Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
2
Come run the beautiful and challenging trails surrounding Helen, GA. All races start and finish on the field adjoining the Chattahoochee River.  All races have a mandatory pre-race meeting 20 minutes before the start. The meeting will go over the course and make sure you don’t get lost. There will be … MORE
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H (°F)  58  80  66  69  67
L (°F)  38  47  34  41  50
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Recent reviews

    2pugdogmom FIRST-TIMER '24

    Great scenery, great challenge, great aid stations with plenty of variety. Great people! Only disappointment was no medal. Unique swag though as you get a bag of grits instead of … MORE

    Great scenery, great challenge, great aid stations with plenty of variety. Great people! Only disappointment was no medal. Unique swag though as you get a bag of grits instead of a medal. Great post-race atmosphere to hang out and listen to music. The hills are absolutely gnarly but such a great feeling to accomplish and complete them.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    Run4life21 FIRST-TIMER '23

    My sister, who participated in the 5K, affectionately renamed this race. This race was extremely challenging, especially coming from flat Florida. It was surprising how many first-time participants there were. … MORE

    My sister, who participated in the 5K, affectionately renamed this race. This race was extremely challenging, especially coming from flat Florida. It was surprising how many first-time participants there were. Thankfully, a veteran from the previous year gave us tips to conquer the first half mile of almost straight incline. Don’t stop! Don’t give up!
    This race had the absolutely best-stocked aid stations I have ever experienced. The scenery was gorgeous. I wish mile markers had been included on the signs! My daughters GPS clocked over 15 miles for the half. It had recently rained which added to the challenge. I appreciated the rope across the stream we had to ford. The live band at the finish line was a lovely experience as we sat recovering. I would prefer a medal over the grits handed out at the end.
    As recommended by the race, we stayed in Unicoi. If I come again, I would definitely chose to stay outside the park.
    This is a small race with wonderful volunteers. Despite its difficulty, this race is one of my favorites. Great memories!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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