are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We thank all of our sponsors and runners for their continued support!
We are now a part of the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix.
Our Facebook page is here.
Download 2018 scholarship application.
Registration & Runner Info
Entry fees are $25 for the 10K and 5K, if your application is postmarked by Monday, Sept. 14, and $35 thereafter. The 1-mile Fun Run & Dog Jog is $20 until Sept. 14 or $25 thereafter. We encourage everyone to print the entry form and mail it in advance.
T-shirts and awards: You are guaranteed a high-quality, short- or long-sleeved T-shirt on race day if your application is postmarked by Monday, Sept. 14. Those who register after Sept. 14 can order a shirt on race day and have it mailed to them.
Age groups are 14 and under, 15-19, 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 the top overall for the 10K and 5K.
You can also register on Active.com.
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At 2800 feet, The Run Above the Clouds is Georgia’s highest (and perhaps 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.
Baby strollers as well as well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to run in the Fun Run & Dog Jog race. Start time is 9 AM for the Fun Run & Dog Jog.
Start time for the10K and 5K will be about 9:15 after the Fun Run & Dog Jog is over. .
Water stations are provided at three points on the 10K course.
Shy 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 take in a great local festival, all in the same morning?