GOLDEN KETTLE TRAIL SERIES
Carri Compton | Race Director
This series is crafted to take all the stress away from race day. You get the same outstanding race expreince you would come to expect from a Mammoth event, just on your time. The six different trail systems we cover all have unique features about them and I love that. We experience big hills, fast courses, technical single track, gravel roads, amazing views, smooth wide trails and everything in between. Each race has its own personality that fits in perfectly with the others.
The people are what makes this series so fun. Yes, we have the band, the food, the awesome trails, etc... but its the positivity, laughter, hard work and crazy stories that make the series what it is. If you don't know anyone yet, don't worry - you soon will.
I can't wait to serve you on race day and help you with anything you might need. It's an absolute honor to direct these races and call you all friends. See you at the trailhead!
AUGUST 7, 2021
Carri Compton | Race Director
EVENT SAFE PLAN - covid19
2021 Athlete Guide
A Mammoth signature - STRESS FREE START
A FEW ASSIGNED WAVES
First Timer Wave - Starts at 8:30am on Saturday. Meet next to the black Mammoth Endurance check in tent inside the athlete village by 8:15am. Our running guides will be there to answer any questions you and get you ready and comfortable for your race. Once your race starts, our guides will do their best to run alongside you and keep you going during your race! Our courses are VERY well marked, so no worries on getting lost :)
Elite Wave - Starts at 9:00am on Saturday. Please be checked in, ready to run and in the start corral by 8:50am at the latest. This wave is for anyone who wants to race with other speedy trail runners and compete for the overall at the event in your chosen distance. Keep in mind, results are not final until the end of the day and it is not required that you start in this wave to claim an overall victory or top three. Even though you may come in first place in this wave, it doesn't mean you've won the race!
LAST CALL - Although you're free to start anytime from 7:30am - 11:30am, you MUST have started your event by 11:30am. We will close down the start line promptly at 11:30am on the dot. Don't say we didn't warn ya ;)
...some of whatcha get
1. Built in discount into all six series races.
2. 2021 Golden Kettle Series decal.
3. $5 credit to use on series merchandise.
4. Free professional Focal Flame photos at all races.
5. Six hand assembled wooden finishers medals.
6. Pot luck style post race spread.
7. Live music in the Golden Kettle village.
8. Free locally brewed craft beer.
9. Six incredibly organized and run trail races.
10. Free park entry into all six races.
11. Exclusive runner coupons from series partners.
12. Well marked trails & stoked aid stations.
1. Free professional Focal Flame photos at all races.
2. Hand assembled wooden finishers medals.
3. Pot luck style post race spread.
4. Live music in the Golden Kettle village.
5. Free locally brewed craft beer.
6. Incredibly organized trail race.
7. Free park entry into the race.
8. Well marked trails & stoked aid stations.
THE GOLDEN KETTLE VILLAGE
All the good stuff - When you arrive, walk under the archway and enter into the village. Find locally brewed craft beer, free runner evaluations from Body Mechanics, shop the best running gear from the best local running shop, check out the Golden Kettle merchandise tent, enjoy live music, a campfire (only at some), and finally stop at the trail booth to learn how to get involved in volunteering some time working on these trails we all love so much.
VENDORS AT NORDIC
Bigger Than The Trail
Hubbleton Brewing Co.
Performance Running Outfitters
Ice Age Trail Alliance
Official GK Merchandise Tent.
HOW TO REGISTER
If we are unable, for any reason to hold the event(s). Here are the options:
Free deferral to ANY other Mammoth race, ANY year, NEVER expires. Basically you don't lose your money, can still race and use 100% of this registration towards any other race of ours.
STRESS FREE START
START LINE IS OPEN FROM 7:00am - 11:00am
Our signature stress free start gives you. the freedom to start whenever you want. You'll have a four hour window to start your race. As long as youo cross that start line between 7:00am - 11:00am, you're good to go. No worries if you sleep in a bit or your friend is running a bit behind. Maybe you had to make 3 trips to the bathroom before hand LOL, we've beeeen there, we get it.
So, rather than stressing and feeling like you NEED to get to the race ASAP, get your stuff and get going. Enjoy your morning, walk a little slower and just enjoy the day and the oppotuniuty to race. Cruise through the Golden Kettle Village, have a beer while you listen to some live music.
Welcome to the most laid back starting experience you'll ever have.