SOLD OUT! 2020 Assault on Garland Mountain - Coming June 20, 2020 - Race #1 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series

Thanks to all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the 2020 Assault on Garland Mountain! We hope you enjoyed the course and hospitality of the Friends of Garland Mountain Trails. Race results and photo links can be found below:

2020 Garland Mountain 10k and 13.1 Race Results

2020 Race Photos by Dashing Images (FREE LOW-RES DOWNLOADS!)

2020 Short Course Series Points

2020 Long Course Series Points

13.1 Mile and 10K Courses for 2020!

For 2020 Garland Mountain will again be our big race of the season with a half marathon course as well as a 10k course!

We are excited to announce that we will continue our tradition of a four race trail run series during the Spring of 2020. Races include:

  • Garland Mountain Half Marathon and 10k - June 20, 2020
  • Battle of Blankets Creek - June 27, 2020
  • Rope Mill Spring Thaw Trail Run - August 1, 2020
  • Pine Mountain Trail Run - Nov 8, 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 (Pine Mtn Event) 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 Pine Mtn Event on Nov 8 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, June 18

4:00 - 7:00 pm Optional early Packet Pickup, Outdoors at Blankets Creek Trails, 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114

Saturday, June 20

6:45 - 8:00 am: Runners may start anytime within this window - NO LATE STARTS
9:30 am: 10k Awards available for pickup at race
10:30 am: 13.1 Awards available for pickup at race

Directions to Garland Mountain Horse and Hike Trails

1411 Garland Mountain Way
Waleska, GA 30183

30-35 minutes from Woodstock/Canton area.
Take I-75 north to I-575 north. Exit at #16 and take left fork of exit towards GA 20 West/GA 140 West. At light turn right onto GA 140/Marietta Highway. GA 140 turns to the left at Waleska Street (there is a Walgreens on this corner). Take a left and head north on Hwy 140. Continue north through Waleska and go another 2-3 miles. Turn right onto Garland Mountain Trail, then turn left on Garland Mountain Way, following the signs to the park.

2020 Garland Mountain Race Procedures (READ BEFORE RACE)

2020 Race Waiver (Bring to Race)

Camping and Lodging

Camping is not allowed in Cherokee County Parks, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which is 20-30 mins south of Garland Mountain, 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 closest hotels are in Canton, Georgia and then Woodstock, Georgia is about 10 minutes further south.


The race will feature the following age group categories for both the 10k and 13.1 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. All 13.1 Mile Finishers receive a finisher medal and sticker.

  • 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+
NEW! Virtual Male and Female

Complete either course on your own before the race and submit your time. We will mail you a race bib and event shirt as well as post overall finish times for virtual runners, however there are no awards for the virtual race.


$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 13.1 mile race will receive a custom podium shirt. All finishers in the 13.1 mile race receive a finisher medal and sticker.

2020 Event Benefitting the Friends of Garland Mountain Trails

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Friends of Garland Mountain Trails to be put towards trail maintenance and construction at the park. This will help them complete the remaining trails in the park, bringing the total mileage up to 20+ miles total. There are currently 19 miles of trail completed at Garland Mountain.

T-Shirts and Other Swag

2019 Shirt Design


All entries include a soft, cotton blend T-shirt, event coffee mug and free photo downloads from Dashing Images. Sizes guaranteed if you register before June 6. After June 6, sizes are first come-first served. If a size is shown in the menu when you register, it is still available. Shirts run true to size, Ladies shirts are slightly longer and more fitted. Register early, you will want one of our shirts! If you register late and we run out of event specific shirts, you will receive a Mountain Goat logo shirt with your registration.

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 Pine Mtn Event on Nov 8 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 Pine Mtn 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 Pine 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 or preservation of trail. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God 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. 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