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Georgia > Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
Summerville, GA  •  Saturday, May 17, 2014  •  Course Map

The foothills of northern Georgia's Appalachian mountains are the setting for Summerville's aptly named Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, which takes runners along a hilly, somewhat technically challenging course in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Running along an area of the forest known as Taylor's Ridge, the event also includes a fun run for kids, which circles a lake in James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park.

All of the races start and finish in the park, and the course for both races is primarily forest trail with a few gravel roads thrown in. The hills and elevation changes for the half-marathon (as well as the full marathon) are seriously challenging, especially the technical climb just after the start of the race between miles 2 and 4 known as Becky's Bluff, which climbs more than 800 feet in elevation.

After the bluff, the race course follows Taylor's Ridge for the next 6 miles, with many steep uphill and downhill areas. As you approach mile 10, the course begins a steep downhill off the ridge and back down toward the park and the lakeshore toward the finish line. Each race is limited to 175 participants, and starts at 9:00 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Georgia's northwestern corner, about 90 miles northwest of Atlanta and roughly 43 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn., Summerville typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in May, which usually brings drier weather than the winter months.

May Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 52°F Low: 53°F Rain: 4.57 in.
High: 78°F High: 78°F Snow: N/A

Course Map

See the race route map for the Twisted Ankle Trail Half Marathon


See race website


To reserve your spot in the late spring 2014 running of Summerville's Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon or Half Marathon, visit the event website.

Official Race Website


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