Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.
Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!
This is great off-road running experience. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of Northeast Ga lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn´t, the 6.2 or 3.1 will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget you´re in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´.
GPS unit measures course at 5.89 miles; Calibrated Bicycle Computer "wheel" measures course at 6.13 miles. Please note GPS Units do not capture every twist and turn in the woods as bicycle wheel does roll every twist and turn. This course and venue is one you won´t want to miss (very scenic and worth the drive)! Entire trail is about 4-5 feet wide / running surface is smooth (minimal rocks and roots) but very hilly (you will be working up or down hill with some recovery spots in between)! We will start the trail run in the "lower parking lot" (registration and packet pick-up will take place in the "upper parking lot" at the finish line). The race will start in the street (to allow for spacing) and quickly turn left onto a narrow asphalt path around a pond, over a small bridge and then sharp right turn up a hill running next to the golf course). Everyone (10K/5K) will start out following the "orange blazes" (markings on the trees)... at mile 1.2 the 5K runners will stay straight and follow the orange blazes around the course... 10K runners will turn hard right and cross the street (1st water station) and will then follow the "purple blazes" (markings on the trees) this section of the course will be part of an "out / back" (imagine a stem and lollipop) stay on the stem for 1 mile (this is the "out" section) at mile 2.2 you will stay right and follow that loop (lollipop section) around and back to the stem you will be at 3.5 miles on the "back" section when you get to 4.5 miles (2nd water station) road crossing you will turn hard right after you cross the road and get back onto the orange section of the trail – follow oranges blazes back to the road next to a small pond up the hill and finish at the pavilion!
Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.
AWARDS Questions / Additional Information
Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 6.2 or 3.1 miles at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.
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