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2018 Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run

2018 Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run

Join us for the First Annual Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Run the Ridge 5K


Ridge Ginger Cake Creek Trail

  • WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 8am
  • WHERE: The Ridge Nature Area – Fayetteville, Georgia
  • WHAT: 5K Trail Run
  • REGISTRATION – Online Registration (via UltraSignup.com)
    • Early Bird Special (Until 1/7/2018) – $40
    • Regular Registration (Until 2/1/2018) – $50
    • Late Registration (After 2/1/2018) – $600 (just kidding, $60 but please register early!!!)

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.


Run the Ridge 5K map

Run the Ridge 5K map (click to expand the map)

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)


Run the Ridge 5K Elevation Profile (2018)

Run the Ridge 5K Elevation Profile (2018)



Ridge gentle hill climbSpecial 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).


Ridge grassy areaSaturday, 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)

(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).


Running at the RidgeWe 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!  Sponsorship information coming soon!


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