The Carpet Capital 10 Miler

The Carpet Capital 10 Miler has been run continuously since its inception in 1988 as the BASF Road Race. It is one of the stops in the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix and is currently the RRCA State Championship race at the 10 mile distance. In past years, it has been the RRCA Southern Region Championship race (Road Runners Club of America) as well as one of the races in the USATF Georgia Association’s Long Distance Running (LDR) grand prix series,

In 1995, the Carpet Capital Running Club took on the total sponsorship of the race, and it was renamed the Carpet Capital 10 Miler. As one of the few certified 10 mile courses in the state of Georgia, it holds almost every state record in all age groups. Entrants come not only from Georgia but from several surrounding states. Within the club is a wealth of experience in all aspects of organizing a first quality event, and over 50 volunteers provide pre-race and race day support. Local sponsors take care of expenses and supply post-race refreshments. Proceeds raised go to the Whitfield County and Dalton Education Foundations to support special programs for area students.

Race Records
Open male: Thomas O’Gara 48:50
Open female: Alena Palmquest 57:47
Master male: Earl Owens 53:25
Master female: Mary Priesel 63:06
Grand Master male: Tom Dooley 57:48
Grand Master female: Judith Hine 68:34


Course Records Since 2008
Open male: Caleb Morgan & Mike Walker 53:52
Open female: Jill Horst 63:59
Master male: Dean Thompson 58:41
Master female: Donna Garcia 68:08
Grand Master male: Bill Moore 68:27
Grand Master female: Doris Windsand-Dausm 74:47


Comments on Race

“Congratulations on a well done race event. The church bells about half way out and back added a super touch for the race. People here are very surprised when I mention the morning temp. of the run. That’s a cold winter morning in Minnesota . Again my thanks on a job well done.”
Jim Storm