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CCRC 10-Miler Comments | Carpet Capital Running Club



Great race on Saturday! I’ll definitely be back next year.

Jeff White

I have run the 5k a few times. This was my first time running the 10 miler. It was great! The course is very pretty. I LOVED the church bells! It was a wonderful experience. All of the volunteers were nice and encouraging. I look forward to running again next year.

Jennifer Coleman

I received the shirt today. Appreciate you sending it. I do plan on attending the race next year. I did 16 races this year and this is the one I end my season on. It’s one of my favorite races to run and the trophies are really neat. I plan to make your December race a tradition.

Charlie Millard

I think your race is the best I have been to. Everything was wonderful. I have been telling all my Chattanooga friends about your race. I know I will be back next year.

Curt Zacharias

David, I really enjoy running this race. It is very organized, a unique opportunity to run a 10 mile race, a scenic course, Christmas music playing at the Church, and homemade hot soup when you finish. It is one of the events to look forward to each December. Thanks to you and the Carpet Capital runners for putting on a really nice event. We hope to both make it there next year for the 25th running!

Gary Henderson.

This was my first time running this race and I love the Christmas music from the church . . . it was awesome. Nice race.

Kim Durham

Thanks for putting on the race. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the sound of the church bells that was first very faint and then grew louder and louder. It is a great course and barring injuries, I’ll be back next year.

Adri Herman

It was the first time for me doing the CC10 miler. What a great race, loved the course especially the church bells. I hope to be back next year with more friends. Very nice touch to send individual results. The only way I can think to add to it since you put overall finish is it might be nice to also add the number of total finishers. Thank you for putting on a GREAT event.

Miles Bays


David Hendrix

You and all the volunteers did an exceptional job of organizing this race. This was my first time running in it, but it

certainly will not be my last. Everything from the start to the finish as well as the food was great. Thanks for taking

the time to put on a great race for all runners to enjoy. See you next year.

Jay L. Hudson

Thank you! Your race was perfect as usual. No complaints whatsoever. Love the new course too.

See you next year.

Pat Hagan


Once again you guys put on a great run. I must say, it is my favorite one of the year and one I look to include in my schedule for many years to come.

Gina Nowell Chattanooga, TN

We really liked your race, only suggestion is don’t change that 10 mile course. It is the best I have ever run!!! We will be back next year and hope to bring our whole team. I have told them all about it. See you next year. Chris Sentell Seymour, TN

Your race was awesome. I am new to the Chattanooga area. Thank you so much. Will there be a place to get a picture for the trophy I won?

Curt Zacharias Chattanooga, TN

I am a beginner and enjoyed the race. The shirts were the best I have gotten. A Big Thanks

Barbara Shadwick Dalton, GA

Unfortunately I will be out of town and will miss the 10 miler this year. It is one of my favorite races that I started running in 1994 when it was sponsored by BASF. The CCRC does a great job putting on this race. Cost is very reasonable, race is well organized, good post race eats, and nice shirts and awards. Wish you good weather on race day and hope to see you in 2011.

Joe Lenahan Roswell, GA

Wonderful race this year. We really enjoyed the course.

Ed Stephens Dallas, GA

Great event as always. I would recommend it to everyone.

David Randolph Rocky Face, GA

Great 5k race. You guys went above and beyond to make everyone happy and to feel at home. My first time to run the event but will definitely not be my last. Class act, great awards, great tee, and fabulous soup and cornbread. FIVE STAR RATING!!!!!!

Don Burkett Mineral Bluff, GA

Really liked the race! Will do it again next year! I too loved the bells! Eve Hall Kennesaw, GA Thanks! Great race again this year. Everything was perfect.

Pat Hagan Chattanooga, TN

It’s been a number of years since I have participated in a “road” race but I ran in your 10 miler this past Saturday. I have nothing but good things to say about the race and organization there of. I was a race day entrant and from that first point of contact to the last at the awards ceremony, it was all well done. Thank you and all your volunteers for your hard work and effort. It showed, it worked and I will not hesitate to recommend your event to others next year.

Sheridan Ames Signal Mountain, TN

” Thanks” to the Carpet Capital Running Club; support groups and runners that make your race one of the best year after year.

Hoyt Brown Murphy, NC

Well run race – thanks to you and all the volunteers. I will be passing the word to my running friends in Chattanooga / Dalton about the race next year.

