2014 Georgia State Parks "Unicoi State Park" 7.8/3.5 Mi Trail Run
Location: Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia
Date: September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Format: Trail Run
Distance: 2 options: 7.8 Mile | 3.5 Mile
Course Map: GPS Data | Course Map
Series: Georgia State Parks
Presenting Sponsor: Dirty Spokes
Results: 7.8m | 3.5m
Photos: Not Yet Available
REGISTER: Online via Active.com | Mail-in Entry Form
We´re excited to present the Georgia State Parks Trail Run Series at Unicoi State Park.
For directions: Unicoi State Park
Please Note: The race will start and finish in the "bottoms" field. Once you get through the town of Helen (staying straight on main street) you will see Helen Water Park / Helen Tubing on your left, just past Helen Water Park / Helen Tubing turn right onto highway 356. Go 2.0 Miles on highway 356. You will see Unicoi State Park Lodge on your right .2 past Unicoi State Park Lodge turn right (Smith Creek Day Use Area / Trail Access). Drive straight down towards the mountain bike parking lot (approx .3).
- 7.8 Mile
- Through August 24 -> $35
- August 25 - September 5 -> $40 (LATE)
- Race Day Registration -> $45
- 3.5 Mile
- Through August 24 -> $25
- August 25 - September 5 -> $30 (LATE)
- Race Day Registration -> $35
Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.
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, rolling hills, steep hills (plenty of elevation change), double track with some technical sections (roots and rocks). Both distances will start off together and will stay on the same course (mountain bike trails) until approx 3 miles. At the 3 mile mark the 3.5 milers will turn hard left (headed back towards the finish area) and the 7.8 milers will turn hard right completing their course. We will have 2 water stations on the course (approx 3 miles and 7.25 miles). 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 7.8/3.5 mile 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 finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14 & Under, 15–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 & Over) – 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 7.8/3.5 mile at a 16 minute mile pace orunder to receive an official time.
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