Welcome to the Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon and 3.3 Mile Trail Run presented by Northside Hospital-Cherokee - Coming November 14, 2020

3.3 Mile Trail Run has Sold Out - Dirty Duathlon is Sold Out. Thanks to all who registered!

2020 Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon and 3.3 Mile Trail Run Results

2020 Race Photographs - Dashing Images

Race Schedule

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Optional Early Packet Pickup and Registration at OutSpokin' Bicycles on Sixes Road.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
7 am to 8:30 am Packet Pickup
8:30 am Race Brief
8:55 am 5K Run Race Start (Staggered starts)
9:00 am Duathlon Race Start (Staggered starts)

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 next intersection. Rope Mill Road dead ends at the park.

2020 Rope Mill Duathlon and Trail Run Race Update/COVID Procedures - READ BEFORE RACE

2020 Race Accident Waiver/COVID-19 Waiver - Bring to Race

Take Me Directly to On-Line Registration!

Race Entry Fees

All entries must be received by Friday, November 13th at 5 pm There will be no race day registration. There is a combined limit of 300 racers in this year’s event.

Duathlon Individual

On or Before October 24th, $50
After October 24th, $55

Duathlon 2 Person Team Relay

On or Before October 24th, $80 (per team)
After October 24th, $90 (per team)

Duathlon 3 Person "First Timer" Team Relay

On or Before October 24th, $110 (per team)
After October 24th, $125 (per team)

3.3 Mile Trail Run

On or Before October 24th, $35
After October 24th, $40

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to SORBA Woodstock for their continued maintenance and upkeep of the Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Trails.

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

Race Categories

Duathlon Individual

  • Beginner Female
  • Intermediate/Sport Female
  • Advanced/Expert Female
  • Beginner Male Under 40
  • Beginner Male 40+
  • Intermediate/Sport Male Under 40
  • Intermediate/Sport Male 40+
  • Advanced/Expert Male Under 40
  • Advanced/Expert Male 40+
  • Male 50+ (Beginner/Sport/Expert combined)
  • Clydesdale (200 lbs +)
  • Open Singlespeed (all ages, genders, and abilities)
  • Open Juniors 18 and under (genders combined, will split if 4+ in each gender)

Duathlon Team Relay

  • 2 person male crushers (fast male teams)
  • 2 person coed crushers (fast coed teams)
  • 2 person male cruisers (beginner/intermediate male teams)
  • 2 person coed cruisers (beginner/intermediate coed teams
  • 2 person female
  • 2 person 18 and Under
  • 2 person Adult/Child (18 and Under)
  • 3 person "First Timer"

I'm new to this...which category should I enter?

If you are trying to choose which solo category to enter here are some suggested Avalanche Trail lap times (Loops 1, 2, and 3) based off of last years race times:

Advanced/Expert Male - 34 minutes or less
Intermediate/Sport Male - 34 to 40 minutes
Beginner Male - 40+ minutes

Advanced/Expert Female - 38 minutes or less
Intermediate/Sport Female - 38 to 45 minutes
Beginner Female - 45+ minutes

If you are riding a singlespeed, you may enter in the singlespeed cateogory or you may race in any other age/ability class that you would qualify for..just be prepared for a flat start on the concrete path. Juniors may also enter in either the Junior category or one of the respective gender/ability level categories. The Male 50+ category is a combined ability level category so that those over 50 can compete against competitors of the same age. If you are over 50, you may race in any of the 40+ divisions as well, if you feel those would be more appropriate. There are plenty of options so there should be a category that is fair and suits everyone.

New this year, we are offering a CRUSHER and CRUISER division in our two largest team categories. Two Person Male and Two Person Coed teams can choose between the competitive CRUSHER division or the less competitive CRUISER division.

We are again offering a 3 person "First Timer" Division for new beginner racers who want to give an off road duathlon a try. Each member of the team will complete one leg of the race. There are no age or gender divisions as the category is intended for beginners and first time racers only.

3.3 Mile Trail Run

We will utilize the same 5 year age group brackets that are seen at our Trail Run Series events, for both males and females.

  • 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+

Duathlon Awards

In addition to medals and prizes for the top 3 individual male and female finishers, medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category. Sponsor prizes will be presented as deep as sponsorship allows.