Scott Ptak Dalton, GA

Please tell all that were involved with Saturday’s race what a great job they did putting on a first class event! Everyone did a great job. The volunteers were friendly and helpful, the course was not only accurate but well marked with the splits called out. Most races don’t have any of these attributes. Too, kudos to the ladies who helped with the goodies and made the delicious soup and cornbread. That, along with the fresh fruit, bagels and hot coffee made great post race snacks. We really appreciate your efforts and will spread the word about how well organized your race is. Also, please give a big thank you to all the volunteers out on the course, including the police dept and EMT people. We plan to come back next year. Keep up the good work!

Donna Presly Toccoa, GA


“After all these years I finally got to do your race and will definitely keep it on my calendar. It’s a first class event with great course, organization, post race event and last but not least, great volunteers.”

Sandy Geisel

“I enjoyed my first Carpet Capital 10-Miler a few weeks ago, thanks for putting on a great race. As a first time Carpet Capital 10-Miler, I appreciate the organization, the course, and the stunning photos. It made the 2+ hour trip from Atlanta well worth the drive. I’ll spread the word about the Carpet Capital 10-Miler and next year try to bring a few running buddies. Keep up the good work.”

Iilonga Thandiwe

“I was very impressed with all the preparation you had done. You had people posted at each well marked mile who called out our times. You got the results posted on line very quickly and even sent individual race results which I really appreciated. It was nice to have a warm place both before and after the race. The food was plentiful and delicious and water, Gatorade and coffee available. Intersections were well monitored to insure we stayed on the proper course. Your willingness to submit the paperwork for Georgia state age group records. Thanks for all of the above.”

Clarence Hartley

“I was very impressed by both the quality of the race and the quantity of volunteers at every point in the race and by the facilities, too. T-shirt looks good and is comfortable. I see why runners from all over run this race. See you again next year. Thank you.”

Mark McKeever

Powell, TN

“Another great race! Thanks for all you do.”

Terry Hampton

Fairmount, GA

“I have never provided any feedback for any of my races, but I wanted to let you know that this was my second Carpet Capital 10-miler and I couldn’t have been happier with the changes to the route. I did this race two years ago, and it was fine. There just seemed like a lot of traffic and trucks. But the route Saturday was awesome. You guys did a great job. After skipping this race last year, I hope not to miss it again for awhile. Thanks,”

Chris Stephens

Dalton, GA

“Thanks for a great race as always. I really enjoyed the route this year. It just seemed to flow a lot smoother for me running. Also, I thought the shirts looked GREAT!! Probably one of the better looking shirts I’ve ever gotten at a race. GREAT JOB!”

Jason Denson

Dalton, GA

“Hi there, I just want to thank both of you and all of your volunteers and club members. You did another absolutely incredible with this year’s 10 mile and 5K. I always look forward to your race as it is consistently a top event. It is obvious that all of you take great pride in putting on a quality event year after year. Have a very Merry Christmas and may 2010 be one of your best. Thanks so very much for all you do for the running community. Many blessings,”

Carolyn Mather

Morganton, GA

“Thank you for a well planned and memorable event.”

Tom Weitzel

Griffin, GA

“GREAT race! Many thanks.”

Corrine Henderson

Chattanooga, TN

“Thank you so very much for a well organized 10 mile road race. This was a well marked course with plenty of great help, timers along the way, great food and drink for all. My daughter and I plan to return next year. All the people supporting the event made a huge difference by cheering us all on. Also thank you to the Boy Scout Troop for their support, as well. Well Done!”

Doug Brown

Winchester, TN

“I was very impressed with the organization of this race. I had an enjoyable time on this chilly morning. Well put together event. Thanks.”

Scott Williams

Cohutta, GA

“Thanks! Awesome race day! Thoroughly enjoyed!”

Joyce Sweeney

Atlanta, GA

“Great job on the race!!!!”

Tammy Brown

Roswell, GA

“Thanks for the effort put into making the 10 miler excellent. The new course is a great challenge. Your race is still one of the best in Georgia. The support staff did a good job. Thanks to everyone of the Carpet Capital Running Club.”

Hoyt Brown

Murphy, NC

“I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed the race this morning. I really liked the course. Great volunteers! Next year could you make it a little warmer though :-)”

Corrina Stitt

Newnan, GA

“Really enjoyed the run this morning & LOVE the shirt design! Thank you for another great race!”

