Saturday December 6th, 2014
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Mountain City, Ga
A scenic single loop 12 ish mile race (more like 11 but feels like 16) using 90% of the trails within the park.
A triple loop hard as nails beautiful as heck technical course.
THE ENTIRE STATE PARK IS CLOSED TO JUST RUNNERS AND PEOPLE WITH THE RACE!!!
The park is insanely beautiful. Run Bum himself helps maintain the trails.
Here is what Run Bum says about the course he has designed...
"No one will break 6 hours (for the 36 mile) but I would like to see them try so I can laugh. For the other 95% of runners you will be blown away but the scenic beauty. You can see 3 different states from the state park. Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
THE LOW DOWN
The Battle for Black Rock 12 mile / 36 mile race is one of THE MOST SCENIC races in the country. It is a one of a kind race. The races are held at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Rabun County, Ga. They are held once the park closes for the winter. We have the ENTIRE park to ourselves!!! The leaves are down the views are insanely beautiful and there is lots of up and down. Some waterfalls, some overlooks, lots of technical sections and a heck of a lot of fun!!!
Local time: 7:01 AM
The race 12 mile race uses the map shown in the photos we provided. It runs 90% of the trails within the park. There is Approx 4,500 ft of elevation change on the 12 mile. 95% single track trail!!! Technical scenic trail! James Edmonds Trail, Tennessee Rock Trail, Lake Trail and some road on the ridge which will BLOW YOUR MIND!
The 36 mile race is 3 loops. It runs an extra section down and back to a camp ground on each loop which is different than the 12 miler. Then you run what the 12 milers run. Again beautiful does not do this justice. This race is tough as well but all the views make it worth it. The course is approx 80% single track 15% fs road and 5% pavement. The course has approximately 12,000 ft of elevation change but it is very rocky and technical. We use the James Edmonds Trail, Tennessee Rock Trail, Lake Trail, some road on the ridge WHICH WILL BLOW YOUR MIND, and some jeep road down to camp Tsatugi. This is the ULTRA MARATHON TOUR OF THE ENTIRE PARK!!!
Run Bum Tours helps maintain the trails within the park and takes pride in this
The 12 miler will start at 8 am
The 36 miler will start at 6 am
You have 12 hours to finish the 36 miler
Runners will get a shirt, finishers award (36 mile only) and a high five or hug (to be decided by the RD)
It could be very cold or really hot. BUT MOST LIKELY REALLY COLD! Weather is completely unpredictable. This past year it snowed 2 inches in early December.
RACE IS LIMITED TO 100 RUNNERS TOTAL SO SIGN UP ASAP
$50 for the 36 miler
$40 for the 12 miler
Until Nov 1. Nov 1st
It goes to $60 and $50
3 aid stations per loop plus start /finish.
Race in part benefits the park!!! SO SIGN UP ASAP!
Sean@RunBumTours.com for more info