Take the challenge and step up to the 15K distance at the Iron Horse 15K! Enjoy a great course with lots of support including 8 aid stations and lots of fun!
Not ready to tackle the distance? Run the 5K Express, a bite sized version of the 15K All the great support and fun, with a shorter distance!
BOTH races receive a soft-feel long sleeve shirt and an awesome finisher medal - the 3rd train car medal in the series! Stay after the race for a great post party with lots of food, music, and fun!
Event details and schedule
The 15K has 8 water stops on the course, the 5K has one.
Plenty of FREE parking at Town Center at Cobb!
RACE START TIMESBoth the 5k and the 15k start at 730am sharp! Please plan on arriving no later than 7 am as roads will start closing around the mall then.
Plenty of free parking right at the start/finish! PLEASE PARK IN FRONT OF BELK AND MACY'S (lower level) OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET OUT UNTIL THE RACE IS OVER.
WATER/RESTROOMS In addition to the start/finish, we will have water at the midpoint of the 5K. The 15K will also have water at approximately 2.7, 3.7, 4.8, 6.2, 7.1, and 8.1 miles. Portojohns are available at the start, and there will be portajohns near the midpoint of the 15K. TIME LIMIT There is a 2 hr, 15 min cutoff for the 15K.... in the interest of safety of our runners and out of respect to the community that is kind enough to let us close roads, etc., participants must maintain a 15 minute per mile pace or they may be asked to complete the race on the sidewalk and observe regular pedestrian laws at all intersections along the route. Roads will open and aid stations will be closed down based on that pace
Awards will be given to the overall male and female, overall masters male and female, and the top 3 in age groups from 14 and under to 70+ in both races.
There are 5 water stops on the course for the 15K, and 1 for the 5K. All stops will be stocked with water and Gatorade.
***NOTE*** THERE IS A 2:15 TIME LIMIT FOR THE 15K
SUBMITTING YOUR TIME FOR THE VIRTUAL RUN
You will be able to submit your time anytime between 9/20 and 9/27. Please follow all of the steps below in order to be included in the results;
- Run or walk a 5K or 15K anywhere - even on a treadmill. If you are running/walking outside, please make sure you are following all social distancing rules and follow ALL local, state, and federal mandates!
- Take a picture of your time/distance. It can be through Strava, Garmin, Mapmyrun, or even a picture of your watch or treadmill display. As long as we can see your distance / time, you are good!
- Email your proof to firstname.lastname@example.org within the time window posted above. Times submitted outside of this window will not count. Please include your full name in the email. ***VERY IMPORTANT*** In the subject line of your email, please put "Iron Horse Results Submission" This will help us know which event you are participating in. PLEASE INCLUDE THE DISTANCE YOU COMPLETED.
VIRTUAL results will be posted on 9/28. Awards for the VIRTUAL run will go to the overall male and female, and first place M/F in 10 year age groups.
VIRTUAL SWAG WILL BE MAILED 7-10 DAYS AFTER THE EVENT