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SweetH20 50K

Date

Apr 20 2013

Location

Lithia Springs GA

Contact Information

runlongjohn@yahoo.com

Event Website

http://www.dcroguerunners.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=157961&module_id=43382

Event Host

Douglas County Rogue Runners

Distances

  • Ultra

Region

South

Event Information

EVENT INFORMATION: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA Race begins at 7:30 a.m. REGISTRATION: Registration is $65 before April 1 (no fooling) and $75 after April 1. Registration includes the $5.00 park entry fee. No refunds will be issued for any reason. This race is limited to 300 runners. Technical t-shirts guaranteed topre-registered entrants only, limited sizes and number available to late entries. Register on-line or send fees and entry form to the Douglas County Rogue Runners, PO Box 1846, Douglasville, GA 30133. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Sweetwater Creek State Park offers winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past CivilWar-era textile mill ruins. The course terrain varies greatly from flat sandy surfaces to comfortable trail to technical trail, to monster hills to water crossings. No wheels of any kind or pets are allowed on the course. The course will be marked with orange flagging and bright yellow signs. While we work diligently to mark the course well, paricipants are encouraged to be familiar with the course map. Course monitors are stationed at aid stations checking race numbers to keep track of runners on the course. If you need to drop, please notify someone at an aid station and/or check in with someone at the Group Shelter near the finish area. AWARDS/AGE GROUPS: Awards will go to Women/Men: Top 3 overall and 1st place masters. No duplication of awards. PACKET PICK-UP: Packet pick-up will be held at the Group Shelter at Sweetwater Creek State Park from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Race Day packet pick-up willbe from 6:30 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to the start of the race at the Group Shelter. AID STATIONS: Aid stations will be located every 3-6 miles throughout the course. Stations will offer typical ultra aid station food including: water, sports drink, sandwiches, candy, cookies, chips, first aid items and support. Course monitors will also record race numbers at aid stations, so please ensure that your race number is visible. POST-RACE REFUEL: There will be post run refueling of the traditional BBQ chicken, beverages and sides. TIME LIMIT: Course will be open for 9 hours, with all aid stations closing at 4:15 p.m. Intermediate cut offs include: Any runners arriving at the creek crossing after 12:30 p.m. will be asked to return to the start/finish area. Any runners arriving at the School Spur for the second time after 3:00 p.m. will be brought back to the start/finish area. RACE RESULTS: Race results will be posted on the Douglas County Rogue Runners website. PROCEEDS BENEFITING Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park. DIRECTIONS: Directions I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left andgo 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road, go 2 miles and turn left on Mount Vernon Road. You will pass several park parking lots, but the main entrance to the park is after just over a mile, on the left side of the road. Look for brown State Park signs after you exit I-20. RECOMMENDED LODGING: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West/LithiaSprings 110 Interstate West Parkway, Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA 30122 Tel: 1-770-949-8980 Fax: 1-770-949-8898. RACE CONTACT: Johnny Buice, Race Director. E-mail runlongjohn@yahoo.com or call 404-587-9628.

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