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New Year’s Day 2015 Resolution Trail Run - Springer On!

The Basics:
Event Type:Trail Run
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - park visitor center
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 1 2015  7:30 am >> Thu, Jan 1 2015 11:45 am  (Carpool Departure: 6:20 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Dec 6 2014 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 1 2015 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours 15 Minutes +/-
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes





Looking for a trail run to start your New Year?  Well...Springer on!  Join us for this 16 mile scenic loop trail run to Springer Mountain and back!   

For some runners and crazy runners,  this trail run will be a simple morning jog through the woods, maneuvering over tree roots, rocks, and dodging tree branches...and for others, a sweaty and intense meat grinder run!  The trail running speed will depend on your level of endurance and running capability, with some hiking at times - you will sweat! 

NOTE:  This trail run is not intended for beginner runners or pure hikers, but for those distance trail runners with  worn out running shoes and missing toe nails - you get the message :) .  In addition, there is always a possibility of tripping and falling on rocks, tree roots, etc. during this run through the woods.

We will plan to start the run from the top of the Amicalola Falls and trail run the AT Approach to Springer Mountain and back.  On our way back, we will stop at the Len Foote Hike Inn for a few minutes to wipe the sweat off and refill our water bottle/hydration pack.  We will continue back on the Len Foote Trail to the car parking lot.  We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon.


Trip leaders will provide some cold juice, bananas, and bagels for our finishing reward!

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.
It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle
when the sun comes up you'd better be running.
(But, unless you're a runner, you won't understand.)"



1. The Trip Leader(s) reserve the right to remove anyone from the list who they feel cannot handle this trip.

2. Prior trail and/or recent distance running experience strongly recommended.  It's not intended for beginner runners or pure hikers.  If in doubt, please contact the trip leader.

3. Please plan on bringing GUI or snack to eat during the run and enough water to drink.  We will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn on our way back to refill our water bottle or hydration pack.

4. Blister bandages strongly recommended. 

Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good running shoes
Water bottle/hydration pack and GUI/snack
Running gear appropriate for the trail and weather conditions

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. We will gather at the front of the Visitor Center parking lot near the entrance.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:20 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

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