2016 Georgia Death Race

4th ANNUAL RACE

 

$750 to overall male/female

$500 2nd

$250 3rd

 

To register go to :

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=38292

 

 

WHEN: April 1-2, 2017 8 am to 9 am

 

WHERE: Starting at VOGEL STATE PARK AND RUNNING TO AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK  (GA)

 

WHO: To qualify for the GDR you must have run an official 50k or longer race within 365 days (and no later than Feb 15) of this year's GDR.  The completion of any prior GDR will qualify you. Questions about qualifiers may be sent to INFO@RunBumTours.com. Not meeting this pre req will result in you not running with no refund or deferment given. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

REGISTRATION: ON SALE AUG 8th at 10 am EST

*NO Refunds, Transfers, or deferments. NO EXCEPTIONS.*

 

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The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultramarathon trail race in North Georgia. The race is 68ish miles  with close to 40,000 feet of elevation change, starting at Vogel State Park and finishing at Amicalola Falls State Park. Starting the race at 8:00 a.m. allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge on the Duncan Ridge Trail for the sunrise. From here you will see the sun rise over the back of Brasstown Blad, the highest point in Georgia. With the leaves off the trees the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Northern Georgia. This, in it self, makes it worth it to run the race. The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change. Including the 2,300 ft climb over 3.8 miles up to the summit of Coosa Bald.



Other course highlights include views from random points along the trail of mountains as far as you can see, the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, Amicalola Falls, the remote Benton Mackaye and Duncan Ridge Trails, and a beautiful wide open field with close to unobstructed views of the mountains some 37 miles in. Not to mention this race is hard as nails.

While the point of the race is for it to be hard, the real reason for this race is to showcase the North Georgia Mountain trails as well as create an experience that you will never forget. The sheer beauty of this race masks the difficulty of the terrain.



Included in the entry fee are 10 fully stocked aid stations in the middle of no where, a 68 mile point to point course, a unique tee, some photos (if our photographers take photos of you), a Death Race Spike (only if you finish), hot meal (catered) ), and everything else that comes with doing a 68 mile course in the mountains.

 

 

$100 cash prize for whomever picks up the most trash on the course.

 

 

 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO GET ALL THE DETAILS FOR THE RACE ITSELF!!!

 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RACE!

 

 

 

NEW! Please review our Runner's Guide!  All runners and their crews should read this!!

 

 

Before you email us, please visit this link to our Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bdemul8wVougW7xcOIYr3V7HIlW48kYUXv3QypmJ5Wo/edit?usp=sharing

 

If there is anything else please email INFO@RUNBUMTOURS.COM

 

 

 

Start:   Vogel State Park Visitors Center  8:00 AM SHARP

Finish:   Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center 

 

How to get there:

Closest airport is Atlanta Harsfield International Airport whichi is aprox 2 hours 15 mins from Vogel.

 

Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Rd,

Blairsville, GA 30512

(706) 745-2628

 

Amicalola Falls State Park

418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534

706-265-8888

 

 

The race

The race is  68 ish,more like 72, miles in length with 40,000  ft of elevation change.

 Again ALL distance is approximate. So please do not come up to use before or after the race frustrated about distance. We will call you a little baby in front of everyone!

 

 

 

Again you can see this on the National Geographic Map 777

 

 

For mid pack runners aid stations are 1:30 -3 hours apart so please make sure everything is full when you leave each aid station!

 

Aid stations will contain most of the following

bananas

cookies

coke

gatorade

pb n j

bread

cracker

soup

chips

NO GELS or PACKAGED FOODS as we are a green race!

basically this is all normal aid station fare

 

Each aid station will be different with what it has so start with as much of your comfort foods as you can.. ie gels etc... if you are picky.

 

 

 

Mandatory Gear:

You need this for check in as well as to have ALL of this fo the duration of the course including headlamps! We will do random gear checks which could result in disqualification from the race!

 

1 weather proof jacket (HIGHLY recommended seam sealed jacket)

1 thermal top

1 warm hat (beanie or buff)

1 whistle

1 working headlamp or torch with extra batteries

1 capacity for carry water (minimum 22oz)/getting water at aid stations

1 space blanket

NO EXCEPTIONS

 

Dropping out:

You can only drop at the following places if not you will die/will not have a ride out!!!

Winding Stair Gap mile 45

Point Bravo Mile 29

Mulky Gap Mile 13

 

So realize that if you think you may not make it from mile 29-45 then you need to drop at point bravo at mile 29 ish!! The stretch from Point Bravo to Fish Gap can only be described as where god crushes you down and while satan whispers in your ear.

