About Us


“The Carpet Capital Running Club exists to encourage excellence through the development of runners of all ages and ability levels, and promote fitness and health throughout Dalton, Georgia and surrounding communities.”

Vision Statement

“The Carpet Capital Running Club will be recognized as the community organization for all levels of recreational and competitive runners of all ages, genders, and cultures.”


Commitment to the Community

The goals of the CCRC are to:

  • improve the skills, knowledge and ability of novice and veteran runners in our community

  • offer opportunities and resources to the individual, family and community to increase interest in physical activity through the sport of running

  • advocate for solutions to community issues pertinent to achieving daily physical activity with emphasis on the sport of running

  • collaborate with other health promotion-related clubs and organizations as needed to improve the overall health of our community


RRCA logo

Members of the RRCA – Founded in 1958, The Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the sport of running through the development and growth of running clubs and running events throughout the country. The RRCA supports the common interests of runners of all abilities during all stages of life by providing education and leadership opportunities along with programs and services that benefit all runners.

CCRC Leadership 


David Leatherman


"There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open." --Nike

Rick Little


Greg Bruner

Board Member

Ricky Harrison

Board Member

David Sanders

Board Member

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Wendy Tieck

Race Coordinator

Helen Sanders

Membership Chair

Chris Smitherman

Volunteer Coordinator and Legal Adviser

Randall Godwin

Equipment Manager

Mitchell Hayes

Adopt-A-Mile and Trail Maintenance

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:


Carpet Capital Running Club

PO Box 2446

Dalton, Georgia 30720




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