Sorry to all the Yetis out that we couldn’t hold the 2020 event ! Covid put a damper on our dance party ! but don’t worry ! We are back withMr. Inspiration, Local Breweries, Local Pizza and our Yeti Trail Runners Designed 10 mile course all of you have come to know !!! New for 2021 – 6 miles & 13 miles !!!
ALL OF THESE RACES ARE TRAIL RACES ENTIRELY AT NIGHT WITH A HEADLAMP! This will be the most fun you have ever had. There is a reason that this race sells out IN MINUTES EVERY YEAR!
Some Race Tips
A lot of folks run roads and are coming to this race having never run trails before. This is okay we have 60% of the folks running a trail race for the first time. The course is a mix of single track trail and wide open dirt road. We HIGHLY recommend trail shoes. Road shoes mean you’re higher up and more likely to roll an ankle.
You MUST have a headlamp to participate. No Exceptions! A flashlight is not acceptable! Get a headlamp with at least 150 lumens and new or freshly charged batteries before the start. If you think you will be near cutoff, bring an extra set of batteries.
Sunset is at 6:30 PM. The races start separately and runners take off into the night with their lights. It’s ALL fun and games through the woods on the easy trails to the finish. Everyone is encouraged to dress up!
We will have a water/gatorade aid station for the 10 mile ONLY! No aid for the 5 mile, so bring what you need to hydrate and fuel.
The course will be flat and rolling hills entirely in the dark.
1. The park closes at sunset to everyone except the runners
2. Cost to enter the park $5.00 per car, per calendar day. MUST BE PAID IN CASH WITH EXACT CHANGE!
3. You must obey all park rules
4. You must have VALID photo ID to get your bib. You may not pick up for a friend
5. We do not ship shirts, prizes or awards
6. Visit the park website for park info http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek
As a runner it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race that at some point later on you’re unfortunately not going to be able to start for one reason or another. It happens to all of us, especially as race registrations need to open months in advance of the races themselves, and life happens during those interim months: Injuries, work, family emergencies, etc. We assure you we get it; we really do. And we strive to be as understanding and cooperative as we practically and financially can.
But just because the race hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean we haven’t already incurred significant expenses related to that race. We pay taxes on the income from the entry fees; we pay for permits, insurance, and supplies (including race shirts, buckles and other awards) For all of these reasons and more we cannot offer refunds, deferrals or transfers.