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2019 Flat Joe 5k

May 18, 2019 Flat Joe 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

6:30 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins at the Government Building
7:30 a.m. – 1 Mile Fun Run 
7:50 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 
8:15 a.m. – Flat Joe 5K 
9:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony 

Start/Finish Location: Walton County Government Building/Fallen Heroes Memorial Garden, 303 S. Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655

Proceeds to benefit the Shadow Warrior Foundation, the Lt. Helton Memorial Foundation, and the Lt. Helton Scholarship Fund.

If using a GPS, please be sure to use the zip code, as there is another 303 S. Hammond Drive address (residence) in Monroe located on the other side of HWY 78 in the 30656 zip code area.

On May 18, 2019, the FlatJoe 5k returns to the Walton County Government Building for the 6th Annual 1 mile FunRun/Walk and, of course, the 5k. Come out and enjoy the day with old friends, make new friends,  and be impressed by the Walton County Veteran's Memorial that was little more than a dirt lot last year!  

The Flat Joe 5k was the first fundraiser planned by the Lt. Helton Memorial Foundation when the Board met for the first time in November of 2013.  The 5k was a natural choice as Lt. Helton loved running.  The first race took place in August of 2014 at Monroe High School, a place he visited every time he returned home.  At the May 2016 Flat Joe 5k, Artist Micheal Garman unveiled the statue that was to top the Fallen Heroes Memorial.  

Following installed of the statue in the Memorial Gardens, in 2017 the race was moved to its current location. Though a small area was landscaped around the Fallen Heroes statue, the park remained little more than empty patch for the 2017 and 2018 Flat Joe 5ks.  In November of 2018, the Walton County Veterans Memorial was dedicated. Concrete walls and dirt have been replaced with granite and bricks, and is a breathtaking thank you to those who have sacrificed so much, and the few who gave their all for the many.  

So, whether or not you're running, come on out!  Cheer on the runners, share a moment of silence to thank those who have given the ultimate and the many who have given so much, chat with some of our AFJROTC cadets, the local law enforcement, Fire Deparment, and quick Responder representatives and check out their equipment. And...Hmmm...let's see what else we can come up with!

Online Registration is available here:  2019 Flat Joe 5k

For more information, click here:  FlatJoe5k

To download a printable pdf registration form, click here: Printable Registration Form

Thank you to our supporters, both old and new:

NEW for 2019:  BRITTS, Monroe, Georgia

Anonymous, ACourse/Line (Todd Smoot), AFJROTC GA956, Aaron Sanchez, Alcovy Signs, Anytime Fitness, ASI Pool Plastering, Mark Bush, the Cabot Family, Carmicheal Drugs, Cody Holland, Dynamic Consulting, DJ Larrry the Hatman, Edward Jones (Monroe), Eric Guzman, Fallen Heroes of Georgia, Joanne Fields, Jonathan Hall, Linda Harvey, James Helton, the Holland Family, Home Depot (Monroe), Home Town Tire, the McManus Family, Pizza Hut, Joe and Debbie Roth, Janis Rowe, Jordan Rowe, John's Supermarket, Linda Harvey, Monroe Fire Department, Monroe Police Department, Pecans Salon & Spa, Peter Casola, San Antonio Advanced Medical Group, Self Defense Tactics and Training, Shane's Rib Shack, Tim Stewart Funeral Home, USAFA Cadet Class of 2007, Victor Holden,  Walton County Sheriff's Dept, Walton Dental, Williamson for Walton, all the runners, spectators, and the many volunteers we could never have done without!

5k Flat Joe

Race Director:  Jordanne Cary

Assisted by: Walton County AFJROTC Cadets

Time: A Course/Line LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia, Todd Smoot

DJ: Larry "Hatman" Park of Cumming, Georgia