Helen Holiday Half Marathon

This Race is a Hiker Friendly Event - 6 Hour Cutoff Time! 


Saturday December 12, 2020 - 7:30 A.M. 

Unicoi State Park, 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545

Registration opens  September 29, 2020 Register Here

Weekend Schedule

Friday, December, 13, 2019 - 5:30 P.M .to 8:00 P.M. Packet pickup (non-mandatory) at

Big Daddys Restaurant 807 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545

Saturday December 14, 2019

Packet pickup 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Pre-race meeting 7:15 A.M.

Race starts at 7:30 A.M.

Included with your entry fee

Hat/beanie, medal, pint glass and craft beer


To get to the start finish from Helen, GA. 

Take GA-17 N/GA-75 N/N Main St to GA 356. Stay on GA 356 for two miles, turn right on Bottoms Rd.

The start/finish is located at the big field on Bottoms Rd within Unicoi State Park.

Race Information
Cutoff time for the race is 6 hours. This is walker friendly course but you still must meet cutoffs. The biggest cutoff is the first one to the Anna Ruby Falls parking lot 4.5 miles into the race. You have 75 minutes to do this! NO EARY STARTS! You are responsible for following course markings. There are road crossings, be alert for passing cars. We welcome back of the packers but to make the cutoff you might need to be run / walking the flats and downhills. Post race party / hang out at Big Daddy's from 11:30 A.M. till we are finished! 

Seasoned veterans and trail newbies alike, get ready for one of the most beautiful half marathons you'll ever run!


Reminiscent 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 beholding of Unicoi State Park's beautiful trails, but you'll be able to stroll through the streets of Helen the night before and after the race to enjoy the first weekend of the Helen holiday light display!

One EPICly beautiful way to kick off your holiday running season!

This race is 50% female runners, so ladies here is your chance to come have fun on trails with rolling hills and amazing views.

This is a FUN HOLIDAY EVENT! BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY and enjoy a couple days in the mountains, for the start of the Helen holiday lights!

Click the link to visit the Alpine Helen / White County Convention& Visitors Bureau for more information on places to stay a things to do!

We highly encourage everyone to visit Unicoi State Park before and after the race.  The beautiful Unicoi State Park & Lodge is the perfect place to stay, just a short walk from the start/finish area!!
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