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Trillium Trek Kids Fun Run



0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer out and back
87% Runnable


Ascent: 74' 22 m
Descent: -64' -20 m
High: 1,152' 351 m
Low: 1,078' 329 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)


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This child-friendly race has a course inspired by kid-tested, fun activities from Camp Elachee.

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Strollers cannot be taken on the Kids Fun Run.

If you are interesting in bringing a stroller on race day, strollers can be used on the Geiger Trail. Geiger Trail is a half-mile trail starting near the location of the Kids Fun Run.


The Kids Fun Run features several creative volunteer-led activities along a 0.4 mile loop on the Elachee Creek Trail. The race begins and finishes on a short section of Geiger Trail. Parents are encouraged to run with their children. The race starts and stops at the Picnic Area by the Nature Center, and the trail crosses Elachee Creek on a gorgeous bridge.

Need to Know

Elachee's Annual Plant Sale will be taking place at the Nature Center that day from 10 AM to 3 PM. Special guest Julie Evans, a partner at The Fockele Garden Company, will be on site to answer gardening and planting questions.

Offering a selection of unique perennials, broad leaf evergreens, wildflowers and ferns, many of the plants for sale are native to Georgia or are native hybrids not available in local garden centers. Procured from regional nurseries, these plants are adapted to grow well in this area and include a number of drought-tolerant selections. All plant sale proceeds benefit Elachee's environmental education and conservation initiatives.

Be sure to bring cash for the plant sale and for Elachee's Gift Shop.


Race along the trails in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve as part of Earth Day 2017 activities taking place at Elachee Nature Science Center.

With multiple courses, the Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk is a great adventure for advanced racers and beginners alike, and the perfect opportunity to experience the great outdoors within Georgia's only Dedicated Old-Growth Forest.

DATE/TIME: Saturday morning, April 21, 2018 See schedule below.

LOCATION: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Dr., Gainesville, GA 30504

Races and Entry Fees:
$60 = Half-Marathon
$30 = 5K Run/Walk
$20 = Kids Fun Run

Participants registered by April 12, 2018 are guaranteed a tech t-shirt. Refreshments will be available before and after the race.

The Kids Fun Run features several creative volunteer-led activities along a 0.4 mile loop on the Elachee Creek Trail.

History & Background

As one of Georgia's largest, private green spaces, Elachee holds true the vision of its founding mothers. Recognized as a world-class, well-managed quality entity within the region, Elachee attracts support from organizations and individuals with a heart for preserving this regional natural resource for future generations to enjoy. Elachee is a privately owned and operated 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, relying on earned income and tax-deductible donations, planned gifts, grants and fundraising events to fund operations.

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Racers begin the charge at the start of Trillium Trek 2014.
Mar 10, 2017 near Gainesv…, GA
It's all smiles at the start of the 2016 Kid's Fun Run.
Mar 14, 2017 near Gainesv…, GA
Toadshade Trillium Wildflowers are abundant along the race route.
Mar 14, 2017 near Gainesv…, GA

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