Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Enjoy the marathon and half marathon entirely within Callaway Gardens on one of the most beautiful courses that you'll ever run! Pass the Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Discovery Center, the Ida Cason Memorial Chapel, the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl and enjoy the gentle rolling hills. If you've never run at Callaway Gardens you've got a real treat coming to you!
START TIME: 8:00am
The 5K is around Robin Lake - flat and very fast!
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We are excited to have you join us on January 26 for the first race of the Callaway Gardens Fitness Series; The Callaway Gardens Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k.
Below you will find some important information about our race weekend.
START TIME: Marathon & Half- Marathon at approximately 8:00AM. The cut off for the Marathon/Half is 8 hours. 5k will start at approximately 8:15.
PACKET PICK UP: Packet pick up will take place in the white Circus Tent through the beach entrance on Hwy 27.
Friday January 25 from 4pm-7pm
Saturday (race morning) from 6:30am-7:45am.
LATE REGISTRATION: Athletes can register for late registration at either packet pick up. The cost is $85.
ENTRY: Please bring your race confirmation email for free entry into the gardens. Spectators just need to be accompanied by their racer.
RACE BIBS: Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and remain unfolded for proper timing and be visible at the finish.
MAPS and COURSE: The 2019 Marathon and Half Marathon is USATF certified. An online course map can be found here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/969049149 or http://www.halfmarathons.net/course-map-callaway-gardens-half-marathon/
The Marathon is 2 loops of the half course.
The 5k loops around Robin Lake.
There will be lead and sag cyclists for each race and pacers for the marathon/half marathon in 15 min increments.
AID STATIONS: There will be 6-7 aid stations along the half course approx 1.5-2 miles apart (marathon will pass by 2x). Portapotties, Cerasport, water, gels, pickle juice, coke, pretzels/chips, etc will be available.
AWARDS: Awards to top 3 finishers in the 5k, Half Marathon, and Marathon. Age group awards 3 deep for 5k, Half Marathon, and Marathon. Age groups by 10 years 3 deep (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, etc) - Finisher medals for all participants, for all races. Awards for the 5k will be at approximately 9:30am, Half Marathon at approx 11am, and the Marathon at approx 12:30/1pm. Awards times are subject to change based on average finish times.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Callaway Gardens offers a discount on any of their accomodations - Lodge & Spa, Cottages, Villas and the Inn for participants. Just as for the "Fitness Series". Call 1-877-916-1725.
DIRECTIONS: From Atlanta take I-85 south to I-185. Take I-185 south to exit 42 (Hwy 27). Go left on Hwy 27 to Pine Mountain. Go one mile past Pine Mountain on Hwy 27 to Callaway Gardens beach entrance on your right. The Mountain Creek Inn is one mile past the beach entrance on Hwy 27 on your left.
VOLUNTEERS: If you or know someone who wants to volunteer for our event we would love to have you. Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TriColumbusGaVolunteers or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORS: We couldn't make this weekend happen without our sponsors. Thank you to....
WRBL News and Weather http://wrbl.com/category/weather/
Beres Chiropractic http://www.bereschiropracticcenter.com
Max Fitness http://www.maxfitnesselite.com
Ride On Bikes http://www.rideonbikes.com/
Multisport Athletics http://www.multisportathletics.com/
Solcioty Fitness http://www.solciotyfitness.com/
CrossFit CSG https://crossfitcsg.com/
Below the Knee http://www.belowthekneeshoes.com/
Graham Legal Firm
West Georgia Foot and Ankle http://www.footandankleofwestga.com/
Launch Trampoline Park http://launchcolumbus.com/
Big Dog Fleet Feet https://www.bigdogrunning.com/
The Outside World http://www.outsideworldcolumbus.com/
Callaway Gardens http://www.callawaygardens.com/
Refunds (Effective 2017): We do not offer refunds for races. With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact Tricolumbusga@gmail.com to see if a deferral is possible.
Weather: In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.
On behalf of TriColumbusGA and Callaway Gardens I look forward to welcoming you!