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2010-03-17 2:29 PM

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Hey everyone, I'm not from the area, so I was hoping that someone could give me an idea of where's good to stay in Mountain City. I'm driving over from Camp Lejeune for the race because I'll be doing some training there (I'm a Marine). Originally I was going to run the race in Forney, TX, but I just got orers out to Lejeune for 6 weeks. Red Frog Events was great about changing my race date, but now I have no idea about the area! Any thoughts? Thanks!!


2010-03-17 3:29 PM
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My husband checked all the campsites within 10 miles and they're pretty much all booked. Maybe a hotel in Clayton?

What time slot did you get? My husband and a bunch of people from his work are going (I think) at 3:30 on Saturday.

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2010-03-22 9:37 PM
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The Lodge at Tallulah Falls, about 15 minutes south of Mtn. City.http://www.thelodgeattallulahfalls.com/

2010-03-23 7:25 AM
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racheljulia - 2010-03-22 10:37 PM

The Lodge at Tallulah Falls, about 15 minutes south of Mtn. City.http://www.thelodgeattallulahfalls.com/



I would feel guilty staying at a nice place like that. Imagine all the mud you'll track in after the race!
2010-03-23 10:40 AM
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Thanks for the input! I'm running in the 11AM slot on Sunday. I figure if a place is called "the lodge" they have to have a mud room!!!!!
2010-03-23 11:29 AM
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Oh wow... I had my heart set on camping for this one. 

I was looking forward to sitting around a campfire afterwards wearing my viking helmet drinking beer and gnawing on a smoked turkey leg, then tossing the bone over my shoulder and wiping my mouth on my arm.

Can't get the same effect in a hotel.


2010-03-23 12:16 PM
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Camping Suggestions:
Tallulah Gorge State Park- 15 minutes south of Mtn City
Black Rock Mtn State Park- in Mtn City,
Moccasin Creek State Park-35 minutes west of Mtn City
Warwoman ... wildlfe refuge, not sure of the name- 10 minutes East
Tallulah River Campgrounds- 25 minutes west of Clayton/Mtn City

2010-04-01 11:17 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I finally booked Longcreek Campground in Mountain Rest SC, about 15 miles away.  They just opened for the season today and I got the LAST spot!

Ok, I'm all set.  The only thing I am worried about is lifting myself over the wall.  I wonder how tall it is.  I need to work on doing pullups between now and the race!!!

2010-04-04 5:38 PM
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I don't live far away (or my friends don't) so I'll crash with them.  If you are interested in camping there are some sweet FREE primative sites on Tallulah rd near Tate City.  9 mile dirt road on the Tallulah river with absolutely no rules (just inside the NC border).  My friends and I usually try to make it up there once a year for a weekend of fishing, beer drinking, and bear baiting our campsite with open honey buns, grilled fish, hotdogs, etc.  So far no bear is dumb enough to come in.  They just invade the campsites down the road.

I'm very excited for the Warrior Dash.  And other crazy adventure races like the Muddy Buddy and one next year called hte Tough Mudder.
2010-04-08 8:16 AM
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Have any of ya'll done this before?  What is the toughest obstacle?  I think I'm most worried about pulling myself up over the wall; not sure I have enough upper body strength.  I wonder how tall it is...
2010-04-08 9:01 AM
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maria40nc - 2010-04-08 8:16 AM Have any of ya'll done this before?  What is the toughest obstacle?  I think I'm most worried about pulling myself up over the wall; not sure I have enough upper body strength.  I wonder how tall it is...


This is the first year they are bringing it to GA, and I believe the race obstacles in each city are unique to that location.


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my wife and her vet tech are in on this. ill be ringing the bell for y'all! im not much for getting dirty...

smelly is ok though...
2010-04-08 2:18 PM
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phatknot - 2010-04-08 3:05 PM my wife and her vet tech are in on this. ill be ringing the bell for y'all! im not much for getting dirty...

smelly is ok though...


Oh, NO WAY!  Your wife is letting you get away with that!  (evil grin)  You better hope I can't pick you out in the crowd (reaching down to scoop up a nice big mucky mud ball).......

