Skip Wells Semper FIve K

Toni McAlister, Tortoise and the Hare Racing
4/28/2018 8:00 am
Kennesaw State University Race day location is at the "Perch" It is right in front of the Kennesaw greenway Kennesaw, GA Location Map

**Yeah!! This is the 3rd year we are holding the Skip Wells Semper FIve K**

You may be asking yourself, "What is Semper?" We're so glad you asked! The U.S. Marines motto is Semper FI (short for Semper Fidelis) meaning, always FAITHFUL or LOYAL

Here is Skips story, Skip Wells was killed in a terrorist attack in Chattanooga, TN on July 16th, 2015. Skip loved his country and his life is evidence of his loyalty to his country. On April 29th, he would have turned 24. His mom wants his memory to live on, not only for his heroic death but for the fun life he led. Everyone who knew Skip knew he was all about having fun too! Join Cathy Wells and the rest of his family for a fun event to celebrate his birthday and his love for America!

The Skip Wells Semper FI is Sponsored By O'Charley's!! They made this Awesome Race Happen for 2018!!! Thank You!!

All Participants get a Skip Wells Semper FIve K shirt and Dog Tag! AAAAND a super cool Sling Bag!

*Keep in mind, if we don’t know you’re coming, we cannot guarantee that we will have extra dog-tag medals or a shirt your size. We expect for this race to sell out AGAIN! We will accept registrations 15 minutes just before the gun start but shirt sizes are not guaranteed after April 14th! (Below is the Awesome shirt from 2017!)

Pre-packet pickup: 4-7pm.

Friday, April 27th at Big Peach Kennesaw

1625 Ridenour Boulevard

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Did you know that the Skip Wells Semper FIve K is also a Virtual Race?

We are aware that not everyone can come on out to Kennesaw GA to run so we have expanded this race to reach out so other people can run and join in on the fun! Its super simple and still super fun! Register as a Virtual runner and simply post your run on the Skip Wells Foundation FB page. That way we can all celebrate your race! It would be great to take a selfie too! We'd like to hear about your experience. Then we mail you your shirt and dog tag medal!

Award categories for the 5K will be as follows:

Top Overall Male Finisher. Top Overall Female Finisher 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

Top Overall Boy Finisher and Top Overall Girl Finisher 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

Hey Guys! When you run a race and go online to check your results, wouldn't it be sweet to have your own page? Oh, and wouldn't it be cool to see yourself crossing the finish line and re-living that moment? Even better, how awesome would it be to have a Finishers Certificate that congratulates you and has recorded your personal rank, pace and time so you have a new PR to shoot for? Welcome to the Tortoise and the Hare timing technology!! Get a Full Race Experience!

All net proceeds will go to the Lance Corporal Skip Wells Foundation


Big Shanty Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144

It gets even better! We are holding this race at Kennesaw State University! They have a greenway that is absolutely beautiful! There is nothing like a good run where even the route is an experience in of itself! You get to run over bridges, next to a majestic lake and through a scenic forest! This is a flat, fast looped course that begins and ends on an artificial turf field and winds around the campus on a paved greenway. The 5K requires 2 loops of the greenway and ends back on the field. The race will be chip timed, with results displayed immediately online, in our results tent on scrolling TVs or take it home with you on our printable results kiosks.

Your support has been Awesome! For those of you who can't make it on race day, guess what? The Skip Wells Semper FIve K is now a Virtual Race! Submit your route here on this FB page and we'll send you your shirt and dog tag medal! It would be great to see a pic. of you too!

The race will take place rain or shine. However, if there is lightning or other dangerous conditions that may compromise the safety of the runners or volunteers, the event may be delayed or canceled at the discretion of the race planning team. Facebook is the best way to stay informed about weather-related cancellations.