Mountain Races to Get in On

The Blue Ridge Adventure Race

Blue Ridge Adventure Race Weekend will start in downtown Blue Ridge Georgia, Friday Evening May 19, 2017 for the 24-Hour teams and the start for the 8-Hour Teams is on Saturday morning May 20, 2017. Disciplines will be, Trekking, Biking, Paddling, Navigation &  Orienteering.

All teams finishing Saturday Evening for a special event including food, drink and a live band.  There will be a bearing course added to this years race so team will need to have a basic understanding on how to shoot a bearing and count steps. We supply canoes, paddles and PFDs. The top 3-4 Person Coed team will receive (free) entry into the 2017 USARA Nationals on September 22-23, 2017. A $900 prize for first place.

Race director Jeff Leininger will be setting 2 incredible courses.   The course is based on the 2008 USARA Nationals design which will take racers North to the beautiful Cohutta Mountains.  Mark your calendars, early registration ends: 04/01/17 – Late registration ends: 05/14/17

2017 Race Tips from race director. Mountain bike training is a must. There is a lot of mountain biking is this year’s race with many large elevation gains. Between 60-80 miles for the 24-hour race and 20-30 for the 8-hour race. For the 24-Hour race, teams will be biking many single-track trails at night so very good bike lights are required. You should have a good helmet light to see around corners during single track section and not just a bike light. Teams will be paddling the North section of the Toccoa River, which is easy slow moving water. Navigation will be very straight forward in both races.

Escape to Blue Ridge Tri the Mountains Triathlon 

“Escape to Blue Ridge, the Title Sponsor of Tri the Mountains Triathlon provides North Georgia Cabin Rentals vacation experiences that bring you and your friends back for more.” This will be an incredibly scenic race in the North GA Mountains! The swim will be in the crystal clear waters of Lake Blue Ridge. The bike is an 18 mile out and back crossing over the lake with mountains towering in the background. The run will leave the Marina and head towards town on Old Hwy. 76 and you will be cheered on as you enter the Historic town of Blue Ridge ending in front of the Gazebo with the band “Gopher Broke” playing as you run past the finish line. Awards and the after party will take place in the park in the center of town and will be one to remember. If you have never visited Blue Ridge GA, put this on your race schedule! Come see why Blue Ridge is becoming a triathlon mecca!

Registration: Open! Online Registration closes on May 7, 2017. The Race Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 and the Race Time is 7:00 am,  It will be held at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina,  335 Marina Dr., Blue Ridge, GA  30513

The Big Frog 65

The Big Frog 65 Race is a favorite race in the endurance scene. It packs 8,000+ feet of climbing in just 65 miles. Racers will enjoy the same single track, mountain views and fast descents through the Cherokee National Forest as the Cohutta 100.

The weather in Southeastern Tennessee in late April ranges in expression. Expect a chilly morning for sure on race day, but a quick warming up in the early miles. Eight Aid Stations provide supplemental support throughout the course and a delicious meal and a coveted “Finisher” mug await at the Finish Line.

The Big Frog 65 race course includes three, double pass Aid Stations for a total of SIX Aid Station passes – two of which are drop bag locations. These allow racers to access their drop bags at two Aid Station once on the way out, and once on the way back.

Our Aid Stations are well stocked with fresh water and salty, refreshing snacks. Carry with you the hydration and nutrition you require according to your training and heath needs.

Each racer is allowed one (1), one-gallon drop-bag that can be picked up and filled up on check-in day.


The Cohutta 100 Mountain Bike Race

It’s a classic. For more than a decade the Cohutta 100 has been a staple in endurance mountain bike scene. You’d be hard pressed to find an ultra-endurance mountain biker who hasn’t raced the Cohutta 100. And they keep coming back. Hundreds of determined racers from around the world gather each year in the Cherokee National Forest to test their physical ability and mental will.   Racers are challenged by over 12,000 ft. of elevation gain through extreme single-track and demanding fire roads.

For 2017 approximately 18 miles of gravel road in the outer loop (forest service roads 99 & 67) will be replaced by 14 miles of old school, remote, backcountry single-track in the most beautiful part of the forest.  Total course mileage is about 95 miles.


The Old Copper 20 Mountain Bike Race 

The Old Copper 20 mountain bike race takes place in beautiful Southeastern Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest on April 29, 2017.  Alongside the Cohutta 100 and Big Frog 65 races, the Old Copper 20 participants will enjoy wooded and flowing single track, challenging climbs, fast descents, and just enough fire roads to catch your breath.

One Aid Station is passed at about mile 13.  One drop-bag is allowed at this location.  Race entry includes Aid Station supplies (supplemental to racers’ individual nutritional needs), T-shirt, meal, and commemorative coffee mug.


The TORTOISE and the HARE 50K and 30K

A New Twist on an Old Tale! Welcome to the 4th Annual Trail Series! This series is the MOST UNIQUE Ultra you will EVER run! We have an exciting race coming to you in the mountain trails of Blue Ridge, GA just a short drive north of Atlanta. The great thing about the sport of running is the camaraderie among runners. In a typical race the faster runner (Hare) arrives long before the middle/back of the pack and the slower runner (Tortoise) arrives as the party is ending. How about a race where everyone finishes (approximately) at the same time?! Introducing…the TORTOISE and the HARE 50K/30K™! Runners will select a wave start time relative to their ability and that will determine your starting time, with runners starting in hourly waves – Tortoises first! The slower you are, the earlier you begin and the faster you are, the later you begin – with the goal finishing time of 3PM. This will bring everyone to the finish in a small time frame so there will be lots of fellow runners to celebrate your finish! (Of course, the winners will still be those that complete the course in the fastest time.)

If you are unsure of your finishing time just go to this website and it will help you calculate your pace.

The TORTOISE and the HARE 50K and now 30K will be held on September 30th, 2017. There will be pizza provided at early packet pickup the evening before the race. We have moved the race from November to September so runners can have more visibility on the trail (minus the leaves) and a little warmer weather. This race has limited capacity so register today to secure your spot (once capacity is reached, NO exceptions will be made) 678-400-9050

The 5K Color Run, Blue Ridge, GA
Race Day Registration: Registration begins at 8:00 am at the tent located at Downtown Park.

Age Groups
Under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and Over 70

Overall Male and Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd per age group

Contact Information:
Name:  Tracie Griffith
First Community Mortgage Group
21 Overview Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Blue Ridge New Year’s 5k

Mark your calender for the Blue Ridge New Year’s 5k run walk in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA! This will be a chip timed event organized by Terra Outfitters, a local running and outdoor store in Blue Ridge, GA. January 1st- 8:00 am Registration will open in mid September. Stay tuned for more details! If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or have questions, email or call Terra Outfitters at 706-946-2120.

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Dates for this event
January 01, 2018- January 01, 2018

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