EXTRA 100 MILE FINISH TIME
After 2020, everyone deserves some happy magic in their lives...so we're adding 3 EXTRA HOURS to our 100 miler cut-off time! Yeah, we're pretty excited about it too. The 2021 100 milers will get 35 hours to complete the course (vs the 32 of the past!) This is us, throwing glitter at you and saying, "come run and be happy with us!" Unless you don't like glitter...then maybe picture us throwing beer at you...or cake...
Want more details (like elevation profile, weekend schedule?) Checkout our website www.georgiajewel.com
***2021 UTMB Qualifier (we'll confirm after the beginning of the year...we see no reason why we won't be...unless there's another world-wide pandemic, with murder hornets and dust storms...) ***
100 miler gets 5 points, 50 miler gets 3 points, 35 miler gets 2 points
Our family has hosted this race the past 5 years and we can't wait for year 6! The Jewel is Georgia's longest standing 100 mile trail race and run on the beautiful Pinhoti. With 99% single-track and 1% a ridiculous climb up what we affectionately call "Mt. Baker," all our distances are super fun (at least the finish line is fun). The Pinhoti includes some steller ridge line sections as well as a rock garden that'll make you hate rocks...well...forever.
The 100 mile starts at the Dalton Convention Center, runs out to the Dry Creek Trail system and comes back, making this a great 100 miler for runners AND crew. The Dry Creek system is maintained by SORBA and has fast and runnable single-track through a gorgeous pine tree forest. A loop system allows you to see crew at the same spot for over 30 miles. They'll thank you in the end and beg you to run more 100's.
We bus 18, 35 and 50 mile runners out to their starting lines and scream like crazy for them as they run back to the finish line and their cars. The bus ride to the start takes you back to your childhood and makes you thankful you're now an adult. And we have toilets at the starting line since pre-race pooping is pretty important.
And the finish line...oh the finish line! We try to create an experience that allows you to pull up a chair, eat some food and feel like you're at our kitchen table with family. Everyone deserves to be celebrated for their effort on the trail no matter how the day turns out. The finish line is a place to share stories of failures and success and really good beer.
We'd love to meet you and share some sweet trail miles with you!
Jenny, Franklin, Luci (9) and Levi (7) Baker
P.S. We know things happen in training and in life that might end in not being able to show up race day...really, we do. And, because of our jobs and all that is involved in managing 450 runners and the logistics, we don't offer refunds, deferrals or bib transfers.
2021 Weekend Schedule
Local time: 3:26 PM
Thursday September 16, 2021
7:30pm Pre-Race VIDEO Mtg (FB Live)
Friday September 17th
11-1 pm 100 Miler Packet Pickup
Dalton Convention Center
2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd, Dalton, GA 30720
1:30 pm 100 Mile Pre-Race Meeting
1 pm 100 Miler Start (Dalton Convention Center)
5-8pm 50, 35 &18 Mile Packet Pickup
Saturday September 18th
*everyone finishes at the Dalton Convention Center
7:15am (or daylight...we don’t want you to need a headlamp for 10mins of running)
50 & 35 Mile Start
Dry Creek Horse Park, Equestrian Parking Lot
Dry Creek Coordinates 34.578140, -85.130040
SHUTTLE LEAVES THE CONVENTION CENTER AT 6AM
18 Mile Start, Hwy 136 Trailhead
SHUTTLE LEAVES THE CONVENTION CENTER AT 7:15AM