The Venue at Friendship Springs

7340 Friendship Springs Blvd

Flowery Branch, GA 30542


The Venue is located behind Publix at the intersection of Spout Springs and Friendship Rd. If coming down Friendship Rd from 211, cross over Spout Springs and enter the Publix entrance on the right. If coming from Spout Springs/985, turn right on Friendship and enter at the Publix sign. If coming from Friendship Rd and 985 turn left at the Publix sign before you hit Spout Springs.

You will see Braselton PD directing traffic at the entrance. The Venue will be a free-standing building a couple hundred yards off the road to your left. Please enter the parking lot through the second entrance on your left, and feel free to park wherever you find an open spot.


The Half Marathon event and Read-a-thon will begin at 7:30am. The 5K event will begin at 8am. If you are registered for the 5K, you may want to make arrangements to arrive before 7:30am as you may run into a delay due to the start of the Half Marathon.

Registration & Check-In:

Registration will begin at 6:30am. We will allow runners to register the day of the race. We will also have check-in & bag pickup available in the morning. If you have not picked up your runners bag, or are coming with someone who has not registered, please allow additional time for this process.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can also find more info at

We’re bringing together two of United Way’s fundamental pillars–health and education–in a unique combination, that will allow all ages and athletic abilities to come together to help improve lives in Hall County.


Are you an athlete with a drive to test your speed and endurance? Sign up to compete in our Half Marathon and 5K events.

Can’t make it the day of the event, but still want to support the cause? Register for our virtual run to receive your t-shirt and finisher medal, or donate here


Not a runner, but enjoy a good book? Then you’ll want to be involved in our Read-a-thon. In partnership with our Read Learn Succeed literacy program, join the competition by taking part in 3 consecutive hours of fun reading activities:

  • Come listen to stories read by your favorite book characters
  • Join the fun at one of our reading activity stations (0 – 10yrs old)
  • Get lost in your favorite book in our quiet reading marathon room (14+ yrs and adults welcome)

Help support literacy in Hall County!


Saturday, April 14

7:30am – 11:30am

The Venue Auditorium

  • Read & Run Expo Exhibit Fee – $150
  • Nonprofit Expo Exhibit Fee – FREE!
  • Highlight your products and services before, during and after the race to runners and reading marathon participants
  • Network with other businesses and organizations from all over Hall County

To register for an Expo Exhibit download our sponsorship & expo form here.

For questions, or to turn in your form, contact Matt Wojteczko.


Presenting Sponsor – $10,000   SOLD OUT!

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

Silver Sponsor – $2,500

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000

For additional details on sponsorship packages, download our sponsorship & expo form here.

For questions, or to turn in your form, contact Matt Wojteczko.