Bend Your Knees 5K Info

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Here are links to results for results to the 2013 5K

Bend Your Knees, Inc. will be teaming up with local runners for the 3rd Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Run. On Saturday, July 12th, 2014 we will be hosting a 5K “Warrior” Run and 1 Mile “Brave” Fun Run at First Baptist Church in Canton. We feel this will be great community event and a great way to raise awareness of childhood brain cancer along with raising money for charities that support families that are facing the battle and journey of a child with a cancerous brain tumor.

This year, Bend Your Knees is committed to “giving back”. Bend Your Knees was started in loving memory of Collins Dixon, who at 12 years old taught us many lessons. Collins never gave up on his faith and believed that he would be healed. Collins was a Warrior and demonstrated this in his daily life by going to school throughout chemo and radiation treatments. Collins lived his life with courage and hope. Collins wanted to give back to those that gave to him.  We will be giving a portion of the proceeds to The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, a non-profit charity, that provides support to families of children with brain tumors. We also will be making donations to other charities in Collins memory. For more on Collins’ story go to

Through the funds we have raised over the past 2 years we have been able to help several families not only locally in Cherokee County, but throughout the Southeast. We work with the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children through the Collins Dixon Memorial fund to be able to give to children outside of our local reach. By doing so we have been able to help the families of 14 children in the following states this past year: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Tennessee.

YOU are the reason we are able to give back to others! Join us again this year as we GIVE BACK!

Race Details

The race is scheduled for Saturday, July 12th at 8:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Canton.   Pre-race activities (including course instructions) begins at 7:30 AM.  Arrive at 7 and go to the Pre-race registration tent to receive your race number and safety pins. Note: We will be doing Race Day Registration for any last minute sign ups from 7am – 7:30am


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Packet pickup will be Friday evening from 5:30 until 8pm. Come Friday and get your tee shirt, race bag and race bib and avoid the race day rush!


We will do race registration Friday evening from 5:30 – 8pm. Encourage your family and friends to sign up. They may be the one that makes the difference in the Spirit Cup!


We will be parking cars at FBC and the new Teasley Middle School. Shuttle buses will be available for those that park at Teasley Middle School.

We are encouraging everyone to get to FBC early. Shuttle Buses will stop running at7:45am and the Road will close at 7:45am.

Prerace activities start at 7:30

Race starts promptly at 8am

1 Mile Fun Run starts at around 8:45

First Baptist Church, Canton
1 Mission Point

Following the race, we encourage participants to remain at FBC for post-race activities to include awards, raffles, drawings, kid activities, and other post-race activities.

Hotels Information listed for your information.

Holiday Inn - Canton

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

713 Transit Avenue

Canton, Ga.  30114


Hampton Inn Canton

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Canton

710 Transit Avenue

Canton, Ga.  30114

Days Inn of Canton

Days Inn

101 Juniper Street

Canton Ga. 30114


2014 RACE Sponsors!

SouthCanton First Baptist Church - Canton, GA
Classic Race Services Jersy Mike's Subs - Riverstone Location
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