Premier Event

Madison Christmas Rush Classic

About the Race
Distance: 8K - 5K - 1Mile
Date: December 8, 2007
Location: Historic District; Madison, Georgia

Will Chamberlin: 706-769-6593

Results from the 2006 Race
Results from the 2005 Race
Results from the 2004 Race
Results from the 2003 Race
from the 2000-2003 Races

Every December, thousands of visitors come to Madison to tour the ante-bellum homes decked out in all their Christmas splendor.

As a runner or walker, you can sleep a little later this Saturday morning and your visit can be twofold. First to participate in the Christmas Rush Classic 8K Run, 5K Run or Walk, or One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Then, stay to tour the Madison-Morgan County Historical District with all its traditional decorations. Whether you stay or not, you will be treated to a long-sleeve t-shirt or optional sweat shirt with a beautiful Christmas multi-color print, hot homemade vegetable soup, hot apple cider and other goodies. 

Application (will open new window)
Pregistration is recommended. No confirmations or race numbers will be mailed. Entering by December 1 for $20 guarantees your long sleeve t-shirt in your size on race day. Register on race day for $25 (we may have a few shirts available) or register anytime for $10 without the shirt. If you prefer the long sleeve sweat shirt, you must preregister and pay $25. The high quality long sleeve sweat shirt is available by preregistration only. All entries are non-refundable. Walkers may participate in the 5K, 8K or mile.

5K Walk/Run - 9:00 a.m.
8K Run - 10 a.m.
Fun Run/Walk is 11 a.m.
Race day registration will open at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 8:45 a.m. for the 5K and 9:45 a.m. for the 8K.
Traffic will be released at 11:30 a.m.

8K is USAT&F certified, relatively flat, modified out-and-back. All events start and finish downtown and run through the beautifully decorated Madison Historical District.

Awards will be presented in the 8K & 5K run to the male/female overall, First 40+ male/female, 1st 50+ male/female, 1st 60+ male/female and three deep in five year age groups from 14 and  under to 70+. All ages may enter the Fun Run/Walk but awards will be presented to first age 12 or younger male/female finishers only. No awards will be mailed.

Madison, the "town that Sherman refused to burn," is 60 miles east of Atlanta and 28 miles south of Athens on US Highway 441. 
From Atlanta, take I-20 East to exit 114 (US 441/129). Exit and turn left (north). Follow US441 to downtown and part at Cornerstone Christian Center (on the left). Allow 75 minutes driving time from Atlanta.