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Fast Fitness Hike/Beginner Trail Run at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Fast Fitness Hike/Beginner Trail Run at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 16 2013  9:00 am >> Sat, Nov 16 2013 10:15 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 14 2013 12:20 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 16 2013 8:30 am
Event Duration:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Eric P
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will be meeting at the first parking lot on the left almost immediately after turning in.  The hike/trail run will begin on the lollypop loop and then finish up in the main portion of the park.

The plan is to keep up a steady very fast pace(4-4.5mph) for the entire duration of the hike/jog with NO REST BREAKS Although the hike is only slightly more than 5 miles and over relatively easy terrain it is rated as a D3 event due to the pace and is most suitable for people who can comfortably complete D4 and D5 events. I will be walking the entire way but most people have found that they have to consistently jog very slowly or intermittently jog to keep up. This could be a great opportunity for people who are not sure if they are ready for a normal trail running event.

This hike will be taking place rain or shine.  Please try to arrive a couple of minutes early as we will be starting right on time at 9:00am and will not be waiting for late comers to ensure we finish as scheduled at 10:15am.

Required Items to Bring:


Footwear that you are comfortable hiking fast in

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

Park in the first lot to your left, immediately after you pass through the gate.


There is a $3 dollar parking fee unless you have a annual pass.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.