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blueBlack Georgia Sky to Summit 50K

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Trail

30.6 mile 49.3 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

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.

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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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    May 19, 2019
    Austin Elder
    Nov 10, 2018
    Ashley Crouch
    Beautiful run!
    Nov 10, 2018
    Paul Forte
    31mi — 8h 43m
    Nov 10, 2018
    Ed Baker
    Fantastic Race!! Hard but with the most amazing views.
    Nov 10, 2018
    Joe Gillian
    30.1mi
    Nov 9, 2018
    Erica J
    Nov 9, 2018
    Chris Hartley
    Nov 9, 2018
    Lanie Honeycutt

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