The Dark Sky 50 presents 50 beautiful miles through Pickett State Park and Big South Fork. The course is mostly runnable on single/double track with a couple of jeep road miles thrown in. Expect creek crossings, rolling hills, a little technical terrain, and amazing views! The race takes you by such landmarks as the Hazard Cave and Natural Bridge at Pickett State Park and John Muir Overlook, Maude's Crack, Charit Creek Lodge, Twin Arches, and Gobbler's Knob in Big South Fork.
Course Map: https://caltopo.com/m/74PC Aid stations: There will be 9 aid stations along the course. Seven aid stations will be “full-service” while two will simply have water and gels for weary runners. These aid stations will not have cups. You MUST carry your own handheld if you plan to drink from the stations. We are doing this in an effort to cut down on course trash and keep the park clean. Plan to bring and keep all food trash on your person at all times. If you are seen throwing trash on the ground you will be disqualified from any award opportunity. There will be trash receptacles at each aid stations.
WHY DARK SKY?
• Pickett State Park is the first state park in the Southeast to be listed as a certified dark sky viewing location by the International Dark-Sky Association! Be sure to hang around after the Dark Sky 50 to enjoy the beautiful star-gazing! For more information: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/activities/pickett-swimming
Local time: 2:01 PM
Through February 13, 2018: $80
February 14 - April 13, 2018: $100
April 14 - May 9, 2018: $120
Friday, May 11th Packet Pickup and Bib Numbers*
Drop Bag drop off. Drop bags are accepted here only.
4:00pm – 8:00pm CST
Recreation Lodge, Pickett State Park
4605 Pickett Park Highway, Jamestown, TN 38556
Saturday, May 12th *You can choose to pick up your bib number only at race start on race morning from 5:00am-5:45am.
ALL runners MUST check in between 5:00am and 5:45am
6:00am CST – RACE START
8:00pm CST – RACE FINISH
Post-race dinner and party will start after first racer finishes. Open to runners, family, crew, and volunteers.