70TH Anniversary D-Day at Currahee
10k Run, Memorial Walk
& Jake & Jack Track
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The 70th Anniversary of D-Day is
the perfect time to honor the soldiers who trained at Camp Toccoa and
all veterans who jumped at Normandy on June 6, 1944. The 10K Run and
Memorial Walk will take you in the footsteps of the 18,000 who trained
on Currahee Mountain during the war.
New this year is the “Jake
and Jack Track” obstacle course for children ages 12 and under to test
their physical strength and speed. The course named in honor of two men
from the “Filthy Thirteen”, aka “The Dirty Dozen”.
proceeds from the events will be used for the Camp Toccoa at Currahee
Project to preserve the Legacy of Leadership exemplified by the men who
trained there. Thank you for supporting the event and celebrating the
When: Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.; 10K
Run begins at 8:00 a.m.; Memorial Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Race and
walk will be held rain or shine; no refunds.
Where: Currahee Mountain is 5 miles west of Toccoa on Highway 123 at 2351 Ayersville Rd., Toccoa, GA, 30577
From Atlanta, take I-85N to 985; continue north to Toccoa/Lavonia exit
(365/17); turn right onto Highway 123, go two miles and the property
entrance is on the left. From Greenville, take I-85 S to Lavonia/Toccoa
exit (17); turn left on the 365/17 bypass, left onto Highway 123, go
two miles and the property is on the left.
Registration: $30 per person if postmarked on or before May 23, 2014. Late registration is $35.
All pre-registered individuals (except Jake & Jack Track) will
receive a t-shirt. A limited number of shirts will be available on race
day on a first come, first served basis.
Awards (for 10K
Only): Overall Male/Female, Overall Masters Male/Female and the top
three (3) finishers in each age group: 10 & Under, 11-20, 21-30,
31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70 and 71 & older.
Jack Track” Opens at 10:00am, $10 each, 12 years or younger. All
participants that register on or before May 23rd will receive a Camp
Toccoa at Currahee dog tag, no t-shirts for this event. Child must have
an adult signature and supervision for approval to participating in
Please mail form and check to: Camp Toccoa at Currahee, 160 N. Alexander St., Toccoa, GA 30577 (CLICK HERE FOR FORM)
For more information, call 706-282-5055, visit www.camptoccoaatcurrahee.com or register online at www.active.com.
2012 Currahee Military Weekend - October 5 – 7, 2012
Exhibits are military history
for our local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII. With focus on the
Paratrooper Infantry Regiments that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early
1940's. Invitations are for all paratroopers who trained at Camp
Toccoa, family, friends and general public to attend weekend events. To
honor our Camp Toccoa Veterans, there is no charge for events during
CMW events for the banquet, BBQ & Hangar Dance for WWII Camp Toccoa
Over 17,000 men trained at the Camp Toccoa, which included the 506th,
501st 511th, 511th,517th and 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.
We are still researching other groups that were here during that time
and after the last regiment left in 1944.
Click the collage of photos below to see Keith Hornick's facebook
photos from the 2012 Currahee Military Weekend taken at Big A
Elementary School, Stephens County High School, USO Hanger Dance,
Openning Ceremonies, Reenactor Encampment and the Memorial
Service. Past years can be also viewed at Keith's photo pages here....
Click the below photo collage for photos of the 2011 Military Weekend -
Photos by Doug Barber (Brevort) from the flickr album" The Photo
Collection of Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - 101st Airborne Division / 506th
PIR / G Company (WWII) ".
Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Visits Camp Toccoa
On September 1st, 2012 the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Visited
Camp Toccoa. Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours specializes
primarily in WWII itineraries. In the tradition of its late founder,
they have brought thousands of people to the battlesites of Normandy,
Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and Anzio on our D-Day
to the Rhine, Band of Brothers and Italian Campaign tours, to honor the
men who fought for freedom.
From thier website "Ask any of the original members of Easy Company
what made the unit so special and they will answer: "Toccoa." This
training ground in the north Georgia woods was where the bonding
process among the men of the 506th began. " See their offering to
visit Camp Toccoa and follow the footsteps of Easy Company here.
And thanks for their contribution to our cause to bring our dream of making Camp Toccoa a destination.
Photo of the Stephen Ambrose Tour Group Sept. 1st, 2012 taken from the top of Currahhee Mountain
70th Anniversary Camp Toccoa, 501st and 506th Activation in 1942
June 26, 2012 - Friday, July 20th
Camp Toccoa at Currahee, Hwy
123/ West Currahee Street
Special guest speaker Mrs. Robin Sink McClelland, daughter of
Colonel Robert Sink, Commanding Officer 506th at Camp Toccoa.
Colonel Robert Sinkc. 1944
Mrs. Robin Sink McClelland
Special guest speaker Ms.
Valeria Amburgey, daughter of 501st Paratrooper Glenn Amburgey.
Eugene Amburgey Currahee - 1943
501 PIR 2012 Reunion
506 PIR 2012 Reunion
Click on a photo for a larger image
Photos Copyright 2012 - Vic Williams
(Contact for permission to use)