Garland Mountain Trail Run - Coming March 16, 2024 - Registration Opens Jan 1, 2024!

Garland Mountain Trail Run (Single Race) Registration Information

6.2 Mile Race

On or Before Feb 25 - $45
After Feb 25 - $50

13.1 Mile Race

On or Before Feb 25 - $55
After Feb 25 - $65

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

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Garland Mountain Trails for the continued maintanence and development of trails at Garland Mountain Horse and Hike Trails. Registration fee includes a soft and comfy tri-blend shirt and commemorative swag item.

Entire Trail Run Series (4 Races + 2023 Mountain Goat Sweatshirt) Registration Information

2023 Mountain Goat Trail Run Series Registration will consist of 4 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 1st, as sweatshirts need to be pre-ordered.

2023 Trail Run Series Races include:

* Garland Mountain Trail Run (6.2 mile and 13.1 mile course) - March 18, 2023
* Blankets Creek Trail Run (5 mile and 10 mile course) - April 1, 2023
* Big Frog Trail Run (7 mile and 13.1 mile course) - April 23, 2023 (Sunday Race)
* Rope Mill Trail Run (6.2 mile and 13.1 mile course) - May 27, 2023


2023 Sweatshirt Design (Available in a variety of colors):


Short Course 4 Race Series plus Sweatshirt - $190 (plus $5 if registering online)
Long Course 4 Race Series plus Sweatshirt - $225 (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.

2023 Garland Mountain Trail Run Racer Update - READ BEFORE RACE

2023 Accident Waiver/COVID-19 Waiver - FILL OUT AND BRING TO CHECK-IN

Course Maps, GPX Files, and Descriptions HERE

Online registration closes at 5 pm on Friday March 17th or when the event fills up. Sorry, no race day registration.

Race Schedule

Saturday, March 18

6:30 - 7:45 am Check-In/Packet Pickup
8:00 am 13.1 mile run start
8:20 am - 6.2 mile run start
10 am - 6.2 mile Awards
11 am - 13.1 mile Awards

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.

Mountain Goat Adventures Operational Changes for COVID-19 (Updated 12/1/22)

• Health screening questionnaire for all event volunteers and staff per CDC recommendations. Participation for those recently testing positive for COVID-19 based on current CDC quarantine recommendations.
• Masks are not required for any aspects of this event, as all activities are outdoors.
• Registration and check-in stations will still be spread out to ensure 6’ spacing. Waivers should be printed and signed at home and brought to the race. Hand sanitizer available for event staff and participants checking in.
• Some participants/volunteers may choose to wear a mask or maybe they just want to maintain some personal space. Please be respectful and continue to practice social distancing with those individuals.
• Condensed pre-race group meeting. A detailed participant Update will be emailed to participants ahead of time, which goes over all details of the event.
• Results will be posted at so that participants can view the results immediately via phone and via tablets at a results station we will set up.
• Portable Restrooms and handwash stations will be available at start/finish area.
• Awards will be held in a large outdoor open area.

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 13.1 Mile Finishers 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 in the 13.1 mile race will receive a custom podium shirt. All finishers in the 13.1 mile race receive a finisher medal.

The awards ceremony for the 10k race will take place at approximately 9:45 am. The awards ceremony for the 13.1 mile race will take place at approximately 11:00 am to allow the majority of half marathon 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. Series awards will follow race awards for both short and long course.

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

2023 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

Garland Mountain 2023 shirt design!


2023 Swag Item - Clear Race Gear Totes:


All entries include a soft, cotton blend T-shirt and a commemorative swag item. Sizes guaranteed if you register before February 24. After February 24, 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.

2023 Series Rules

RULE CHANGE! Series points will be calculated using your THREE best races, so everyone gets a drop race. Series awards will be presented at the Rope Mill Event on May 27. Awards will not be mailed, however they are available for pickup in Canton, GA after the Rope Mill event. We changed this so that not only could you miss a race and still be competitive, but it allows our long course runners to participate in the Big Frog 50k and still contend for series points.

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, 2023 to avoid age-up scenarios in the middle of the series.

In the event of a tie in an age group, the racer with the higher placing at the Rope Mill Series Finale event will receive the higher ranking. If you tie but do not attend the Rope Mill race, you will be ranked below the runner who did attend.

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 13, 2023. 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 with the name and email of the person you wish to transfer your entry to no later than March 13.

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