Friday November 25th
Black Friday 5k at the big field in Unicoi State Park
packet pick up 6-7 pm (no half or 10k packet pick up)
race starts at 730
HEADLAMP REQUIRED AS WE RUN ON TRAILS AT NIGHT!!! SO MUCH FUN!
Saturday November 26th
10k/Half Marathon start at same time
Packet Pick up 6:15 am - 7:30 am
Pre race meeting at 7:45 at the start
Race starts at 8 am
All races start and finish at the field on Unicoi Bottoms Rd within Unicoi State Park
Book a room at the lodge at Unicoi State Park and tell them you are with our race for a special discount.
About the race
First of all this is not a road race and we thrive on that. It is so much more fun than any race you have ever run!
We get Santa Claus out there to get everyone in a festive mood. We also have the worlds best DJ, DJ Mr. Inspiration! We have a couple of moonwalks to keep the kids occupied and having fun. The half marathon course is about 12.5 miles long. The 10k is about 6 miles dead on.
NEW FOR 2016!!!
We will be running 1.5 miles through downtown Helen and running over the Chattahoochee. This section is on the road. This means all the local businesses and people will be out cheering for you on the half marathon!
This can not be more fun!
All runners get a shirt, finishers pint glass and a high five.
This is not a road race...
There are no mile markers, age group awards or finisher medals
$500 cash prize for the best runner voted costume before the race
Overall 1-3 male n female get unique custom awards for both races
Male and female
1-3 for the half ONLY will have the following prize $
We are stoked to announce that SweetWater Brewing Company will be sponsoring the event this year!!!
Helen Holiday Trail Races from Mary Lide Parker on Vimeo.
We have A live DJ at the finish. Its the famed DJ Mr Inspiration. We have Santa Claus at the finish as well. Also we have bounce houses, beer and food at the finish! We are really excited!
Local time: 9:12 AM
Expect a live mariachi band on course and more fun.
Cutoff time for the race is 4 hours for both races. This is not a walker friendly course.
Follow updates on the race on Run Bum on Facebook.
Any questions please email