Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Registration closes: Fri, Jul 26 @ 11:59PM

COURSE CHANGE / RACE LOCATION CHANGE (PLEASE READ)!

RUNNERS PLEASE READ UPDATED INFO FOR THE DIRTY SPOKES RED TOP ROASTER... We have been over to Red Top Mountain State Park the Last Couple of Weeks and they are doing Construction on the "Old Lodge" (Rebuilding a New Facility where the Old one was damaged by fire). With the New Construction taking place we would lose access to about 40 parking spaces, lose immediate access to the start area (can't access the open field behind the lodge without going down the lakeside asphalt trail) as well as lose access to the registration, awards and finish area (we would have to move each of these into the asphalt parking spaces or onto the asphalt road). I have put together several different scenarios for the production of the race with the area we have to work with logistically and I don't see it being as successful and smooth as we feel like you have become accustomed to with our events. With that said we have spoken to the Park Ranger and he does not feel like anything will change by July 27th so with his recommendation we are MOVING the race to the Iron Hill Trail System (Same Park... Red Top Mountain State Park... Different Trail System... Just Transitioning All Operations down the Road)! After Construction is completed we WILL be moving the race back to that trail system for 2020!

DIRECTIONS: Red Top Mountain State Park

Coming from I-75 North. Exit "Red Top Mountain Road" (Exit 285). Turn Right. Go Approx. 3 Miles and Iron Hill Trail Parking Area (Race Start / Finish) will be on your Right.

Once you enter Red Top Mountain State Park... you will be on Red Top Mountain Road, Stay Straight on Red Top Mountain Road. If you are coming from the "East" Side of the park Iron Hill Trail Parking Lot will be on your left. If you are coming from the "West Side of the park (crossing over the bridge which goes over Lake Allatoona) you will pass the "Visitors Center" (on your left). Stay on Red Top Mountain Road and the Iron Hill Trail Parking Lot will be on your right. Registration / Packet Pick Up will take place in the parking lot... Please note parking is at a premium (if you are in a position to carpool that would be wonderful)! Georgia State Parks requires a $5.00 Parking Fee Per Car (or you can buy a yearly pass)!

Race Info!

We´re excited to present the 7th Annual Red Top Roaster Trail Race at Red Top Mountain State Park. Race will start / finish in the parking lot of the IRON HILL TRAIL SYSTEM... THIS IS A CHANGE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW LODGE.

Runners the Red Top Roaster is OPEN! Please Note: We will have a cap on this race of 325 Participants! We are placing a cap on this event for 2 reasons... 1 parking availability, 2 getting that amount of runners into the woods.

Packet Pick Up!

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP!

Race Course Info!

RACE COURSE: 7.5 Mile GPS Data: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1461709073 GPS unit measures course at 7.27 miles; Calibrated Bicycle Computer "wheel" measures course at 7.5 miles. Please note GPS Units do not capture every twist and turn in the woods as bicycle wheel does roll every twist and turn. Both distances will Start on the Gravel Road (Next to the Main Gravel Parking Lot at the Iron Hill Trail Head / Just Down from the Registration Area In The Parking Lot). The race be run in a Clockwise Direction. The 3.8 Mile Runners will do 1 lap and the 7.5 Mile Runners will do 2 laps. This is a Very Beginner Friendly Course. It offers a Very Smooth Easy to Negotiate Running Surface, Minimal Elevation Change and One of the Most Scenic Courses in the State!

Directions to the Park!

DIRECTIONS: Red Top Mountain State Park (IRON HILL TRAIL HEAD):

Coming from I-75 North. Exit "Red Top Mountain Road" (Exit 285). Turn Right. Go Approx. 3 Miles and Iron Hill Trail Parking Area (Race Start / Finish) will be on your Right.

Once you enter Red Top Mountain State Park... you will be on Red Top Mountain Road, Stay Straight on Red Top Mountain Road. If you are coming from the "East" Side of the park Iron Hill Trail Parking Lot will be on your left. If you are coming from the "West Side of the park (crossing over the bridge which goes over Lake Allatoona) you will pass the "Visitors Center" (on your left). Stay on Red Top Mountain Road and the Iron Hill Trail Parking Lot will be on your right. Registration / Packet Pick Up will take place in the parking lot... Please note parking is at a premium (if you are in a position to carpool that would be wonderful)! Georgia State Parks requires a $5.00 Parking Fee Per Car (or you can buy a yearly pass)!

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