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Georgia Sky to Summit 50K

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A late fall 50K, in the heart of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.


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Map Key

30.6

Miles

49.3

KM

83%

Runnable

4,659' 1,420 m

High

2,322' 708 m

Low

6,420' 1,957 m

Up

6,386' 1,947 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Overview

In the words of race director Sean "Run Bum" Blanton, the Sky to Summit races are a transition.
  • A transition from fall to winter.
  • A transition from the North Georgia to the rugged mountains of North Carolina.
  • A transition from city life to country mountain life.
  • From self-doubt to absolute certainty.
  • From everyday, to the epic of the mountains!
  • Need to Know

    There will be four fully stocked aid stations and two additional fluid only aid stations to ensure supported race experience.

    Runner Notes

    Bring layers - as it will likely be cold at the start and warm up as the day goes on.

    Description

    The Georgia Sky to Summit 50k promises to be one of the most scenic races on the east coast.

    The course has 20+ miles of untouched singletrack, beautiful waterfalls, and numerous small bridge and water crossings. Runners will climb to the summit of Rabun Bald, the second highest point in GA at over 4,700 ft, not one, but two times! A short climb to the top of Rabun Bald fire tower will provide a gorgeous 360-degree view of mountains in three different states.

    Flora & Fauna

    This is a late fall season race. There will be some leaf color still to be seen in the crisp fall air.

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    Victor Mariano

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      4.9 from 7 votes

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    Photos

    From Rabun Bald summit tower.
    Oct 13, 2020 near Mountai…, GA
    A stunning view along the way.
    Oct 12, 2020 near Mountai…, GA
    Ammons Creek Falls.
    Oct 28, 2020 near Mountai…, GA
    Rabun Bald summit
    Oct 12, 2020 near Mountai…, GA
    Holcomb Creek Falls.
    Oct 28, 2020 near Mountai…, GA
    Choppy footing on many sections.
    Oct 12, 2020 near Mountai…, GA

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    Nov 13, 2020
    Kelli Kilpatrick
    Nov 9, 2019
    Clint Hawkins
    31mi — 6h 00m
    Nov 9, 2019
    nate turner
    Nov 9, 2019
    russell sagon
    Nov 9, 2019
    Todd Myers
    Nov 9, 2019
    Erin Needham
    May 19, 2019
    Austin Elder
    Nov 10, 2018
    Ashley Crouch
    Beautiful run!