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Saturday, April 24, 2021
Rain or Shine!
7 am – Marathon

9 am - Half Marathon

10:30 am - 5k



Come run in beautiful trails surrounding Helen GA.  Visit www.helenbackraceseries for race descriptions and profiles.

Helen GA

The Start and Finish area is located near downtown Helen

Runners can pickup their packet either Friday night or on race day. Packet pickup will be available from 5 pm - 8 pm at the start/finish area. Race day packet pickup will be available starting at 6:15 am on race day- this will also be at the start/finish area.


Fees - Register HERE
Marathon: $85 before 1/1; $90 before 3/1; $100 thereafter 
1/2 Marathon: $65 before 1/1; $70 before 3/1; $80 thereafter

5k: $26 before 1/1; $31 before 3/1; $35 thereafter

GUTS members receive a $5 discount (*honor system, so be honorable)
*Only entries received by April 5 will have guaranteed shirt size. 


Parking & Directions:
Enter Helen on Hwy 17/75/Main Street. You will turn on Brucken Strasse. (There is a Circle K Gas station at the corner.) The address of the Circle K gas station is 7934 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545, so if you put that into your GPS you will get to the intersection of Brucken Strasse and Hwy 17/75/Main Street. Once at this intersection, drive down Brucken Strasse about 300 meters. You will cross the Chattahoochee River. IMMEDIATELY after the bridge, there is a private drive on your left. Turn left into the private drive (there will be a Helenback sign to direct you). At the fork, keep left to continue along the river. Drive about 200 meters to get to the start/finish field and the parking area. We will have parking for about 150 cars. When the start/finish field is full, cars will need to park across the river at the outlet mall (we will have signs/parking attendants directing you). If you park across the river, simply walk back to Brucken Strasse, cross the bridge over the river, and walk down the path to the start/finish field (it's about a .25 mile walk from the overflow parking to the start/finish field).  


There will be port-o-johns at the start/finish area. 


Women/Men: Overall winners and 1st place masters & grandmasters 
Marathon and 1/2 marathon finishers will receive a special finisher’s award


Time Limits
Marathon: 7 hrs


Race Contact:
Email Thad Gilliam, Race Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Portion of our proceeds will go to support White County ROTC and scholarships at White County.

GUTS Sponsors


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