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2019 GEORGIA "Thrill in the Hills" - 5 Mile, Half Marathon and 50K (Solo or Relay) Trail Run Presented by Chateau Elan

Location: Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia 
Date: February 16, 2019 (Saturday) 
Format: Trail Run 
Distance: 3 options: 5 Miles or 13.1 Miles or 50K (Solo OR Relay)
Course Map: GPS | Turn by Turn | Course Map | See YouTube Video Below
Series: None 
Presenting Sponsor: Chateau Elan
2018 Results: 21K | 42K | 5Mi
2018 Photos: Wingfoot Photos

REGISTER: On-Line Active.com | Mail-in Entry Form

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We´re excited to present the 13th Annual Thrill In The Hills at Fort Yargo State Park Trail Running Race.

It's Official... Registration for the Georgia Thrill In The Hills 5Mi/21K/50K (Solo OR Relay) Trail Running Race is Open! 

It's Official... Registration for the Georgia Thrill In The Hills 5Mi/21K/50K (Solo OR Relay) Trail Running Race is Open!  

 

We will have a cap on this race of 575 Participants! We are placing a cap on this event for 2 reasons... 1 parking availability, 2 getting that amount of runners into the woods. We will be doing a wave start again this year for the 50K (Solo OR Relay) 7:30 a.m. ⁄ 21K 8:00 a.m. / 5 Miler 8:15 a.m. (it worked great this past year and felt like we could increase the cap to the current number we have listed).
Please Note:
  • 50K Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:00 a.m.
  • 21K Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:30 a.m. 
  • 5 Milers we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:30 a.m. 
We will have "Stocked Aid Stations" for this years 50K/21K! We will be giving away FREE PIZZA to all participants after the Georgia Fort Yargo Half Marathon and 50K Trail Running Race - Fort Yargo State Park!
All 50K Participants Race Registration will Include (but not limited to): Stocked Aid Stations, Free Post Race Pizza, Custom Hand Crafted Clay 50K Finisher Mug, 50K Trucker Hat, Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt, Age Group Awards and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience!
All 21K Participants Race Registration will Include (but not limited to): Stocked Aid Stations, Free Post Race
Pizza, Custom Hand Crafted Clay 21K Finisher Mug, Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt, Age Group Awards and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience! 
All 5Mi Participants Registration will Include (but not limited to): Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt, Age Group Awards and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience!
DIRECTIONS
For Directions (Mapquest): Fort Yargo State Park
Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
(Entrance "A")
 
ENTRY FEES
  • 5Mi
    • Through December 31 -> $30
    • January 1 - February 14 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40
  • 21K
    • Through December 31 -> $45
    • January 1 - February 14 -> $50 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $55 
  • 50K (Solo)
    • Through December 31 -> $80
    • January 1 - February 14 -> $90 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $100
  • 50K (Relay Team 2 Person)
    • Through December 31 -> $115
    • January 1 - February 14 -> $125 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $135
  • 50K (Relay Team 3 Person)
    • Through December 31 -> $125
    • January 1 - February 14 -> $135 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $145
  
For our 2019 events we will be using a Super Soft, Tri Blend Shirt! In doing so we must adhere to the "no guarantee of a shirt with late or race day registration". We will still offer "Men's" and "Women's" Sizes (Shirts Fit Just Like the Current Ones we Use)! So Register Early and let us know what you think!
Dirty Spokes is proud to support our local trail maintenance groups! We will be donating a percentage of the race proceeds back to the Yargo Area Bike Association for setting up the course at Fort Yargo State Park! We greatly appreciate the time and energy they put into building and maintaining these trails! Please support your local trail maintenance group!
PACKET PICKUP
  • 50K Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:00 a.m. 
  • 50K Race Starts at 7:30 a.m. SHARP! 9 Hour 50K Cut Off... 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 50K (Relay / Team) Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:00 a.m. 
  • 50K (Relay / Team) Race Starts at 7:30 a.m. SHARP! 9 Hour 50K Cut Off... 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
  • 21K Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:30 a.m. 
  • 21K Race Starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP!
  • 5 Mile Runners we will have Registration / Packet Pick-Up for this event from 6:00-7:30 a.m. 
  • 5 Mile Race Starts at 8:15 a.m. SHARP!
50K RACE COURSE (Solo)
This is a great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on the street (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, single track, double track, roots with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of suburban Atlanta lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 50K will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget your in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´. 50K course will be 2 laps plus a 5 mile loop! 
50K RACE COURSE (2 Person Relay / Team)
This is a great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on the street (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, single track, double track, roots with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of suburban Atlanta lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 50K will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget your in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´. 50K course will be 2 laps plus a 5 mile loop! Each Person on the 2 Person Relay MUST Complete at least 1 Leg of the Race (Relay Exchange Zone will be Just Past the Finish Line).
50K RACE COURSE (3 Person Relay / Team)
This is a great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on the street (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, single track, double track, roots with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of suburban Atlanta lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 50K will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget your in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´. 50K course will be 2 laps plus a 5 mile loop! Each Person on the 3 Person Relay MUST Complete at least 1 Leg of the Race (Relay Exchange Zone will be Just Past the Finish Line).
21K RACE COURSE
This is a great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on the street (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, single track, double track, roots with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´. Nestled in the woods of suburban Atlanta lies a true gem. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 13.1 miles will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget your in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ´Ditch the City´. Half marathon course will be 1 lap!
5Mi Race Course
The race will also start on the street (required for spacing)... we will be on the road for the first .25 miles and then just past the mountain bike parking lot we will tap into the sweet single track trails! We will run the same direction and same route as the 21K/42K (following the outer loop in a clockwise direction) to 3 step hill... we will enter 3 step hill and approx. .2 into 3 step hill we will turn hard right onto the inner loop (where the inner loop and outer loop get within 10 feet of each other). We will follow the inner loop back to the first dirt road. Turn right on dirt road (boys home road) for 100 yards then turn left back onto the outer loop and then back track (two way traffic) to start. 
AID STATIONS
The 2019 Thrill In The Hills 5Mi, 13.1Mi, 50K will Start / Finish at Picnic Shelter Number 5! All Distances and Aid Stations are Based from Picnic Shelter Number 5! 13.1 Milers (1 Lap / Hit Each Aid Station 1 Time), 50K Runners (2 Laps / Hit Each Aid Station 2 Times PLUS the 5 Mile Course)! Aid Stations are as Follows: 2.50 Miles (End of Mountain Bike Parking Lot / Next to Cabins), 5.65 Miles Campground Road Crossing, 8.0 Miles (Top of Dam), 10.25 Miles Crossing Gas Pipeline (Down by Steel Bridge). 
*We are Going with a Cupless Option for 2019 (5 Milers, 13.1 Milers and 50K Runners we will have Cups on Course if you Desire)! Please Bring Your Own Water Bottle (If you want the Cupless Option)!
RACE CATEGORIES
Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.
AWARDS 
All 50K Participants Race Registration will Include (but not limited to): Stocked Aid Stations, Free Post Race Pizza, Custom Hand Crafted Clay 50K Finisher Mug, 50K Trucker Hat, Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience!
All 21K Participants Race Registration will Include (but not limited to): Stocked Aid Stations, Free Post Race Pizza, Custom Hand Crafted Clay 21K Finisher Mug, Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience! 
All 5Mi Participants Registration will Include (but not limited to): Chip Timing, Super Soft Tri Blend 3 Color T-Shirt and an Awesome Off Road Trail Running Experience!
Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 5Mi / 21K ⁄ 50K at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.

 

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