Meet Information


The Rock Ranch Invitational

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA 30285

Meet Schedule:

  • 4:30 pm-Middle School Boys (2 miles)-Medals to top 10
  • 4:50 pm-Middle School Girls (2 miles)-Medals to top 10
  • 5:15 pm-JV Combined (5k)-Medals to top 15 boys and girls in the chute
  • 5:45 pm-Varsity Girls (5k)-Medals to top 15-max 10 runners per team
  • 6:15 pm-Varsity Boys (5k)-Medals to top 15-max 10 runners per team
  • 7:00 pm-Awards


-$120 per High School if entering both boys and girls teams

-$70 per team if only entering one race (ex. only Varsity boys=$70. Varsity boys+JV boys=$120)

-$30 per Middle School. (ex. MS girls=$30. MS Boys and Girls=$30)

-(ex. Varsity boys+MS boys = $100;

Varsity boys + Varsity girls + MS boys=$150; 

Varsity boys + Varsity girls + MS boys + MS girls=$150)

Checks should be made payable to Upson-Lee High School.

All payments should be sent to:

Brian Sanders

Upson-Lee XC

268 Knight Trail

Thomaston, GA 30286

Payments are due by 9/18.

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

Spectators will be charged a $5 fee for parking.

Concessions will be available near the start/finish area.

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

Drone footage from The Rock Ranch Invitational 2016


Trophies will go to the top 3 teams in the varsity and middle school aces. The top 20 runners in each varsity event will receive medals for placement. The top 15 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.

Visit for driving directions.

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