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Cross Training Fitness Workout @ Stone Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Explorer
Event Location: Stone Mountain (Confederate Hall parking lot)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 19 2010  6:45 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 14 2010 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 18 2010 10:00 pm
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Come join us for an early morning cross training workout at Stone Mountain!  If you like morning bootcamp, endurance events, etc., you will fully sweat and enjoy this morning event!

This fitness event is geared towards those athletes seeking to train, exercise, and prepare for adventure trips in mountain climbing, backpacking, hiking, running, biking, or just wanting an early morning cross training fitness challenge!

The event will consist of completing 4 main fitness activities - Running, biking, uphill/downhill hiking, and variety of exercises on the mountain.

Fitness Agenda:

5 mile run - you should be able to finish this in under 50-55 minutes. After the run, we all regroup in the parking lot - 5 minute break (get bikes ready and put on helmets and bike shoes) - and get on our bikes (You are responsible to supply your own bicycle, helmet, etc.).

10 mile bike - you should be able to bike 10 miles in under 50-55 minutes. After the bike ride, we will all regroup in the parking lot - 5 minute break (get on hiking shoes and hiking packs) - and get ready to hike.

4 mile hike with exercises - we then go up and down the mountain 2 times. Each time up and down - when moving fast - is about 40 minutes. So, we can go up and down twice - but do 20 mins of some additional stuff during the descents - some fast repeats on the steep part, some push ups, abs, stretches - boot camp sort of stuff.  Optional:  Carry a lite or fully loaded backpack.

Total work out is 4 hours.  Event will be from 7-11 AM to beat the heat. Everyone should arrive at 6:45 AM to meet in front of the bathrooms near the Confederate Hall at the bottom of the walk-up trail.

Plan would be to move quickly through the work-out to finish in 4 hours total.

Park gates open at 6 AM, entrance fee is $10 per car, $35 annual pass


Required Items to Bring:
Light clothes, running shoes, hiking shoes, mountaineering boots - if desired, bike of whatever sort - road - mountain - cruiser, bike shoes if desired, bike helmet for sure
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Watch, sweat towel, sunscreen, lots of water, light or loaded down backpack, energy gels/snacks, 'Just Do It' positive attitude!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

MEETING POINT:  Everyone should arrive at 6:45 to meet in front of the bathrooms near the Confederate Hall at the bottom of the walk-up trail.

MARTA PARK & RIDE LOT Free public parking  in Stone Mountain Village
From Hwy 78 take exit 5 - stay right for a half mile - then a quick exit to E. Ponce/Stone Mtn. Village. At the endof the ramp turn left. Drive a mile or so into town. Turn left on East Mountain. Turn right on Fourth Street.  There you will find the MARTA park and ride.

Directions for those who want to park inside the park: If you have annuall pass for the park or you want to pay $10 one time entrance fee then drive and park inside Confederate hall parking lot.

To the main entrance- From I-285 take U.S. Hwy 78 East (Snellville/Athens) exit. Travel about 7 miles and take Exit 8, the Stone Mountain Park Main Entrance. After entering the main entrance, proceed straight ahead. The road will fork at about 1 mile - stay to the right. Continue to follow the road for another mile. Confederate Hall will be on your left. (Careful - there's a stop sign in front of Confederate Hall for those entering the West Gate.) The parking lot will be immediately after.  Meet in front of the bathrooms near the Confederate Hall at the bottom of the walk-up trail

Please allow for flexibility.  This is an exploratory event and may be subject to changes.  The goal of the event is to have a vigorous, challenging, and enjoyable workout.  Our main goal is to complete the event in 4 hours.  Be prepared to sweat!

Participants are expected to have the required fitness level to complete each event. 

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.