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The 2 day meet this weekend should enjoy clear, chilly running conditions yet still hold the beauty of fall colors. In any case it will be a good deal for anyone wanting to do both days, as there is only one entry fee for both days plus $3 for additional courses.
|White||Short beginner course||Yes||10||2.4 km||40 m|
|Yellow1||Long beginner course||Yes||11||2.8 km||60 m|
|Orange1||Intermediate course||Yes||10||4.1 km||90 m|
|Brown1||Short advanced course||Yes||10||4.2 km||120 m|
|Green1||Medium advanced course||Yes||11||5.2 km||180 m|
|Red1||Long advanced course||Yes||14||7.1 km||255 m|
|White||Short beginner course|
(same course as Saturday)
|Yes||10||2.4 km||40 m|
|Yellow2||Long beginner course||Yes||8||2.9 km||40 m|
|Orange2||Intermediate course||Yes||10||4.2 km||80 m|
|Brown2||Short advanced course||Yes||9||4.2 km||120 m|
|Green2||Medium advanced course||Yes||11||5.2 km||170 m|
|Red2||Long advanced course||Yes||12||6.8 km||195 m|
GAOC offers beginner instruction at 10am at all local meets. Runners may start their course any time between 11am and 1pm with a 3-hour time limit for all courses. All runners must be off the courses by 3pm.
I-85 North to GA 316, in Athens take GA 10-loop to US 29 North (approx 10mi), turn right on GA 72 East toward Elberton (32mi). Turn left on GA 77 (North Oliver St), go 1.2mi and turn right onto Ruckersville Road. Russell State Park is 8 miles down on the right.
From the North
Take I-85 South. After crossing the South Carolina / Georgia state line, take the first Georgia exit (#177) onto GA 77. Follow GA 77 south approximately 30 miles to Elberton, then turn left onto Ruckersville Road. Russell State Park is 8 miles down on the right.
From the East
I-20 West to exit 172 (Hwy 78), follow Hwy 78 to Washington, turn North on Hwy 17, follow Hwy 17 to Elberton. In Elberton turn right on GA 77 (North Oliver St), go 1.2mi and turn right onto Ruckersville Road. Russell State Park is 8 miles down on the right.
Typical fees are shown below. Participants may go out on the course as individuals or with a group. E-chip rental is required if you do not have your own stick.
|State Park Parking Fee||$5|
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Bill Cheatum 706-247-5031