This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 29, 2014

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Helen Holiday Trail Half Marathon Teaser from Nelson Aerials on Vimeo.

weekend race info

Race day registration is $65 for half and $50 for 10k. PLEASE BRING CASH
Race Weekend Schedule

Friday Nov 28th
5-7 pm packet pick up/registration at Unicoi Lodge
Unicoi State Park. Helen, Ga.

7:30pm BEER run meet at front desk at Unicoi Lodge. You must bring a 6 pack of your fav brew. free run and free fun. 2 miles at jog /walk pace.

Saturday Nov 29th
Start/finish located at the big field on Unicoi Bottoms Rd within Unicoi State Park.

Unicoi Bottoms Rd
Helen, GA 30545

Packet pickup 8:30 am to 9:40.
Race starts at 10am for both races.

After party at Bigg Daddys in Helen starting at 1pm
807 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545


Race History

Race Director Sean "Run Bum" Blanton has a vision: Design fun and beautiful courses to run on and people will come. 

"In Atlanta and throughout the south, I see race directors putting on events within proximity of big cities. This is to draw big numbers's and make money. HOWEVER, I want to put on the most visually pleasing races; I want people to get out and away from the city. I want them to see what I have seen. Helen is a great place. You have the Appalachian Trail that is not even 5 miles from town. You have a great city and a great get away only 90 minutes from Atlanta. We have coordinated this race to happen with the start of the holiday lights in Helen that Friday night. Bring the family out take the kids around this Bavarian alpine-style town and run the Helen Holiday Half Marathon the next day. Then stay for a good meal and some good beer. Sunday relax and maybe go for a hike with the family in Unicoi or along the Appalachian Trail. Its just a great place to be! Fast runners, slow runners, young runners, and old runners alike will all enjoy this course! I hope this race is the inspiration for some people to start running. A huge thanks goes out to Hunter Kipps, Erin Hannen, Jason Green, Unicoi State Park and the City of Helen for making this happen. DO EPIC SH*T!" 

As you can tell Sean is excited, as are we. We hope to see all of you guys November 30th!
Please email with any questions.

Be sure to follow "Run Bum" on Facebook to find out any discounts, updates and other running shenanigans

There is NO LITTERING! If you are caught littering you will be DQ'd and BANNED FROM ALL FUTURE RUN BUM TOURS RACES!

No cutting the course

You must respect all laws before, during and after the race.

You must be nice to the volunteers

You have to have fun if you dont then please don't come to the after party and be a poopy pants!

Everything else is race director's discretion


If you have any questions or comments, please ask me before thanksgiving. I will be out of internet service This coming Wednesday - Sunday for the race.

Thank you

Sean Run Bum Blanton

Race Director of the Helen Holiday Trail Half Marathon

Local time: 4:57 AM


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