This is an incredibly fun, safe and scenic. While this is not a flat race you’re rewarded with views. You run around a picturesque lake, by the jaw dropping Anna Ruby Falls and on miles of beautiful single track. Every year we have more women than men and offer runners craft beer at the finish. It’s a trail race with beer and views! Seasoned veterans and trail newbies alike, get ready for one of the most beautiful half marathons you'll ever run!

  • This race is a hiker friendly event!

  • There is an ample 6 hour cutoff for the half marathon and a 4 hour cutoff for the 10k


Registration Includes:

  • hat or beanie

  • medal for the half marathon

  • pint glass

  • race day photos - free to download!


Race Start Time & Location

Saturday December 10, 2022 - 7:30 AM

Unicoi Bottoms Rd

Helen, GA 30545

34°43'11.7"N 83°43'25.0"W
34.719909, -83.723604

1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545

Parking is $5 per vehicle cash only

Weekend Schedule

Packet Pickup:

Friday, December 9, 2022 

5:00PM to 8:00 PM  (non-mandatory) 

Bigg Daddy's Restautant

807 Edelweiss St

Helen, GA 30545

Race Morning:

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Packet pickup 6:150 AM to 7:15 AM

Pre-race meeting 7:15 AM

Race starts at 7:30 AM 


To get to the start finish from Helen, GA.

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
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, so please 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 Bigg Daddys from 11:30 AM till we are finished! 

Where to stay

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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 10k Route

 Half Route

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