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The HACKER RUN 5k is in memory of Jeffrey Hacker, who passed away suddenly after a 5k in June 2019. Jeff was an avid supporter of his community in Forsyth County, as well as a runner and sponsor of many Forsyth County races. Jeffrey's wife, Kimberly, along with North GA Running Co. has high hopes of the Hacker Run 5k being a huge race each year to honor Jeff and keep his memory alive in the community where he was a proud member. LIVE LIKE JEFF! A portion of race proceeds will be distributed to a no-kill animal shelter in the community which Jeff was passionate about supporting.

For my husband...Jeffrey honor of you today and every day. May we all aspire to be like you! Humble...Kind...Strong. 
~Kimberly Hacker

Participants are invited to bring their dogs to walk/run with them as long as the animals are vaccinated, on a leash 6 feet or less in length, non-aggressive, and in good physical condition. Dogs will receive a custom race bandana and a finisher medal. Humans will receive a medal and a long sleeve, super-soft tee! YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR DOG FOR THE DOGGIE DASH 5K TO RECEIVE A DOGGIE BANDANA AND A MEDAL FOR YOUR DOG. Dogs are welcome to participate in the event without registering, they just will not receive a medal and doggie bandana. 

Bring a donation (food, leashes, toys, beds, etc) for our local rescues and receive a treat bag for your pooch! 


Packet Pick Up:

Friday March 11th from 2 PM - 5:30 PM & Saturday March 12th 11 AM -5 PM at North GA Running Co. (5485 Bethelview Rd., Suite 430).

Race morning at race location starting at 7:45 AM

Packets for participants registered for the virtual events will be mailed after March 14th if not picked up during packet pickup. 

Any race packets for in person runners/dogs that are not picked up during packet pickup or on race day will be donated unless you contact us prior to race day.  


Race Registration will be available (if not sold out) online or at North GA Running Co. through March 12th at 5 PM AND then on race morning at the race location or online. You should allow enough time to stand in line to register by race time (registration closes 15 minutes before race start time).

Race Times:

5k/Dog Dash 5k:  8:30 AM


All runners will receive a super soft long sleeve shirt if registered before midnight on March 2nd. Dogs registered for the Doggie Dash will receive a custom race bandana if registered before midnight on March 2nd. After March 2, shirts and bandanas are not guaranteed. 


Finisher Medals:

All runners & dogs will receive a finisher medal if registered before midnight on February 28, 2021. After February 28th, medals are not guaranteed.

5k Awards (for humans):

Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 & up)

Top 3 male/female in each age group in 10-year increments starting with 10 & Under through 70 & Over.



6365 Halcyon Way

Alpharetta, GA 30005

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