About the ASC
The Augusta Sports Council is proud to be the local host organization for the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. This annual event serves as the organization's primary fundraising event for the annual G.A.M.E.S. Scholarship fund which is awarded to selected graduating high school student athletes each May.
The ASC is a 501c(3) organization geared with enriching the quality of life and economic well-being for the Augusta metropolitan area by supporting and attracting sporting activities. Established in 1991 by a group of sports-minded volunteers with a goal of recruiting sporting events to the community, the ASC has created, recruited, or supported over 800 events in the Augusta community which include the '96 Olympic Box-offs, '99 and '02 Georgia Games Championships, Nike EYBL Peach Jam Basketball, USA Cycling Championships, and the IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta. These events have attracted 450,000+ athletes to compete in Augusta, leaving behind more than $200 million in economic impact.
In 2000, the Augusta Sports Council created the Ray Guy Award to recognize the top College Punter of the Year. Ray is a Thomson, Ga. native and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014. The award is presented annually during The Home Depot College Football Awards, broadcast live on ESPN.
2008 marked the first year that the ASC hostedthe half marathon event in downtown Augusta. For runners who weren't up for the half marathon, a 10K, 5K and kids fun run was also added!