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Georgia State Park Trail Series

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2014 Georgia State Parks "Red Top Mountain" 9.9 or 3.1 Mile Trail Run

Location: Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville, Georgia
Date: August 2, 2014 (Saturday) 
Format: Trail Run 
Distance: 2 options: 9.9 or 3.1 Miles
Course Map: Map
Series: Georgia State Parks
Presenting Sponsor: Dirty Spokes
Results: 9.9m | 3.1m 
Photos: H&H Multimedia

REGISTER: On-Line | Mail In Waiver Form

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We´re excited to present the 3rd Annual Red Top Roaster 9.9 Mile ⁄ 3.1 Mile Trail Race at Red Top Mountain State Park. Race will start ⁄ finish in the parking lot of the Red Top Mountain State Park Lodge.

We are also teaming up with Big Peach Running Co (all 7 locations) to offer instore registration for each of the XTERRA Georgia Trail Running Races! Take care of all your footwear and apparel needs at your local BPRC! Tell'em Dirty Spokes Sent Ya!

Runners the Red Top Roaster is SOLD OUT! Please Note: We will have a cap on this race of 325 Participants! We are placing a cap on this event for 2 reasons... 1 parking availability, 2 getting that amount of runners into the woods.

DIRECTIONS

For directions: Red Top Mountain State Park 

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Cartersville, GA 30121 

ENTRY FEES

  • 9.9 Miles
    • Through July 20 -> $35
    • July 21 through July 31 -> $40 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $45
  • 3.1 Miles
    • Through July 20 -> $30
    • July 21 through July 31 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40

Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP!

RACE COURSE

 

The race will start behind the Red Top Mountain State Park Lodge Parking Lot in the open field (required for spacing) and will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, double track, minimal roots and rocks (running surface is very forgiving). The race will utilize the Sweet Gum Trail, Homestead Trail, Campground Trail, Iron Hill Trail and Visitor Center Loop Trail. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. This course sets up well for anyone interested in trail running but has never experienced one.

 

3.1 Mile (2 Water Stations On Course: .45, 1.5 Miles)

From the Park Office (race will start and finish behind the Red Top Mountain State Park Lodge in the open field) we will run around the side of the lodge and through the parking lot to the kiosk at parking lot entrance (spacing before we tap into the trails) follow Sweet Gum Trail (red) to Homestead Trail (yellow) 5K turns left across road and 9.9 turns right (.45 miles)... cross road and continue on Sweet Gum Homestead Trail take R onto Homestead Trail (yellow) to the Visitor Center. Go through the parking lot, past the tennis courts to Visitor Center Loop (green) go to Sweet Gum Trail (red) and turn R to Sweet Gum Homestead Trail. Turn R on Sweet Gum Trail (red) to kiosk (parking lot of Park Office) make a hard R onto Lakeside Trail (paved trail) when Lakeside splits stay L (around field) back to the Park Office (Finish).

9.9 Mile (5 Water Stations On Course: .45, 3.6, 4.5, 6.15, 9.3 Miles)

 

From the Park Office (race will start and finish behind the Red Top Mountain State Park Lodge in the open field) we will run around the side of the lodge and through the parking lot to the kiosk at parking lot entrance (spacing before we tap into the trails) follow Sweet Gum Trail (red) to Homestead Trail (yellow) 5K turns left across road and 9.9 turns right (.45 miles)... after turning R on to Homestead Trail (yellow) take the next L (around loop) after doing loop turn left (uphill) and then cross street (after crossing the street)... continue on Sweet Gum Homestead Trail take R onto Homestead Trail (yellow) to the Visitor Center. Go through the parking lot, past the tennis courts to Visitor Center Loop (green) go to Sweet Gum Trail (red) and turn R to Sweet Gum Homestead Trail. Turn R on Sweet Gum Trail (red) to kiosk (parking lot of Park Office following the orange cones on race day across the parking lot) go through parking lot to other kiosk to Sweet Gum Trail (red) to Homestead Trail (yellow) turn R, take the next L and go around loop again and turn L (do not cross road) turn L again onto Sweet Gum Trail (red) back to Park Office parking lot. Go across parking lot (following the orange cones on race day back across the parking lot) to kiosk and stay left of kiosk onto Lakeside Trail (paved trail) when Lakeside splits stay L (around field) back to Park Office (Finish).

 

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 & Under, 15–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 & Over) – 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 9.9 ⁄ 3.1 miles at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.

2013 RACE DAY VIDEO