2014 Assault on Garland Mountain - March 8, 2014 - Race #1 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series and part of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series!
Thanks to all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the 2014 Assault on Garland Mountain. We hope you enjoyed the course and a challenging new venue. A special thanks to LaSportiva for their above-and-beyond support of our event, and the Cherokee County Saddle Club for their awesome volunteer support! Race results and photo links can be found below:
Mountain Goat Adventures is excited to bring you a new trail running experience. Join us as we make our Assault on Garland Mountain and make tracks on one of the best trail systems in the area. These trails are just a pleasure to run on - a flowy rollercoaster across wooded ridgelines and along gentle creeks in Northern Cherokee County. We have put together a 9 mile course as well as a shorter 4 mile course. This year's race is part of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup! We are extremely excited and honored to be chosen to participate in this National Series, and that La Sportiva will help us to again raise the bar on our events!
Both the 4 mile and 9 mile courses are on a variety of terrain, including dirt trails and some old gravel roadbeds. Most of the trail surface is fairly smooth and the trail bed is 4-6 feet wide in most areas to allow for plenty of passing room. The terrain is gently rolling - a good momentum course with a few extended ups and downs. Grades are fairly mellow in for most of the trail, with the steepest push being near the end of the course as runners near the finish.
Join us for our season opener and check out this new gem of a trail system, built and maintained by the Cherokee County Saddle Club.