2019 Cohutta 100 - Big Frog 65 - Old Copper 30 - April 27, 2019 - Presented by Village VW/Audi of Chattanooga!

In cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Permit Pending
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The 2019 Cohutta 100, Big Frog 65 and Old Copper 30 Bike Races will be returning to the beautiful Ocoee Whitewater Center in Ducktown, TN for 2019. As far as the course, expect lots of fast & flowy singletrack, some amazing singletrack descents, a sprinkle of pavement, and some great gravel road riding! The 2019 race is part of the NUE Epic and NUE Marathon Series!
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Schedule of Events

Ocoee Whitewater Center
4400 US-64
Copperhill, TN 37317

The race begins and ends at the Ocoee Whitewater Center. To enter the venue in the morning, you will need to actually drive past the Whitewater Center on US 64 and enter from the far end of the parking lot. It is $3 per vehicle to park, which you an pay upon arrival at one of the USFS kiosks. Once you park, walk across the bridge and make a left towards the picnic shelter, which is where check-in will be. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT THE OCOEE WHITEWATER CENTER - SEE CAMPING OPTIONS BELOW.

Friday April 26

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Race number and t-shirt pickup at Whitewater Center Pavilion - THIS IS MANDATORY FOR 100 MILE AND 65 MILE - NO RACE MORNING PICKUP FOR 100 OR 65 MILE RACE. OLD COPPER 30 RIDERS MAY PICK UP SATURDAY MORNING.

8:00 pm - DROP BAG CUTOFF - The enforced drop-bag deadline is at 8 p.m. at the Whitewater Center pavilion. If you miss the cutoff you will need to carry your drop items or rely on the aid stations for fuel. We will provide you with one-gallon sized ziploc bags or you may pre-pack your own.

If you are absolutely unable to make check-in, you MUST:
1. Print off the RACE WAIVER, sign it, AND give it to a friend to deliver to us during check in. Make sure you send your drop bags, as there is no way to deliver them to the Aid Stations on race day.
2. Your friend MUST pick up your race packet with your race number in it and get it to you before the race starts! If you do not have someone deliver the waiver and/or fail to get your number from your friend, you will not be able to race.

Please Note: There is no race-day registration or distance changes. All registrations, distance changes and transfers must be completed by April 24th. If you have questions or need to speak with the Race Director, please contact us sooner rather than later, as we most likely will not be able to get you an answer if you wait until the day before the race.

Saturday April 27th

6:45 am - Pre-race meeting for the Cohutta 100 at the start line
7:00 am - Cohutta 100 Race Start

7:45 am - Pre-race meeting for the Big Frog 65 at the start line
8:00 am - Big Frog 65 Race Start

8:15 am - Pre-race meeting for the Old Copper 30 at the start line
8:30 am - Old Copper 30 Race Start

Awards will be presented near the finish line when the top 5 finishers in each class have crossed the finish line.

Take Me Directly to On-Line Registration!

2019 Cohutta/Big Frog/Old Copper Accident Waiver - Bring to Race

Lodging and Camping

Please note overnight parking is not permitted at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

The Ducktown Copper Inn is conveniently located within 5 miles of the Ocoee Whitewater Center and offers a solid deal for a simple stay. After purchasing the hotel April 2018, the new owners (Jerry and Marsha Hauck) have renovated rooms, added new mattresses and linens to create a comfortable place to rest. There is also a pavilion area with a charcoal grill and fire pit to enjoy and share stories of your adventures. There are 4 rooms with a king bed, and the rest have 2 queen beds. All rooms have a microwave, small refrigerator, A/C and WiFi. $69.00 for first floor rooms and $65.00 for second and third floor rooms. All rooms are accessible by stairwells only. For both cyclists and runners that are racing there will be a continental breakfast included on their race day. You can book now by visiting www.theducktowncopperinn.com or call 423-496-5541. Please note in the message box if you want a continental breakfast online or let them know when you call.

Mountain Escapes Cabin Rentals is offering 15% off on 3 night cabin rentals or 4th night free for 4 night rentals. Call 877-537-2273 to book and take advantage of discount.

The nearest camp ground is the Thunder Rock Campground. Thunder Rock Campground is located 1.8 miles northwest of the Ocoee Whitewater Center, just behind TVA Ocoee Powerhouse Number 3. Nestled alongside the Ocoee River, this facility provides 37 regular campsites and one group campsite. Sites are first come-first served and camping is an additional fee that can be paid at the USFS kiosk at the campground or you can RESERVE YOUR SITE ONLINE. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS THESE FILL UP!!) There are bathrooms and showers here, but no hookups.

If you are bringing an RV and want full hookups, the Parksville Lake Campground is a few more miles west on US 64. You can RESERVE YOUR SITE ONLINE HERE for Parksville Lake.

Another hotel option 5 minutes from the Ocoee Whitewater Center is The Ocoee Inn.

