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10th Annual  - Conventional Race October 24, 2020

                            Virtual Race from Registration to October 24th

Special Announcement

It is with great regret, due to the high fixed cost associated with the Dalton Red Carpet Conventional Race, less than normal entries due to COVID-19, and concern about the safety of runners and volunteers, we have decided to cancel the Conventional Dalton Red Carpet Road Race.  Runners are being given the option of a 100% refund, including Eventbrite fees or transferring to the Virtual Race.  We will present Finish Medals to Virtual10K finishers as well as hoodies and present hoodies to Virtual 5K runners.  We will also have Male and Female Overall, Masters, and Grandmaster Awards as well as Age Group trophies three deep in each Age Group for both races.

If you have registered for the Conventional Race, you should have gotten an email letting you know what you want to do, either get the refund or transfer.  If you haven't, send the information to  Please let me know if you have any questions.


"The Southeast's Friendliest Road Race"



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the race

Experience the best in southern hospitality while racing through the historic streets and neighborhoods of Dalton, Georgia. Spectators and cheers abound as you trek your way around our 10K or 5K PR course in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The scenic journey culminates in a dramatic, cheering finish on the red carpet in the heart of Downtown Dalton.

If you prefer to do a virtual race run any course you would like from the time of your registration until October 24th and submit your screenshot to


10K Conventional and Virtual runners will receive a hoodie and a beautiful finisher medal and 5K Conventional and Virtual runners will receive a hoodie. Both Conventional and Virtual runners will be eligible for Overall, Grandmasters, Masters and Age Group Awards 3 deep.


There will be special precautions taken at the Conventional races for COVID-19. However, in the event the races are cancelled runners can receive a full refund or transfer to the Virtual race.



Dalton Red Carpet 10K 5K 2K Road Race

The 10th Annual Dalton Red Carpet 10K/5K/2K runs along the streets of this northern Georgia city that's often called the "carpet capital of the world" thanks to its plentiful carpeting, dye and home construction industry.

Though the areas around the city are marked by the sight of rolling mountainous terrain and the trees of the Chattahoochee National Forest are off in the distance, the terrain for the race is mostly flat and fast by contrast, as it follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in the city of Dalton, which lies just east of the Interstate 75 highway between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee.





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Dalton Red Carpet

October 24, 2020

Virtual Race: Now to Oct. 24th

PO Box 2446 

Dalton, Georgia 30720

Carpet Capital Running Club

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