Revolution Running in partnership with the Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center present the third annual Cubihatcha Challenge. This year we decided to move the race to Earth Day weekend which we feel best represents what this race and what the education center are all about. The Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center has been very instrumental in teaching children about taking care of our planet. You will be able to choose from 1 loop (7.5 mi.), 2 loops (15 mi.) or 4 loops (50k) around the pristine Long Branch Reservoir. Cubihatcha has some of the most beautiful trails on the South side of Atlanta. The trail around the lake is a mostly flat double track that will be great for first timers or those looking to PR. The Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center is a wetland enhancement and protection corridor created to improve and protect existing wildlife habitats, while also providing an avenue for public education and enjoyment. Proceeds from the race will benefit the youth outdoor education programs at Cubihatcha. There is no time limit on the 7.5 or 15 mile race so feel free to do as much walking as you would like, however the 50k participants must start on their 4th loop by the seventh hour. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! Come join in the fun!
There will be an aid station at the start/finish and one approximately halfway out on the loop. The aid station will be stocked with water, sports drink, and the usual aid station food (sports gels, bananas, cookies, PB&J) . You will be required to carry either a water bottle or hydration pack. If you must drop from the race please do so at either of the two aid stations and let a volunteer know.
Awards and Swag
This year every participant will receive a short sleeve race t-shirt. All finishers will receive a sapling that they can bring home and plant to remember their accomplishment for a long time to come. All 50k finishers will receive a unique engraved planter. Top 3 male and female at each distance will receive the signature bird box award that this race has come to be known for!
PRE RACE EMAIL
****There will be Race day Registration beginning at 7:15 AM Saturday Morning****
Local time: 6:22 AM
Good Morning Runners!
Thank you guys so much for signing up for one of the most beautiful trail races on the Southside of the ATL. It looks like the weather will be perfect Saturday and we can't wait to see you. Here is all the info you need leading up to the race start.
Packet Pickup: Friday @ Newsole in Mcdonough GA from 12 PM - 6 PM or Race Morning 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Chip Timing: We use reusable chips that should be pinned to your outer garment preferably on your hip. If you shed clothing make sure you don't shed the chip or you won't get timed. Once you finish we will have a bucket you can drop them in and we can use these at future races. This saves you and us and the charity money!
Race start: 8 AM April 21, 2018
Parking: Once you turn into Collins Rd and you go through the entrance continue to head towards the main office and you will be directed where to park. After you park it will be a very short walk to the start/finish which is located at the main office.
Location: 100 Collins Rd Locust Grove GA 30248
Course: 7.5 mile loop around the reservoir (course will be well marked)
Runners will go in clockwise direction and the lake will always be on your right.
Aid Stations: There will be an aid station at the start/finish and one approximately halfway in the loop.It will be well stocked. If you are running the 7.5 mile loop be considerate of those running farther distances and don't eat all the food. You must carry either a hydration pack or water bottle. This race will be cupless. We reserve the right to pull runners from the race who are not carrying a water bottle or hydration pack. It will be warm Saturday so please hydrate!!!
Dropping - If you decide to drop out of the race during the race please let a volunteer know!
Changing Distances - There is no changing distances during the race. If you decide you want to do a shorter distance (or a longer one) than what you signed up for you must let us know before the race start.
If you have any questions give me a call at 678.372.6110
Last but not least thank you to our sponsors - Newsole, JMC Homes and General Contracting, Jailhouse Brewing, Jennifer Simmons Photography, SCBTV, Edward Jones of Henry County, High Priority Plumbing and Services, Resurgens Orthopaedics, Bohland Family and Sports Chiropractic, Proactive Rehab, and Heritage Bank.