Outdoors

August 31, 2011

Dalton to host ultra trail runs Sept. 24

The inaugural Georgia Jewel, an ultra race event consisting of 100-mile, 50-mile and 35-mile options, will be held on the Pinhoti Trail on Sept. 24-25, with races starting and finishing in downtown Dalton.

Awards will be given for the top three finishers in each race. Entry fees for the races are $50 (35 miles), $100 (50 miles) and $160 (100 miles) through today; the costs increase by $20 for each race after today. More information on the event and registration is available at georgiajewel.com.

“These are high-endurance runs,” said Brett Huske, executive director of the Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The Pinhoti is over 300 miles long and runs through Alabama and Georgia, the longest trail in either state. It is rigorous, challenging, and the perfect opportunity for someone to test their endurance in the Georgia mountains.”

Beginning at the Dalton Convention Center, the competitors will enter the Pinhoti Trail and cross five scenic mountains overlooking Northwest Georgia. The trail mostly consists of a single track that is being maintained by NWGA SORBA, a non-profit organization focused on mountain biking and trails in Georgia.

In addition to several checkpoints along the route, aid stations will be located approximately every eight to nine miles.

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