Trillium Trek 5K, 10K, & 1/2 Marathon

Event Date

Sat, Mar 19, 2016


Gainesville, GA

About This Activity

The Chicopee Woods Preserve in the spring means 1,500 acres of emerging wildflowers, the return of migratory birds, budding trees, and everything else the beauty of the springtime offers! Race on single track trails that lead you through the forest, across beautiful creeks & up/down steep to moderate hills. ranks Chicopee's trails as the best in Georgia, with a perfect 5 star rating! Come see for yourself.

Your participation supports Elachee Nature Science Center's educational programs, hands-on learning experiences for children, and conservation projects in the Chicopee Woods.All proceeds benefit Elachee Nature Science Center, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) that provides quality environmental educational programming and preserves the beautiful 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

Check out or 770-535-1976 for more information.


Registration Includes

  • Dri-fit t-shirt along with race goodie bag
  • Pre/post-race recovery drinks/fruit/breads
  • Raffle ticket for chance to win great prizes

PACKET PICKUP - Packet pickup and race day registration will be 12:30pm. Shuttles to starting area will cease at 2:10pm. PLEASE NOTE: Parking will be off-site and shuttles will run until 20 minutes prior to race start. After race begins, Elachee Drive will be closed until all racers have entered woods. From then traffic will be controlled since race ends along road.

RACE COURSE - This race is a great single and double track off-road running experience. Runners will start on the nature left parking lot and road (required for spacing), but will soon find themselves immersed with large trees, creeks, and everything else found in the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything; rolling to steep hills, single track, double track, roots, rocks, bridges, stairs, along with some sharp turns. We will have drinks available for 10k and ½ marathon runners. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to escape to the outdoors.

RACE CATEGORIES - Overall, Masters, Grandmasters in both male and female of all three races (5K, 10K, ½)
Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete within 4 hours to receive an official time.

AWARDS - Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Elachee will be handing out awards to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race, as well as top male and female in the masters and grandmaster categories. You must be present to receive your medal – we will not mail them to you.

ALTERNATE DATE - Please note: the race will not be cancelled due to rain unless there is a risk to the racers from high winds or lightning. Check website for updates; email will be sent to registered racers as soon as the decision is made.

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