January 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This 5K raises awareness and funds for the THS Homeless Resource Bridge. Event starts and finishes at City Station on Maple Street in Carrollton.
Southern Hills Christian Church
West GA Technical College Foundation’s Heroes for Hope 5K run raises money for Hope for Tomorrow Scholarships. This GreenBelt event starts and finishes at Hobbs Farm Park on Rome Street in Carrollton. Registration starts at 7am, race starts at 8am. Awards will be given after the last runner crosses the finish line.
Carroll County Mental Health Advocates’ fundraiser 5K begins at the Target Trailhead of the Carrollton GreenBelt, goes to Laura Park and returns to Target.
7:30-8:30 am: Set Up
8:30 am: Registration
9 am: 1 Mile Fun Run
10:30-11:30am: Refreshments, Award Ceremony, DJ, Wrap Up
Disc golf tournament at Hobbs Farm Disc Golf Course in Carrollton.
Nearly 200 bicycle advocates, industry representatives, planners and elected officials will roll into Carrollton for the 2020 Georgia Bike Summit, September 18-19.
“We are very excited to bring the 11th Annual Georgia Bike Summit to Carrollton,” said Georgia Bikes Executive Director Elliott Caldwell. “With the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) also coming to Carrollton this summer, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for bicycling in the area.”
Georgia Bikes is a state-level affiliate of League of American Bicyclists, an organization that advocates for bicycling as a safe and healthy form of transportation and recreation. They work to improve conditions for bicycling by focusing on state policy, bicycle education and developing local advocacy organizations. In 2017, the League designated Carrollton as a Bicycle Friendly Community (one of 12 such communities in Georgia as of 2020) and the University of West Georgia as a Bike Friendly University.
Each year, Georgia Bike Summit brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to share best practices, disseminate information and collaborate in building a bicycle-friendly Georgia. A secondary purpose of the summit is to showcase the bicycle culture and amenities of communities throughout the state.
“Carrollton has really focused on being a great place to ride a bicycle,” said Caldwell. “The dedication of many community members, the local government in creating the GreenBelt, as well as better on-road infrastructure, is bearing fruit with these kinds of events coming to Carrollton.“
The Bike Summit is Georgia’s only statewide gathering for bicycle advocates. This is the first time the event is being held in Carrollton after being held in larger cities and on the coast for its first 10 years. Caldwell said the 2016 Georgia Trails Summit in Carrollton, which several Bike Summit organizers attended, positively influenced the decision to award the city the 2020 event.
The new Hobbs Farm Fit Court was opened for public use on September 11, 2019, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A $35,000 grant from the Atlanta-based Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation provided most of the funding for the court. The fitness facility features five equipment pieces that offer 120 exercise combinations and routines for beginners and advanced users. The court is ADA compliant and located close to a water fountain and restrooms.
The need for outdoor space catering to teenagers and the active adult population was mentioned during community surveys and town hall meetings when the city was updating its Comprehensive Plan in 2018. The fit court is also expected to attract groups affiliated with Parks and Recreation’s Senior Activities Center and Tanner Health System’s healthy living classes, that meet on and around the GreenBelt.
Hobbs Farm Park is a trailhead for the Carrollton GreenBelt a few blocks from Adamson Square and has become a go-to spot for exercise and healthy activity. The fit court joins the park’s long list of amenities, which includes a one-mile Hobbs Loop, Carrollton Bike Share station, Georgia top-rated public disc golf course, a public kayak launch pad, and a gazebo overlooking the Little Tallapoosa River spillway. Hobbs Farm Park is home to many native plants and wildlife.
While the Hobbs Farm Fit Court is open and fully functional, a bonded, rubber mulch will soon replace the wood-chip surfacing. The installation process was delayed by a few weeks due to the recent hurricane evacuations in Florida that affected the construction crew. Please be mindful and do not enter the court area if safety fencing is present.
The inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon presented by Tanner Health System will take place on September 7, 2019. The 13.1 mile course will take you from Carrollton’s Historic Adamson Square, through city proper and nearly 9 smooth miles over shaded, rolling hills on the city’s new multi-use bike/running path, the GreenBelt. The beautiful route finishes back at Adamson Square for a finish line festival not to be missed, featuring live music, local food vendors, and beer from local craft breweries. Register individually to take on the race or be a part of a 2, 3, or 4 person relay team! This course makes a great event for first timers, those looking for a half marathon personal best, or an end-of-summer tune up for fall marathon season. Registration includes an inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and free food and drink tickets to the post-race festivities.
$65 Half Marathon $35 (per team member) 2-4 Person Relay Teams
This inaugural race begins at Carrollton’s historic Adamson Square, then takes you through the city and over the rolling hills of the Carrollton GreenBelt. Cross the finish line to a festival featuring live music, local food and craft brews.
Individual or relay team registration includes a T-shirt, finisher’s medal and free food and brew tickets.
After exploring the GreenBelt exhibit, students will explore techniques in drawing and watercolor as they create their own insect botanical illustrations.Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall
Ages 8-12 (Younger children may participate but will need the assistance of a parent.)
20 students max
Tour Carrollton’s GreenBelt through the eyes of artist Greg Crimmins as he delicately captures the flora, fauna and scenery of the trail through paintings and drawings. Enjoy this exhibit’s opening reception and be among the first to see the show.