This event will be a fully supported trail race on The Bartram Trail network located in Columbia County just outside of Augusta, GA along the shoreline of Lake Thurmond. The race will start in Wildwood Park located at 3780 Dogwood Lane, Appling, GA 30802. The park entrance is located on Washington Road 1.5 miles northwest of Pollard's Corner. Full driving directions and GPS coordinates will be provided on the event website. The race distances will be a 10km race and a half marathon distance race along some internal single track trails and The Bartram Trail. Both courses are technical single track mountain bike and running trails through densely wooded pine forest with significant elevation changes and views of the adjacent Lake Thurmond. The trail is mostly hard pack clay and sand with some loose rock and pine roots exposed. The course drains well with rain but can be muddy in some spots after prolonged periods of rain. All stream crossings have well maintained foot bridges. The trails are well marked with tree blazes and mile markers every mile.
Local time: 2:33 AM
Both races will start at the same time. There are in-ground latrine facilities maintained by thepark on site but no potable drinking water. Overnight camping is allowed in the park and can be booked on their website. Seasonal temperatures for November will be highs in the low 70’s and overnight lows down to 40F. Expect race start temps to be 50-55 degrees.
All proceeds of the event will benefit The Golden Harvest Food Bank located in Augusta, GA that serves 29 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.