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2019 Dirty Spokes Good Dirt "Little Mulberry Park" - 6.5Mi / 3.3Mi Trail Run Presented by Chateau Elan

Location: Little Mulberry Park, Dacula, Georgia 
Date: November 9, 2019 (Saturday) 
Format: Trail Run 
Distance: 2 options: 6.5Mi or 3.3Mi
Course Map: 6.5Mi GPS | 3.3Mi GPS | See YouTube video below.
Series: Dirty Spokes Good Dirt Trail Run Series 
Presenting Sponsor: Chateau Elan
2018 Results: 6.5Mi | 3.3Mi

REGISTER: Online | Mail-in Entry Form

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We´re excited to present the 8th Annual Little Mulberry Park 6.5Mi and 3.3Mi Trail Run. Both events will start on the paved asphalt trail (required for spacing) and soon lead onto the grass and dirt trails!

For our 2019 events we will be using a Super Soft, Tri Blend Shirt! In doing so we must adhere to the "no guarantee of a shirt with late or race day registration". We will still offer "Men's" and "Women's" Sizes (Shirts Fit Just Like the Current Ones we Use)! So Register Early and let us know what you think!

Runners registration for the 2019 Little Mulberry Park 6.5Mi and 3.3Mi Trail Running Race is OPEN! We will have a cap on this race of 275 Participants (we have increased the cap for this years race)! We are placing a cap on this event for 2 reasons... 1 parking availability, 2 getting that amount of runners into the woods (this race has reached capacity each year... if you are interested in participating please register soon)!

DIRECTIONS

For Directions (Mapquest): Little Mulberry Park

Little Mulberry Park
3855 Fence Road
Dacula, Georgia 30019 
Please note... there are 4 entrances to Little Mulberry Park... (2 on Hog Mountain Road Side, 1 on Mineral Springs and 1 on Fence Road Side)... Race will take place on the Fence Road Side of the Park. 

ENTRY FEES

  • 3.3 Miles  
    • Through October 26 -> $30
    • October 27 - November 7 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40
  • 6.5 Miles 
    • Through October 26 -> $35
    • October 27 - November 7 -> $40 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $45

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!

RACE COURSE

This is great off–road running experience. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of Northeast Ga lies a true gem. The well groomed system of trails and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn´t, the 6.5 or 3.3 will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget you´re in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´.

6.5 Mile Race Route will start on the Pond Trail (asphalt) in front of the Fence Road pavillion area (closer to the parking lot), run past the packet-pickup pavilion (on your left) heading counter-clockwise along the West Meadow Trail. At the juncture of the East and West Meadow Trails (approximately 0.25 miles), the race route bears right onto the cross-country trail inside the East Meadow Trail loop (a broad, groomed, grassy trail with minimal rocks and exposed dirt). After only about 70 yards, the cross-county trail splits. The race route will bear left at .3 miles headed uphill for a short distance then leveling off and turning left at .45 miles. At .50 the race route crosses over the asphalt trail headed back down hill and turning hard right at .55. At .85 turn hard left and working your way downhill. Stay Straight at 1.45 miles and then hard left (onto the asphalt carriage trail for about 15 yards crossing over a small wooden bridge then immediately hard right off the carriage trail back onto the dirt horsetrail. At this point you will start working your way back and forth uphill... at 2.30 miles stay straight on horse trail and again at 2.75 miles stay straight on the horse trail. You will begin working your way back downhill and at 3.2 miles stay to the right and at 3.5 miles the race route crosses over the asphalt carriage trail. At 3.75 miles turn hard left onto the "shortcut" horsetrail. At 4.05 miles turn hard right headed uphill. At 4.15 you will cross over the asphalt trail and enter the East Mulberry Trail (grass trails). At 4.25 miles turn hard left and at 4.6 miles stay straight across the asphalt trail. At mile 5.0 cross over the asphalt trail and then at 5.05 bear left up a small hill to mile 5.10 where the dirt trail intersects the asphalt trail (headed uphill and staying straight as the West Meadow Trail will be on your left). Stay on the asphalt trail until 5.3 miles then turn hard left onto the West Meadow Trail (grass)... then immediately hard left again headed downhill to the mile 5.5 hairpin turn (right) back uphill to mile 5.7 and take a hard left. Stay on the West Meadow Trail until 6.05 miles and turn hard left onto the asphalt and towards the downhill finish behind the pavillion at 6.5 miles. 

3.3 Mile Race Route will start on the Pond Trail (asphalt) in front of the Fence Road pavillion area (closer to the parking lot), run past the packet-pickup pavilion (on your left) heading counter-clockwise along the West Meadow Trail. At the juncture of the East and West Meadow Trails (approximately 0.25 miles), the race route bears right onto the cross-country trail inside the East Meadow Trail loop (a broad, groomed, grassy trail with minimal rocks and exposed dirt). After only about 70 yards, the cross-county trail splits. The race route will bear left at .3 miles headed uphill for a short distance then leveling off and turning left at .45 miles. At .50 the race route crosses over the asphalt trail headed back down hill and turning hard right at .55. At 1.05 miles turn hard left and at 1.4 miles stay straight across the asphalt trail. At mile 1.80 cross over the asphalt trail and then at mile 1.85 bear left up a small hill to mile 1.9 where the dirt trail connects to the asphalt trail (headed uphill and staying straight as the West Meadow Trail will be on your left). Stay on the asphalt trail until 2.10 miles then turn hard left onto the West Meadow Trail (grass)... then immediately hard left again headed downhill to mile 2.3 hairpin turn (right) back uphill to mile 2.5 and take a hard left. Stay on the West Meadow Trail until 2.85 miles and turn hard left onto the asphalt and towards the downhill finish behind the pavillion at 3.3 miles.  

RACE CATEGORIES

Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.

AWARDS

Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 6.5 or 3.3 miles at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.

RACE COURSE VIDEO

2015 RACE DAY VIDEO

2014 RACE DAY VIDEO

2013 RACE DAY VIDEO