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May 19, 2017 (Friday)
100 Mile, 50 Mile
Vogel State Park
Blairsville, Georgia
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Cruel Jewel 100

The Cruel Jewel 100 is actually a 108 mile foot race deep with in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest of the North Georgia Mountains. It consists of 96 miles of trails, 12 miles of mountain roads, and 20 aid station. Along your journey from Vogel State Park to Blue Ridge, GA and back, you will experience tough, and sometimes technical, single track trails, ferns and old growth poplar trees, steep ascents and even steeper descents, an historic steel bridge spanning the Toccoa River, the Dragon's Spine, lush green hardwood forests, rocks, roots and ridge lines ... all of which will be passed before you reach your final destination. And as a bonus we have thrown in 33,000 feet of gain and 33,000 feet of loss just to keep it interesting !!

The Cruel Jewel 100 is laid out for tough and experienced trail runners, therefore there will be qualifications and requirements to be eligible for entry and strict cut off times at all aid stations put in place for your safety. See the link to the right for qualifications.

Cruel Jewel 50

We understand that not everyone is cut out or ready for the CRUEL JEWEL 100, so for these runners we are offering a 56 mile option.

Cruel Jewel 50 is a point to point 56 mile trail race deep with in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest of the North Georgia Mountains. It consists of 50 miles of trails, 6 miles of mountain roads, and has 10 aid stations. Along your journey from Blue Ridge to Vogel State Park you will experience tough, and sometimes technical, single track trails, ferns and old growth poplar trees, steep ascents and even steeper descents, an historic steel bridge spanning the Toccoa River, the Dragon's Spine, lush green hardwood forests, rocks, roots and ridge lines ... all of which will be passed before you reach your final destination. And as a bonus we have thrown in 15,000 feet of gain and 15,000 feet of loss just to keep you smiling !!
 
 

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