Registration Opens Mon. Nov 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM


We are excited to bring you the 10th Annual Red Top Rumble! Registration for the 2017 Red Top Rumble 11.5M and Kids Trail Trot will open Nov 7th 2016 at 10:00 AM EST. There will also be a limited number of applications available in-store at Fleet Feet Sports (Sandy Springs location 224 Johnson Ferry Rd NE only) starting on Nov 7th. For in-store it's cash/check only and you can register only yourself and a maximum of 2 others.

10th Annual Red Top Rumble 11.5 Mile Trail Race & 1 Mile Kids Trail Trot

Start Times
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
8:30 AM EST – 11.5 Mile Trail Race
10:15 AM EST – 1 Mile Kids Trail Trot

Red Top Mountain State Park, located off I-75 exit# 285, 45 minutes North of Atlanta in Cartersville, GA. Once in the park, go past the visitor center to the start of the Iron Hill Trail. Entrance to the parking lot for the Iron Hill trail will be on the righthand side of the road.

Course Time Limit
2 hrs 45 minutes

Transfer & Refund Policy
Please note that refunds and transfers are not allowed for any GUTS events including the Red Top Rumble. Due to waiver requirements and liability issues, any person found using another runner's number will be disqualified and banned from future races.

Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will be available at Fleet Feet Sports Sandy Springs (224 Johnson Ferry Rd NE #B) on Friday, Feb 3rd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm at Cottage #2 at Red Top Mountain State Park and race day Sunday, February 5th at 7:15 a.m. in the start/finish area.

Parking and Porta Johns available at the start/finish area.

Parking fees
Due to limited parking availability, CARPOOLING IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED; If you do not own a state park pass, there will be a $5 parking fee. Fee envelopes will be available at packet pick up and drop boxes.

Course Description
Winding, moderate to easy wooded trails with several bridge crossings & beautiful views of Lake Allatoona.

Dropping out of the Race
If you feel you must drop from the race then you must let an official aid station volunteer know that you are leaving.

Top 10 Male & Female; Overall Master and Overall Grandmaster. No duplication of awards. Award ceremony will take place at apx. 10:30 a.m.


Winding, moderate to easy wooded trails with several bridge crossings & beautiful views of Lake Allatoona. Course map

The kids race is a nice app. 1 mile loop.


It is our mission at GUTS to help support our State Parks for future generations to enjoy! Over the past few years, Red Top Mountain has faced significant budget cuts. In late June 2010, the park closed the Mountain Cove Restaurant and Lodge accommodations. Not wanting to see the restaurant space go unused, the Friends of Red Top Mountain organization stepped in to transform the old restaurant into the Mountain Discovery Room for programs and hands-on learning. The new family-friendly activity center features exhibits about the site's rich mining history as well as local wildlife education. Red Top Rumble is proud to continue supporting the Friends of Red Top Mountain for their continued renovations and new programs within the park.


A special thanks to just some of the sponsors supporting the event

Fleet Feet Sports
That's It Fruit
The Stick
Trailrunner Magazine
Tellus Museum
Great American Cookie Company
Georgia Sports Chiropractic
Sons Auto Group (Mini of Kennesaw)
Hot Dog on a Stick

Local time: 4:59 PM


James Bickelhaupt
Race Director

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