Blankets Creek Trail Run - Coming April 3, 2021 - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the 2021 Battle of Blankets Creek Trail Run. We hope you enjoyed the course and thank you for helping us support SORBA Woodstock. Race results and photo links can be found below:

2021 Battle of Blankets Creek Race Results

2021 Race Photos from Dashing Images (FREE LOW-RES DOWNLOADS!)

Blankets Creek Trail Run (Single Race) Registration Information

5 Mile Race

On or Before March 13 - $35
After March 13 - $40

8 Mile Race

On or Before March 13 - $40
After March 13 - $45

(+$2 for online registration fee for all online registrations)

250 Runner Limit - Register soon as all of our events in 2020 sold out!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit SORBA Woodstock for the continued maintanence of the Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park Trails. The race is a joint effort between Mountain Goat Adventures LLC and SORBA Woodstock. Registration fee includes a soft and comfy tri-blend shirt.

Entire Trail Run Series (3 Races + Sweatshirt) Registration Information

2021 Mountain Goat Trail Run Series Registration will consist of 3 races, listed below and a Mountain Goat Adventures Hooded Sweatshirt, which will be delivered at the first race. Series Registration is only available until March 15th, as sweatshirts need to be pre-ordered.

2021 Trail Run Series Races include:

  • Battle of Blankets Creek Trail Run - April 3, 2021
  • Rope Mill Trail Run - May 15, 2021
  • Garland Mountain Trail Run - June 5, 2021

2021 Sweatshirt Design:

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Short Course 3 Race Series plus Sweatshirt - $130 (plus $5 if registering online)
Long Course 3 Race Series plus Sweatshirt - $150 (plus $5 if registering online)

Sizing Info - Hooded sweatshirts are in men's sizes and they shrink a good bit, so order a size or two up if you want a baggy fit.

2021 Blankets Creek Trail Run Race Procedures - READ BEFORE RACE

2021 Accident Waiver/COVID-19 Waiver - FILL OUT AND BRING TO CHECK-IN

Registered Competitor List

Online registration closes at 5 pm on Friday April 2 or when the event fills up. Sorry, no race day registration.

Race Schedule

Thursday, April 1

4:00 - 7:00 pm Optional early Packet Pickup, Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114

Saturday, April 3

6:30 - 7:45 am Check-In/Packet Pickup
7:30 to 8:00 am Runners may start anytime during this window (Time Trial starts for spacing on the trails)
9:30 am - 5 mile Awards
10:00 am - 8 mile Awards

Directions to Blankets Creek Trails

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails
2261 Sixes Road
Canton, GA 30114

From the south, take I-575 north to exit 11, Sixes Road. Turn left onto Sixes Road and go approximately 1.7 miles to Blankets Creek Trails, which will be on the left. The trails are just past the Cherokee Charter Academy School, on the opposite side of the road.

Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Operational Changes for COVID-19 (This could change or become more restrictive depending on CDC guidelines at time of race)

• Health screening questionnaire for all event volunteers and staff per CDC recommendations. No one that has tested positive in the past 14 days, has symptoms of being sick or a fever will be allowed to participate.
• All volunteers and race staff will wear a face covering while in the start/finish area, at event check-in, aid stations or within 6’ of others. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and spray available in multiple areas near start/finish, check-in, and at aid stations.
• Registration and check-in stations will be spread out to ensure 6’ minimum spacing and only one person may approach the check-in station at a time, with 6’ minimum spacing for those standing in line. Participants will have the option of picking up race packet on Thursday night to avoid Saturday morning check-in. Waivers should be printed and signed at home and brought to the race. Hand sanitizer available for event staff and participants checking in.
• Participants are required to wear a face covering to pick up their race number/shirt or post-race snacks/water. Check-in area and water/snack pick up area will be spaced out to provide for social distancing per CDC recommendations.
• Waivers are to be printed at home and brought to the event, no community pens.
• Participants and any spectators will be encouraged to wear a face covering while at the event. Disposable masks will be available to those who do not have them. Participants who are not wearing a mask outdoors must stay 6’ away from those not in their family/run group.
• No pre-race group meeting. Pre-race meeting will be emailed to participants ahead of time. Any last minute communications will be printed out and posted so that participants can photograph with their phone and read elsewhere.
• No mass start – We will offer a small group start that will be released first for those wishing to run fast and pace against others. This is recommended for those vying for a top 3 overall, but is totally optional. The rest of the starts will be time trial format over a 30 minute period, whenever runners wish to start within that period.
Masks are recommended in the start line.
• No aid station for short courses. Long course participants are strongly encouraged to pack their own water to minimize use of the on-course aid stations.
• Aid station on course will be staffed by masked individuals. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and spray available at the aid stations.
• Results will be posted at mgaresults.com so that participants can view the results immediately via their own phone and do not have to congregate around results printouts.
• Maintain CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing and face covering usage while at event venue.
• Hand wash stations and restrooms available at start/finish area.
• Social distanced awards in a large outdoor open area, face coverings recommended.

Camping and Lodging

The closest hotels are in Woodstock, Georgia.

Camping is not allowed at Blankets Creek Park, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which is 20-30 mins north of Blankets Creek, 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

Categories

The race will feature the following age group categories for both the 5 mile 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+

Awards

$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 in the long course race will receive a custom podium shirt.

The awards ceremony for the 5 mile race will take place at approximately 9:30 am. The awards ceremony for the 8 mile race will take place at approximately 10:00 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.

If you finish the race after the awards ceremony but earn a medal in your category, you will receive your medal as you finish.

Kids Race

Update 3/15 - Unfortunately we will not be able to have a kids race at this event as we are still not able to have a mass start. Once we can offer mass starts again, we will add the kids race back into the mix.

T-Shirts

Your registration fee includes a soft and comfy cotton blend T-shirt and event Trail Run Series Pint Glass. The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt in the size requested is March 20th. If you register after March 20th, 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.

2021 Shirt Design and Color:
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2021 Pint Glass Design:
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2021 Series Rules

You must FINISH in all 3 races to be eligible for series awards and you must also be present at the Garland Mtn Event on June 5 to receive your award. Awards will not be mailed, however they are available for pickup in Canton, GA after 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 race ages will be determined by your age on Dec 31, 2021 to avoid age-up scenarios in the middle of the 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.

Cancellations, Transfers, and Inclement Weather

Please note EVENT ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE once you register, as we plan for your attendance by purchasing your race shirt and swag, meals, insurance, etc and most other costs associated with your entry need to be paid up front. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God or event beyond the control of the Race Organization (i.e. COVID) that requires cancellation of the race for the saftey of participants. If the event is rescheduled all entries will be transferred to the reschedule date.

We do, however, understand that injuries happen, you got sick or life was just too chaotic to train for one of our events so we have a no-penalty transfer policy. You may transfer your entry to another racer in the SAME EVENT without penalty until March 29, 2021. You are responsible for finding the person interested in buying your entry and working out payment with them. Entries do not transfer to other events nor do they transfer year to year. If you would like to sell your entry to another racer, please contact lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com with the name and email of the person you wish to transfer your entry to no later than March 29.

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 or preservation of trail. 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