The Rock Ranch Invitational 2016

Yatesville, GA

Meet Information


The Rock Ranch Invitational
Saturday, September 24th, 2016

The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA 30285

Meet Schedule:

8:00 AM Public 5k
9:00 AM Varsity Boy's (5K) (Max 10 runners per team) Medals to top 15.
9:30 AM Varsity Girl's (5K) (Max 10 runners per team) Medals to top 15.
10:00 AM Girl's JV and Boys JV (Unlimited) Medals to top 10 boys and girls
10:30 AM Boys and Girls Middle School (5k) Medals to top 10 boys and girls
11:30 AM Awards

Trophies will go to the top 3 teams for both varsity races. The top 15 runners in each varsity event will receive medals for placement. The top 10 male and female finishers in the JV and middle school races will receive a medal.

Course Description:
The Rock Ranch, located in The Rock, Georgia is a 1250-acre working cattle ranch located about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson County. the Rock Ranch was founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A and is dedicated to Growing Healthy Families!

The course transports runners across scenic countryside with moderate levels of terrain and elevation. As the name suggests, there are many large granite rocks along the course. The challenging course at The Rock Ranch is a 5k loop across "real" country. About 40 percent of the course offers shade and the course has equal uphill and downhill segments (with a long downhill stretch toward the finish). Competitors will run across manicured lawn, through hay fields, through hardwood forests, along a creek, past: ponds, horses, cows, donkeys, corn fields, Conestoga Wagons, a locomotive train, a windmill and other unique scenery. This course will provide a challenging and fun venue for both competition and conditioning.

Visit for driving directions.

Results: Results will be processed as quickly as possible and submitted to

-$60 per team entered (VB, VG, JVB, and JVG).
-$30 per MS team.
-$10 per unattached runner.
-The maximum entry per school is $150 (all teams combined).

Race day payments will be accepted.

Mailed payments should be sent to:
Brian Sanders
Upson-Lee XC
268 Knight Trail
Thomaston, GA 30286

The Rock Ranch will have its zip line, rock wall, and jumping pillow open just for runners.

Concessions will be available near the start/finish area.

Customized event t-shirts will be printed onsite by Eagle Sportz.

Spectators will be charged a $5 fee for parking.

If you have any questions, contact Brian Sanders via email at