“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
We invite you to the 2020 Southern Discomfort 3, 6, 12, 24 and 30 hour race. All race options begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday, August 8th. The course is a 1.1 mile paved loop around the center of Chehaw Park, Albany, GA. Participants and family/friends have ample room to find a shady spot and set up a tent/canopy along the course. The aid station will be stocked throughout the event with plenty of food, sports drinks, soda and water.
Restrooms are located adjacent to the course, there are 2 porta potties on the course; one on each side of the loop, a public splash park is accessible each loop, and a (cool) shower is located in the campground also adjacent to the course. There is a modest elevation change (about 20 feet gain per loop) and the course is partially shaded.
Participants will receive finisher awards for their individual events for completing at least 50K in 6 hours, 50 miles in 12 hours, and 100K in 24 hours. Buckles will be awarded for those completing 100 miles.
Chehaw Park is an enclosed (fenced) multi-use park located in Albany, GA. Within the park is a plethora of wildlife and also a fully operational zoo. For families/non-runners, there are plenty of activities. Within Chehaw, there is a zoo, splash park, playground, BMX park, dirt remote-controlled car track, frisbee-golf, large playground, picnic tables and bathrooms. Kayak rentals are also available.
If you choose to participate, you will suffer. We are there to enable the suffering.
The course has been officially measured as 1.7822 km for each loop (1.1074 miles). Certification number GA17033WC.
The start time for the 2020 race will be 7:00 AM, Saturday, August 8th.
For the 6 hour runners, you have the option to start at 7:00 AM Saturday, 7:00 PM Saturday, or 7:00 AM Sunday
The 12 hour runners have the option of starting at 7:00 AM Saturday or 7:00 PM Saturday.
Results will be discreet for each time slot.
For those looking to maximize distance to the bitter end, we will be using a banana lap. This only applies if you are a runner that heads out for a last lap but likely will not make it back to the starting line by the end of your time (for example, a 6 hour runner heads out for a last lap at 5 hours and 58 minutes into the race). We will have bananas available and it will be up to you to mark your name and bib number on one (sharpies also available at aid table) - simply carry the banana with you on the last lap and drop it where you are when you hear the siren sound. We will mark the distance to the banana and adjust your final distance accordingly.
There is ample parking available for the event. A $3 parking fee (not included in registration) will be collected at the front gate. Simply follow the road in, make the first right and we will be located there. You are free to drive to any location along the course to drop off/set up a canopy tent for the race.
For more information on Chehaw Park, visit their webpage: http://chehaw.org/
Local time: 5:55 AM