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The beloved Carpet Capital 10 Miler is back for 2022 and returning to the certified out-and-back course on the scenic Old Prater’s Mill Road and McGaughey Chapel Road. The race will begin at Varnell Elementary, traveling down Prater’s Mill Road, before turning left on Old Prater’s Mill Road and proceeding along most of McGaughey Chapel Road, finally turning around and re-following the course to the start/finish line. This is a USATF certified course, #GA18089WC. Proceeds from the event will benefit local youth athletics.
This race started in 1988 as the BASF 10 Miler and was run continuously through 2018. In 1995, the race was renamed the Carpet Capital 10 Miler and as one of very few USATF certified 10 mile courses in the state of Georgia, holds almost all the state records. Entrants come mainly from Georgia and surrounding states, but other parts of the country have been represented as well as other countries.
Race day registration will begin at 7:45AM through 8:45AM, and the race will start at 9:00AM. Awards will be presented at 11AM.
Packet pickup will be available Friday, December 9, and on race day.
Friday's packet pickup will take place at Dalton Brewing Company, from 4:30PM until 8:30PM. DBC is located at 112 W. King Street, Dalton, GA 30720.
Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:45AM and continue until 8:45. Both races will start at 9AM sharp. The race location is Varnell Elementary School: 4421 GA-2, Dalton, GA 30721.
The 10 Miler will have prize money for the top three overall Men and the top three overall Women finishers, a total prize purse of $1200, with the following breakdown:
The 5k will have a pair of running shoes for the top overall Man and the top overall Woman, courtesy of race sponsor Front Runner Athletics in Chattanooga.
Open male: Athanas Kioko 46:10
Open female: Celine Ritter 57:15
Master male: Earl Owens 53:25
Master female: Mary Priesel 63:06
Grand Master male: Tom Dooley 57:48
Grand Master female: Judith Hine 68:34
An incomplete (only 7 years have been accounted for thus far) All-Time list of performances at the Carpet Capital 10 Miler can be accessed here.
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