Cartersville, GA; August 5, 2013: Immerse yourself in the history of Cartersville! On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Community Health Network (CHN), Downtown Development Authority, Rose Lawn Museum, and Bartow History Museum launch their first annual Healthy Bartow Historic 5K at Rose Lawn.  This 5K begins at Rose Lawn Museum, a historic Victorian home that once housed the famous evangelistic minister, Sam P. Jones.  The course takes you through one of the historic residential districts in Cartersville, Georgia.

Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will benefit Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk as part of the Healthy Bartow Initiative, Rose Lawn’s Save the Carriage House campaign, and the overall operations of the Bartow History Museum.  Healthy Bartow is dedicated to the community-wide prevention of lifestyle related chronic illness.

This event will specifically launch Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk, which will provide several walking routes through the historic district.  The goal of the project is to increase opportunities to be active while learning a little history along the way!

Registration Information: 

  • When? Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:00 am
    • Race day registration: 6:30 am – 7:30 am
    • Registration fees: $25 until            9/13/13
      • T-shirt provided for early registration
      • $30 registration at Rose Lawn on September 14th
        • T-shirt and/or size not guaranteed
      •  Keyword:  Healthy Bartow Historic 5K

Rose Lawn is located at 224 West Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville, Georgia.  Parking is available at the Civic Center located at 435 West Main Street or at the Courthouse located at 135 West Cherokee Avenue.  Shuttles will be provided from the Courthouse (or a 2 block walk to Rose Lawn).  For more information, please call Lauren Brunette at 770.334.2480 or email at

Rose Lawn’s 38th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival will also take place on September 14, 2013 (day of 5K) beginning at 10:00 a.m. The annual arts festival, held on the grounds at Rose Lawn, features the works of artists from across the Southeast. Fine art and Heritage Craft exhibits include oils, watercolors, and pastels, sculptures in wood, brass, and glass, and many other unique handcrafted items. The American Association of University Women will hold their annual Book Sale during the festival, and the house will be open for guided tours. For more information, please visit