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2018 Lake Burton Fun Run Post Race Review

Jul 09, 2018 01:14PM ● By Tracy McCoy

The rain stopped and the skies cleared early Saturday morning just in time for the 34th annual Lake Burton Fun Run. The proceeds benefit three Lake Burton Volunteer Fire Departments, Rabun Search & Rescue and the Rabun Sheriff’s Canine Corp. One thousand participants entered this year's race along with 78 volunteers helping to make the course safe and fun.  The two-mile course runs southbound along the shores of beautiful Lake Burton on GA Hwy 197, starting at the pavilion in Moccasin Creek State Park and ending at LaPrade's Marina. The major sponsors are: Title sponsor - LaPrade's Marina, Presenting sponsor- Springer Mountain Farms, and Supporting Sponsors Georgia Power, Lake Burton Civic Association, Harry Norman Realty, WCON Radio and Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine.  Many thanks to all sponsors, volunteers, and participants. Children were excited as they saw the Fire Boat shoot a stream of water into the sky and the Sheriff's Canine Corp exhibit their dogs and they waited in suspense to see who would win the children’s racing bike from and for the winning numbers to be announced. The following 2018 Ed Fike Community Spirit Awards, the Five Star Performance award and the Board of Directors award were presented:

Fike Community Spirit Award 

2018 Recipient- In memoriam of Ed Poss - In recognition for many years of devoted community service to Rabun County and the Lake Burton Community 

Five Star Performance Award
2018 Recipient- Reeves Ace Hardware - In recognition of 90 years of service to Rabun County and the Lake Burton Community  

Board of Directors Award
2018 Recipient- Bob Cowhig 
In recognition for many years of devoted service, leadership, and support while serving on the Lake Burton Fun Run Board


2018  Overall Winners with  1000 chip timed entries
(A USTA certified 2 mile course) 


Wes Pectol                22 Greeneville     TN    9:47 


Whitney Westbrook    18 Decatur         GA   13:41 


Stephen Armes            48 Triangle        VA   12:03 



]Betsy Orr                     55 Atlanta         GA   16:36 


For more detailed info and complete results:  please click on our website below

Lake Burton Fun Run

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