2016 Rope Mill Half Marathon and 10k - June 11, 2016 - Race #4 of the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series and part of the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series!
We are excited to announce that the 2016 event will be part of the LaSportiva Mountain Cup Series, as well as the Mountain Goat Adventures Trail Run Series Finale!
We are excited to announce that we will have a four race trail run series during the Spring of 2016. Races include:
- The Assault on Garland Mountain - March 19, 2016
- Battle of Blankets Creek - April 16, 2016
- Sutallee Trace Trail Challenge - May 21, 2016
- Rope Mill Half Marathon and 10k - June 11, 2016
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.
Mountain Goat Adventures utilizes Chip Timing using MyLaps Bibtag Technology
Thursday June 9th
4:00-7:00 pm Registration/Early Packet Pick Up at Natural Strides: 8636 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188
Saturday June 11th
6:00 - 7:30 am Packet Pick Up at Rope Mill Park
7:45 am Race Brief
8:00 am 13.1 Mile Race Start
8:05 am 10K Race Start
8:15 am Free 10 and Under Kids Race
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.
The race will feature the following age group categories for both the 10k and half marathon 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+
Awards and Finisher Medals
- 1st place overall male and female in half marathon - $1000 cash + free entry to the Mountain Cup Championship Race in Park City, UT
- 2nd place overall male and female in half marathon - $350 cash
- 3rd place overall male and female in half marathon - $150 cash
- 1st place overall male and female in 10K - $100 cash
- 2nd place overall male and female in 10K - La Sportiva footwear + prizes
- 3rd place overall male and female in 10k - La Sportiva footwear + prizes
Cash awards provided courtesy of La Sportiva!
All 13.1 mile race finishers will receive one of our custom finisher medals, past year's design example shown below:
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 10k and 13.1 mile race will also receive a custom podium shirt.
The awards ceremony for the 10K mile race will take place at approximately 10:15 am. The awards ceremony for the 13.1 mile race will take place at approximately 11:00 am to allow the majority of half marathon 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. Overall Series awards will follow race awards for each distance.
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 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 for their children at registration.
All registered racers will receive a custom technical race t-shirt. Please register by May 28th to guarantee your shirt size. If you register after May 28th you will still receive a shirt, however limited sizes may be available. If we run 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 11th 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