If you have a large group coming from out of town, there are a variety of AirBnB or VRBO homes that end up being good deals when split among a group. Search near "Ducktown, TN" when you visit those websites.

T-shirts, Swag, and Finisher Awards

All racers will receive a super comfy cotton blend tee AND custom Handup Gloves ($28 value) as well as a commemorative finisher mug. The shirts are soft, lightweight and are likely soon to be your favorite. These are available in unisex and ladies sizing. Ladies shirts are more fitted and longer...if you like a relaxed fit, order a unisex or size up in the ladies shirts. Please register by the April 13 shirt size deadline to guarantee your size, especially in Ladies sizes. We will order a limited number of extra shirts (all unisex) for late registrants, however sizes are first come-first serve as you register. You will receive a Mountain Goat Logo Shirt if you register late and we have run out of race specific shirts.

Payout and Podium Awards

Handmade Awards for all Podium Finishers

Top 5 Open Men in the Cohutta 100 is: $500/400/300/200/100
Top 3 Open Women in the Cohutta 100 is: $500/400/300
Top 3 Masters 50+ in the Cohutta 100 is: $250/175/125
Top 3 Open Singlespeed in the Cohutta 100 is: $250/175/125

Top 5 Open Men in the Big Frog 65 is: $400/300/200/100/100
Top 5 Open Women in the Big Frog 65 is: $400/300/200/100/100
Top 3 Masters 50+ in the Big Frog 65 is: $200/150/100
Top 3 Open Singlespeed in the Big Frog 65 is: $200/150/100

Top 3 in Open Men, Open Women, Masters 50+, and Open Singlespeed in the Old Copper 25 will receive prizes from our sponsors.

Aid Stations

Friday April 27th at 8:00 pm - DROP BAG CUTOFF - The enforced drop-bag deadline is at 8 p.m. at the Whitewater Center pavilion. If you miss the cutoff you will need to carry your drop items or rely on the aid stations for fuel. We will provide you with one-gallon sized ziploc bags or you may pre-pack your own. Gallon size ziplocs are fine, as are standard grocery bags - just ensure your bottles won't leak on everyone else's stuff.

Cohutta 100

Race course includes 6 Aid stations. Bags can be dropped at aid stations 1, 3, 5 & 6. See the maps on Courses page for aid station locations. Our Aid Stations are well stocked with fresh water and snacks, and be sure to carry with you the hydration and nutrition you require according to your training and health needs. Each racer is allowed three (3) one gallon drop bags.

Aid 1 - 20 miles
Aid 2 - 42 miles
Aid 3 - 59 miles
Aid 4 - 73 miles
Aid 5 - 83 miles
Aid 6 (same as Aid 1) - 93 miles

Big Frog 65

The race has two double pass aid stations for a total of 4 aid stops. These allow racers to access their drop bags at two Aid Stations once on the way out, and once on the way back. See the maps on Courses page for aid station locations. Our Aid Stations are well stocked with fresh water and snacks, and be sure to carry with you the hydration and nutrition you require according to your training and health needs. Each racer is allowed two (2) one gallon drop bags.

Aid 1 - 20 miles
Aid 2 (same as Aid 1) - 27 miles
Aid 3 - 37 miles
Aid 4 - 51 miles
Aid 5 (same as Aid 1) - 61 miles

Old Copper 30

Our Aid Stations are well stocked with fresh water and snacks, and be sure to carry with you the hydration and nutrition you require according to your training and health needs. Each racer is allowed one (1) one gallon drop bags.

Aid 1 - 20 miles
Aid 2 (same as Aid 1) - 27 miles

Typical Aid Station Fuel: Water, HEED, drop bags, mechanical support, soda, Hammer Gel, granola bars, Rice Krispy Treats, fig bars, peanut M&Ms, Skittles, Cookies, Bananas, and Endurolytes.

Cancellations and Transfers

No Transfers after 4/24 - NO EXCEPTIONS. No category or distance changes after 4/24.

Once your registration is processed, there are no refunds. ENTRIES DO NOT TRANSFER YEAR TO YEAR NOR DO THEY TRANSFER TO OTHER MOUNTAIN GOAT ADVENTURES EVENTS. If you get hurt or need to bail at the last minute, that is a major bummer, but we still need to pay the expenses associated with you racing regardless of whether or not you are able to attend. To help you out with this, you may sell your entry to someone in the SAME EVENT without penalty (meaning no transfer fee) until April 23rd. You are responsible for finding someone to buy your entry as well as arranging payment with that person. Once you have all that squared away, please email lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com with the contact info for the person buying your entry, and I will send them a link to register. The person buying your entry will receive whichever shirt size you originally ordered.

If a natural disaster requires cancellation or postponement of the event, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on how many race expenses have been paid up to that point, and given the opportunity to pick up any race swag that has been ordered. The Race Director reserves the right to cancel or modify segments of the event as deemed necessary for participant safety. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or early conclusion of the race.