Fun run 5K returns to Cloudland

Pictured, above, are the race winners from the Cloudland Fun Run 5K event last year.

The Cloudland Community Park is hosting its fourth annual 5K Fun Run, Barbecue and Yard Sale on July 6 at Cloudland Community Park.

The run will commence at 7:30 a.m. EST and will loop within the Cloudland Community in both Georgia and Alabama.

Pre-registration for this event is $25. Participants must register by June 20. Registration after June 20 is $30, and participants may also register the day of the event at 6 a.m. EST.

According to Fun Run committee member Patricia Johnson, the Fun Run Committee is made up of an all-volunteer group that runs the Cloudland Community Park located in Cloudland, GA east brow of Lookout Mountain about Menlo, GA.

Johnson said the course for this event features moderate to steep hills and they welcome runners, walkers, and children on bikes of all ages and experiences.

According to the Fun Run Committee, all runners and bikers will receive a complimentary T-shirt and goody bag.

“Bikers must also register and must wear a helmet,” Johnson said.

Following the run, there will be live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring The Ukulele Band of Alabama.

Along with the entertainment, there will also be $5 barbecue plates for sale, including a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and a drink.

“Barbecue can be paid for when you preorder or at pick-up on the day of the run between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.,” Johnson said.

In addition to the current activities, there will also be an individual yard sale set up.

According to the Fun Run Committee, they included a community yard sale to this year’s festivities from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“Bring your items for sale and set up in the park,” Johnson said.

According to organizers, there is no registration for the yard sale required; however, donations are welcomed.

“Due to there being no car traffic during the race, there will be no car access to the park until 9:30 a.m.,” Johnson said.

Barbecue pork butts, pork loins, and chickens will also be for sale on a pre-sold basis with the following prices: $30 for butts and loins and $10 for chickens.

Deadline for orders is June 25, to preorder contact or call 706-862-3040.

Contact the Cloudland Community Park via email if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

According to organizers, sponsors ,their location will be listed on the back of the T-shirts, and a $50 donation needs to be received by June 19.

All proceeds from this event go to the Cloudland Community Park towards the upgrade of the toilet facilities, kitchen and the playground equipment.

For donations, renting and registration for the run and any other questions, please contact the Cloudland Community Park at 706-862-3040 or via email at

You may also visit their websites for additional information at or Facebook at Cloudland Community Park.

Cloudland Community Park, P.O. Box 277, Menlo, GA 30731.

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