Georgia Death Race Information & Rules

When/Where:

Saturday 11/07/2020 - First wave starts at 7:00 AM 

Reece Farm & Heritage Center - 8552 Gainesville Hwy Blairsville, GA 30512

Weekend Schedule

Friday 11/06/2020

Location: Reece Farm & Heritage Center ( See Above)

Packet pick-up 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Packet Pick-up Process

Must have VALID government ID to pickup packet,  no picking up a bib/shirt for a friend per our insurance.

  • If you have a crew, we'll give you a crew location access card.  See below for more crew info.

  • Sean will send a pre-race video with instructions.

Saturday 

Packet Pickup starts at 6:00 AM

Race starts at 7:00 AM - Reece Farm & Heritage Center. We will be in three waves.  The wave numbers

account for DNS rate. See waves here:

 

If you are on your phone, scroll to the bottom for the waves file.

If you do not see your name listed on the wave chart, come at 7 AM.

Cutoffs

There is a 24-hour total time limit with individual aid station cutoffs. The cutoffs are tighter at first, then

loosen

up as you get closer to the finish. It is YOUR responsibility to know these time limits. We DO NOT

recommend

basing your distance solely on GPS devices. GPS devices can vary in accuracy. If you are riding cutoffs

then be prepared to not make a cutoff. Please do not get angry with a volunteer if you do not make a

cutoff time and are asked to stop. If you are dropping from the race, you MUST announce this to the

nearest aid station captain! 

There are STRICT cutoffs and are for leaving the aid station, not getting to the aid station. AGAIN,

all cutoff times are for you LEAVING the aid station.

Dropping Out

You MUST tell the nearest Aid Station Captain that you dropped. PLEASE do not get into your crew's car

and leave! 

Safety

Please note that there will be road crossings that may not have crossing marshals. This could be during

the daylight or during the dark. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING YOUR SAFETY WHEN CROSSING

A ROAD.

If you or another runner has a LIFE THREATING emergency please dial 911. Sometimes the closest

aid station is behind you.

 

Weather

The weather can be hot or cold. Check forecasts for race day and plan accordingly. 

Hunting Season

Be aware that deer hunting season is open in North Georgia and we highly recommend runners wear

orange.

 

Rules

No cutting the course

Listen and follow all instructions from race staff / volunteers / medical personnel

Be courteous  

You may only receive aid within 100 feet of an aid station that allows crew access

No littering

Trekking poles are NOT allowed!

The Race Director has sole discretion of administration of any violations of the race rules ranging

from a time penalty, up to and including disqualification.

The course is subject to change due weather or trail closures.

Please DO NOT ask the photographer to take a photo with your cell phone. The professional photos will be 

to you very soon and they are a free download as Run Bum has paid for them for you.

 

Mandatory Gear

All runners must have the following items with them at all times - including check-in

  1. Headlamp with an extra set of batteries. You must carry the headlamp from start to finish.

  2. Windbreaker / weather proof jacket 

  3. Warm hat - beanie or buff

  4. Water bottle or pack & bladder (minimum 22 oz.) and a collapsible cup for obtaining fluids. This is cup-less race.

  5. There will not be ANY cups at ANY aid station along the course

  6. Space blanket 

  7. Whistle

  8. Once you receive your railroad spike - you must carry it the duration of the race!

 

Aid Stations

We will have typical aid station fare at most aid stations. This means cookies, bananas, peanut butter and

jelly, chips, Gatorade, ginger ale, Coke, etc.  

Some aid stations will have hot food. Most likely ramen, bacon, grilled cheese, quesadillas, broth etc. 

This is your opportunity ensure you have what you need. Check the aid station matrix for crew and

drop bag locations. 

If you have food or insect allergies, and you normally carry an “epi-pen”, make sure you have it with

you during

the race.

 

Drop Bags

BRING ALL DROP BAGS CLEARLY LABELED RACE DAY MORNING with your name / bib number / which

aid station you want it at, (don't put mileage on them) please put either Mulky or Bravo. You are

allowed up to a 1 gallon Ziplock bag. We will throw these bags away post race and will not  bring 

them back to the start / finish. Don't put shoes, clothing, keys, etc in them unless you plan on

carrying it with you 2nd time through.

Bring drop begs to the start

Drop bag locations
Mulky 15.5 / 49.5
Bravo  26.5 / 35.5

Crewing

Only one crew vehicle is allowed per runner. If you have a crew , you will receive a crew vehicle display card,

to be placed in plain view on the dash of the crew vehicle. Crew vehicle display cards can be picked up

Friday and Race Day  at packet pick-up. You must have a crew vehicle display card before heading out to crew accessible aid stations. Please know that you may have to walk up to a half mile to and aid station, please

plan accordingly.

  • If your runners bib is 1-100 the crew can access their runner at Skeenah Gap, Mile 41.5. If your runners

  • bib is 101-200 the crew can access their runner at Mulky Gap 1st and 2nd time through. We will have different color tags for you to place in the crew vehicle. 

  • IF you have a 4x4 vehicle ONLY - Crew may access their runner at Fish Gap both times.

  • Parking for Skeenah Gap is at Friendship Church. There will be overflow parking near the church.

  • Volunteers will be assisting with parking. Follow their instructions. Police will be on sight and issuing

  • tickets, no parking on the road or at the aid station. Plan your arrival based on your runners expected pace. Leaders will be arriving in three to four hours. Middle and back of the pack runners will arrive between

  • five and seven hours.

  • Crews may only visit designated and assigned aid stations listed on the aid station matrix 

  • If your runner drops from the race you must notify the nearest Aid Station Captian

  • Please realize that we will do our best to keep your runner safe, on course, and set to finish this race.

  • So please help us by adhering to the rules. 

 

Pre and Post Race Food

There will be no food or water pre race and post race due to covid

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