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Georgia State Parks "Unicoi State Park" 7.8/3.1 Mile Trail Run

Location: Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia (Bottoms Field)
Date: April 21, 2018 (Saturday)
Format: Trail Run 
Distance: 7.8 Miles | 3.1 Miles
Course GPS: 7.8 Miles GPS | 3.1 Miles GPS  
Course Map: Map  
Series: Georgia State Parks 
Presenting Sponsor: Barberitos 
2018 Results: 7.8Mi | 3.1Mi 
2018 Photos: Wingfoot Photos 

REGISTER: On-Line | Mail In Entry Form


Registration is Open! 

We´re excited to present the Georgia State Parks 7.8 and 3.1 Mile Trail Running Race at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Ga. 


For Directions (Mapquest): Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park and Lodge
1788 Hwy 356 
Helen, Ga. 30545 

Looking to make a weekend out of it... Unicoi Lodge is providing a Special Room Rate for all Dirty Spokes Guests! Use this Link Unicoi Lodge and Use Promo Code: 07718 to get the Rooms for $99.00!

When you drive through the Town of Helen (Main Street) continue until you get to Hwy 356. Turn onto Hwy 356. Stay on Hwy 356 (you will pass the Lodge at Unicoi State Park). Just past the Lodge you will Turn onto Unicoi Bottoms Road. Drive straight in and you will see parking, registration, packet pick up in the "Bottoms Field".


  • 3.1 Miles 
    • Through April 8 -> $30
    • April 9 - April 19 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40
  • 7.8 Miles 
    • Through April 8 -> $35
    • April 9 - April 19 -> $40 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $45

For our 2018 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!


Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!


This is great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start in the "Bottoms Field" (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, steep hills, rolling hills, single track, double track, with some technical sections (rocks and roots).

7.8 Milers:  We’ll run this course in a counter-clockwise direction. 

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3.1 Milers:  We’ll run this course in a counter-clockwise direction.

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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 7.8/3.1 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´.


Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female as well as top male and female masters 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 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 7.8/3.1 miles at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.