Only 5K race to cross state lines coming Oct. 31

Want to run in America’s first 5K crossing two states?

There’s only one place to do it! The inaugural BigfootBoogie 5K – 8 am, Saturday, October 31 in McCaysville, Georgia – is the first in a series of seasonal cross-state 5Ks bythe Riverwalk Run Series.

The course takes runners through the charmingdowntowns of McCaysville and its sister city,Copperhill, Tennessee – two cities united by a stateline at the heart of the historical Copper Basin.

Covering 3.1 miles, participants will not only crossfrom Georgia into Tennessee and back into Georgia,but they will also run through the iconic steel bridge,one of few left in America, that spans the ToccoaRiver (aka Ocoee River in Tennessee).

The series was created by the McCaysville BusinessAssociation, a non-profit organization, to further thegoal of fostering economic, cultural and social growthwithin the community.

Long-time runner and first-timerace director Matthew Cole expressed his excitement,adding, “This is the perfect time of year to get out andenjoy a breath of fresh mountain air with the gorgeous Toccoa-Ocoee River flowing right alongside the course.”

Drive up for the day or spend the weekend with family and friends in nearby Blue Ridge or lease one of the many areacabins for an unforgettable North Georgia getaway weekend. Food, drinks and music can be found before and after therace on the river deck of Riverwalk Shops, located across the street from the starting line. Parking will be plentiful and freeacross from the McCaysville City Park.

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Race Timeline

6 AM Race Setup

8 AM Race Start at McCaysville Information Center

9 AM Awards on Riverwalk Shops Riverdeck

10 AM Race Cutoff

Race Guidelines

•Runners requested to social distance

•Social distancing encouraged when not racing

•Runners cannot participate, if running a fever

•NO water on course, runners must bring their own

•Bottled water available at finish

•Packet pick-up available at the Riverwalk Shops restaurantBurra Burra on the River and at City Park on race day

•Race day registration, pending availability


•Overall male/female

•Top 2 Age Group Winners male/female ages 0-9, 10-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

•Race Times based on “gun time” start (USATF Rule 245)Parking

The primary lot is located across from the McCaysville City Parkand on city streets. Additional spots can also be found acrossthe river in Copperhill.