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SweetH2O
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SweetH2O

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA

32K
50K

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Join us for an incredible course that has become a favorite in the Southeast! It's a tough but beautiful course on the trails in and near Sweetwater Creek State Park

Blue Ridge Magazine rated the race in the top 10 toughest in the country. Now that you've been warned, proceed with caution! Train hard! 9 time finisher Rob Apple says "SweetH20 has it all, "it has an out West feel with a little bit of everything, from hills to water crossings to the technical stuff to very runnable sections". Come and enjoy a challenge at beautiful Sweetwater Creek State Park.

The park located in Lithia Springs, Georgia and offers winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins. The Start/Finish will be at the group shelter. The course will be open for 10 hours, with all aid stations closing at 5:00 p.m so RESPECT THE DISTANCE and most importantly THIS COURSE, and did I say it already; train hard!?! Intermediate cutoffs include- Runners who arrive at the creek crossing after 1:00 p.m. will be asked to return to the start/finish area. Runners arriving at the School Spur for the second time after 4:00 p.m. will be asked to drop and can be transported back to the start/finish area. The 10-hour time limit, 10 hours is plenty of time so please train accordingly as this race is NOT a hike. Train hard!

This race is limited to 150 runners.  Technical t-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered entrants only, limited sizes and number available to late entries.

AWARDS/AGE GROUPS

Awards will go to Women/Men: Top 3 overall and 1st place Senior Masters (60+). No duplication of awards.

AID STATIONS

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.

WATER BOTTLES

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.​

DROP BAGS

Runners may leave drop bags at the Race Pavilion in the area provided on race morning.  Drop bags will be brought to the river crossing.  They will be returned to the Race Pavilion after all runners have passed through.

A percentage of proceeds benefit Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park

Pricing

Registration is $55 until December 31

Registration is &75 January 1st until race day

**No refunds or transfers will be issued for any reason.**

There is a $5 entry fee to the park, unless you have a State Parks Pass.​

Parking Directions

Directions I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go 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.

Course Map

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Course Details

Course is on winding, moderately difficult trails with creek crossings in and around the park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins.

The race course will be open for 10 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 3:30 p.m. will be brought back to the start/finish area. The 10 hour time limit and cut offs will be enforced, so please train accordingly as this race is not meant to be a hike.

Predicted Weather

Probably humid. Daily high temperatures from 61°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 80°F. Daily low temperatures from 41°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 30°F or exceeding 60°F.

Packet Pickup

Race Day packet pick-up will be from 6:30am until 15 minutes prior to the start of the race, also at the Race Pavilion.

Race Course Records

50K

Heather May (2009) - 5:10:49

Jeremy Ramsey (2009) - 4:20:02

32K

Details

3/26/22 9:00 am

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50K

Details

3/26/22 8:00 am

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Travel Information

Recommended Lodging

Sweetwater Creek State Park - Yurts and camping

Hampton Inn - 999 Bob Arnold Blvd., Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West/Lithia Springs, 110 Interstate West Parkway, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

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