The Cruel Jewel 50 is a qualifier for UTMB! 3 points in the "old" system and 4 points in the "new" system.
About the event
We understand that not everyone is not ready for the CRUEL JEWEL 100, so for these runners we are offering a 56 mile option.
Local time: 6:10 AM
Cruel Jewel 50 is a point to point 56 mile trail race deep with in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest of the North Georgia Mountains. It consists of 50 miles of trails, 6 miles of mountain roads, and has 10 aid stations. Along your journey from Blue Ridge to Vogel State Park you will experience tough, and sometimes technical, single track trails, ferns and old growth poplar trees, steep ascents and even steeper descents, an historic steel bridge spanning the Toccoa River, the Dragon's Spine, lush green hardwood forests, rocks, roots and ridge lines ... all of which will be passed before you reach your final destination. And as a bonus we have thrown in over 17,000 feet of gain and 17,000 feet of loss just to keep you smiling !!