The Duncan Ridge Trail 50K/30K will be one of the toughest 50Ks in the Southeast with more than 10,000 feet of elevation gain. The actual elevation profile is displayed in the logo, but that is just the “out” of an “out and back” race. This race uses the Coosa Backcountry Trail and the Duncan Ridge Trail, which is considered one of the toughest trails in Georgia. The race will start and finish at Vogel State Park’s Lake Trahlyta in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. There will be a 30K option as well. If you think you're tough enough, sign up now!
Race day info
Duncan Ridge Trail 2019
Local time: 11:20 PM
DRT 50K Instructions
Date of race:11/21/2020
Start Location: Vogel State Park at Shelter #1 next to the Visitor Center
Packet Pick Up:
Friday November 22 –6pm-7pm at Cabin 20
Race day - 6am – 7:15am at Shelter #1
Parking Fee: $5 –there are pay stations in the parking areas
Please carpool if possible
This is a cup-less race so you will need to carry a bottle or hydration pack.
Route Description: The race will start at Shelter #1 at Vogel State Park. The route will follow the Coosa Backcountry Trail north out of the park and across 180. When the Coosa Backcountry Trail intersects the Duncan Ridge Trail, the route will turn right towards Coosa Bald. Runners will follow the Duncan Ridge Trail until Fish Gap at Forest Service Road 88. This is the turnaround point and the runners will follow the same route back to the finish at Vogel State Park. All running will be on trails except a small paved section in Vogel State Park.
Route Marking: The trail will be marked with pink flagging tape. You should see flagging at least every 100 yards. The Coosa Backcountry Trial is also marked with green blazes and the Duncan Ridge Trail has blue blazes.
Wear bright colors since it is hunting season!
Runners are required to carry a bottle or hydration pack.
There willbe no cups at the Aid Stations.
30K Option: Runners can choose to switch to the 30K at the 2nd aid station and still finish, but they must inform the aid station volunteers.
Drop bags will be taken to Fish Gap (AS #4). Please mark your drop bag with your name.
Aid Stations:There will be 4 aid stations and 3 will be used a second time on the route back to the finish for the 50K race
Aid Station #1 – Coosa Backcountrytrail and FSR #107 (3.8 miles)
Aid Station #2 – Duncan Ridgetrail and FSR #39 at Whiteoak Stomp (8.6 miles)
Aid Station #3 – Duncan Ridgetrail and FSR#4 at Mulky Gap (13.2 miles)
Aid Station #4 – Duncan Ridgetrial and FSR#88 at Fish Gap (15.4 miles)
Aid Station #5 – Duncan Ridgetrail and FSR#4 at Mulky Gap (17.6 miles)
Aid Station #6 – Duncan Ridgetrail and FSR #39 at Whiteoak Stomp (22.2 miles)
Aid Station #7 – Coosa Backcountrytrail and FSR #107 (27 miles)
AS #4 – 12:30pm
AS #5 – 2:00pm
AS #6 – 3:30pm
AS #7 – 4:30pm – strictly enforced. If a runner leaves theAS after 4:30pm they will be disqualified.