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Vickery Creek Quick Step v7

The Basics:
Event Type:Trail Run
Event Location: Upper Lot at Groveway Park - see GPS link below   Trail Run: Vickery Creek Quick Step v7  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Oct 19 2022  5:30 pm >> Wed, Oct 19 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 14 2022 11:11 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 19 2022 11:11 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:7 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Please, read FULL write up:

Join me as we light up the trails with a quick stepping extreme fitness hike (that we're dubbing a Trail Run for clarification) that will get that heart rate & step count up right out of the gates...This week day D4 trail run will see some nice elevation, as I take you along what I affectionately dub my "training grounds!" We might hit a couple of the same paths twice but never in the same direction. This is NOT a "check out the scenery" event and there will be sections we RUN..mainly the "UPS", so be prepared for that. Conditions have been a little dusty, expect some loose terrain - trekking poles are always advised. 

This FAST  training/fitness hike/trail run is hybrid event that goes along various trails at Vickery Creek (in a top secret special direction) and we might be re-grouping at the top of the steepest climb (to be announced before ascending) if needed, but there are no stops planned. The average will be in the 15 minute mile for sure, but don't be surprised to see some 10, 11, 12 minute + miles. So, if you haven't been on any FAST AOC D4 hikes/trail run recently you're probably not going to like this - saying it's fast is an understatement, if I see you falling back pretty far within the first mile (or two) I may ask you to try again after a few months...Safety first, respect to the others second.

Rain or Shine...although I prefer the latter.

Conveniently located in historic Roswell, GA, the historic "Vickery Creek" unit of the Chattahoochee River Nat'l Recreation Area (CRNRA) boasts an amazing variety of shady creek side and ridge top trails and is one our Club's favorite places for hiking (mine for sure).


Required Items to Bring:

water - electrolyte drink (easy access*)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

great pair of broken in shoes is a plus
on-the-go snack/gel (no scheduled stop)
trekking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


We will meet in the upper parking lot at the Groveway Park area above the Roswell Aquatic Center

198 Frank Lewis Dr. Roswell, GA 30075  #GTS - it will get you close. 

There are restrooms at this location + the lot is paved.

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to get head count and intros in. The GPS link above is pretty accurate too...look for the Lil Sasquatch :P


don't forget a light source - JIC


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