Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA
Race begins at 7:30 a.m.
Registration is $65 before April 1 and $75 after April 1.
Registration includes the $5.00 park entry fee.
No refunds will be issued for any reason.
This race is limited to 250 runners. Technical t-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered entrants only, limited sizes and number available to late entries.
Register on-line or send fees and entry form to the Douglas County Rogue Runners, PO Box 1846, Douglasville, GA 30133.
If you register both the 50K and the Februrary SweetH2O Sweetheart Half Marathon 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 mail to DCRR.
COURSE DESCRIPTION - 2014 SweetH2O 50K Race Map
Sweetwater Creek State Park offers winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past CivilWar-era textile mill ruins. The course terrain varies greatly from flat sandy surfaces to comfortable trail to technical trail, to monster hills to water crossings. No wheels of any kind or pets are allowed on the course. The course will be marked with orange flagging and bright yellow signs. While we work diligently to mark the course well, participants are encouraged to be familiar with the course map. Course monitors are stationed at aid stations checking race numbers to keep track of runners on the course. If you need to drop, please notify someone at an aid station and/or check in with someone at the Group Shelter near the finish area.
Awards will go to Women/Men: Top 3 overall and 1st place masters. No duplication of awards.
Packet pick-up will be held at the Group Shelter at Sweetwater Creek State Park from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11. Race Day packet pick-up will be from 6:30 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to the start of the race at the Group Shelter.
Aid stations will be located every 3-6 miles throughout the course. Stations will offer typical ultra aid station food including: water, sports drink, sandwiches, candy, cookies, chips, first aid items and support. Course monitors will also record race numbers at aid stations, so please ensure that your race number is visible.
All participants should carry their own means of hydration based on their personal preference, such as a handheld water bottle, waist pack or backpack device.
Runners may leave drop bags at the Group Shelter in the area provided on race morning. Drop bags will be brought to the river crossing. They will be returned to the Group Shelter after all runners have passed through.
There will be post run refueling of the traditional BBQ chicken, beverages and sides.
Course will be open for 9 hours, with all aid stations closing at 4:15 p.m. Intermediate cut offs include: Any runners who arrive at the creek crossing after 12:30 p.m. will be asked to return to the start/finish area. Any runners arriving at the School Spur for the second time after 3:00 p.m. will be brought back to the start/finish area.
Race results will be posted on the Douglas County Rogue Runners website.
SWEETWATER SLAM RACE SERIES
This race is the second 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
Directions I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left andgo 1/4 mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road, go 2 miles and turn left on Mount Vernon Road. You will pass several park parking lots, but the main entrance to the park is after just over a mile, on the left side of the road. Look for brown State Park signs after you exit I-20.
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West/LithiaSprings
110 Interstate West Parkway,
Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA 30122
Tel: 1-770-949-8980 Fax: 1-770-949-8898
Johnny Buice, Race Director. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-587-9628.