2020 Rope Mill Trail Run - August 1, 2020 - Race #3 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series!

2020 Rope Mill Trail Run Race Results

2020 Race Photos from Dashing Images

2020 Short Course Series Points

2020 Long Course Series Points

EVENT IS FULL, NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION - THANK YOU TO OUR MOUNTAIN GOAT RUNNER FAMILY FOR SUPPORTING OUR EVENTS!

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 Race) 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, July 30

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

Saturday, August 1

6:30 - 7:30 am: Packet Pickup - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION OR RACE DAY CHANGES
6:45 - 8:00 am: Runners may start anytime within this window - NO LATE STARTS
9:00 am: 4 Mile Awards available for pickup at race
10:00 am: 10 Mile Awards available for pickup at race
SORRY, NO KIDS RACE FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

Directions to Rope Mill Park

690 Old Rope Mill Park Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188

From the south, take I-575 north to exit 9, Ridgewalk Parkway. Turn right onto Ridgewalk Parkway and then take an immediate left onto Rope Mill Road at the first intersection (there is a light here). Rope Mill Road dead ends at the park.

2020 RACE PROCEDURES - READ THIS

2020 Accident/COVID-19 Waiver - FILL OUT AND BRING THIS

Camping and Lodging

The closest hotels are in Woodstock, Georgia.

Camping is not allowed at Rope Mill Park, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which is 20-30 mins north of Rope Mill Park, 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 10 mile and 4 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 in each race. 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+
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.

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 (overall and age group) in the 10 mile race will receive a custom podium shirt.

The awards ceremony for the 4 mile race will take place at approximately 9 am. The awards ceremony for the 10 mile race will take place at approximately 10 am to allow the majority of 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.

T-Shirts and Swag

All registered racers will receive a soft cotton blend race t-shirt, free race photo downloads and one of our super cute Coffee Mugs!

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Free Race Photo downloads from Dashing Images included with your registration!

Please register by March 7 to guarantee your shirt size. If you register after March 7, you will still receive a shirt, however limited sizes may be available. If 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 longer and more fitted.

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 lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com