The Rock Ranch Invitational 2018

Yatesville, GA

Meet Information


The Rock Ranch Invitational

Saturday, September 29th, 2018


The Rock Ranch

5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA 30285

Meet Schedule:

  • 8:30 am-Varsity Boys (5k)-Medals to top 25-max 10 runners per team
  • 9:00 am-Varsity Girls (5k)-Medals to top 25-max 10 runners per team

  • 9:30 am-Middle School Boys (2 miles)-Medals to top 15
  • 10:00 am-Middle School Girls (2 miles)-Medals to top 15
  • 10:30 am-JV Combined (5k)-Medals to top 15 boys and girls
  • 11:15 am-Awards

Drone footage from The Rock Ranch Invitational 2016


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 medals in the chute.

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 in the last mile). 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 provides a challenging and fun venue for both competition and conditioning.

New Middle School 2 Mile Course!

Visit for driving directions.

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


-$60 per team (VB, VG, JVB, JVG)

-$30 per MS (no charge if HS is running)

-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