Fort Gordon is located just outside of Augusta, Ga., and will be serving as the host of both the 2014 PBC Cross Country Championships and the Breakfast with the Champions youth soccer clinic on Saturday, Nov. 8.

For civilians or other visitors without a Fort Gordon or Department of Defense identification card, the wait time at the Army post’s security gates can add time to the drive. Because traffic surges are common during weekend events, Fort Gordon leaders urge motorists to build in extra time, or if possible, to obtain a visitor’s pass up to three days before the event.

Visitors should enter through Gate 1 on Gordon Highway at Jimmie Dyess Parkway where they will be directed to the visitor control center to show proper documents and obtain a visitor’s pass. When the visitor control center is closed, as it is on Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can enter through Gate 1 or Tobacco Road’s Gate 5, when it is open. Security workers will check documents in the visitor’s lane and issue a pass.

Beginning three days before any visit, a visitor can take proper documents to the visitor control center to obtain a pass that allows a vehicle to pass through the same lane as someone with a military ID.

WHAT TO BRING
The following documents are required for visitors to enter Fort Gordon:
• Driver’s license or photo ID for all passengers in the car age 18 and older

• Vehicle registration

• Proof of insurance

WHERE TO GO
• On weekdays, visitors without a Fort Gordon or Department of Defense ID should enter Gate 1 on Gordon Highway. Normally, they will be directed to the visitor control center, which is currently open on extended hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• On Saturday and Sunday, or when the visitor control center is closed, visitors can enter Gate 1 (open 24 hours) or Tobacco Road’s Gate 5 (open 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.).

WHAT TO EXPECT
Vehicles are subject to random searches. Cars cannot contain anything illegal. Weapons, even if the owner has a concealed-weapons permit, must be registered with Fort Gordon’s law enforcement center.

DIRECTIONS

From Gate 1 proceed down Chamberlain Ave for approximately 1 mile.  Turn left onto Rice Road.  After 1/4 mile, you will see Barton Field on your right.  Proceed to Brainard Ave. and turn right, the start/finish line for the XC race and the area for Breakfast with the Champions is near the large pavilion.