2019 Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run
Second Annual Run the Ridge 5K Trail Run on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
2018 RACE RESULTS
Click here for 2018 online race results!
2018 RACE PICTURES
Click here for free 2018 race pictures! Thank you to volunteer race photographer Susan Bothe.
Thanks to everyone who made this race a success!
2019 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
- WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8am
- WHERE: The Ridge Nature Area – Fayetteville, Georgia
- WHAT: 5K Trail Run
- REGISTRATION –
- Click here for online registration (via UltraSignup.com)
- No race day registration
- Last year’s runner FAQ – Runner’s FAQ Sheet (2/15/2018)
All pre-registered runners will get an embroidered Run the Ridge 5K apparel item. Last year we did hoodies (2018). We’re still working on the 2019 swag item. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event supporting a great nature area.
2018 COURSE DESCRIPTION
Note: We are still working on fine-tuning the 2019 course due to some trails being reworked. The 2019 course will be about 90% the same as the 2018 course.
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).
New Ridge Nature Area Trail Map (PDF – New map, revised 9/7/2018)
Old Ridge Nature Area Trail Map (PDF – Old 2016-2018 map)
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 16, 2019 – 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 a special event TBD!
(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 coming soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the levels below to view the full packages or view the attached.
Use the website contact form to contact us if you need assistance. Contact