One Loop Option(1st loop)
One Loop option is for runners who aren't quite up for the 50K but would still like to be part of the experience and enjoy a challenging run. Race time is 7:30. You will cross the spillway so you will get wet and enjoy scenic views including the historic Mill Ruins which is the most visited area in the Park.
One loop runners will not cross Sweetwater Creek.
Awards- 1st, 2nd & 3rd M/F
Masters- (40-49)1st M/F
Grand Masters (50-59)1st M/F
This will be the 12th annual running of SweetH20 50K.
**New this year is the 1st loop option.
In year 3 Blue Ridge Magazine rated SweetH20 50K in the top 10 toughest in the country. Now that you've been warned, proceed with caution. Train hard!
9 time finisher Rob Apple says "SweetH20 has it all, it has an out West feel with a little bit of everything, from hills to water crossings to the technical stuff to very runnable sections". Come and enjoy a challenging and exciting race at beautiful Sweetwater Creek State Park. This park, located in Lithia Springs, Georgia, offers winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins.
The Start/Finish will be at the group shelter this year. The course will be open for 10 hours, with all aid stations closing at 4:15 p.m so RESPECT THE DISTANCE and most importantly THIS COURSE, train hard! Intermediate cutoffs include- Runners who arrive at the creek crossing after 12:30 p.m. will be asked to return to the start/finish area. Runners arriving at the School Spur for the second time after 3:30 p.m. will be asked to drop and can be transported back to the start/finish area. The 10 hour time limit and cut offs will be enforced, so please train accordingly as this race is not a hike. Train hard!
Awards will go to Top 3 M/F overall, Masters M/F ( 40-49) Grand Masters M/F (50-59) Senior Grand Masters(60 and over)No duplication of awards.
A percentage of proceeds benefit Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park
Lodging: The park now has Yurts and camping, also Hilton Garden Inn on Thornton RD and numerous locations 5 miles West in Douglasville GA.
Local time: 10:59 AM