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True Blue 5K / Abbie’s Adventure Race

Choose Your Path!


Saturday, October 21, 2023


Adventure Race flights start at 8am
Traditional 5K run starts at 8:30am
**Check-in no later than 30 minutes before start time.**

True Blue 5K Run Path

Our annual homecoming TRUE BLUE 5K is all about showing your Georgia Southern True Blue pride! Walk or run, this race is for anyone looking for a fun run through the beautiful Georgia Southern Statesboro campus. This year’s race will include a virtual option so you can participate from anywhere in the world! Join us for a great cause and join us for a fun run!

Abbie’s Adventure Race Path

Abbie’s Adventure Race is a fun spin on the typical 5k race! The race will consist of a 5K course with various mental, physical and fun challenges spread throughout — plan for mud and water, but don’t worry, nothing too strenuous. Walk or run, this race is for anyone looking for a unique and exciting way to participate in Homecoming events! So grab a partner, sign up and get ready for an adventure!

Register for the race and support the Abbie Deloach Foundation, run/walk your own route and share your photo with us by posting to your social media using #trueblue5k.

October 14 - 21$30$35$40$25

*Virtual registration option for in-person packet pick-up or packet mailing (additional $5 charge).
**No refunds will be given.**

Packet Pick-up in the RAC Lobby:

  • Friday, October 20 from 12:00 – 7:00pm in the RAC lobby
  • Saturday, October 21 from 7:00 – 7:30am in the RAC Lobby

Additional Notes

  • Race T-Shirts and medals guaranteed to those who register by September 15.
  • Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 19th. In-person registration available October 20 & 21 at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC).
  • Anyone can register and list the organization they want to receive points towards the Abbie Deloach Foundation Contest. You do not have to be a member of that organization to support them. The campus organization with the most registrations will be awarded a $1,000 donation.
  • Students are able to collect homecoming points by participating in this event.

Race Map

True Blue 5K route

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be in the state of Georgia/From Georgia to do this event?

A: No, the race is open to anyone in the world! If you’re not local, just sign up for the virtual race. 

Q: I chose to pick up my packet. When do I do this?

A: Once you sign up and choose the pick-up option, your packet will be curated and you will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. Please understand due to a few factors your packet may not be ready immediately. 

Q: I chose to have my packet shipped to me, when will I receive it

A: Once you sign up and choose the mail option, your packet will be curated and will be sent to you. Please understand due to a few factors your packet may not be ready immediately.

Q: I just want to run and I don’t need the shirt and medal, can I do that?

A: Absolutely! Simply select the option to donate your race fee.

Q: Do I have to record my miles? 

A: Absolutely not! But we’d love to see your photos from your run so we can all celebrate together! Post your photos to social media and tag with @GSUCampusRec and #trueblue5k.

Q: Do I have to run or can I walk?

A: You can Run, Walk, Run/walk, any way you can to get the miles. It’s your challenge, as long as you are purposefully moving, it counts. 

Q: For the virtual run, do I have to complete the race by the in-person race date? 

A: Nope! You can complete the race at any point before or after. We just want to see you moving!

Q: Is there a planned course?

A: For our virtual participants, you can complete the race ANYWHERE! For in-person runners, we will have an outlined race course through the Georgia Southern Statesboro campus.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Race Director, Jonathan Rivera at

Last updated: 11/3/2021