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2022 Spring Chicken Run 5K

to support Sweetwater Mission

Seventeen years ago, in 2003, a small group met in the Macland community in Cobb County. Some were Presbyterians, some were Methodists and only a mile separated their respective churches. They were united in purpose: an annual footrace. For several years, a committee with members from both churches coordinated and organized the race.


As it grew in reputation, Macland Presbyterian took over the entire responsibility, renaming it The Spring Chicken Run, and dedicating the proceeds to a favorite charity: Sweetwater Mission (formerly known as C.A.M.P.) in Austell.


In 2010 Macland Presbyterian Church transitioned the planning and logistics of the run to Sweetwater Mission.

Then in 2017 the location of the race moved to downtown Powder Springs. The Spring Chicken Run welcomes runners and walkers of all ages to this family friendly event. 


It’s fun for the whole family, and a worthy cause!


April 13, 2019


April 14, 2018


March 25, 2017


March 19, 2016

March 28, 2015

March 22, 2014

March 23, 2013

March 24, 2012

March 26, 2011

March 27, 2010

March 28, 2009

Sweetwater Mission provides food, clothing, education programs and family support services to our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. A dedicated group of more than 200 volunteers share their time and talents to help perform all program services. It is our hope that our neighbors will feel the love of God through the compassion of our community. You can learn more at

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