Toccoa is inviting all paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa and Currahee Mountain to come to a reunion September 25-28, 2003. For many of the veterans, 2003 will be the 60th anniversary of their training at Currahee Mountain and we would like to honor them on this very special occasion. We hope that they will take the time to visit Toccoa, reminisce about their training experiences and visit with their buddies who shared this very significant time in their lives. In addition, we would extend an invitation to families, friends, re-enactors and admirers to join these very special men for their homecoming.

Included in the activities planned for the reunion will be opportunities for visiting Camp Toccoa and Currahee Mountain (the birthplace of The Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan), the dedication of a new monument recognizing all four regiments and a flagpole, World War II Re-enactment, Currahee Challenge Road Race (3 miles up and 3 miles down), food, fun and fellowship. The Stephens County Historical Museum will be open for your enjoyment with an incredible collection of World War II memorabilia. What began as one room in the museum has been expanded to two large areas and both are now filled with incredible memories.


September 25-28, 2003


Thursday, September 25
900-1700 hours Registration - Day's Inn
900-1700 hours Hospitality Room Open - Day's Inn (Re-opens after banquet) 1000-1700 hours Stephens County Historical Museum Open (313 S. Pond St.) 1800 hours Banquet & Welcoming Ceremony - Georgia Baptist Conference Center (ticket included in registration packet)

Friday, September 26
900-1700 hours Registration - Day's Inn
900-2300 hours Hospitality Room Open - Day's Inn
1000-1700 hours Stephens County Historical Museum Open (313 S. Pond St.) 1000-1700 hours Toccoa History Exhibit - Cornerstone Antique Market
1130-1330 hours Barbecue at National Guard Armory (tickets included in
registration packet)
1300-1700 hours Guided Bus Tour of Community (first 50 to register) 1400-1700 hours Book signing at Cornerstone Antique Market
Dinner on your own (including VFW or Elk's Lodge)

Saturday, September 27
900-2300 hours Hospitality Room Open - Day's Inn
1000-1700 hours Stephens County Historical Museum Open (313 S. Pond St.) 1000-1700 hours Toccoa History Exhibit - Cornerstone Antique Market 1000 hours Dedication of Regimental Monument at entrance to Camp Toccoa 1130-1230 hours Boxed Lunch at Exhibition Site (ticket included in
1300-1400 hours Re-enactment and Airborne Operation - Fair Grounds 1500 hours Currahee Road Race (10K, 5K or 1 Mile)
Dinner on your own or mini-reunions

Sunday, September 28
900 hours Remembrance Service at PIR Regimental Memorial 1200-1600 hours Stephens County Historical Museum Open (313 S. Pond St.) 1200-1600 hours Toccoa History Exhibit - Cornerstone Antique Market


10K/5K/1 MILE
3 P.M.

Start at the base of Currahee Mountain - training site of the 501st, 506th, 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments - subjects of "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers"

Sponsored by: Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce

ENTRY FEE; $15 for pre-registered entrants (received by 9/23/03) $20 for late registration and race day START TIMES: 5K/10K - 3 p.m.; 1 MILE - 4 p.m.
AWARDS; 5K/10K - Presented to the overall male and female, overall male
and female master and the top three finishers in the following age groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over. 1 MILE - ribbons to all finishers SHIRTS; colorful 100% cotton shirts to all registered runners. QUESTIONS; Contact Gary Jenkins 770-920-2881 or Chamber 706-886-2132 CAUTION; This is a strenuous race with the 5K following an out and back course on the mountain Forestry Service road while the 10K goes out and back to the top of Currahee Mountain. OTHER ACTIVITIES; Come early and meet the WWII veterans who trained at Camp Toccoa and Currahee Mountain and are attending the Camp Toccoa Reunion. There will be a dedication of a memorial for the four paratrooper infantry regiments at 10 a.m. and a WWII re-enactment at 12:30 p.m. After the race there will be plenty of refreshments and the Historical Museum will be open. Bring the family early and see Toccoa during our beautiful leaf season. Direction to Currahee Mountain in Toccoa

From Atlanta - Take I-85 North to I-985 North; turn right onto Hwy. 365 at
Toccoa/Lavonia exit; go 6 miles to Hwy. 123/17 intersection; turn right, go approx. 2 miles to base of Currahee Mountain- parking at Milliken.

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In consideration of this entry, I waive any and all claims for myself and my heirs against the officials and sponsors of the 2003 Currahee Challenge Road Race for illness or injury that may result from my participation. I understand that participating in this event may be hazardous. I am in proper physical condition to participate in this event. I also give permission for the use of my name and picture in any broadcast, telecast or other purpose for this event.

(Parent or Legal Guardian if under 18)
Make checks payable to and mail to: Currahee Challenge, P.O. Box 577, Toccoa, Ga. 30577



This website is dedicated to all Allied Paratroopers of World War Two. They became a 'Band of Brothers' who enlisted for a new type of warfare. They jumped into occupied Holland on September 17th 1944 like Angels from the Sky. We will honor their heritage.