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Georgia Sky to Summit 50K

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30.6 mile 49.3 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 6,420' 1,957 m
Descent: -6,386' -1,947 m
High: 4,659' 1,420 m
Low: 2,322' 708 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Victor Mariano

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

Victor Mariano

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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    Nov 9, 2019
    Clint Hawkins
    31mi — 6h 00m
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    Nov 9, 2019
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    Nov 9, 2019
    Todd Myers
    Nov 9, 2019
    Erin Needham
    May 19, 2019
    Austin Elder
    Nov 10, 2018
    Ashley Crouch
    Beautiful run!
    Nov 10, 2018
    Paul Forte
    31mi — 8h 43m

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    Photos

    View from just below the summit of Rabun Bald on the Three Forks Trail.
    Jul 25, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
    One of the massive white oak trees along the route. These trees are over 50 feet tall.
    May 1, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
    Summit of Rabun Bald - Three Fork Trails
    Jul 25, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
    Climb the switchbacks on the way up!
    Feb 12, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
    One of the old growth trees along the lower part of Darnell Creek Trail.
    May 1, 2017 near Mountai…, GA
    Larger of the falls on the hike. View is from the bridge at the base.
    May 28, 2019 near Mountai…, GA