Sky to Summit 50K and 25K
50K - Saturday November 9, 2019
25K - Sunday November 10, 2019
Sky Valley Resort
995 Sky Valley Way, Sky Valley, GA 30537
Packet pick up:
Friday, November 8th: 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. - 995 Sky Valley Way, Sky Valley, GA 30537
If possible, pick up your race packet during this time to avoid the last minute rush the morning of the race!
Saturday, November 9th: 5:00-6:00 A.M. for the 50K at the race start at Sky Valley Resort
Sunday, November 10th: 7:45-8:45 A.M. for the 25K at the race start at Sky Valley Resort
Race Information Timeline:
Saturday November 9, 2019 - 50K
5:00 A.M.- 6:00 A.M. Packet pick up and check in at start/finish. You must check in to get your bib scanned!
6:15 MANDATORY runner briefing at start / finish
6:30 A.M. Start for the Sky to Summit 50K. (Bring your headlamp! It will be dark for the first half-hour)
5:30 P.M. Course shuts down. 11 hour time limit
Sunday November 10, 2019 - 25K
7:45-8:45 packet pick up at start / finish
8:45 A.M. MANDATORY runner briefing at start / finish
9:00 A.M. Start for 25K race
4:00 P.M. Course shuts down. 7 hour time limit. (This is a brisk hiking pace)
Major aid stations will have -- water, Gatorade, Coke, ginger ale, peanut butter and jelly, salt, cookies.
Fluid only aid stations, will have water and Gatorade. If you need ANYTHING besides water and Gatorade between aid stations, then grab it from the aid station and put it in your pack. Some of the areas are very remote and are difficult to get to with vehicles.
* You must have a headlamp, as it will be dark for the first half-hour of the race
* No littering! Dispose of all trash at aid stations or the finish line
* No cutting course or switchbacks
* If a runners is injured, you must stop to assist that runner
* Do not remove flagging, markers, or directional signs
* No pacers or drop bags
* Runners may leave a bag at the finish line to have after the race
* If you drop from the race you must turn in your bib at the nearest aid station and notify the AS volunteers.
* The 11 HOUR TIME LIMIT WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!
Course Notes for the 50K: This race has over 14,000 ft. of elevation change. The 50K starts and finishes in Sky Valley, Georgia. Sky Valley is the highest city in Georgia at 3,100 feet above sea level. Sky Valley is the Mountain Running capital of Georgia, for its plethora of trails within walking distance from the city. This time of year brings the fall colors! If this isn’t one the most scenic runs you have done, then you haven't picked your head up! November weather in North Georgia can be unpredictable though. Be prepared for cold, windy, and wet conditions. Bring some clothing layers!
Course Notes for the 25K: Runners will run to the summit of Rabun Bald and then down the backside to some epic water falls. About 4,000 ft. of climbing total. While most people will be hiking most of the climbs up, there will still be people who run the entire thing. Sprinters and back of the packers welcome!