Erica Zimmerman

Tunnel Hill, GA

“We had a great time. We had no problem with the course. We will be back next year.”

Barry Yearwood


“Thanks for a outstanding race Saturday. If runners miss your club’s race, they are making a mistake. I have enjoyed the support and the course through the northeast Georgia roads. The race shirt should be selected as the Run & See Georgia shirt of the year. Speaking for the Murphy, NC runners, we enjoyed race day at the CCRC 10 miler.”

Hoyt Brown

Murphy, NC

“Thank you for putting on a great race last weekend. I cannot think of anything you did wrong. I love the course, there is plenty of support, all miles are marked, split timers are everywhere, etc. etc. Thank you and Woody and Elaine Cornwell, who I know really helped you too. I appreciate the hard work.”

Pat Hagan

Chattanooga, TN

“I enjoyed it very much thank you! the farthest I had ran prior was 5 miles so it was a learning curve but loved it!”

Brent Bird

Chattanooga, TN

“Thank you for the email and for putting on a great race.”


“What a great and enjoyable race . Carpet capital track club always does a bang up job and has  such a personable group of organizers. Course was great. I love the scenery and …real potties..always a plus. Great setup. Thank you again for a great day in north ga. Your club is tops!!”

Rhonda Gage

“I had a great time at the race; I’ll be back next year! Thanks”

Gerry Born

LaGrange, Georgia


“I really enjoyed the race — had been wanting to run it for quite a few years and finally made it. I was operating on very little sleep the two previous nights but even so I’ve really glad I made the drive up from Athens yesterday morning. Beautiful rural course, not easy but just tough enough to be fun. I’ll be back!”


Athens, GA

“The Murphy runners all 4 of us say “Thank You”  to you, David and the CarpetCapital Running Club for a well organized run.  We wish you , your wife and members of the club Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.  We plan to come back next year and be a part of a great 10 Miler in Dalton Georgia….Take care and Good Running.”

Hoyt Brown

Murphy, NC

“Thanks for a great experience. The event was well organized and the

volunteers did an incredible job! Well worth the 2 hour drive up from

Douglasville! This race is Georgia’s best kept secret.”

Hutch DeLoach

Douglasville, GA

I really enjoyed the race.  I did get the accurate time from Woody.   You

guys did a great job at the race.  Thanks,

Jennifer Swope

Dalton, GA


“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


“I appreciate you all, and the splendid race you’ve kept going for almost 20 years!


Don McClellan

Atlanta, GA

“…Two years ago I found a fun way to break up the trip: The Carpet Capitol 10-Miler in Dalton, GA.  Dalton is halfway home, about thirty miles south of Chattanooga.  It turned into a great small world story when I found that David Leatherman, the race director, had graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais…” read entire article here

Dan Gould

Bradenton, Florida

” Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation in its efforts to promote educational excellence in the community”

The Dalton Education Foundation, Inc.

“Thank you to all of our friends associated with the Carpet Capital Running Club for the donation…On behalf of all the Whitfield Education Foundation Trustees I can’t thank you enough for your faithfulness to contribute to our mission; enhancing the educational process of the students of Whitfield County Schools.”

Mary Ellen Kinsey

Executive Director

“Thank you for your generous gift. We are glad the chimes can be a blessing”

friends of McGaugheys Chapel United Methodist Church


“Thanks to you and all the Carpet City Runners for yet another memorable 10 miler. The food was great and it snowed all the way home. Have a very happy holiday. I wish you would teach other race directors how to do it as well as your club does it. I am quite impressed that complete results and pictures are already online at the club website. It is always a pleasure to run one of your races.” Carolyn Mather

Morganton, Georgia

“I had to let you know that this was the first time I ran this race and I told everyone, I think it is the best course I have ever done.  Your organization does an outstanding job all the way around.”


Jackson, Georgia

“The Carpet Capital 10 Miler is a five-star race. The course is scenic, safe, accurate and challenging. The amenities-food, shirts and awards-are first class. I have a happy memory of the rolling hills of scenic northern Georgia, of new friends made and stories shared. If it ever fits your schedule, don’t miss it” read full article here or visit

Dan Gould

Bradenton, Florida