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Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
About North Georgia

Fast Facts:
Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia (starting point varies, end is in the downtown park across the street from the Blue Ridge Depot
Date: Second Saturday of April
Website: http://adventureracega.com

Running on the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race, near Blue Ridge, Georgia
A team of runners head south on Old Dial Road
Welcoming Spring in the North Georgia mountains, the first major event of the new year occurs the second Saturday of April in Georgia, in and around the town of Blue Ridge. This quaint town, whose name dates back to the Civil War, was organized in 1886. In 1998, private industry, the city and the state brought the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to town and revitalized the depot and entire downtown area. That same year saw the first of the Adventure Races, a small affair with just 3 teams competing.

From that first competition the event has grown steadily. Today, the Fannin Chamber of Commerce, which runs the event, limits the competition to 80 3-man teams. The term 3-man is generic - a team must contain members of both sexes. Entrants also must be members of the United States Adventure Racing Association, which sanctions the event. Teams get to choose a name for their group. Among the most creative names in the past 8 years are

Phone: (706) 632-5680

Phone: 706-632-0318

39 Mountain Laurel Lane
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

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