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Thank you for registering for our upcoming Trail Run at Pine Mountain/Cooper Furnace on November 8th. This is a repeat/reminder of the previous email you should have already received which outlines all of our new procedures. We had some trees come down on the trails from Hurricane Zeta, but are working to clear the course so you will have good conditions on race day.

PARKING - Parking is very limited at this venue - we are requesting that runners in the same family or friend groups carpool as you feel comfortable to help us reduce the number of vehicles at Cooper Furnace. A big thank you to those who volunteered to park at the overflow parking area!

CHECK-IN (Note this is a SUNDAY race)

▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to packet pickup CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER You may pick up someone else's number ONLY IF YOU BRING A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEM.
▪ Optional early packet pickup is outdoors at BLANKETS CREEK TRAILS: 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114 on FRIDAY 11/6 from 4 to 7 pm. Only one person/family group up at the table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of the table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib, shirt and swag bag. Hand sanitizer will be available. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning. (RECOMMENDED)
▪ No race day distance changes or runner swaps - we are trying to reduce contact so if you want to change distance, you need to contact me via email no later than 11/2. No changes after 11/2.
▪ If you'd like to complete the event as a virtual runner, you must email me no later than 11/2 - earlier is preferred.
▪ Sunday Check-in hours are from 7 am to 8:30 am on Sunday morning. When you arrive, parking volunteers will direct you where to park. Leave yourself enough time to check-in and get to the start. We will have a bag drop area under the pavilion for those volunteering to park in the overflow parking.
▪ Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Only one person/family group at each table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of your respective table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib, shirt and swag at this time. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. Hand sanitizer will be available.
▪ You are not required to wear a face covering while racing, however we recommend having one for the bathroom line, start line, awards or if you plan to hang out at Cooper Furnace after the event.
▪ Permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.
Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to packet pickup CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER You may pick up someone else's number ONLY IF YOU BRING A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEM.
Optional early packet pickup is outdoors at BLANKETS CREEK TRAILS: 2261 Sixes Rd, Canton, GA 30114 on FRIDAY 11/6 from 4 to 7 pm. Only one person/family group up at the table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of the table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib, shirt and swag bag. Hand sanitizer will be available. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start on Saturday morning. (RECOMMENDED)
No race day distance changes or runner swaps - we are trying to reduce contact so if you want to change distance, you need to contact me via email no later than 11/2. No changes after 11/2.
If you'd like to complete the event as a virtual runner, you must email me no later than 11/2 - earlier is preferred.
Sunday Check-in hours are from 7 am to 8:30 am on Sunday morning. When you arrive, parking volunteers will direct you where to park. Leave yourself enough time to check-in and get to the start. We will have a bag drop area under the pavilion for those volunteering to park in the overflow parking.
Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Only one person/family group at each table at a time. If there is a line, please wait at a cone in front of your respective table and maintain 10' spacing between groups. You will receive your race bib, shirt and swag at this time. I'm asking that EVERYONE wear a mask/face covering to packet pickup for the safety of my family and volunteers...we will be doing the same for you. Hand sanitizer will be available.
You are not required to wear a face covering while racing, however we recommend having one for the bathroom line, start line, awards or if you plan to hang out at Cooper Furnace after the event.
Permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.

