Race Details

Date of race: 11/23/2013

Start time: 7:30am

 

Description of event: 50 Kilometer (31 miles) and 30 Kilometer (18.6 miles) trail race out and back.

 

50K race route: The race will start at the shelter #1 at Vogel State Park. The route will follow the Coosa Backcountry trail North out of the park and across 180. When the Coosa Backcountry trail intersects the Duncan Ridge Trail, the route will turn right towards Coosa Bald. Runners will follow the Duncan Ridge Trail until Fish Gap at Forest Service Road 88. This is the turnaround point for 50K runners and the runners will follow the same route back to the finish. All running will be on trails except a 1/4 mile section of paved road in Vogel State Park.
 
30K race route: The race will start at the shelter #1 at Vogel State Park. The route will follow the Coosa Backcountry trail North out of the park and across 180. When the Coosa Backcountry trail intersects the Duncan Ridge Trail, the route will turn right towards Coosa Bald. Runners will follow the Duncan Ridge Trail until Whiteoak Stomp. Runners will turn left on Forest Service Road 39 (dirt road) at Aid Station #2 at Whiteoak Stomp. FSR 39 will be followed until Wolf Pen Gap at 180 and then runners will turn left back onto the Coosa Backcountry trail which leads back to the finish .

 

Route Marking: The current trail blazes will be used (green on Coosa Backcountry and Blue on DRT), but orange surveyor’s flagging tape will also be used along with small orange flags at major turns and intersections.

 

Number of participants: 200 total

 

Registration Fee: There will be a $50 registration fee for the 50K race and a $40 registration fee for the 30K. Registration fees will increase by $10 on September 1. The fee will include a race shirt and finisher award. All proceeds will go to Vogel Volunteers.

 
Awards: Awards will be giving to all finishers.
 

Aid Stations: There will be 4 aid stations and 3 will be used a second time on the route back to the finish for the 50K race

Aid Station #1 – Coosa Backcountry trail and FSR #107 (3.5 miles)

Aid Station #2 – Duncan Ridge trail and FSR #39 at Whiteoak Stomp (8 miles)

Aid Station #3 – Duncan Ridge trail and FSR#4 at Mulky Gap (13 miles)

Aid Station #4 – Duncan Ridge trial and FSR#88 at Fish Gap (15.5 miles)

Aid Station #5 – Duncan Ridge trail and FSR#4 at Mulky Gap (18 miles)

Aid Station #6 – Duncan Ridge trail and FSR #39 at Whiteoak Stomp (23 miles)

Aid Station #7 – Coosa Backcountry trail and FSR #107 (27.5 miles)

 

      Each aid station will be stocked with water, sports drink, sports gels, and snack items typical at a trail race.

 

Drop Bags: Drop bags will be allowed for 50k participants. There will be a drop off location at the start/finish area on race morning and bags will be taken to an aid station at Fish Gap (turn around).
 
Cut-offs: The course will be open 10 hours with strict cut-offs:
    - 5 hours (12:30) at the turnaround at mile 15.5
    -     9 hours (4:30) at Aid Station #7 at mile 27.5
 
Carpooling: Please help minimize impact on the environment and consider carpooling with fellow race participants.

 

Parking fee: Vogel State Park charges a $5 parking fee per vehicle.

 

Runner Safety:
  • All trails will be well marked and all aid stations will be well stocked.
  • Runners will be required to carry a bottle or hydration pack.
  • Each aid station will be equipped with a first aid kit. 
  • Vehicles will drive between aid stations throughout the event to make sure they have enough supplies and to pick up injured or dropped runners.
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