Don’t feel like running? No problem! Many of our participants choose to walk instead, and thoroughly enjoy themselves just experiencing the sights along the route and taking in the fresh mountain air.
We also welcome “phantom” runners who are unable to attend or participate due to other commitments, but still want to get one of our cool t-shirts. Go ahead and register in advance and we will hold your t-shirt for you!
You can also bring your own crowd with you and make it a fun memory that you can all share together. There’s really not another run in the state that is as beautiful as this one, so … what are you waiting for?
Outdoor recreation is one of main attractions of this area and with the leaf season at or near it’s peak the weekend of the race, make plans to take in the beauty of the fall colors. Area state parks at Tallulah Gorge, Black Rock Mountain, Unicoi and Smithgall Woods are close by and offer activities for all ages including miles of biking and hiking trails, lodging for retreats, camping, trout fishing and breathtaking waterfalls. Pack some snacks or pick up lunch at an area restaurant and venture out to these hiking trails and waterfalls Dukes Creek Falls, Minnehaha Falls, and Panther Creek Falls.
In the weeks leading up to the Soque River Ramble we will highlight the unique and eclectic charm of the the Northeast Georgia mountain area, highlighting points of interest to visit and adventures you can plan after the race.
This week our focus is on the charming City of Clarkesville, the county seat of Habersham County. Clarkesville was named “The Friendliest Town” by Blue Ridge Country Magazine. You will find everything from farm-to-table dining and boutique shopping to community theater and great live music when you explore the square and Experience Clarkesville.
Just north of the Downtown area on Historic Highway 441 go bowling or browse through the Old Mill Market where you will find antiques and collectibles or have lunch on the 7+ acre campus of the Old Clarkesville Mill.
From the parking area of the Old Clarkesville Mill, step on the boardwalk and stroll through the constructed wetlands of the Clarkesville Greenway Project and experience first hand the positive impact the Soque River Watershed Association projects have on this area.
Stay tuned for next week’s spotlight…
Fall is right around the corner…So dust off your running shoes and start training for the 9th Annual Soque River Ramble, October 24th, 2015. Many have said this is one of the most scenic routes on the Run and See Georgia – Grand Prix circuit.
As always, this event is a fundraiser supporting the Batesville Community Association and the Soque River Watershed Association. The registration links are not active at the moment and should be active next week so check back soon.
We look forward to seeing you in October.
We had a record number of registered runners (230) and probably our best weather ever. Wow! A week earlier and it could have been a rainout; a week later and unseasonably cold and windy. That’s October in the Georgia mountains!
We now have event photos posted on Dropbox.
I look forward to seeing many of you at next year’s event! Have a great remainder of the fall season! Dale
We could not have ordered a more perfect weather day for the 2014 Soque River Ramble! With a total of 230 registered participants and 203 runners & walkers crossing the finish line, this year’s event was the most highly attended and maybe the most beautiful of the previous seven Rambles.
Congratulations to the top finishers of the Soque River Ramble on Saturday, October 25!
Overall Male Winner: Austin Woodall 23:07
Overall Female Winner: Addie Bolton 27:02
Masters – Male Winner: Scott Gove 24:42
Masters – Female Winner: Melinda Black 28:44
To see all run & walk results, follow this link: 2014 SRR – Results – Times