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2020 Double Top 50K

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Double 100 Stone Anvil is the 50 km option trail race in the Cohutta Mountains in northern Georgia.


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31.0

Miles

49.9

KM

80%

Runnable

2,769' 844 m

High

1,396' 426 m

Low

7,461' 2,274 m

Up

7,464' 2,275 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildlife

Fort Mountain is open all year.

Overview

The events start at various times, here are specific start and end times:
72-hr Timed. Start: Thursday (16 Apr 2020) at 5pm, End: Sunday (19 Apr) at 5pm
100M. Start: Friday (17 Apr 2020) at 11pm!!, End: Sunday (19 Apr) at 6pm
100k. Start: Saturday (18 Apr 2020) at 5am, End: Sunday (19 Apr) at 7am
50k. Start: Saturday (18 Apr 2020) at 7am, End: Saturday (19 Apr) at Dusk (~8pm)

Description

The course consists of an inner (clockwise) loop and an outer (counter-clockwise) loop that is a loop of about 20 miles with 5000 feet of elevation gain. Two extensions are made on the Pinhoti Trail that add 3.4 miles and roughly 1500 feet of elevation gain. The start/finish area is located at the Old Fort area of the park. There are four aid points, one check station (with water), and one water point on the loop.

Because of the hard climbs, there is an abundance of aid on the course. The completion of each loop is at the Cool Springs AS. Crew access will be allow at three main aid points (Lakeside, Cool Springs Overlook, and the Park Entrance). In general, the park and course are family friendly and supporters are able to interact with their runner many times during the race. Some of the Fort Mountain trails are technical (i.e., sections of the Gahuti Trail) but much of the course is rolling double-wide trails, with hard and brutal climbs. Cutoff times will be strictly enforced during later loops for runner safety.

The first two loops will also include running down and up the Pinhoti Connector. This provides a metaphorical "Double Tap" on the Pinhoti Trail. With that the DoubleTop/DoubleTap race kicks off the Pinhoti Slam (DoubleTop, Georgia Jewel, Pinhoti 100).

History & Background

2020 event will be the 7th year of this race.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brad Goodridge

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Photos

View from the Cool Springs Overlook (trailhead)
Apr 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Goldmine Crossing on the Gahuti Trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Follow the orange blazes
Apr 20, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Trees along the Gahuti Trail
Apr 20, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA
Trailhead sign
Apr 21, 2018 near Chatsworth, GA

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