Mark Your Calendar ~ October 24th, 2015

ShoesFall is right around the corner…So dust off your running shoes and start training for the 9th Annual Soque River Ramble, October 24th, 2015.   Many have said this is one of the most scenic routes on the Run and See Georgia – Grand Prix circuit.


As always, this event is a fundraiser  supporting the Batesville Community Association and the Soque River Watershed Association.  The registration links are not active at the moment and should be active next week so check back soon.

We look forward to seeing you in October.


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2014 Soque River Ramble One for the Record Books!

Starting LineI personally wanted to thank everyone who attended, volunteered, and donated to the 2014 Soque River Ramble to make this an awesome fall event in northeast Georgia.

We had a record number of registered runners (230) and probably our best weather ever. Wow! A week earlier and it could have been a rainout; a week later and unseasonably cold and windy. That’s October in the Georgia mountains!

We now have  event photos  posted on Dropbox.

I look forward to seeing many of you at next year’s event! Have a great remainder of the fall season!  Dale

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Perfect Weather for a River Ramble!

We could not have ordered a more perfect weather day for the 2014 Soque River Ramble! With a total of 230 registered participants and 203 runners & walkers crossing the finish line, this year’s event was the most highly attended and maybe the most beautiful of the previous seven Rambles.

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2014 Ramble Winners! Austin Woodall & Addie Bolton

Congratulations to the top finishers of the Soque River Ramble on Saturday, October 25!

Overall Male Winner: Austin Woodall 23:07
Overall Female Winner: Addie Bolton 27:02
Masters – Male Winner: Scott Gove 24:42
Masters – Female Winner: Melinda Black 28:44

To see all run & walk results, follow this link: 2014 SRR – Results – Times

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Big Thanks to Our 2014 Sponsors

DSC_2056Once again our loyal and generous sponsors for the 2014 Soque River Ramble have graciously provided the funding and resources in support of our premier outdoor event in northern Habersham County. Many of our sponsors are small business people who carefully weigh where to direct their donation dollars each year and we are happy that they continue to choose to contribute to the Soque River Ramble event.

Please show your appreciation to our sponsors by choosing to do business with them in the future when the need arises. Our returning sponsors this year include the following local businesses:

The Northeast Georgian – Alan NeSmith
Mark of the Potter – Michael Foust
Headwaters Realty – Dale Holmes
Wilbanks & Bridges, LLP – Marlan Wilbanks
Ash Welborn Insurance – Julie Wilkinson
Cedar Heights Center – Patty Park
Hawg Wild BBQ – Ashleigh Neumayer
Habersham EMC – Susan Baker
Homestar Financial Corporation – Corey Cantrell
Hotard & Hise, LLC – Gabe Hotard
Jack Bradley Insurance – Kelley Herrin
Oliver & Weidner, LLC – Bucky Woods
South State Bank – Martha Reabold
Springer Mountain Farms – Susan Wade
United Community Bank – Theresa Wade
Wildwood Outfitters – Beverly Gale
Amos, Maney & Payne CPAs – Tyler Maney
State Farm Insurance – Matt Mixon

We welcome a new sponsor this year: Wilbanks Home Inspections owned by Jon & Gentry Wilbanks. Jon has been a home inspector for over six years with a solid background in home construction prior to starting his family-owned home inspection service. Jon and Gentry and their two children make their home in Clarkesville.  If you need a home inspector in the future, consider giving Jon a call at 706-499-1937 or email Jon at

If you haven’t already registered for the event, there’s still time to do so by mail or online through “Time’s a wastin” so make the fun choice today to join us on October 25th!

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Batesville Fall Festival Revitalized in 2014

Gretchen Vanderbunt and Robin Workman are working hard to make the Batesville Fall Festival another success this year. The Batesville Fall Festival is held the same Saturday (October 25) as the Soque River Ramble and provides food, entertainment, and local arts & crafts for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Gretchen and Robin recently opened the Memory Lane Studio at the Batesville community crossroads in the same building that Headwaters Realty had leased before moving to their new location in Clarkesville. Visit Memory Lane’s Facebook page to learn more about what great creations they have available for sale.

Make sure you take time after the Ramble to experience some of the outdoor venues in northern Habersham County including the Batesville Fall Festival on October 25th!

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2014 Ramble T-shirt Goes “Electric Green”

2014 SRR Event T-shirtThe Soque River Ramble is known for having great t-shirts each year with an ecletic mix of color and the comedic.  Earlier this fall we introduced our event graphic parodying a well-recognizable painting, which is proudly displayed on the front of this year’s t-shirt in gold, red and blue tones.

The t-shirt color harkens back to the dazzling “DayGlo” green that was popular during the the days of black lights, beads, and bell bottoms. The combination of colors is eye-catching and is a must-addition to your collection. Not only would it look good on you, it would even look good on the wall next to your lava lamp and macrame hangings.

So if for no other reason than to get a great t-shirt, register now for our event on October 25 and join in on the outdoor fun!

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