Cochran Mill Trail Race – Fall

The Half Marathon & 6.5 Miler
Date: November 3, 2018

Location: Cochran Mill Park
6875 Cochran Mill Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268

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Only 25 miles from downtown Atlanta, Cochran Mill Park is located in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Here you will see over 800 acres of woods, fields, streams, waterfalls, huge boulders, rock outcrops, wildflowers, mountain laurel, wildlife, and three historic mills. This hidden gem has never had a race of any kind until now. We invite you to come race with us, experience the beauty, and enjoy your own adventure. We have two races distances so there is something for everyone!


We will have age group awards for the following categories for both races:

  • Under age 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female
  • Top 3 Overall Male Masters and Top 3 Overall Female Masters

“Club Challenge” – we are giving a special award to the club, group or team with the most total participants in both events, the Spring and Fall Cochran Mill Trail Race.

Note there is a $5 parking fee per Cochran Mill Park that will be collected at the entrance. All vehicles will be parked in a grassy field by the start of the race. Please bring cash and have it ready when you arrive at Cochran Mill Park.

Packet Pickup – will be at the Big Peach Running Co. – Brookhaven location on Thursday, 11/1/18, from 6pm-8pm. Come get your packet and pick up any last minute race supplies. Tell your running partners they can sign up in-person too! Address: Town Brookhaven, 705 Town Blvd #340, Atlanta, GA 30319

Race Start Time: 13.1 Mile – 8:30 am —– 6.5 Mile – 8:40 am

There are no refunds, deferrals or transfers to other participants. Shirts are guaranteed two weeks prior to the race only.

We do not mail awards, shirts, race packets or other swag items.

Weather Policy:

Safety is of the utmost importance to the organizers of the Cochran Mill Trail Race.  As with all of our events, we will be tracking the weather in the weeks and days leading up to the race.  Please keep in mind that this event has a no refund policy and this includes if the race is cancelled due to an “act of God”. All race related items have already been paid for by the race production team.

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We loving giving back to the parks, trails and communities where we train and race. Want to help Cochran Mill Park? You can by donating on our registration page. Your donations help to maintain the trails and build new ones. The core volunteer group is led by SORBA, the Southern Off-Road Bicycling Association. They are a non-profit group that makes sure the trails are clean, well-groomed and safe!


The Half Marathon

You will begin at 8:30 am on a gravel road then enter the woods onto the Yellow #7 Trail. This is a new trail for those who ran our 10.7 miler in March. You will then enter the woods again and meet the rolling Yellow loop. Runners will find a few more hills but also a lot more of the beautiful scenery the park has to offer. You will cross the famous Henry Mill Falls then start a slow climb through a moderately challenging and technical Red loop. Here, you run a NEW section of the Red Trail. We will bring you back over the falls where you will complete the Yellow loop to the flat finish and back to the field where we started. Medal for all finishers.

The 6.5 Miler

We will start you at 8:40 am on the same gravel road as the half marathon and start on Yellow #7 as well. You will run about 0.3 miles before entering the rolling Yellow #7 trail. This brings you to the other side of the gravel road where you will then enter the woods for the rolling Yellow loop like the Half Marathon. Runners then make their way up the Yellow Trail and back down again. You will have the same flat finish section as the Half Marathon where you exit the woods at the field. (Note: The 6.5 miler does NOT cross Henry Falls).

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