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Ultra-marathon Race thru the Mountains 3/14/2015

12 Feb

This years event is already sold out but we thought we would share this with our past and potential guests that may want to particpate next year (registration begins in September).

The Georgia Death Race which will 68 miles from Vogel State Park to Amicalola Falls. Race begins at 5am March 14, 2015.

The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultramarathon trail race in North Georgia. The race is 68ish miles with close to 40,000 feet of elevation change, starting at Vogel State Park and finishing at Amicalola Falls State Park. Starting the race at 5:00 a.m. allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge on the Duncan Ridge Trail for the sunrise. From here you will see the sun rise over the back of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. With the leaves off the trees the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Northern Georgia. This, in it self, makes it worth it to run the race. The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change. Including the 2,300 ft climb over 3.8 miles up to the summit of Coosa Bald.

Other course highlights include views from random points along the trail of mountains as far as you can see, the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, Amicalola Falls, the remote Benton Mackaye and Duncan Ridge Trails, and a beautiful wide open field with close to unobstructed views of the mountains some 37 miles in. Not to mention this race is hard as nails.
While the point of the race is for it to be hard, the real reason for this race is to showcase the North Georgia Mountain trails as well as create an experience that you will never forget. The sheer beauty of this race masks the difficulty of the terrain.

Included in the entry fee are 10 fully stocked aid stations in the middle of no where, a 68 mile point to point course, a unique t-shirt, some photos (if our photographers take photos of you), a Death Race Spike (only if you finish), hot meal (catered) and warm place to hang out/crash at the finish (at group shelter #3), and everything else that comes with doing a 68 mile course in the mountains.

Source: http://www.runbumtours.com/#!georgia-death-race/cr80

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Winery Trail Run 12/13/2014

24 Nov

Come stay with us and attend “It’s a RUNderful Life” 3/6k trail run (walkers welcome!) on 12/13/2014,runderful life at beautiful Montaluce Winery & Estates in the scenic north Georgia Mountains!

The race will begin at 9:00 AM, rain or shine. Montaluce Winery & Estates is a beautiful vineyard, tasting room and restaurant specializing in organic, fresh, seasonal food, most of which comes from their own property.

Choose your distance and run (or walk) either the 3k or 6k trail through the rolling hills on Montaluce’s property alongside the Etowah River, just east of Dahlonega, Georgia.

This race also has a brunch buffet option with registration ($12 for race participants, $15 for guests).

Come and experience great running, food and wine!

Packet pickup is Friday, December 12 from 11am to 6pm. Shirts are guaranteed until 12/1/2014 so register early!

Register online for the run at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Dahlonega/ItsARUNderfulLife5k

You can book and room or yurt with us online from our web site’s availability calendar link shown in the margin of this blog.

 

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