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Georgia > Mountain Gobbler Half Marathon
Hiawassee, GA



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Event Details

Seriously challenging hills and steep elevation changes are the name of the game at the Mountain Gobbler Half Marathon, known by locals and race organizers more affectionately (or perhaps with not so much affection!) as the “Beast of the East” half marathon, as it is run on the same course as the Ironman race by the same name later in the year.

The 13.1-mile, double loop course unfolds over some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the Southeast, over mostly paved roads that skirt Lake Chatuge and run through the Clay County Recreation Park, just over the state line in North Carolina. A mix of long, level stretches of park roads followed by significant drops in elevation (especially between miles 2 and 3), the race will certainly leave you guilt-free about overindulging a little during Thanksgiving.

The race takes place at Clay County Recreation Park, which is located just five miles from Hiawassee and two miles from the North Carolina-Georgia border.

Race Weather & Climate

Located on the shores of Chatuge Lake in Georgia's northeast corner, just miles from the state line with Tennessee, the town of Hiawasee typically experiences moderately cool to cold weather conditions in the mid-fall season, with ample rainfall year-round (and occasionally snowfall in the winter). In November, average monthly temperatures range between 59°F and 34°F, while precipitation amounts average around 4.96 inches for the month.


$35 for the half marathon, if registered by Nov. 5, 2009
$45 after Nov. 5 through the day of the race


To sign up for the fall 2009 running of Hiawassee's Mountain Gobbler Half Marathon, register online at Active.com or print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.



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