RUN CAMP RUN RACE INFO
We are super excited to have an amazing evening 5K on Saturday February 19th @ 6pm and a 1/2 marathon on Sunday February 20th at 9am on the beautiful Pine Mountain Trail! Run Camp Run (formerly Pine Mountain is for Lovers) is a new race where you can have an amazing weekend of two races with friends on the trail! Come run this scenic and tough (1850 feet of gain) half marathon or challenging 5K on the road or run both! We promise a fun weekend with rolling hills and beautiful single track trails. Join us on Saturday for an evening of running and a post race fire, then camp over night (or hotel) and then wake up for an exciting 1/2 marathon on Sunday morning! This 1/2 race is 100% trail (except for the pavement of crossing over roads) and promises to challenge every runner.
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 you must carry a water bottle and any additional fuel you may need. There will be one full stocked aid station at the half marathon turn around point, Group Shelter #1 (half way). The only cut off is all 1/2 marathoners must be out of the aid station by 11:10pm. The 5K will be a challenging road race inside the camp grounds of FDR. Both races will start and finish at group shelter #2 inside the camp grounds right behind Lake Franklin. Click this strava link to see the 1/2 course- https://www.strava.com/activities/6221365660?share_sig=%5BC%4084b2fb1636235446&utm_medium=social&utm_source=android_share !
5K runners will get sweat pants with their registration and all 1/2 marathoners will receive a race t-shirt. All 1/2 marathoners will receive a finishers camp mug too.. 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. Due to Covid we will not have an awards ceremony after the race.
***T-shirt Deadline Feb 7th***
Camping & Hotels
Contact FDR State Park for a campsite or one of their cabins. There are multiple hotels around Pine Mountain and Calloway Gardens if you'd prefer not to camp.
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
LOCATION: FDR State Park Picnic Shelter #2 (if you google map FDR State Park Picnic Shelter #2 it will take you right there)
Local time: 5:48 PM
PARKING: The parking lot beside the group shelter.
RESTROOMS: There is a men’s and a women’s restroom at the start line shelter. There are also bathrooms inside FDR park and showers if you need to shower after the race. There’s men’s and women’s restrooms at the turnaround of the ½ marathon.
RACE TIMES: The 5K is a 6pm start and the ½ marathon is a 9am start. You shouldn’t need a headlamp for the 5K unless you plan on being out there longer than an hour.
PACKET PICKUP: Packets can be picked up 1 hour before each race. This is a contactless packet pickup. Your race number will be emailed to you before the races. Match your number to the bib number to grab your packet. You can pick up others race bags if you have their approval and know their number. If you are running both races you will use the same bib and chip for both races so hold on to your bib and chip after the 5K. Anyone running the ½ marathon can also pick their bags up before the 5K. Also, if you are running both races, you only have one bag to pick up. Al your stuff will be in the race bag when you pick up for the 5K.
RACE COURSE MARKINGS/ ROUTE: The 5K will be 100% on the road and will start and end at the Group Shelter. The ½ marathon course is 99% trails except for the roads that are crossed. Both races will be marked with orange flagging and white directional signs. The ½ marathon is an out and back. The halfway point will be the stone shelter by the Liberty Bell pool and that will also be the only aid station on the ½ course and it also has restrooms located there.
AID STATION: We will have a water stop at the top of the hill for the 5K around mile 2ish and the ½ marathon course at 6.5ish. The aid station will have standard snacks and drinks.
CUPLESS RACE: Please carry any fuel and drink you will need for both races; this is a cupless race.
CUT OFF TIME/ DOGS: Dogs are allowed for this race. There is a 4.5 hour cut off for the ½ marathon.
AWARDS/ POST RACE: Top over all male/ female and masters for all both races will receive a unique award. The 5K winners M/F and masters will get a Revolution Running beanie and the ½ marathon winners m/f and masters will get a 1st place growler! Also, each ½ marathon finisher will receive a camp mug. After the 5K we will be cooking hotdogs for everyone and drinks and after the ½ marathon every participant will get a bowl of Brunswick stew and a drink! After the nighttime 5K hang out with us @ the shelter and eat and drink.. everyone is welcome to hang out even if you don’t run the 5K!
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.