Run for the Border!

Join in the Fun of the Riverwalk Run Series

If you’re looking for a unique 5K run, come join America’s only 5K series that crosses two states! The Riverwalk Run Series offers four opportunities throughout the year, all starting and ending in McCaysville, Ga., after winding through sister-­city Copperhill, Tenn.

The course takes runners (and walkers!) through the charming downtowns of both cities, united by a state line in the heart of the historic Copper Basin. Covering 3.1 miles, participants travel alongside the famous Toccoa River and across the area’s iconic steel bridge — one of only a few left in America.

Come for the day or spend the weekend in a cozy and scenic cabin. Food and drinks are available before and after each of the 5Ks in the down­town Riverwalk Shops. Then stick around after every 5K for free, live music at TOONEYS, which is located inside the Riverwalk Shops.

Parking is free and plentiful, and located right across the finish line at McCaysville’s City Park. Created by the nonprofit McCaysville Business Association, the 5K series seeks to foster economic, cultural and social growth within the community. For more information, please visit