Gold Rush

Gold Rush, held the third weekend in October, celebrates Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. UNG hosted alumni events on the Dahlonega Campus to celebrate and was one of the hundreds of booths set up around the Downtown Square in support.

Family by ung sign
Alumni and their families enjoyed the Saturday 5K.
Crowd with umbrellas
Despite the rain, thousands of people filled West Main Street and the Historic District of Dahlonega.
A couple, one wearing a ung shirt
UNG colors were plentiful at the festival.
Girls with signs for the physical therapy
UNG’s Physical Therapy program booth.
5k runners
Runners leave the starting line.
Corps of cadets in formation
The Corps of Cadets lined up for inspection.
Booth at Gold Rush
UNG Athletics raised money for Make-A-Wish.
Small kid being carried
This littlest runner, got a lift.