We are also excited to announce that we have created custom podium t-shirts that all of our first place winners will receive (solo and teams). Trust me, you'll want one, so start training now!

The awards ceremony and post race party for the Duathlon will take place at 11:45, to allow the majority of racers to finish. You must be present at the awards ceremony, or have someone pick up your award, as medals will not be mailed. If you bail on the awards ceremony and it turns out you won something, your prize will be added to the raffle goodies pile or given to a race volunteer.

Trail Run Awards

Medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category. The top overall male and female will also be recognized and receive some special prizes.

The awards ceremony for the trail run will take place at approximately 10:15 am. You must be present at the awards ceremony, or have someone pick up your award, as medals will not be mailed.

T-Shirts and Swag - Guaranteed Size Deadline October 31

Yes, you're going to want one! Shirts are short sleeve cotton/poly/rayon tri-blend tees. Commemorative event coffee mugs for those who register by October 24!

2019 Shirt Design!

2020 Coffee Mug Design (for those that registered before 10/15, different style/design for those registering after 10/15)

After October 31, limited sizes will be available in the race shirt (allotted as you register) and you will receive a Mountain Goat logo short sleeve tee if/when we run out of race shirts in your size.

How Does This Event Actually Work?

Solo racers will race the entire course, including the 6 mile bike, 3 mile run, and another 6 mile bike. After each segment, all racers will return to a central transition area where their bikes, running shoes, food/drinks, and any other items needed for the race will be located. Racers may rest in the transition area or they may grab their gear and move onto the next discipline immediately.

For teams, there will only be one team member out on the course at any given time. When the bike rider returns from the first bike loop, the runner will then go out on the run OR the person who just did the bike may also go out on the run. Once the runner returns, they can either switch again or the same person can complete the final bike loop. Each team member must do at least one segment of the race, but how they are split up is completely up to the teams. Racers will always go through the transition area after each discipline, so there is no advantage gained by solo racers or those teams who opt to not switch teammates after each segment.

Duathlon Rules

  • No headphones or earbuds on bike or run. This is a staggered start race and you need to be able to hear those behind you.
  • E-bikes or pedal-assist bikes are not allowed in any duathlon categories.
  • All participants will be required to wear a bicycle helmet at all times while riding. Penalty is DQ.
  • No outside (non racer) assistance is permitted at any time during the race. Racers may assist other racers.
  • All food and drink for the bike portion of the race must be either carried with the racer or staged in the transition area. There will be no water stops on the bike course. There is a water stop at Mile 1 and Mile 2 on the run course.
  • You must run or walk your bike into and out of the transition area.
  • After crossing the finish line, racers will be directed into a finishing chute so that they can be scored appropriately.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times.
  • Cutting the course is not permitted. Penalty is DQ.
  • Littering along the course is not permitted. Penalty is DQ.
  • The relay exchange will take place in the transition area. This exchange will be done by teammates physically tagging one another. Bikes for teams need to be staged on the bike racks and may not be removed until the runner tags the biker.
  • In the event of a mechanical, the racer must cross the finish line with his/her bike to receive an official finish time.
  • Please exercise caution and good sportsmanship when passing other racers on the trail.
  • Yellow Jacket Alert!

    Fall in Georgia means yellow jackets are very aggressive and prevalent in the woods. They make their nests in the ground and typically aren’t discovered until a lot of ground disturbance (for example from 250+ people in a race) brings them out. We recommend everyone carry Benadryl or other meds as necessary.

    Parking and Equipment Drop Off

    Parking is somewhat limited at Olde Rope Mill Park so racers will be parking in one of three locations: the small lot on the left side as you enter the park, the auxiliary gravel lot at the top of the hill on Rope Mill Rd or at the Kirk-Rudy office building at the intersection of Rope Mill Rd and Ridgewalk Parkway. Please plan accordingly as it may be up to a half of a mile walk/ride down to the transition area. We recommend putting all your race gear in a backpack or duffle and riding down to the start/finish. There is no gear drop off at the park as there is not enough room to turn around.

    Race Scoring

    Mountain Goat Adventures utilizes Chip Timing using MyLaps Bibtag Technology and our Real Time Results System. See your finish time and placing in your category right after you cross the line!

    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 preservation of the trail and/or 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.

    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