As a prerequisite to running this race that it is MANDATORY that you have run and FINISHED at least one 50k or greater in the 365 days leading up to the 2014 race. GDR 2013 finish counts. We will check Ultra Sign Up!
The Georgia Death Race
A 68 mile point to point ultra marathon
with 30,000+ ft of elevation change. The course follows single
track for the first 40 miles and then it is half trail and half forest road until the finish.
Saturday March 15th 2014 –
March 16th 2014
Start time is 5 am sharp from Vogel State Park
End time is 4 am sharp at Amicalola Falls State Park
24 HOUR CUTOFF
Runners are required to carry ALL mandatory gear with them at ALL times. There will be random checks during the race.
Pre race packet pick up is 5-7 pm
Friday March 14th 2014 @ Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge
MANDATORY PRE RACE MEETING FOR ALL
RUNNERS 7 pm Friday March 15th 2013 @ Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge
Start Vogel State Park Visitors Center
Finish Amicalola Falls State Park
Top 3 male and female overall
All finishers will receive the coveted DEATH SPIKE, an old rail road tie engraved for your pleasure.
There are NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR DEFERRALS!
The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultra marathon trail race in North Georgia. The race is 60 miles with close to 30,000 feet of elevation change. The race starts at Vogel State Park and finishes some 60 miles later at Amicalola Falls State Park. The race follows unparalleled single track for approximately the first 40 miles. Starting the race at 4 am allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge on the Duncan Ridge Trail. From here you will see the sun rise over the back of Brasstown Blad the highest point in Georgia. With the leaves being down the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Norther 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 (the hardest climb of the race).
Other course highlights include countless 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 40 miles of untouched single track. Not to mention this race is hard as nails. There is maybe only 2-3 miles total acutal flat on this race. If you like rugged single track this race is for you, if you like the mountains this race is for you, if you like up and down this race is for you, if you like to enjoy the beauty of nature when you run this race is for you, if you like pushing yourself this race is for you too. There are a hundred reasons to run this race so whats your excuse?
Local time: 3:03 PM