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 park trails and The Bartram Trail. Both courses are technical single track mountain bike and running trails through densely wooded pine forest with moderate 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.
Both races will start at the same time. There are in-ground latrine facilities maintained by the park 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.
Registration - Shirt Deadline - Packet Pick Up
Registration will end online Thursday November 20th.
Walk up registrations will be available at Packet Pick up Friday and on race morning up until about 30 minutes prior to race start.
The deadline to order a shirt and guarantee correct sizes will be November 10th. We will make very attempt to get correct sizes out to everyone and will be happy to exchange sizes after the race is over with any left over quantities.
Packet pick up will be at Fleet Feet Augusta on Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
All runners, regardless of packet pick up, MUST CHECK IN ON RACE MORNING. If you are not checked in on race morning you will not receive a time and will be listed as DNS. This is to help us with runner accountability on the trails and is for your safety.
Aid stations will be stocked with water and Powerade. In order to keep waste down and also because some of the aid stations will be dropped into location and not manned, runners are highly encouraged to bring their own handheld water bottle, reusable cup or hydration vest (Camelbak). As with any trail race aid stations will be further apart than on a street race due to the limited access along the course. Please be aware and be prepared to run 3-4 miles between water drops. Hydration is an important and often overlooked aspect of running in cooler weather. Please come prepared with your own bottle. (note what the runners are carrying in the photo above)
Local time: 3:50 AM