​Georgia Yeti NIGHTmare Trail Races

Come Run in the DARK!

5 Mile  & Half Marathon races Saturday 2/29/2020 


Saturday 2/29/2020- 7:15 P.M. 5 miler  8:00 P.M. for the  1/2 Marathon 


Sweetwater Creek State Park (15 minutes from downtown Atlanta)

1750 Mt Vernon Rd

Lithia Springs, GA 30122

(770) 732-5871

Once you enter the park proceed to the Group Shelter on Factory Shoals Rd (waypoint 33.75351, -84.62863​)


Weekend Schedule Packet Pick up and Start Time

Saturday  (times are subject to change)

Packet pick up is 6:15 P.M. -  7:00 P.M. at the Group Shelter 

5 mile race starts from the shelter at 7:15 P.M. on the dot.

1/2 Marathon race starts at 8:00 P.M. on the dot.


Everyone gets a shirt who registers by January 25, 2020

The finishers get a pint glass and a free Sweetwater Brew Co. beer post race.  

We have awards for the overall finishers 1-3 male/female for the 5 mile and the 1/2 Marathon race.

There are no age group awards.

Cut Off Time

The cut off time for the 1/2 Marathon is 3 hours!

This race is a ton of fun!! If you’ve never run on a trail at night with a Yeti in the woods you should sign up now. The goal is for everyone regardless of fitness to be smiling the entire time. SO WEAR YOUR YETI COSTUMES AND COME READY TO PARTY!

Sean "Run Bum" Blanton and Jason "Beer Mile" Green, race directors for Run Bum Tours and Yeti Trail Races, have put their heads together to offer you something fun and unique in nighttime trail running!

Course and Terrain 

A lot of folks run roads and are coming to this race having never run trails before. This is okay ,we have 60% of the folks running a trail race for their first time. The course is a mix of sinlge track trail, technical trail and wide open dirt road. We HIGHLY recommend trail shoes!

Required Gear

You MUST have a headlamp to participate. People try and save money and bring inexpensive flashlights. Guess what? These are the people tripping over things and getting lost in the woods . You need at least 150 lumens for your head lamp and new or freshly charged batteries before the start. If you think you will be near cutoff,  bring an extra set of batteries.

Sunset is at 6:30 P.M.  The races start separately and runners take off into the night with their lights. Its ALL fun and games through the woods on the easy trails to the finish. Everyone is encouraged to dress as a yeti! Best yeti costume wins a prize.

We will have 1 aid station (10 mile course only) as well as aid at the start / finish per loop. 

The course will be flat and rolling hills entirely in the dark. The course is one 10 mile lollipop. The 5 mile is a loop.

Important Information

1. The park closes at sunset to everyone except the runners.

2. Cost to enter the park $5.00 per car, per calendar day. MUST BE PAID IN CASH WITH EXACT CHANGE!

3. You must obey all park rules

4. You must have VALID photo ID to get your bib. You may not pick up for a friend.

5. We do not ship shirts or prizes.

6. This is not a road race. IT IS WAY MORE FUN!

7. Visit the park website for park info http://gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek

RunBum Tours does not issue refunds, transfers, or deferments!

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