Cochran Mill 25/14K – Spring
25K & 14K
Location: Cochran Mill Park
6875 Cochran Mill Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268
This is one of the most challenging messages I’ve had to draft but we are in challenging times.
After more discussions with the City of Chattahoochee Hills and their leaders, they have asked us to postpone the April 4th events. We want everyone to be safe and healthy.
Peak Racing typically has both a Spring and Fall event at Cochran Mill Park. However, we only plan to hold a Fall one in 2020, keeping the 25k / 14k format. We will defer everyone to our Fall event and work to make it seamless for you all.
The parks and recreation department is closed and cannot discuss future dates at this time. Our team will let you know once we have the new Fall date.
We appreciate your understanding and patience. Please do all possible to be safe and healthy. We look forward to running with you in the future.
Tony and the Peak Racing crew
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!
Every finisher will receive a soft cotton / poly blended short sleeved t-shirt. We will also 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 Female
- Top 3 Overall Male and Female Masters
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. – Midtown location on Thursday, 4/2, 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: 800 Peachtree St NE Suite B&C, Atlanta, GA 30308.
If you cannot make it to packet pick-up, we will also have your items available at the race venue from 6am-8am.
Race Start Time: 25K – 8:00 am —– 14K – 8:00 am
No refunds, deferrals, or transfers are allowed.
We do not mail race shirts, swag bags, or awards.
Safety is of the utmost importance to the organizers of the Cochran Mill 25K/14K. 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.
Register to Race
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!
COURSE INFO & MAP
You will begin at 8:00am in the grassy field where you park then enter the woods onto a flat to rolling Yellow loop. Once you reach the first stream, you will find a few more hills but also a lot more of the beautiful scenary the park has to offer. You will cross the famous Henry Mill Falls where you will get your feet wet a bit, then start a slow climb through a moderally challenging Red loop. 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. You will hit all the trails on that side of the park, plus a couple many of you have not seen prior to race day!
Note: There will be two aid stations and you will hit the first once twice. With a 4 or so mile gap between aid stations, we recommend bringing a hand-held or hydration pack if you feel you need more fluids. Aid stations will have water and Tailwind Nutrition, with some Huma gels on the second aid station for the 25k.
25k finishers earn their finisher’s medal!
We will start with the 25k and cover the same route until the trail splits at the famous “Falls”. You will finish the Yellow Loop, then take the same rolling trail back to the field where you will finish.
Note: There will be one aid station that you pass twice. With a 3 or so mile gap between the passes, we recommend bringing a hand-held or hydration pack if you feel you need more fluids. The aid station will have water and Tailwind Nutrition.