Join us for a fantastic trail half marathon at Sweetwater Creek State Park.
This race course, starting and finishing at the park's Interpretive Center, offers 13.1 miles of winding moderately difficult trails in and around the Sweetwater Creek State Park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-ear textile mill ruins. These trails vary from sandy and flat to hilly to technical. You will pass over a couple of small creeks throughout the run. The conditions for the race can be unpredictable; one year we ran in six inches of snow, while during another we ran through the set of a major motion picture filming at the park (Killing Season with Robert De Niro and John Travolta).
There will be a 3.5 hour time limit for this race. Formal course support will end at 11:30 a.m.
The cost for registration is as follows:
Pre-registered by January 30 - $40
After January 30 - $50
Race Day Registration is available unless the race fills up.
This race is limited to 150 runners. Shirts guaranteed to pre-registered entrants prior to January 30, limited sizes and number available to entries after January 30.
Registration via race application or on-line.
If you register both the Half Marathon and the April SweetH2O 50K at the same time, receive $10 discount ($95 for both races prior to January 30). Register via the on-line link, or fill out race applications for each race and submit.
Packet pick-up will be on race day from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. on race day at the Interpretive Center in Sweetwater Creek State Park. The race starts at 8:00 a.m.
There will be aid stations on the course with all providing water, and some providing sports drink and energy gels at miles 3.5, 5.75 and 9.5. This race is a trail race, so we're not able to have aid stations every two miles. Participants are strongly encouraged to carry a handheld water bottle with them, which aid station volunteers will happily refill (why not cut down the waste of cups?). Also, if you have trash, please do not drop it on the trail. Trash in, trash out is the motto of trail running. If you can't carry it on you, please deposit any trash at an aid station, but PLEASE do not litter on the trails!
Awards will go to Women/Men: Top 3 overall, 1st place Masters
Sweetwater Slam Series
This race is the first of four races in the "Sweetwater Slam" Race Series. The four races include the Sweetheart Half, the SweetH2O 50K in April, the GUTS Hot-to-Trot in August and the Yeti Snakebite 50/50 in September. Those who sign up for all four races by February 15 receive a discount fee ($5 per race) and are eligible for series awards including: Top 3 M/F receive Georgia State Park passes provided by Sweetwater Creek State Park, Hoodies to all complete series finishers and an overall series M/F award. Select the "Sweetwater Slam" option on ultrasignup to register for the series.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Karen Hopkins - firstname.lastname@example.org
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