AS WITH MOST RACES... if you drop you are now low priority. Runners take priority unless you have a life

threatening emergency. So prepare to wait. This means you need to stay warm, keep calm and continued

to eat/hydrate. Try to get a ride with some of the crews. We will have 1 van that will take everyone at the

end of when the aid station closes. This could be 3-6 hours just FYI. This is again why it is important to

run smart!!! WE DO NOT HAVE RIDES PROVIDED FOR YOU SO YOU MUST FIND A WAY BACK!!!

 

Crew

We encourage ALL runners to have a crew or share a crew. This is EXTREMELY helpful if you have to drop or need extra attention that our

already busy volunteers can not help you with.

Crew may access runners at the following aid stations

MULKY GAP

WINDING STAIR GAP

FINISH

 

Any crew caught driving along winding stair gap road/USFS 77 and Noontootla Rd/USFS 58 will be disqualified from the race. IF you are in doubt as to where to drive please ask before the race or ask the aid station.

 

First of all please buy National Geographic Map 777 as google maps doesnt work the best for these logging roads.

NOTE: these directions are for the crew to follow the runner though the race.

 

 

 

 

Safety runners:

This is not a pacer!

If you want to be eligible for prizes/top 5 then you may not use a safety runner. If you do then you will be moved out of the top 5 and not given any prize money etc. 

You are allowed one safety runner at a time starting at mile 45 ish WINDING STAIR GAP onwards. You may in no way shape or form have a pacer before there.

Pacers are running on their own accord and we are not responsible for them WHAT SO EVER! This means they must carry their own food, water etc.

 

Drop Bags:

Drop bags will be taken to the following places during the race. 

We will collect drop bags for Point Bravo and Jake Bull at the packet pick up the ngiht before the race only!!! THIS IS AT AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK. PLEASE LABEL IT WITH YOUR NAME, # and where you want it to go!

Point Bravo mile 26ish

Jake/Bull  Mile 52 ish

Finish

Please allow all the runners to come through before we collect drop bags and bring them to the finish. Do not put anyhting of value in there you are not prepared to lose. Anything perishable/ we think is of no value will be thrown away/ donated to charity. ipso facto if you put stuff in a drop bag... we are not responsible and you may not get it back!  We had a dumb dumb put their car keys in their drop one year and NEVER make it to her drop. She missed a flight and was mad.

Please click here to read about what we do with the stuff you forget or leave at a race.

 

 

 

Subject to change however the RD sees fit  for the safety of the race, runners, volunteers etc.

The RD and any race staff reserves the right to pull any racer at any time for any reason.

 

Where to stay

Amicalola State Park has some amazing cabins/a full lodge. Amicalola has the lodge which is an EPIC place to stay.

You then also have hotels in Blairsville some 6 miles down the road from Vogel State Park.

 

 

The shuttle

Your race entry includes the shuttle fee.  No bib, no ride.

The shuttle takes you from the finish to the start BEFORE THE RACE!!!

The shuttle will ONLY leave at the following times to return to the start.

5:15-5:30 am from AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (Visitor Center)

There will only be 4 buses so if you miss this then you hae to drive to the start and may not find a ride back after the race.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't dos

This is a list of dumb things people did last year:

Don't leave your car keys in a drop bag unless its the finish drop bag

Don't have your flight leave until late Sunday or Monday. We had 2 people miss flights because the race took

them 6 hours longer than thet anticipated!

Don't put anything of value in your drop bag as we are not responsible.

Don't litter

Don't be a jerk to the volunteers

 

Weather:

March weather in the N Ga mtns is UPREDICTIBLE at best. It could be in the 70s or could be snowing so please bring all the extra gear with you and decide the night before the race what you are going to wear.

 

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday March 18th, 2015 at Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge

5-7:30 pm: Packet pick up and MANDATORY PRE RACE MEETING at 5 pm or 7:30 pm.

YOU MUST BRING ALL MANDATORY GEAR AND  A PHOTO ID TO GET CHECKED TO GET YOUR BIB!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

Saturday

No race day packet pick up

RACE STARTS AT THE VISITORS CENTER AT VOGEL STATE PARK

Pre race check in at start 7:00-7:50 am

8 am race start or as we call it the beginning of the end of you

 

Sunday

9 am RACE OFFICIALY OVER!

 

 

***Times subject to change due to USFS/RD/safety***

 

 

 

 

RULES:

No litering

No going off course

No cutting course

No dropping at aid stations other than Mulky Gap, Point Bravo, or Winding Stair Gap.

No abuse to anyone involved with the race

You must follow all laws and traffic laws

You must help an injured runner

No being a jerk

 

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. IT TAKES 100+ volunteers to put on this race!

INFO@RunBumTours.com

 

NEW! Please review our Runner's Guide!  All runners and their crews should read this!!

 

 

Before you email us, please visit this link to our Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bdemul8wVougW7xcOIYr3V7HIlW48kYUXv3QypmJ5Wo/edit?usp=sharing

 

If there is anything else please email INFO@RUNBUMTOURS.COM