Miles for Maria was created in honor of my daughter Maria who was diagnosed with Epilepsy before her 3rd Birthday. We watch how she bravely faces adversity daily, and her strength convinced me to put on an endurance race for her, to help raise money for Epilepsy research.
NEW THIS YEAR!! WE HAVE A VIRTUAL RUN!! Sign up using the "0 Hours" category, support the cause, and get the cool swag - without breaking a sweat!
The Fall event is in our NEW venue, the Still Family Farm in Powder Springs! The farm has indoor restrooms, PLENTY of parking next to the start, PLENTY of camping and setup space, and we will have fire pits during the evening hours! (PLEASE NOTE - any overnight camping will have to be approved by the Farm prior to the start)
All races officially start at 8am.
The course is a mix of grassy field and trail. The course is mostly non-technical. We added a little distance to it this year, and it will be a 2 mile loop with a couple of rolling hills thrown in for fun!
All participants get a cool Miles for Maria 1/4 zip pullover jacket and finisher medal!
NEW THIS YEAR! ALL PARTICIPANTS 6 HRS AND LONGER WILL ALSO RECEIVE A "MILES FOR MARIA" HAT!
LAST PERSON STANDING!
Let's have some fun this year! We have added a Last Person Standing competition, with a twist! We start at 8am, and every 30 min you will need to report to the start line to complete the 2 mile loop. Sound easy? At 11am it becomes every 25 minutes. At 130pm it becomes every 20 minutes. At 330pm, every 15 minutes. IF (And we do mean IF) there are still more than one person reporting to the start by then, at 5pm it become every 10 minutes.... and you know.... that's pretty darn fast!
The LAST PERSON to report on time to the start line at the announced start times AND after completing full laps as described will win $100!!
There will be a fully stocked aid station at the start/finish that will have anything you can possibly imagine from ultra food staples to some really yummy treats! There will be a second station on the course that will be mostly fluids and some ultra food staples.
Pacers are allowed in the 24 hour after the first 12 hours.
Local time: 8:48 PM