Conasauga Crusher Gravel Grind - Coming November 23, 2019

In cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, permit pending.
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The 2019 Conasauga Crusher Gravel Grind is a NEW event and will be based out of the Ocoee Retreat Center in Ocoee, TN. As far as the course, expect mostly rolling gravel with one sustained 3 mile climb. The course is approximately 45 miles.

The Conasauga Crusher is part of the Terrapin Southeastern Gravel Series!

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We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with Chainbuster Racing to make the 2019 Conasauga Crusher Gravel Grind part of the Terrapin Southeastern Gravel Series!

The 2019 Terrapin Southeastern Gravel Series features seven Ultra-X gravel races in Georgia and Alabama. Each race has a different style course with unique character and challenges that will require a well rounded racer to take home the series title and Chain Buster hardware. To compete for series prizes, racers must enter 5 races in a single season. Points-series results are calculated based on a racer’s 5 best finishes from all Ultra-X races. The Terrapin SGS Series ends with prizes and raffles at the Conasauga Crusher Race in November.

Schedule of Events

The address of the start/finish is:
186 Hawkins Drive
Ocoee, Tennessee 37361.
Please follow arrow signs to Registration and Parking once you turn into the property on Saturday morning.

Friday November 22

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Optional race number and t-shirt pickup
Location TBD, most likely near the racer bunkhouses.

Please Note: There is no day-of registration for this event. All registrations or transfers must be completed by midnight on Wednesday November 20th. If you have questions, changes, or need to speak with the Race Director, please email lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com directly before November 21st. We will not be able to accommodate any changes on Saturday morning.

Mandatory pre-race briefing to racers on Saturday morning at 9:30 am near the Start/Finish. You are responsible for knowing all information given in the pre-race meeting even if you do not attend.

Saturday November 23

7:00 am - Parking area opens

7:30 am to 9:30 am - Race number and t-shirt pickup

9:00 am - NOTE TIME!!! Drop bag cutoff...if you miss the cutoff you will need to carry your drop items or rely on the aid stations for fuel. Drop bags may be pre-packed in your own bags, or there will be ziploc bags and sharpies available at registration. If you pack them at home, gallon size ziplocs are fine.

10:00 am - Race start with neutral-ish rollout

1 pm to 4 pm - Post-race meal at the Dining Hall of Ocoee Retreat Center. If you finish after 4 pm, meals will be packaged in to-go containers and available near finish.

All racers must complete the entire course and be in by 5 pm to have an official finish time. There will be time cutoffs at the aid stations to ensure you can make it back by 5 pm.

Awards will be presented near the finish line when the top 5 finishers in each class have crossed the finish line. Approximate timing for awards will likely be 2 pm but this may change.

2019 Race Accident Waiver - BRING TO RACE

2019 Ocoee Retreat Center Accident Waiver - BRING TO RACE

Lodging - Book your bed at Ocoee Retreat Center Now!

A limited number of beds are available in bunkhouse style lodging at Ocoee Retreat Center for $25 per night. These are available first come-first serve and you can call 423-338-9575 to reserve a spot. Please specify if you wish to be placed in an all men, all women, or family bunkhouse.

T-shirts, Swag, and Finisher Awards

All racers will receive a cotton tri-blend tee. The shirts are soft, lightweight and super comfy. We will be offering both men's and ladies cuts on the shirts. The ladies shirts feature a crew neck and shorter sleeves, are narrower/fitted/generally smaller, and slightly longer. Unisex/Men's shirts fit true to size, order up if you want a relaxed fit. Please register by the November 9th shirt size deadline to guarantee your size, especially if you would like a ladies shirt. We will also be ordering finisher awards for everyone who completes the course.

Categories

  • Male Open (this is the "money" class)
  • Masters 30-39
  • Masters 40-49
  • Grand Masters 50-59
  • Vintage 60+
  • Female Open (this is the "money" class)
  • Female Masters 40+
  • Clydesdale Open (over 200 lbs)
  • Single Speed Open
  • Tandem

Payout and Podium Awards

Payout for Top 3 Overall Open Men will be $200/$150/$100
Payout for Top 3 Overall Open Women will be $200/$150/$100

All other divisions will receive medals and prizes from the race sponsors.

Aid Stations

You can send one gallon-sized drop bag out to each aid station. Bring your own or we will have ziplocs that you can label and use. The better labeled it is with your race number, the quicker the volunteers can find your bag for you at the aid stations.

You will have 2 aid station opportunities: Mile 20 and Mile 38. The Aid Station will have water, Hammer Heed, bananas and a variety of snacks. Basic first aid supplies and mechanical support are also available at the Aid Stations.

Terrapin SGS Point Series Rules/Information

If an SGS race is canceled due to inclement weather, the points for that race will be made up at the series finale. The points from the series finale will be doubled it to account for the cancelled race.

Series Points System (points are earned per race)
Place-Points
1-20
2-19
3-18
4-17
5-16
6-15
7 14
8-13
9-12
10-11
11-10
12-9
13-8
14-7
15-6
16-5
17-4
18-3
19-2
20-1
21 PLACE AND UP-1 POINT PER PLACE

Cancellations and Transfers

Once your registration is processed, there are no refunds. Entries do not transfer from year to year and they do not 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 November 18, 2019. 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 name and email 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 unless you transfer before the shirt deadline.

If a natural disaster requires postponement of the event, your entry fee will be transferred to the reschedule date. 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.