The Bald Bearhoti Fall Trail Fest

This multi-day trail event is open to mountain bikers as well as trail runners!  I love both sports, and I'm excited to announce an event that finally allows us all to play together on the same trails, especially as the two sports are alike in so many ways.  Bring your family and friends, fire up some campfires for smores, and experience one of North Georgia's most beautiful state parks and the surrounding area!

Where? Fort Mountain State Park, at the Lake Pavilion (Group Shelter)
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Park: 706-422-1932
Reservations: 800-864-7275

When? October 29 - 31, 2021 plus ITT/Virtual

The distances...

Friday evening: 8.2 Mile Run (Sunset run - not a race)
Saturday: 50 Mile Run, 100K Challenge Run, 62 Mile Ride, ITT (Independent Time Trial Bike or Run)

Sign up for 1 day or test yourself for the full weekend.  Bring your mountain bike.  If you've participated in the Bearhoti Trail Fest, expect MORE out of this one.  More miles, more views, more challenges, more ways to enjoy the area, more rewards...  If you are new to a multi-day format, you are in for an amazing weekend of trail running and mountain biking in the Lower Cohutta Mountains!  

Tell me more!

Everything is on the Run the Cohuttas website! Check it out for all the specifics that you want and need to know!

Bald Bearhoti Weekend Information

Volunteers are needed for this event!
SERIOUSLY!  This is Run the Cohuttas largest event, and I can't do it alone!  Please email me if you’re interested in supporting, especially on Saturday! Available jobs include parking, aid manning, marshaling, shuttling, and safety sweeping (for each day). Volunteers who work Saturday are automatically eligible to race for free on Sunday. As thank you, volunteer gifts include race swag or, if you don't want to run Sunday, you may choose a comp entry to the 2022 Rabun Half Marathon in June or other upcoming Run The Cohuttas event. Volunteers get free entry into any event I put on within a year of volunteering.  Please join the friends group on Facebook to get updates and interact with other volunteers and supporters:, or of course email me with any questions or other arrangements you'd like to make.

USFS, local, and state park permits are in progress, and this event will be insured.

?Although this event will be held rain or shine, if the weather truly works against us (eg. severe winter weather alerts, USFS directives), I will either cancel or attempt to reschedule.

Run the Cohuttas is a local grassroots organization and cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferments. This includes if the event is cancelled due to last minute inclement weather. Every registration fee goes toward the betterment of this and other Run the Cohuttas events as well as the on-going trail maintenance efforts in the area.  Bike registrations will go towards the Cartecay Youth MTB Team, once I've covered basic race costs. Your understanding is appreciated!

The last day to register and be guaranteed SWAG is October 15.

Day-of registration is allowed - see the website for details

Photo credit in part to Lori Dailey of LDaileyPhotos

Local time: 6:39 PM

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