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Currahee Gravel Grinder

Currahee Gravel Grinder

COURSE DISTANCE: 34 miles

ELEVATION CHANGE: 4000 feet

COURSE DIFFICULTY: 7 out of 10

A bucket-list race in the mountains of North Georgia, the Currahee gravel grinder explores the southeastern edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The 34-mile race route highlights pristine forest service roads with amazing views of the surrounding area. As you journey along the beginning of the route, the 1900’ Currahee Mountain stands in the distance taunting you. At the base of Currahee Mountain sits Camp Toccoa, where American paratroopers trained for WW2 air raids. (That camp, and this mountain, is featured in the movie Band of Brothers; you’ll climb the road filmed in the opening scene.) Starting from The Community House in Cornelia, you’ll hammer gravel roads steeped in history and local lore, a challenging 3-mile section of single track, a “cool but refreshing” creek crossing, and, of course, Currahee Mountain! The 17-mile route features the same beautiful scenery, but it eliminates the heart pounding climb up Currahee Mountain.

Food will be available.

Side Burners BBQ will be on site! Reserve your meal through our registration process and purchase additional meals for family and friends who are joining you! Meals are NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the race.

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Race Location

Cornelia, Georgia

601 Wyly St. Cornelia, GA 30531

Course Information

Long Route: 34 miles 7 of 10 (elevation, technical single track)
Short Route: 22 miles 4 of 10 (technical single track)

Elevation gain: 4,000 feet

Long Course Short Course

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Lodging Information

Hampton Inn - Cornelia, GA 706-778-0040
Frolic Guest Suites - Air B&B - Demorest, GA 770-235-1516
River Falls on the Gorge - Lakemont, GA 706-754-0292
Habersham Mills Lofts - Air B&B- Demorest, GA 404-625-0702
Glen Ella Springs B&B - Clarkesville, GA 706-754-7295

Camping Information

No camping available at this venue.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am: Check In/Race Day Registration Opens

9:00 am: Check In/Race Day Registration Closes

9:30 am: Racer Meeting

10:00 am: RACE START

2:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

3:00 pm: Official Cut Off Time for Official Race Results

Category (Long/Short)RegistrationPrizes Series Prizes
Open (Male/Female) $65/$45Payouts and Trophies / MedalsCustom Series Awards
Masters (40-49)$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Grand Masters (50-59)$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Ultra Masters (60+)$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Female Masters (40+)$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Singlespeed$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Clydesdale$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards
Junior (18 and under) (Male/Female)$65/$45Trophies and Prize Bags/ MedalsCustom Series Awards