Sunday, August 30, 2015
Rain or Shine!
7:00 a.m. EST - both events
50 mile and 50KM races designed to help runners achieve a new distance and allow veteran runners to run a speedy time or tune up for upcoming fall events. Both races utilize a variety of relatively easy trails, including weaving single-track and broad open fields, as well as narrow trails along the Chattahoochee River. With moderate hills and trails, the course is designed for fast times and for those looking to try their first trail ultra.
Sweetwater Creek State Park, located in Lithia Springs, GA, less than 20 miles west of Atlanta. The Start and Finish lines are located at the Group Shelter.
$59 for both the 50km and 50 Miles
Combined races limited to 175 participants
Only entries received by August 1st will have guaranteed shirt size.
No refunds. No transfers. No exceptions.
A portion of our proceeds will go towards support of Sweetwater State Park.
NEW ULTRA RULE: You must list your mobile number in your emergency contacts!!
Connect with other participants on the Facebook event page.
The Group Shelter will be the location for the start and the finish. Parking and restrooms are located at Group Shelter. Additional parking and restrooms are located next to the Visitor’s center (approximately ¼ mile from Group Shelter).
Awards – 50mile & 50km
No duplication or mailing of awards.
All Finishers receive an award and possibly a beer.
13 hours for the 50 mile
11 hours for the 50k
Portion of proceeds will go to support Sweetwater State Park.
Both races begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Group Shelter; follow signs in the park to the Group Shelter.
Saturday, August 30th, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center in Sweetwater State Park
Sunday (Race day), September 1st, at the Group Shelter, starting at 6:00 am
Directions to Sweetwater State Park
Address: 1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Directions on Park website: http://www.gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek#directions
From I20 Westbound from Atlanta: Exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road. After 2 miles, turn left on Mount Vernon Road. After 1 mile, park entrance is on the left (after lake).
From I20 Eastbound from Birmingham, AL: Exit #41 at Lee Road, turn right. After approximately 1 mile, turn left on Cedar Terrace Rd. After 1 mile, turn right on Mount Vernon Road. In less than ½ mile, the park entrance is on the left (after lake).
Aid Stations – GOING GREEN! THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE-REUSEABLE CUPS NOT PROVIDED
There will be NO paper cups at the aid stations. Hopefully most of you will be psyched with this option. There will likely be some racers unhappy with breaking the tradition of the aid station tables lined with pre-filled cups. But think of the reduced waste! If you used a paper cup at each of the five aid stations, and half of the field did the same, that is 500 cups going straight in the garbage (200 field size /2 = 100 runners x 5 aid stations). Even if the paper cups are recycled, it is still added waste. It is great step towards reducing waste and going green!
New 2015 Corse Information
11.1 Mile Loops- 50k ( 3 loops ) 50 mile (4 loops/ 1-5.6 mile loop)
New loop course designed to help veterans and newbies save their race. You will pass the shelter every 11.1 miles where you will be able to cool off, access your bags and put your race plan back on track if the heat and humidity get you down. The 11 mile course is designed to keep your mind active with stream crossings, old jeep roads and runnable single track with a little bushwacking to keep you honest.
Course Way Points
0.0 Start @Shelter 6.45Right on trail
0.20 Right onto White Trail 6.82 Cont. straight on trail
0.67 Left on Gravel Road(white trail) 7.99 Right on wooden bridge
2.16 Right on wooden footbridge 8.59 up wooden stairs at falls
3.49 left on gas line 9.76 Straight onto fishermans trail
3.50 left onto trail 10.16 Left at steel bridge
5.91 Aid Station ( Crew Access ) 10.99 left up wooden stairs to shelter
11.02 Aid Station