2018 Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run
First Annual Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Click here for 2018 online race results! (Note: we made some revisions since the awards ceremony)
Click here for free 2018 race pictures! Thank you to volunteer race photographer Susan Bothe.
Thanks to everyone who made this race a success!
- WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8am
- WHERE: The Ridge Nature Area – Fayetteville, Georgia
- WHAT: 5K Trail Run
- REGISTRATION – SOLD OUT!!!
- Thanks for your support, the race is full!
- No race day registration, but you can come out and watch or volunteer!
- FAQ – Runner’s FAQ Sheet (2/15/2018)
All pre-registered runners will get a special, first-edition Run the Ridge Pull-over! We hope you’ll join us for this fun event supporting a great nature area.
The Ridge is a beautiful nature area located in the center of Fayette County, entirely within the city limits of Fayetteville, Georgia. You can read more about the nature area here.
Our race course is mostly flat and gentle, following the outside perimeter of the park bounded by the confluence of Ginger Cake Creek and Whitewater Creek.
You can expect a few hills but gentle, non-technical trails. This is a great course for a beginning trail runner. Walkers are also welcome, but no baby joggers please.
MapMyRun course map (If you use the MapMyRun app, you can load up the route).
RunKeeper course map (If you use the RunKeeper app, you can load up the route).
The Ridge Nature Area Trail Map (PDF – last updated 8/2016, there’s been some minor changes since)
Special hand-crafted Run the Ridge 5K Awards will be given to the top three in the following categories:
- overall (male & female)
- masters overall (over-40 male & female)
- 10-year age groups (male & female): 10 & Under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.
No “double-dipping” awards.
(Note: Awards will NOT be mailed. Please make arrangements to either stay for the awards ceremony or have someone pickup your award. We’re trying our best to keep the race expenses and direct funds towards supporting the nature area).
PACKET PICKUP / RACE TIMELINE
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – The Ridge Nature Area
6:30am – Parking opens
6:30am – Packet pickup begins
7:45am – Packet pickup ends
8:00am – Race begins
9:15am – Awards Ceremony (time approximate)
After the Race, stay for the Trees for Bees Arbor Day Event and get a free tree planting!
(Note: Race packets will not be mailed, you’ll receive your packet at race check-in the morning of the race. We’re trying our best to keep the race expenses low and direct funds towards supporting the nature area).
We need your help! Putting on a race like this requires help and some of the volunteer positions can be worked AND you can still run the race.
Sign-up online here: Online volunteer signup (using SignUpGenius.com).
We will be able to accommodate parking in the park itself, but please try to carpool if you can. Carpooling is easier on the environment and will allow us to fit more cars in. The Ridge is located at the south end of Burch Road in Fayetteville, Georgia.
We need sponsors!
Would you like to sponsor the event? Please see the options below or contact our Executive Director at email@example.com. Click on the levels below to view the full packages or view the attached.
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