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Thank you for signing up for the upcoming Garland Mountain Trail Run on March 16th. This race update goes over our race day and start procedures for the upcoming event. Knowing these procedures will help us ensure we have a safe and smooth event for everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone on March 16th!

KEY DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW/ACTION ITEMS:

▪ RACE VENUE ADDRESS: Garland Mountain Horse and Hike Trails, 1411 Garland Mountain Way, Waleska, GA 30183
▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
▪ No race day distance changes - if you want to change distance, please contact me via email now and I'll get you taken care of. No changes after 3/11.
▪ If you can no longer attend, you may sell your entry to someone else, but this needs to be done by 3/11. Payment is between buyer and seller..all I need is the new runner's name and email no later than 3/11. No transfers to other events at this point.
▪ SCHEDULE: 8 am - 4 mile Dog Friendly Race (Wave starts at 30 sec intervals), 8:30 am - 10 mile start (mass start), 8:50 am - 4 mile start (mass start)
RACE VENUE ADDRESS: Garland Mountain Horse and Hike Trails, 1411 Garland Mountain Way, Waleska, GA 30183
Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
No race day distance changes - if you want to change distance, please contact me via email now and I'll get you taken care of. No changes after 3/11.
If you can no longer attend, you may sell your entry to someone else, but this needs to be done by 3/11. Payment is between buyer and seller..all I need is the new runner's name and email no later than 3/11. No transfers to other events at this point.
SCHEDULE: 8 am - 4 mile Dog Friendly Race (Wave starts at 30 sec intervals), 8:30 am - 10 mile start (mass start), 8:50 am - 4 mile start (mass start)
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Optional early check-in is Thursday March 14th at Fleet Feet in Canton, GA from 4 pm to 7 pm.

1431 Riverstone Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
770-224-9562

FREE 8 PACK LMNT SAMPLER for all those who check in at Fleet Feet on Thursday!!

CHECK-IN

▪ Saturday Check-in hours are from 6:30 am to 7:45 am. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed. Overflow parking is along the roadside on Garland Mountain Way.
▪ Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Hand sanitizer will be available.
▪ Port-o-lets and a hand wash station will be available at this venue.
▪ If you registered for the entire Trail Run Series, you will receive your hooded sweatshirt at check in before the race. We have 4 colors available (shown below) so please come early if you have your heart set on a particular color. Sweatshirts will be available for purchase to non-series registrants AFTER the race for $25 each.
Saturday Check-in hours are from 6:30 am to 7:45 am. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed. Overflow parking is along the roadside on Garland Mountain Way.
Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Port-o-lets and a hand wash station will be available at this venue.
If you registered for the entire Trail Run Series, you will receive your hooded sweatshirt at check in before the race. We have 4 colors available (shown below) so please come early if you have your heart set on a particular color. Sweatshirts will be available for purchase to non-series registrants AFTER the race for $25 each.

RACE PROCEDURES

▪ Make sure your number is pinned on your front - please do not bend the foam timing chip. Number belts are fine, just make sure it is on your front as you pass over the timing mats. The mass starts are "gun starts", meaning everyone receives the same start time.
▪ Brief pre-race meeting at 7:45 am near the finish line.
▪ Water station at Mile 3.4 on the 4 mile course, and Mile 3.4, 7.2, 9.7 on the 10 mile course. Water, Hammer Heed and Hammer Gels will be available. Please, no throwing cups or trash on the ground. Hand sanitizer will be available at the aid station. Do not throw trash anywhere on the course - penalty is DQ.
▪ Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns. 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.
▪ ANNOUNCE if you are passing to runners ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
Make sure your number is pinned on your front - please do not bend the foam timing chip. Number belts are fine, just make sure it is on your front as you pass over the timing mats. The mass starts are "gun starts", meaning everyone receives the same start time.
Brief pre-race meeting at 7:45 am near the finish line.
Water station at Mile 3.4 on the 4 mile course, and Mile 3.4, 7.2, 9.7 on the 10 mile course. Water, Hammer Heed and Hammer Gels will be available. Please, no throwing cups or trash on the ground. Hand sanitizer will be available at the aid station. Do not throw trash anywhere on the course - penalty is DQ.
Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns. 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.
ANNOUNCE if you are passing to runners ahead and say PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.

RESULTS/AWARDS

▪ Finish times wlll be uploaded in real time and you can view them on tablets at our results kiosk.
▪ 4 mile awards at approximately 10:30 am and 10 mile awards at 11 am.
Finish times wlll be uploaded in real time and you can view them on tablets at our results kiosk.
4 mile awards at approximately 10:30 am and 10 mile awards at 11 am.
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New Mountian Goat Hoodies and Hats Available at this Event!

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Dri Fit Running Hats

If you weren't able to sign up for the entire Series but would like our newest Mountain Goat hoody, we will have them available for purchase for $25 after the run. These are available in a variety of colors in sizes S - XXL. Cash or Venmo.

We also have Dri-fit running hats for $15 as well as wool blend trucker caps for $20.

Mountain Goat Casual shirts are available in sizes XS-XXL for $15.

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Flat bill trucker hats

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2024 Hooded Sweatshirt Color Options

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Ka'Chava Partnership! Full size bags included with your Garland Mountain Trail Run Registration!

We're really excited about this one - we'll have full size bags of Vanilla Ka' Chava shake mix (a $60 value!) for everyone who participates in the Garland Mountain Race!

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Your body needs to run at peak capacity so you can get your best result during the race. Here are a few tips from Hammer Nutrition to get started and make sure your body runs at peak capacity from start to finish!

Tip #1 Hydration: Replenish, don’t replace! Keep fluid intake below 25 oz./hr during exercise. FIND OUT HOW MUCH

Tip #2 Caloric Intake: Stay fueled, but not overwhelmed, by consuming 120-180 calories/hr. ARE CARBS BEST?

Tip #3 Electrolytes: You need an array of vitamins and minerals, not just salt, to finish strong. WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Tip #4 Pre-Event Fueling: Don’t tax your system with a meal within 3 hours of start time. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE HUNGRY?

Tip #5 Recovery: Refuel your tank with 60 minutes of finishing a workout. ARE CARBS OR PROTEIN BETTER?

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Visit Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp in Ellijay for Mountain Running and Amazing Meals!

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