The run & walk starts and finishes at the property of Marlan Wilbanks located at 860 Old Chimney Mountain Road in unincorporated Batesville (Clarkesville Georgia) in northern Habersham County. Batesville is noted for its gentle mountainous terrain and fertile river valleys that give the area its unique beauty. The start and finish line and registration area will be staged on the scenic banks of the Left Fork Soque River where it meets the Right Fork Soque River to form the headwaters for the renowned Soque River, one of the premier trout streams in the southeast. (directions to the farm)
Registration begins a 7:30 AM. The 1K fun run begins at 8:30 AM. 6K Run & Walk begins at 9:00 AM.
The race & walk is 6 kilometers (3.75 miles), along with a one mile “fun run” immediately preceding the main event. The run qualifies for credits in the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series and computerized race results will be available at the finish line. The route is mostly gentle and rolling terrain on paved and gravel roads that meanders through the Soque and Goshen Valleys, and along the headwaters of the Soque River.
Quality long-sleeve T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered participants. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for those who register the day of the race. All entrants will receive a race packet filled with sponsor information and “goodies.” Refreshments and entertainment will be provided (fruit, water, muffins, coffee, etc.) at the race site for all entrants, volunteers and sponsors.