This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 5, 2023

It's Time For The Payne's Creek 9.65/3.2 MileTrail Running Race

Registration is Open! We will have a participant cap of 325 Runners Due to parking and getting that many runners into the woods!

We're excited to present the 3rd Annual Dirty Spokes 9.65 and 3.2 Mile Trail Running Race at Paynes Creek, Hartwell, Georgia!

Paynes Creek Campground Road
Hartwell, Ga. 30643

From I-85 (Going North From Atlanta): Exit 177 (Dad's / BP) then Right on Providence Church Rd. (Go 5Mi), Turn Left on Junction 77 Rd. (Go 2.2 Mi), Turn Left on Mt. Olivet Rd. (Go 3.9 Mi), Turn Left Onto Paynes Creek Road, Go .8 Turn Right Into Paynes Creek Camp Ground, Stay Straight for .3 (You will Have Arrived)!

Camping Information (They Offer Tent Camping and RV Camping On Lake Hartwell)! Contact: http://www.hartcountyga.gov/ OR Phone: 706-377-3456 / Email: camphost@hartcountyga.gov

RACE COURSE

This is a great single and double-track off-road running experience. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to 'ditch the city'. Nestled in the woods and along the picturesque banks of Lake Hartwell lies a true gem. A well-groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 9.65/3.2 miles will). Once you descend into the woods, you will forget you're in the city. As a matter of fact, you will come to know why we follow the creed ' Ditch the City'.

9.65 Milers:

We'll run this course in a clockwise direction. Starting on the asphalt paved parking lot (near the start/finish) for about .25... GPS unit measures course at 8.78 miles; Calibrated Bicycle Computer "wheel" measures course at 9.65 miles. Please note GPS Units do not capture every twist and turn in the woods as the bicycle wheel does roll every twist and turn. The race will start on the asphalt road (Paynes Creek Mountain Bike Parking Lot). We will immediately tap into the Sweet Single Track Trail (Headed Left with the Clockwise Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Direction). At .35 Veer Left, at .40 Cross Over Asphalt Road onto the Paynes Creek Heartbreak Ridge Trail, at 2.75 Veer Left, at 2.80 Veer Left Staying on the Paynes Creek Main Trail. Stay on this trail all the way back to the Start / Finish Area! The trail running surface is very easy to navigate... it consists of both single and double tracks with some elevation change and some technical sections (roots and minimal rocks). The race will be run in a "clockwise direction". Complete Info: www.dirtyspokes.com

3.2 Milers:

We'll run this course in a clockwise direction. Starting on the asphalt paved parking lot (near the start / finish) for about .25... GPS unit measures course at 2.90 miles; Calibrated Bicycle Computer "wheel" measures course at 3.20 miles. Please note GPS Units do not capture every twist and turn in the woods as bicycle wheel does roll every twist and turn. Race will start on the asphalt road (Paynes Creek Mountain Bike Parking Lot). We will immediately tap into the Sweet Single Track Trail (Headed Left with the Clockwise Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Direction). At .35 Veer Left, at .40 Cross Over Asphalt Road onto the Paynes Creek Heartbreak Ridge Trail, at 2.75 Veer Right, at 2.80 Veer Right Staying on the Paynes Creek Main Trail (this will be the course split). Stay on this trail all the way back to the Start / Finish Area! The trail running surface is very easy to navigate... it consists of both single and double track with some elevation change and some technical sections (roots and minimal rocks). The race will be run in a "clockwise direction". Complete Info: www.dirtyspokes.com

Event's current local time: 2:12 PM ET

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