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Georgia Death Race (GDR)

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This is the premier ultra race on the East Coast - 70+ miles, point to point, with over 27,000 feet of elevation change!


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Map Key

73.1

Miles

117.7

KM

87%

Runnable

4,234' 1,291 m

High

1,626' 496 m

Low

12,914' 3,936 m

Up

13,369' 4,075 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

89%

Max Grade (42°)

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Features River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall

Overview

This race showcases the beautiful trails of the North Georgia Mountains. Entrants to GDR must have completed a qualifying race within the last 356 days before race day. And completed at least eight (8) hours of trail volunteer work. GDR is a Western States Endurance Run Golden Ticket event. See website for details. www.runbumtours.com

Need to Know

The race features 10 fully stocked aid stations, providing ample opportunity for food and fluids all along the course route. A safety runner is allowed to run with participants for part of the race. Check the website for details on safety runners, drop bags, and crew access.

Description

The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultramarathon trail race. Start time is 8 am which gives runners of all levels the opportunity to witness the sunrise from the Duncan Ridge.

The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change, including the 2,300 ft climb over 3.8 miles up to the summit of Coosa Bald, as well aa other long distance viewpoints from random points along the ridge trails.

Other course highlights include the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, the remote Benton Mackaye and Duncan Ridge Trail, and finally climbing the 425 steps to the top of the 729 foot Amicalola waterfall.

Flora & Fauna

Leaves are off the trees at this time of year. There are some rhododendrons and mountain laurels along various points along the course.

Contacts

Shared By:

Victor Mariano with improvements by Quin Weber

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  4.9 from 18 votes

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Photos

Toccoa Swinging Bridge - Photo Credit Samantha Smith Taylor.
Dec 15, 2016 near Blue Ridge, GA
Crossing the creek with the BMTA blaze beckoning.
Jun 20, 2020 near Cherry Log, GA
Wallalah Mountain Overlook is well worth the climb!
Jun 20, 2020 near Cherry Log, GA
Wallalah Mountain Overlook
Jun 20, 2020 near Cherry Log, GA
Len Foote Hike Inn
Jul 17, 2017 near Dahlonega, GA
Suspension Bridge
Aug 6, 2019 near Cherry Log, GA

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Feb 23, 2020
Michael Scogings
Jan 12, 2020
Luke Kovacs
Mar 30, 2019
Kevin Ball
Incredible run that absolutely trashed my quads. 71mi — 19h 13m
Mar 29, 2019
Jessica Eager
Dec 29, 2018
Lynn Linn
Good day, lots small to med blowdowns Coosa Gap to white oak. 13mi
Apr 1, 2017
Adam Dyas
75mi
Mar 31, 2017
Claire Heslop