WHEN: Half/10k Saturday,
November 25th, 2016
BLACK FRIDAY 5K: Friday Novemeber
WHERE: Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA
REGISTRATION: Online at
(Registration Open NOW and selling fast!)
Seasoned veterans and Trail Newbies alike, get ready for one of the most beautiful half marathons you've ever run! Reminiscint of a Bavarian alpine town, Helen, Georgia is the South's quaint little gateway to the vast beauty of the North Georgia mountains. On this special race weekend, not only will you experience the whimsical beholdings of Unicoi State Park's beautiful trails, but you'll be able to stroll through the streets of Helen the nights before and after the race to enjoy the first weekend of the Helen holiday light display!
One EPICly beautiful way to kick of your holiday running season!
This race is 50% women so ladies here is your chance to come have fun on a safe trail with rolling hills and amazing views. Also enjoy us for a fun weekend of hanging out and relaxing!
10k starts at the same time as the half and runs the first 5 miles the same and then splits off
The run will be 90% on scenic single-track trails, using some or all of the following park trails: Bottoms loop, Lake Loop, Helen Trail, and the mountain bike trail. While trail races are a bit different, difficulty-wise from road races, this course is not crazy technically challenging, and is a great first race for trail newbies!
Course described by the Race Director, Sean Run Bum Blanton:
I describe the mileage of the course like this...
What's included for my entry fee?
Friday night lights in Helen! The Christmas lights in Helen are a site to see! You get chip timing , a shirt, finishers pint glass, and a beer to put in that pint glass at our after party at the finish. Also the official awards ceremony/after party with drink and food specials.
Don't forget this is a GREAT HOLIDAY FUN EVENT
TO BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TOO!! With the start of the holiday lights in Helen, there's plenty to do! Visit the Alpine Helen / White County Convention
& Visitors Bureau for more info on places to stay
and things to do!
Also, stay tuned for the opportunity to join on some course preview fun runs!
RUN BUM DISCOUNT AT THE UNICOI STATE PARK LODGE
The Run Bum Promo code for online reservations is RUNBUM. It is for $89 ( NORMALLY $129!!!) in the lodge that includes breakfast- this is for double occupancy. Remember that this does not inclue tax or a $5 parking pass.
Unicoi State Park & Lodge
1788 Hwy 356
Helen, GA 30545
Questions comments or concerns please email INFO@RunBumTours.com