This year will also benefit the Shadow Warrior Foundation.

The Shadow Warrior Foundation is based in Cumming, Georgia.  They seek out  our  homeless Veterans, and those suffering with PTSD.  For the homeless vets who want to get out of the situation, they help to connect them with resources.  For those who prefer to stay homeless, they try to keep up with them delivering essentials periodically, often walking into areas the rest of us would avoid in the safety of our cars.  If you don't run, coming out to the 5k to see this group carry a stretcher throughout the course, displaying the mantra "Leave no soldier behind" is moving in itself.  We are honored to be partnered with them this year!

While their webpage is currently under construction, you can follow them on FaceBook

Find out more

2019 Flat Joe 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

Register Online


Registration to the Flat Joe 5k can be mailed in (see the paper registration link) or done online by clicking

Register Online Here

May 18, 2019


  • 6:30 Packet Pickup
  • 7:30 1 Mile Fun Run
  • 7:50 Statue Dedication
  • 8:15 Flat Joe 5k
  • 9:30 Awards (or sooner)

Register by Mail


Downloadable pdf for registration by mail.  Please make sure you're postmarked by Monday, May 13.  You can also give us a head's up by emailing that a registration form is coming via snail mail.

History of the Flat Joe 5k


Lt Helton Foundation

Remembering the Fallen as we honor those who serve.  The Flat Joe 5k was created as a means to raise funds for a Fallen Heroes Memorial, which was completed in November of 2018..  Installed in 2016 in the Memorial Gardens of the Walton County Veterans Memorial (under construction), the Flat Joe 5k was moved from the High School to the Walton County Government Building so runners can see what profits from the race have helped to fund. This year Runners should find inspiration as they pass by this beautiful Memorial to the finish line.


Our Sponsors

Most of our sponsors have backed our every step, but each event brings on a few new supporters.  The drive of our sponsors to thank those who protect us from both near and far helped to launch the success of our campaign, and every donor and event participant has helped bring the campaign closer to the finish line.


Come Join Us!

If you're a walker, a runner, or a spectator, you'll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere charged only with excitement!  You can take a walk around the Memorial Gardens, learn about the future of the Veterans Memorial Park, enjoy the camaraderie of the crowd and start your day off on a high!  Flat Joe5k - the place to be on May 19, 2019, with the Shadow Warrior Foundation, the AFJROTC 956, and the Lt Helton Memorial Foundation!

Follow the link below to register online or download and print a form to do it the old fashioned way!

Race Details and Registration at

2019 FlatJoe 5k Registration Form

Printable pdf Registration Form

Flat Joe 5k Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Form detailing sponsorship opportunities for the Flat Joe 5k.  Let YOUR name be on the website banner through to next year!
  • Know someone else who might be interested? Download a letter introducing the Flat Joe 5k and the Lt. Helton Memorial Foundation.