​Yeti NIGHTmare Trail Races

Come Run in the DARK!

5 Mile  & 10 Mile races Saturday 02/27/2021

When:

Saturday 2/27/2021- 6:45 PM 5 miler  7:15 PM for the 10 Miler 

​Where: 

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 pickup for the 5 miler is 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at the Group Shelter

Packet pick up for 10 Miler is  6:00 PM -  7:00 PM at the Group Shelter 

5 mile race starts at 6:45 PM

10 mile race starts at 7:15 PM

 

Awards 

Overall top three finishers male and female for each race

 

Cut Off Time

5 Mile cutoff is 2 hours

10 Mile cutoff is 3.5 hours. There is a strict cutoff to the bridge at approx 4.3 miles into the race, which will be at 1.5 hours. If you don't make this cutoff, you will be routed to the 5 miler and receive a 5 miler finish.

This race is a ton of fun!! The goal for everyone is to be smiling the entire time! 

Wave Start Time Chart

Here are the waves for the race. We've accounted for the DNS rate so the amount per wave is slightly elevated but will be about 50 per wave at the start. When standing in the waves, please social distance and wear your mask until race starts and you can separate from other runners. If your name is not listed, head to wave 2 of your race. If your name doesn't have a bib assigned yet, no worries, you'll have one by Saturday. If you are on your phone looking at this, you might need to scroll to the bottom to see the waves buttons.

 

 

 

 

Course and Terrain 

A lot of road runners  come to this race having never run trails before. This is okay!  The course is a mix of single track trail, technical trail, and wide open dirt road. We HIGHLY recommend trail shoes!

 

 

 

Required Gear

You MUST have a headlamp to participate. No Exceptions! A flashlight is not acceptable! Get a headlamp with at least 150 lumens 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 PM.  The races start separately and runners take off into the night with their lights. It's ALL fun and games through the woods on the easy trails to the finish. Everyone is encouraged to dress up! 

We will have a water/gatorade aid station for the 10 mile ONLY! No aid for the 5 mile, so bring what you need to hydrate and fuel.

The course  is mainly rolling hills with brief sections of rocky bits of terrain and entirely in the dark. 

 

Important Information

1. Just an FYI, the park closes at sunset to everyone except everyone involved in this race

2. Cost to enter the park $5.00 per car, per calendar day. MUST BE PAID IN CASH WITH EXACT CHANGE! If you have a park pass, you're good!

3. Please bring a VALID photo ID to get your bib

4. Unfortunately, we do not ship shirts, prizes or awards, anything left behind will be donated to charity

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

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