We are excited to have you join us 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.
PACKET PICK UP: You can pick up your packet on either Friday from 4pm-7pm OR Saturday (race morning) from 6:30am-7:45am. Packet pick up will take place in the white Circus Tent through the beach entrance on Hwy 27.
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.
RACE BIBS: Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and remain unfolded for proper timing and be visible at the finish.
START TIMES: The 5k will begin at 8:15AM and the Marathon & Half- Marathon at approximately 8:00AM. The cut off for the Marathon is 8 hours.
The Marathon is 2 loops of the half course.
The 5k loops around Robin Lake. See the Course Here
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, coke, pretzels/chips, pickle juice, etc will be available.
AWARDS: Awards to top 3 finishers in the 5k, Half Marathon, and Marathon. Age group awards 3 deep for Half Marathon, Marathon, and 5k. Overall Male/Female 3 deep, 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 9am, Half Marathon at approx 11am, and the Marathon at approx 1230/1pm. Awards times are subject to change based on average finish times.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: Mountain Creek Inn (host hotel) 1-877-916-1725 ask for the “Fitness Series” rate. Other Callaway Gardens accommodations include the Southern Pine Cottages and Villas @ Mountain creek.
ADDRESS: Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822
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.
SPONSORS: We couldn’t make this weekend happen with out our sponsors. Thank you to Beres Chiropractic, Max Fitness, Ride On Bikes, Multisport Athletics, Kim Mixon Realtor, Graham Legal Firm, West Georgia Foot and Ankle, Below the Knee, The Outside World, Callaway Gardens, Big Dog Fleet Feet, and CSG Crossfit Columbus.
On behalf of TriColumbusGA and Callaway Gardens I look forward to welcoming you!