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Benefiting Allatoona Resource Center
PARKING: Limited parking is available at the Iron Hill Trail Parking Lot in Red Top Mtn. State Park. Additional parking is available at the Allatoona Resource Center (6503 Glade Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102) where a shuttle service will be providing rides to participants to the start/finish area and back, both BEFORE & AFTER the race. Please arrive to the A.R.C. at least 30 min. or more before your race to ensure adequate arrival to the start area. The A.R.C. is only 2.4 mi. away from the Iron Hill Trail parking lot.
Not familiar with an 'Ekiden'? Here is some history of this world-renowned Japanese tradition...
Our race in Bartow Co.,--the 'ALLATOONA EKIDEN RELAY RACE'--WILL BE RUN ON THE SMOOTH, WELL-GROOMED TRAIL known as "Iron Hill" at the beautiful Red Top Mtn. State Park, just outside of Emerson, GA. The trail navigates through gorgeous wooded areas, along Lake Allatoona for much of the loop, and finishes in an open common area.
There are two (2) different ways to do this 5K:
Here's how the 5K-Relay ('Ekiden') works:
Runners in the Individual 5K will be eligible for the following awards:
Age Groups for the Individual 5K are as follows, MALE & FEMALE:
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & Over
Runners participating in the 5K-Relay, will be placed in the following age categories according to the team's AVERAGE AGE of the 3 Participating Members. For example, TJ--age 17, BR--age 40, and CB--age 60 all want to run as a team and their ages added together is 117 years. Their average age is 39.3 (117 divided by 3), so they would be in the 30-39 age group.
Age Groups for the 5K-Relay ('Ekiden') are as follows, MALE & FEMALE:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & Over
Each member of the winning relay in each age category receives a medal.
The 'CORPORATE CUP'
The winning Company/Corporation in the 5K-Relay will win the "Corporate Cup." They take this impressive trophy back to their business to be displayed for a year, before bringing it back the following year to defend their title....(Think 'Stanley Cup!')
There is no need to actually register as a team. If all three people individually register, they may all three meet on the day of the race and form their team. JUST BE SURE THAT THE TEAM HAS ONE SASH CREATED. Each runner does not need to have a sash...only one (1) is necessary and it will be passes along to each member of the team like a baton in track.
This is a rain-or-shine event.
RACE RESULTS will be available at www.wire2wirerunning.com at the conclusion of the race.
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