The 2013 edition of the Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon, hosted by SORBA Woodstock and Mountain Goat Adventures, was the largest yet with the recent addition of a 5k trail run – giving non-bikers a chance to participate. The duathlon drew 165 solo and team competitors, and another 70 runners participated in the trail run. Improvements were made to the course and venue layout that eased the congestion on the course and the trails were in great shape for the late October race.
Twenty SORBA Woodstock Volunteers came out and assisted at the race, which ensured that all aspects of the event ran smoothly and that participants had a lot of support while out on the course. This year’s event was Title Sponsored by OutSpokin’ Bicycles of Woodstock, GA, who generously donated $2500 to the Woodstock Chapter in conjunction with the event. Other local sponsors who contributed to the event included Traxxion Dynamics, Van Michael Salon, Natural Strides, Classic Subaru of Atlanta, Colby Family Chiropractic, Sanctuary on Main, Bradford Family Chiropractic and Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway. Thanks to the generosity of these and other event sponsors, the prize pile was overflowing and every racer who stayed for the awards ceremony went home with some goodies. A raffle was held for volunteers, and many went home with a little something extra in what was a great season finale for SORBA Woodstock and Mountain Goat Adventures.
Over the course of 2013, nearly $18,000 has been raised for the Woodstock Chapter through sponsorship of four annual race events. These funds cover over half of the Chapter’s operating expenses for the year, so a huge thanks to all the volunteers who come together throughout the year and on race days to make the magic happen.
Registration for 2014 events will open on December 1st at the Mountain Goat Adventures website.
2014 Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park Event Schedule
March 22, 2014 – Blankets Creek Dirty Duathlon and Dwelling Dash Trail Run (Bad weather date April 12)
May 10, 2014 – Blankets Creek Cross Country Mountain Bike Race
June 14, 2014 – Rope Mill Half Marathon and 5k Trail Run
August 9, 2014 – 6 Hour Race to Sunset at Blankets Creek
October 25, 2014 – Rope Mill Dirty Duathlon and 5k Trail Run