This 43rd annual event features an 18K run known as one of the toughest races in Georgia and the South...maybe in North America!
Event details and schedule
Besides the 18K run that starts at 11:00 a.m. there is also a 5K loop race around Unicoi Lake beginning at the Park beach house area at 9:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will be at the Park beach house immediately after each race. Other features of the races are: 1) baggage check-in for those in the 18K that want some warm clothes at the finish atop Hogpen Gap and 2) a quality race event shirt. No personal vehicles are allowed at he finish line area.
All proceeds of the races go to fund operating expenses (i.e. building houses) for the Northeast Georgia Habitat for Humanity.
Fees: 5K - $30 early, $35 regular, $20 students...18K - $50 early, $55 regular, $30 students...Combo (run 5K and 18K) - $70 early, $75 regular, $45 students. Please Note: Unicoi State Park charges a $5 per vehicle park fee.