Fri, Aug 13 | Vogel State Park

Baby Dragon

Summer edition of the Dragon
Baby Dragon

Time & Location

Aug 13, 7:00 AM
Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

About the Event

The Baby Dragon is an H9-HAE event comprised of three races, a 100 mile race and a little sister 40 mile race and a not-yet-hatched-pre-ultra race of 40 km (the Dragon Egg). This year race start times have been shifted to the morning in order to maximize the amount of daylight on the course at the beginning of the races.<br/><br/>   The BD 100 is the 100 mile race that takes place on Friday and Saturday of the weekend. This race starts at 7am Friday morning and ends 9am on Sunday giving 50 hours to complete 100 miles. The course involves 4x full traverses of the Duncan Ridge (2 laps) and 2x half traverses of the Duncan Ridge (Vogel to Bryant Gap and back). This event does not have a daily progress minimum, instead there are cutoff times at the 1 lap point (Vogel), 1.5 lap point (Skeenah), a hard cutoff at the completion of 2 laps (80 miles), a cut-off at the Fire Pit, and a final cutoff of 50 hours at the start/finish line. Note that if the weather is fair and sunny then the 50 hours of completion time is super generous. However, if the weather becomes stormy, then progress along the Dragon Spine slows considerably.   The BD 40 is a 40 mile race that completes only one lap of the course. This races starts at 7am on Saturday morning and has a final cutoff at 7am Sunday morning. This race caters to both fast and slow runners and is intended to give runners a taste of the 100 mile event. This race has three cutoff times; Skeenah Gap at 6pm (0.5 lap point), Mulky Gap at 12am (0.75 lap point), and a final cutoff of 24 hours (7 am) at the start/finish line.   The BD Dragon Egg 40K is a 40 kilometer race that makes an out-and-back to Mulky Gap. This race is intended for trail runners who do not ever, ever, ever have an intention to run 100 miles on the Duncan Ridge - so it is relatively short and quick. This race starts at 7:30am on Saturday morning near the pavilion (lake area). The start time is 30 minutes later to provide a bit of time and distance between the 40M and 40K runners. Runners have 12.5 hours to accomplish the 40 km. The cutoff time at Mulky Gap is 2:30pm on Saturday; with a final cutoff of 8pm on Saturday evening. This race has no nighttime running ... or walking.