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May 7–8, 2022

Length: 24 Hours or 8 Hours

This year's 8-hour race will be exploring some of the best areas of the Aska trail system with a great paddle down the Tocca River. The 24-hour race will be visiting the Cohutta Mountains which include the best mountain bike trails in Georgia with the Pinhotti Trail. All teams will be bused to a secret location to then work their way back to town and finishing at the Downtown Pavillion. Teams will be exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes, trails, and beautiful woods surrounding Blue Ridge, Georgia. All races are for solo, 2-, 3-, or 4-person teams, coed or open (same-sex).

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2022 Race Pricing

8-Hour Race
$160 Per Racer
 
 24-Hour Race
$260 Per Racer

Important Registration Dates

Registration Ends: 4/18/21

 
Schedule

8-Hour Race

Check-In

6:30am, Saturday

Pre-Race Meeting

8:30am, Saturday 

Start

9:00am, Saturday

Finish

6:00pm, Saturday

 

Dinner/Awards

6:30pm, Saturday

24-Hour Race

Check-In

3:30pm, Friday

Pre-Race Meeting

5:00pm, Friday 

 

Load Buses

5:30pm, Friday

Start

6:00pm, Friday

Finish

600pm, Saturday

 

Dinner/Awards

6:30pm, Saturday

Location

The Downtown Pavillion and Bandstand

900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(Directions)

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Details

 

24-Hour Race

The 24-hour race will be heading to the Cohutta Mountains. Check-in starts at 3:30pm on Friday night with instructions and pre-plotted map followed by a pre-race meeting at 5:00 pm. All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare. A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes, bins, and paddling gear. See "Gear" section below for specifics on gear.

 

There will be a bearing course added to this year's race so your team will need to have a basic understanding of how to shoot a bearing and count steps.

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA; however, this is not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets. There will be many stores along the route for refueling.

 

After the first night, tents will be set up at TAs for team rest.

8-Hour Race

The 8-hour adventure race is perfect for sport or family teams looking to have some fun discovering the outdoors with adventure racing. Easy to read and simple navigation will take you to some hidden spots around Blue Ridge. Distances are always based on your team's abilities and speed in adventure racing; however, you can expect between 20–30 miles of mountain biking, 5–8 miles of trekking with 4–8 miles of canoeing.

Check-in starts Downtown from 6:00am to 7:30am with instructions and a pre-plotted map followed a pre-race meeting at 7:45am. The race starts at 9:00am with teams riding out of town on their bikes.

All teammates must be present to check-in and receive instructions. The later you are the shorter the time to prepare. Your first discipline to start the race will be revealed during check-in. A staging area will be set-up at check-in for bikes and paddling gear. For the 8-hour race, we will be transporting these items if required. See "Gear" section below for specifics on gear.

Water and snacks will be provided at every TA; however, this is not guaranteed so bring water purification tablets.

Race includes: T-shirt, food and drink during the race, awards for each division, and dinner at the end of the race.

 
Gear

Mandatory Gear List required for review and to be carried during all races.

24-Hour Race

For the 24HR race, we will be transporting your paddle gear, bikes, and (one per any size team) 27-gallon bin. Team labels for bins and bags will be supplied by us. 

We supply canoes, paddles, and PFDs for both the whitewater and canoeing sections. 

Teams will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear; however, they must be in a paddle bag.

 

8-Hour Race

We supply all canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Teams will be allowed to bring their own paddle gear; however, they must be in a paddle bag.

Waivers

In order to speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each team member, and bring to the race with you to check-in.

Rules

Rules List required for review and to be carried during all races.

Cancellation

Rain or shine. Our races are unlikely to ever cancel due to weather.; however, sometimes extreme weather could cause delays or cancellation of the race. Refunds or race credits will be issued based on each team's condition. If your team needs to withdraw or we need to cancel, you will receive a 100% refund before early registration ends or 3 months before. 75% refunds 30 days before the race date and 50% refunds 30 days out to the day before the race date.

Awards

1st through 3rd place in the following divisions:

• Coed 3–4

​• Coed 2

• Open Male (Any)

​• Open Female (Any)

• Solo Male

• Solo Female

Single Award for:

The Youngest Racer

 
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