Impact Racing Ministries is looking to accomplish our goal, through combining sporting events with educational and spiritual support for the children and their families. It is our desire to help the children and families of Kentucky Ave. to know and understand that God has a high calling for their lives and they do not have to surrender to the socio-economic and cultural pressures that surround them. God does not desire that we live and dwell in our “circumstances” but rather that we be bold and seek God’s calling for our lives.

The underlying purpose of all of our activity is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the children and families of this community and help them realize that God has created all of us to have a relationship with him. God has a special calling for each of us and he wants us to seek Him and not give in to our earthly circumstances!

Impact Racing Ministries was formed in September of 2009 as David Dodd felt a calling to minister to the families of North Griffin. Specifically, the community of Kentucky Avenue was chosen to begin reaching the children and families of this at-risk community. As a life-long runner, it was David’s desire to begin a ministry that would promote a variety of sporting activities and through those activities be able to share the love of Christ with his community.

In October of 2011, Impact Racing Ministries partnered with Square Foot Ministry out of Fayetteville, GA to build a building that would serve as a Community Center to host events that would accomplish the mission. Currently, the center hosts a Boy Scout troop and has been used for other outreach opportunities such as Bible studies, birthday parties, and other meetings. In the future, it is hoped that the center can be used for other important work such as counseling, job training, and educational support.

The starting point of Impact Racing Ministries involves establishing and supporting the “Kentucky Avenue Running Club.” This group of boys and girls aged 8 – 16 are committed to physical activity as a means to promote health and a sense of community. They meet every Monday and Thursday evening to run 2 – 3 miles each night and enjoy time together. After the run, a short devotion and prayer time is shared while recovering from the evening’s exercise. The children of the KARC have participated in several road races together including the Jack-O-Jog this past October and will be participating in several more in the future. From this start, we will be branching out into educational support through tutoring at the center and mentoring at the elementary schools. We will also be reaching out to parents and guardians to provide the support they need to be effective parents and supportive community members. The task before us is great, but we know that God will continue to bless our efforts as we keep Him at the center of our ministry.


From our Facebook Page

Join us in making a difference for the community - Kentucky Ave. Griffin, GA

Tough Turkey - 2020 Race For This City

5K 10K and Half Marathon

 2020 Live in-person race!!!

The Tough Turkey is happening and is NOT going virtual.

We are fortunate that the City of Griffin has allowed IRM to host our race.  It's unfortunate so many races have become virtual races which takes away the fellowship and competive nature of racing.

PLEASE come join us Thanksgiving morning for our 8th annual Tough Turkey race.  This year we added a 10K for those that would like to run that distance instead of the 13.1 or 5K.  Grab your family and friends and come run so you can justify eating everything later on.  

This is the only fund raiser for Impact Racing Ministries a completey funded by donation non profit 501c3.

 We would love your support and to see you Thanksgiving morning NOV 26 2020!

Event details and schedule:

Register at: ACTIVE.COM

Race details and deadline coming soon!

About This Activity

We are excited for this year's Impact Racing Ministries Thanksgiving Half Marathon 10K and 5K!

We do hope that you will join us Thanksgiving Morning to help support Impact Racing Ministries, Inc.  A 501c3 non-profit that runs lifes race with children and families in the heart of Griffin, GA.  All race proceeds go to support the continued efforts of Impact Racing Ministries.  

2016 Race Results

-5K Results
-Half Marathon Results


2017 Race Results

-Age Group 5K Results
-5K Overall Results
-Half Marathon Overall Results


2018 Race Results

-2018 Age Group 5K Results
-2018 5K Overall Results
-2018 Half Marathon Overall Results


2019 Race Results

-2019 Age Group 5K Results
-2019 5K Overall Results
-2019 Half Marathon Overall Results

Community Center Located at:

225 Kentucky Ave Griffin, GA 30223


Business Address:

700 Woodland DR Griffin, GA 30224