Pine Mountain is for Lovers
We are super excited to have an amazing half marathon and 5K on the beautiful Pine Mountain Trail! Come run this scenic and tough (2300 feet of gain) half marathon the day after Valentine's Day! We promise a fun morning with rolling hills and beautiful single track trails. This race is 100% trail (except for the pavement of crossing over roads) and promises to challenge every runner. This race falls a great time of year if you are getting ready for a late February or early March marathon.
Pine Mountain is a beautiful nature area and offers a little something for everyone who wishes to get off the road and enjoy the woods. The 1/2 course is made of mostly single track trail, rolling hills, roots, rocks, and some technical sections. Enjoy the morning twisting along the trail with your friends! This is a trail race and will take most runners over 2 hours to complete the 1/2 so we recommend you carry a water bottle and any additional fuel you may need. There will be one full stocked aid station around mile 6 of the ½ marathon.
All half marathon finishers will receive a beautiful medal. All race participants will receive a pint glass! In the 5k top 3 male/female age group winners will receive medals. There will also be awards for first place overall male/female in the half marathon and first place overall male/female and masters male/female in the 5k. Age groups for the 5k will be 0-10,11-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, and 70+ Male and Female.
All runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt if registered by the deadline.
***T-shirt Deadline Feb 1st***
There are numerous hotel and places to stay in Pine Mountain. The closest one being Mountain Creek Inn (right across from Callaway Gardens) and another on right by the trail is The Mountain Top Inn & Resort. Also, FDR State Park has cabins to rent and campsites available.
Race proceeds will go to FDR State Park and if you do not have an annual parking pass there is a $5 parking fee for all vehicles on race day that's not included with the registration fee.
Race Day info
We are super excited for this race and being able to support such an amazing place like FDR State Park! In order to help race day to go smoothly here is some race information to help everyone.
Local time: 3:49 AM
LOCATION: The Liberty Pool @ FDR State Park- 3676 GA-354 Pine Mountain, GA 31822. The start/ finish is in front of the field across from the Liberty Bell Pool.
PARKING: The parking lot beside the Liberty Bell Pool or across the street from it in the gravel/ dirt area. If you do not have a State Park Pass, then you must buy one for $5 the day of the race.
PORTO’S: There will be 2 porto’s in the field by the race start; please plan accordingly.
RACE TIMES: ½ marathon starts @ 8am and the 5K @ 8:10am.
RACE DAY REG: There is race day registration $70 for the ½ Marathon and $40 for the 5K.
PACKET PICKUP: Race morning in the field across from the Liberty Bell Pool starting @ 7am until 7:45am.
RACE COURSE MARKINGS/ ROUTE: Both race courses will start in the field across from the Liberty Bell Parking area. The course will be marked with white signs at every intersection. There will be tape on trees for confidence markers throughout the course. Do not rely on the runner in front of you to pay attention. ½ marathon has around 2300 feet of gain and is a tough course so we ask that you carry a handheld or hydration pack with you. There will be one aid station around mile 6.5ish @ the Molly Hugger Parking Lot with water and other race day snacks. There will be an aid station for the 5K at the turn around point.
The half course is a large loop with a few road crossings so please be careful when crossing over the road. The 5K course follows the same route as the ½ course but is an out n’ back so there will be a turnaround point at the half way point and runners will go back the exact same way.
CUT OFF TIME/ DOGS: Dogs are allowed for this race. Since the course is more difficult we are going to have a 5 hour cut off time. The aid station @ the ½ way point of the ½ marathon will close @ 10:45am (2:45 after the start).
AWARDS/ POST RACE: 5K awards will be after the last 5K runner finishes and all ½ marathoners will receive a medal as they finish.
BIBS/ RACE CHANGES: Please make sure your bib is on the outside of your clothes on the left side. It must be visible and not under any clothing when you cross the finish line to make sure we capture your chip time. Also, these chips are reusable so we will be collecting them at the finish line after the race. If you need to swap to a different distance, please let us know before race day by sending us an email.
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Email us with any questions!
Thanks, Revolution Running Team