Saturday, Nov 8, 2014

Georgia Sky to Summit

Sky Valley Resort

Sky Valley , GA 50km , 8.5m

Registration closes: Wed, Nov 5 @ 12:00AM

Prizes

Sign up for Sky to Summit 50k and Battle for Black Rock 36 miler December 6th PART OF THE RABUN COUNTY SERIES for one low price of $105. This is a $10 savings!

http://www.runbumtours.com/#!georgia-sky-to-summit/c1log  FOR ALL THE INFO

$100 cash prize to whomever collects the most trash on the 50k race
$100 cash prize to first person to the summit of Rabun Bald on the 50k race who still finishes the race under 6:00 hours.

All entrants receive a shirt for both races. There will be a goodie bag. All 50k finishers receive a UNIQUE finishers award. Top 3 male and female get awards for both races.

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TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT/FINISHERS AWARD YOU MUST SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 15th!

Overview

Come see the beautiful fall colors in the mountains of North Georgia!

20+ miles of untouched single track, 20+ water falls (including the 120 ft Holcomb Creek falls and 80 ft Ammon Falls), 2 summits of Rabun Bald (the 2nd highest point in Ga at over 4,700 ft!), 2 x 360 degree views of mountains in 3 different states, 15 small bridge crossings, a couple of water crossings (one of which is thigh deep), and just more fun and scenic beauty that you could ask for. Oh and did we mention that it's got over 12,000 ft of elevation change?

This gem of a 50k starts and finishes in Sky Valley, Georgia. Sky Valley is the highest city in Georgia at 3,100 ft. We have also named Sky Valley as the Mountain Running capital of Georgia for its plethora of trails within walking distance from the city. It was home to the Sky Valley Ski Resort which has since closed. This time of year brings the fall colors out that really pop off the reflection of the lakes. If this isn't the most scenic run you have done then you never picked your head up during the race!

50k Course Highlights:
Summit Rabun Bald twice
Kelly Falls

Ammon Creek Falls
Holcomb Creek Falls
Upper Holcomb Creek Falls
Bartram Trail
Darnell Creek Horse Trail

QUALIFIER FOR THE 2014 GEORGIA DEATH RACE!

The Sky to Summit 8.5 mile is a run that starts and finishes in Sky Valley, Georgia. Runners will run to the summit of Rabun Bald and back. About 2200 ft of climbing total and the same descent. The race passes by some beautiful private lakes.

While most people will be hiking most of the up there will still be folks who run the entire thing. Sprinters and back of the packers welcome!


COME SEE RABUN BALD, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW IN GEORGIA!


TO BE GUARENTEED A SHIRT YOU MUST SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 1st. If not you will most likely not get a shirt!

Local time: 10:17 AM
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