2020 Pine Mountain Trail Run - Coming May 30, 2020 - Race #3 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series

We are very excited to welcome back Pine Mountain to the Mountain Goat Trail Run Series! This course was one of our first trail run venues beginning back in 2011! Limit of 225 Runners - Register Soon!

We will continue our tradition of a four race trail run series during the Spring of 2020. Races include:

  • Rope Mill Spring Thaw Trail Run - March 21, 2020
  • Battle of Blankets Creek - April 18, 2020
  • Pine Mountain Trail Run - May 30, 2020
  • Garland Mountain Half Marathon and 10k - June 20, 2020

Sign up for the Entire Trail Run Series at once and choose a bonus Hooded Sweatshirt, Headsweats Hat or Headsweats Visor! Details on the Registration page.

At the series finale (Garland Mountain Half Marathon and 10k) we will present awards to the top three finishers in each category, in both the long and short course distances. You must finish 3 of the 4 races to be eligible for series awards. You must also be present at the Garland Mountain Event on June 20th to receive your award, as awards are not mailed. Series points do not transfer between short and long courses or across age divisions, so if you are going for an overall series award, you must race either the short course in all races or the long course in all races, and you must race in the same age category across all four races. For 2020 we are using everyone's age on Dec. 31, 2020 as their "race age" to avoid age-up confusion midway through the series.

Mountain Goat Adventures utilizes Chip Timing using MyLaps Bibtag Technology

Race Schedule

Thursday, May 28

4:00 - 7:00 pm Early Registration and Packet Pickup at REI Kennesaw.
740 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Ste 450, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Tel: (770) 425-4480

Saturday, May 30

6:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Packet Pickup
8:10 am Pre-Race Meeting for all Runners
8:30 am 5 Mile Race Start
8:45 am 8 Mile Race Start
8:55 am Free 10 and Under Kids Race

Directions to Cooper Furnace Day Use Area

1052 Old River Road SE
Cartersville, GA 30121

From I-75 take Exit 285 (Red Top Mountain Road). Northbound traffic turn left / Southbound traffic turn right onto Red Top Mountain Road. Turn right at the first traffic light onto the connector which will come to Hwy 41. Turn right onto Hwy 41. Travel 2 miles crossing over the Etowah River and turn right immediately after crossing over the bridge. Road will curve to right and come to stop sign. Turn left onto Old River Road and travel for 2.5 miles to park entrance.

2020 Pine Mountain Accident Waiver - BRING THIS

Take Me Directly to On-Line Registration!

Camping and Lodging

The closest hotels are in Cartersville, Georgia. There is a newer Fairfield Inn as well as Home2Suites by Hilton just a few miles from the event venue.

Camping is not allowed at Cooper Furnace, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which are 15-30 mins away, depending on which location you choose.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a variety of camprounds available HERE.

Full Hookups and sites with water/electric are available at Red Top Mountain State Park


The race will feature the following age group categories for both the 5 and 8 mile race. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group, in each race. We will also recognize the top three overall male and female finishers. All kids race participants will receive a finisher medal.

  • Female under 18
  • Female 19-24
  • Female 25-29
  • Female 30-34
  • Female 35-39
  • Female 40-44
  • Female 45-49
  • Female 50-54
  • Female 55-59
  • Female 60-64
  • Female 65-69
  • Female 70-74
  • Female 75+
  • Male under 18
  • Male 19-24
  • Male 25-29
  • Male 30-34
  • Male 35-39
  • Male 40-44
  • Male 45-49
  • Male 50-54
  • Male 55-59
  • Male 60-64
  • Male 65-69
  • Male 70-74
  • Male 75+


$100 cash prize to first place overall male and female runner in the long AND short course event!

In addition to prizes and medals for the top 3 overall male and female, medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each age category.

All of our first place winners (overall and age group) in the 10 mile race will receive a custom podium shirt.

The awards ceremony for the 5 mile race will take place at approximately 10:15 am. The awards ceremony for the 8 mile race will take place at approximately 11:00 am to allow the majority of 8 mile racers to finish. You must be present at the awards ceremony to receive your award. Awards and prizes will not be mailed. If you win something and bail on the awards ceremony, your prize will be added to the raffle goodies pile or given to a race volunteer.

Kids Race

We will also offer a FREE kids 10 and under race, which will take place on a shorter section of trail within Cooper Furnace. All kids race participants will receive a finisher medal. The kids race is not officially timed and no pre-registration is required, however parents must sign a waiver for their children at race check-in.

T-Shirts and Swag

Your registration fee includes a soft and comfy cotton blend T-shirt and FREE Race photo downloads from Dashing Images! The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt in the size requested is May 16th. If you register after May 9th, you will still receive a shirt, however, limited sizes/styles may be available. If you register late and we run out of event specific shirts, you will receive a Mountain Goat logo tee with your registration. Shirts run true to size. Ladies shirts are slightly longer and more fitted.

2020 Pine Mountain Shirt Design!

Series Rules

You must FINISH in 3 of the 4 races to be eligible for series awards and you must also be present at the Garland Mountain Event on June 20th to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed - any unclaimed awards and prizes will be raffled off to our fabulous race volunteers and those who stick around for the awards ceremony at the Garland Mountain event.

Series points do not transfer between short and long courses, so if you are going for an overall series award, you must race either the short course in all races or the long course in all races.

Series points do not transfer between age groups, so you need to race in the same age group for the entire series.

All races count toward final series rankings, there are no dropped races.

In the event of a tie in an age group, the racer with the higher placing at the Garland Mountain Series Finale event will receive the higher ranking.

The top 20 in each age group will receive points..1st place will receive 20 pts, 2nd will receive 19 pts, and so on down to 20th place, which receives 1 pt. You will also get 1 bonus point for each racer you beat, so if you place high in a large field, you will receive more points than the same placing in a small field.

Inclement Weather

The race will run rain or shine, however, the Race Director reserves the right to cancel or modify segments of the event as deemed necessary for participant safety. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God that requires cancellation of the race for the saftey of participants. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or early conclusion of the race.

Any Questions?

If you have a race question that was not answered above or would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email the race director at lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com