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Good news! We will be using the Flat Rock area of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, an area we have not used extensively since the US Middle Champs in 2012. We have gotten permission from the park manager to park along the side of the road in the Flat Rock area. Upper level courses will go east to areas we have never used before. Lots of bare rock areas, huge boulders, and cliffs to explore!
Parking instructions: Park on the right (east) side of the road just before trailhead parking lot #1. There is a very wide shoulder here in the old flat rock area. Park on the east side only, before the gravel Flat Rock road. You will still need to pay for parking if you don't have an annual pass. Parking collection box in the trailhead parking lot. Start and Finish will be at the trailhead.
Please pre-register. See you there.
|White||Short beginner course||2.9 km||Yes|
|Yellow||Long beginner course||3.2 km||Yes|
|Orange||Intermediate course||4.7 km||Yes|
|Brown||Short advanced course||4.0 km||Yes|
|Green||Medium advanced course||5.4 km||Yes|
|Red||Advanced course||6.6 km||Yes|
GAOC offers beginner instruction at 10:00am at all local meets. Runners may start their course any time between 11:00am and 1:00pm with a 3-hour time limit for all courses. All runners must be off the courses by 3:00pm.
From I-85 North or South near Newnan, take Exit 47 Hwy. 34 (Bullsboro Blvd.). Go west .8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 Bypass (M Farmer Industrial Blvd.) and go 6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 34 (Franklin Road) at 4-way stop and go 8.2 miles. Turn right onto Thomas Powers Road and go 2.7 miles to a 4-way stop. The road name changes to Hewlett South Road. Continue straight .9 miles. Continue straight onto Bud Davis Road and go 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Flat Rock Road. The road name changes to Bobwhite Way. Continue straight to gated entrance of the park.
Typical fees are shown below. Participants may go out on the course as individuals or with a group. E-chip rental is required if you do not have your own stick.
|State Park Parking Fee||$5|
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Sam Smith & Laurie Searle 770-463-2133