2017 Battle of Blankets Creek - April 15, 2017 - Race #2 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series
We are excited to announce that we will continue our tradition of a four race trail run series during the Spring of 2017. Races include:
- The Assault on Garland Mountain - March 18, 2017
- Battle of Blankets Creek - April 15, 2017
- Sutallee Trace Trail Challenge - May 20, 2017
- Rope Mill Half Marathon and 10k - June 10, 2017
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 (Rope Mill Half Marathon and 10k) 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 and you must also be present at the Rope Mill Event on June 11th to receive your award. 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. New for 2017 we are using everyone's age on Dec. 31, 2017 as their race age to avoid age-up confusion midway through the series.
Mountain Goat Adventures utilizes Chip Timing using MyLaps Bibtag Technology
Thursday, April 13
4:00 - 7:00 pm Early Registration and Packet Pickup at Big Peach Running Company in Kennesaw.
1625 Ridenour Boulevard, Kennesaw, GA 30152
Saturday, April 15
6:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:10 am Pre-Race Meeting for all Runners
8:30 am 10 Mile Race Start
8:40 am 5 Mile Race Start
8:45 am Free 10 and Under Kids Race
Directions to Blankets Creek Trails
Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails
2261 Sixes Road
Canton, GA 30114
From the south, take I-575 north to exit 11, Sixes Road. Turn left onto Sixes Road and go approximately 1.7 miles to Blankets Creek Trails, which will be on the left. The trails are just past the Cherokee Charter Academy School, on the opposite side of the road.
The race will feature the following age group categories for both the 5 mile and 10 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.
- 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+
- 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+
$100 cash prize to first place overall male and female runner in the long AND short course event, provided by La Sportiva!
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 5 mile race will take place at approximately 10 am. The awards ceremony for the 10 mile race will take place at approximately 11:00 am to allow the majority of 10 mile 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.
We will also offer a FREE kids 10 and under race, which will take place along the Mosquito Flats Trail and be approximately one half mile long. All kids race participants will receive a finisher medal. The kids race is not officially timed and no pre-registration is required, however parents must sign a waiver and pick up a race number for their child at registration.
All entries include a soft, high quality wicking T-shirt. Sizes guaranteed if you register before April 1st. After April 1st, sizes are first come-first served. If a size is shown in the menu when you register, it is still available. If you register very late and we are out of event specific shirts, you will receive a wicking Mountain Goat logo tech tee with your registration. Shirts run true to size.
You must FINISH in 3 of the 4 races to be eligible for series awards and you must also be present at the Rope Mill Event on June 10th 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 Rope Mill 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 Rope Mill 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.
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. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God that requires cancellation of the race for the saftey of participants. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or early conclusion of the race.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org