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Georgia Jewel 100

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Ridgeline running, singletrack, beautiful mountain views, and 100% trails (except this really awesome hill at the end).


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99.3

Miles

159.8

KM

91%

Runnable

1,879' 573 m

High

755' 230 m

Low

13,356' 4,071 m

Up

13,356' 4,071 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

The end of the race is run on private property. Please respect them by staying on the Pinhoti Trail only outside of race weekend.

Overview

The Jewel is Georgia's longest standing 100 mile trail race and is run on the beautiful Pinhoti. With 99% singletrack and 1% a ridiculous climb up what we affectionately call "Mt. Baker," all distances are super fun (at least the finish line is fun). The Pinhoti includes some steller ridge line sections as well as a rock garden that'll make you hate rocks...forever.

Need to Know

The course shown here is for the 100 mile, but the event also puts on a 50, 35 and 18 mile trail race.

Description

The 100 mile starts at the Dalton Convention Center, runs out to the Dry Creek Trail system and comes back, making this a great 100 miler for runners AND crew. The Dry Creek system is maintained by SORBA and has fast and runnable singletrack through a gorgeous pine tree forest. A loop system allows you to see your crew at the same spot for over 30 miles. They'll thank you in the end, and beg you to run more 100's.

We bus 18, 35 and 50 mile runners out to their starting lines and scream like crazy for them as they run back to the finish line and their cars. The bus ride to the start takes you back to your childhood and makes you thankful you're now an adult. And we have toilets at the starting line since pre-race pooping is pretty important.

And the finish line...oh the finish line! We try to create an experience that allows you to pull up a chair, eat some food and feel like you're at our kitchen table with family. Everyone deserves to be celebrated for their effort on the trail no matter how the day turns out. The finish line is a place to share stories of failures and success and really good beer.

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Franklin Baker

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Photos

Running out of the John's Mountain Aid Station
Sep 12, 2018 near LaFayette, GA
Ascent to Horn Mountain from Pilcher's Pond / Pocket Road
Aug 11, 2017 near Dalton, GA
Keown Falls Cave
Sep 12, 2018 near LaFayette, GA
Sunrise between John's Mountain and Dry Creek
Sep 12, 2018 near Calhoun, GA
Pilcher's Pond
Dec 6, 2017 near Calhoun, GA
Johns Mountain Overlook
Dec 6, 2017 near LaFayette, GA

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