Canceled for 2016 :-( PB will be back in 2017!
The run is open to GUTS members only, join if you must! Due to park permit limitations this is classified as a run and it is not officially organized. For all intents and purposes we are disorganized.
The run will be held on a loop course. Each loop is approximately 6.2 miles in length (yes, that’s 5 loops). The first loop will be run clockwise, with subsequent loops alternating direction. The first loop will head west and circle the bottom of the mountain, then climb to the VERY top, and descend the park road. Each loop has 925 feet of climb. The loop is a combination of smooth dirt, service road, rocky steep single track, and less than 1 mile of asphalt.
ENTRY FEE: 1 canned food item + one fine pumpkin (no gourds plz! But chose wisely you may end up carrying it). Canned items will be donated to Atlanta Community Food Bank. You can read more about the ATL Community Food Bank on their website: http://www.acfb.org/ . Pumpkins are available to good homes after the run.
POST RUN: Plan to stay! Showers (bring a towel), BBQ, and good food will be available at the finish.
AWARDS: No t-shirt. Top male and female finishers receive a pie and prizes are provided to all pumpkin carriers.
PUMPKIN CARRYING: There will be plenty of lovely pumpkins available to runners for the purpose of giving the pumpkin a ride to the top of the mountain. Any runner who brings back their pumpkin, unharmed, will be given a special prize.
AID: Full station at start/finish area; Water fountain at Burnt Hickory (~2mile mark); Fluids at top of mountain
DIRECTIONS: From I-75, take the SR-5, exit #267B. Stay to the left, following the signs for Hwy-5/Marietta. Take a right at the second traffic light, onto Tower Rd. Go approximately 1.5 miles. Look for signs for the run start.
PARKING: Parking is limited, so please carpool! Please park only on the right side of the road, so residents can easily get through.