Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Seasoned veterans and Trail Newbies alike, get ready for one of the most beautiful half marathons you’ve 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 … MORE
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    kmerskine REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Sean "run bum's" races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It's cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a … MORE

    Sean “run bum’s” races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It’s cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a pint glass and free beer at the end of the race. The course seems to be modified a bit each year. One year it went by Angel Falls in the park, and other years you run by quiet wooded ponds. He seems to always have a surprise on the course as well. Once it was an electric heavy metal guitarist standing on the beach playing as you ran by on the sand. Another year it was a bagpiper playing on the dock of the pond. Always a great race, and Sean’s enthusiasm is part of what makes his races so great.

    For those purists who want their half marathon’s to be exactly 13.1 miles, this isn’t your race. Sean’s races almost always fall short of 13.1 by up to a mile. He’s pretty upfront about that, and unapologetic. And all the runners seem to enjoy the race anyway.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    kmerskine REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Sean "run bum's" races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It's cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a … MORE

    Sean “run bum’s” races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It’s cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a pint glass and free beer at the end of the race. The course seems to be modified a bit each year. One year it went by Angel Falls in the park, and other years you run by quiet wooded ponds. He seems to always have a surprise on the course as well. Once it was an electric heavy metal guitarist standing on the beach playing as you ran by on the sand. Another year it was a bagpiper playing on the dock of the pond. Always a great race, and Sean’s enthusiasm is part of what makes his races so great.

    For those purists who want their half marathon’s to be exactly 13.1 miles, this isn’t your race. Sean’s races almost always fall short of 13.1 by up to a mile. He’s pretty upfront about that, and unapologetic. And all the runners seem to enjoy the race anyway.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    kmerskine REPEAT RUNNER '20

    Sean "run bum's" races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It's cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a … MORE

    Sean “run bum’s” races should be on your bucket list. This race is great. It’s cold, but there is a great pre-race party the night before, and they offer a pint glass and free beer at the end of the race. The course seems to be modified a bit each year. One year it went by Angel Falls in the park, and other years you run by quiet wooded ponds. He seems to always have a surprise on the course as well. Once it was an electric heavy metal guitarist standing on the beach playing as you ran by on the sand. Another year it was a bagpiper playing on the dock of the pond. Always a great race, and Sean’s enthusiasm is part of what makes his races so great.

    For those purists who want their half marathon’s to be exactly 13.1 miles, this isn’t your race. Sean’s races almost always fall short of 13.1 by up to a mile. He’s pretty upfront about that, and unapologetic. And all the runners seem to enjoy the race anyway.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    ksamples12 REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This is a well organized event that is suitable for trail runners of all experience levels. They have great swag, a beautiful and challenging course, and a cute town near … MORE

    This is a well organized event that is suitable for trail runners of all experience levels. They have great swag, a beautiful and challenging course, and a cute town near by for celebratory lunch and beverages. We appreciated the way the directors and most of the other runners managed and abided by the Covid-19 restrictions so we could all enjoy an in-person event finally!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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