RACE PROCEDURES

▪ Make sure your race bib is pinned on your FRONT - do not bend the foam timing chip
▪ You may start the race anytime between 8 am and 9 am, so just walk up to the start, wait at the next available cone and wait for directions. The event will be Time Trial Format - you may start with friends, but groups need to be smaller than ten. YOU MUST START BEFORE 9 AM - NO LATE STARTS. Your time starts when you cross over the start/finish mats.
▪ No pre-race group meeting - This email serves as your pre-race meeting and instructions.
▪ We have added 0.6 miles to the short course so ALL runners have the opportunity to summit Pine Mountain and take in the view at the top.
▪ "Emergency Only" Aid Station on both courses - We recommend all runners carry their own calories and fluids, however we WILL have water and Hammer Gels available near the summit if you run out or get into trouble. If you take anything from the aid station, you MUST place it in the trash - bottles need to be fully emptied before being put in the trash. No throwing bottles or trash on the ground. Hand sanitizer will be available at the aid station.
▪ Do not litter anywhere on the course - penalty is a DQ
▪ Course will be well marked with pink ribbons, pink/black arrow signs at turns, and course marshals. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety.
▪ After summiting, 8 mile runners will turn left at the aid station and complete the Pine Mountain West Loop. 5 mile runners will turn right and head back down the East Loop.
▪ Give other folks not in your family/running group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue. Pass quickly and courtesously while out on the trail.
▪ ANNOUNCE if you are passing to groups/runners ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails. THERE WILL BE A FEW AREAS WITH TWO WAY TRAFFIC ON THIS COURSE, so do not be alarmed if you see runners coming at you - especially if you start after 8:30 am.
▪ At roughly 1 mile from the finish on both courses, you will encounter the Laurel Ridge Trail. It is rooty, rocky and rugged for 0.5 miles, so please be careful.
▪ Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line. Cooper Furnace has a lot of space to spread out, so please find your own safe space.
▪ COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE
Make sure your race bib is pinned on your FRONT - do not bend the foam timing chip
You may start the race anytime between 8 am and 9 am, so just walk up to the start, wait at the next available cone and wait for directions. The event will be Time Trial Format - you may start with friends, but groups need to be smaller than ten. YOU MUST START BEFORE 9 AM - NO LATE STARTS. Your time starts when you cross over the start/finish mats.
No pre-race group meeting - This email serves as your pre-race meeting and instructions.
We have added 0.6 miles to the short course so ALL runners have the opportunity to summit Pine Mountain and take in the view at the top.
"Emergency Only" Aid Station on both courses - We recommend all runners carry their own calories and fluids, however we WILL have water and Hammer Gels available near the summit if you run out or get into trouble. If you take anything from the aid station, you MUST place it in the trash - bottles need to be fully emptied before being put in the trash. No throwing bottles or trash on the ground. Hand sanitizer will be available at the aid station.
Do not litter anywhere on the course - penalty is a DQ
Course will be well marked with pink ribbons, pink/black arrow signs at turns, and course marshals. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety.
After summiting, 8 mile runners will turn left at the aid station and complete the Pine Mountain West Loop. 5 mile runners will turn right and head back down the East Loop.
Give other folks not in your family/running group at least 6' spacing while at the race venue. Pass quickly and courtesously while out on the trail.
ANNOUNCE if you are passing to groups/runners ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails. THERE WILL BE A FEW AREAS WITH TWO WAY TRAFFIC ON THIS COURSE, so do not be alarmed if you see runners coming at you - especially if you start after 8:30 am.
At roughly 1 mile from the finish on both courses, you will encounter the Laurel Ridge Trail. It is rooty, rocky and rugged for 0.5 miles, so please be careful.
Once finished, please do not congregate near the finish line. Cooper Furnace has a lot of space to spread out, so please find your own safe space.
COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE

RESULTS/AWARDS

▪ Finish times wlll be uploaded to our resutls website, mgaresults.com, so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue. Keep in mind that with staggered starts, someone who starts after you can potentially post a faster time, so your placing may change depending on when you look at it.
▪ 5 mile awards/short course series awards are at 10:30 am and 8 mile awards/long course series awards will be at 11:30 am - We are going to have a social distanced podium ceremony. You are welcome to come up individually AFTER the awards ceremony to pick up your medal if you prefer. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
Finish times wlll be uploaded to our resutls website, mgaresults.com, so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue. Keep in mind that with staggered starts, someone who starts after you can potentially post a faster time, so your placing may change depending on when you look at it.
5 mile awards/short course series awards are at 10:30 am and 8 mile awards/long course series awards will be at 11:30 am - We are going to have a social distanced podium ceremony. You are welcome to come up individually AFTER the awards ceremony to pick up your medal if you prefer. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
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Hoodies, Goat Gear and Clearance Shirts Available at this event - CASH ONLY PLEASE

We have an entire year's worth of clearance race shirts that we want to find homes for. Help me downsize and pick up a shirt or four. $3 each or 2 for $5. We have both men's and ladies sizes available in various race designs.

We have a few hoodies left in assorted sizes/colors for $20 each.

We will also have our hats, visors and thermal beanies for sale. All are $15 each. Thermal headbands are $12 each.

Cash only on merchandise sales at this event.

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We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of our crew and participants, but any activity in the presence of other humans presents a potential risk of being infected with COVID-19. If you are the least bit hesitant to come out, are sick or showing signs of sickness or illness (running a fever over 100.4 F, having a cough or shortness of breath, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, had symptoms of COVID-19) or come in contact with a person that has or is suspected of having COVID-19, please sit this one out and we can convert you to a virtual runner - there will be other races we'd love to see you healthy at!

Thank you and be well!
Lisa Randall

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