{{{{{{SPLAAAAAT!!!!}}}}}

... so much for not getting dirty!  Muuuuuahhh ha ha!!!!

Now I'm going to check for a photo album in your log so I can better identify you......


Edit:  Oh yes.. plenty of photos.  You're mine.....  (rubbing hands together mischieviously)

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doh! just dont get to close or its on!
2010-05-13 11:50 AM
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My buddy and I are both running at 2:00 on Sunday. So I'm hearing other people are concerned about the WALL too. I am too. I think it's going to be a blast but i'm having bad dreams about not getting over it. My upper body strength isn't as good as the lower. Any suggestions on how to throw ourselves over a six foot wall????

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ksm526 - 2010-05-13 12:50 PM

My buddy and I are both running at 2:00 on Sunday. So I'm hearing other people are concerned about the WALL too. I am too. I think it's going to be a blast but i'm having bad dreams about not getting over it. My upper body strength isn't as good as the lower. Any suggestions on how to throw ourselves over a six foot wall????



You should just jump it then!

I'm in the 4:30 wave with my roommate and a bunch of other UGA grads!  Really looking forward to getting gritty!!


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Yeah, jumping it is totally an option! But i've heard it's about 6 feet tall............so it should be interesting either way!
Have a blast !!!!
2010-05-17 3:36 AM
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Oh no!  I had planned on training to get over a wall, but never got around to it with focusing on an HIM.  And now this race is upon us and I've not done anything about my upper body strength.

I guess the best strategy is to get a strong guy to hoist us over!

Do we know for sure that the wall is 6 feet?

2010-05-17 7:36 AM
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I hear that you can help each other over obstacles.  I sure hope so, my upper body strength has never been good!  Good luck!
2010-05-24 2:05 PM
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So how did everyone do?  No 6 ft wall, Ha!  The intensity of the fire surprised me though!

And how far do ya'll think that course really was, since it was obviously short?





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I had my garmin on out of curiousity and it showed 2.06 miles.  I knew it was WAY shorter then 3.22 miles when they said the fastest time so far was 14.49.


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little red - 2010-05-24 5:00 PM I had my garmin on out of curiousity and it showed 2.06 miles.  I knew it was WAY shorter then 3.22 miles when they said the fastest time so far was 14.49.


Oh, thank you!  Not knowing the real distance was driving me nuts!

I agree.  The moment those first runners came in it was quite evident the course was way short.  I actually found the guy who won and asked him about the length.  His guess was 2.6 (no technology).  I was hoping someone had measured.

It was fun anyway.
2010-06-01 11:04 AM
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little red - 2010-05-24 5:00 PM I had my garmin on out of curiousity and it showed 2.06 miles.  I knew it was WAY shorter then 3.22 miles when they said the fastest time so far was 14.49.


Mine showed the same distance. Also glad my Garmin (305) held up. I wasn't so sure how the mud pit would have worked out on it but it's still ticking. It was a very fun race. My buddy and I did the race twice (2 and 5pm). I did learn that you basic vibrams are a horrible idea for that race. You'd have to have the Treks.
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little red - 2010-05-24 5:00 PM I had my garmin on out of curiousity and it showed 2.06 miles.  I knew it was WAY shorter then 3.22 miles when they said the fastest time so far was 14.49.


Mine showed the same distance. Also glad my Garmin (305) held up. I wasn't so sure how the mud pit would have worked out on it but it's still ticking. It was a very fun race. My buddy and I did the race twice (2 and 5pm). I did learn that you basic vibrams are a horrible idea for that race. You'd have to have the Treks.


I would assume the VFF's without straps would be difficult to manage.  My KSO's did great, no problems at all
2010-06-02 9:39 AM
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jamgam - 2010-06-01 1:10 PM

I would assume the VFF's without straps would be difficult to manage.  My KSO's did great, no problems at all


I had the KSOs but at least I felt that the pretty much slick surface of the bottom was horrible for the sections witht hat slick mud.
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