Welcome to the Cruel Jewel 100!
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50 mile option now available!
The Cruel Jewel 100 and 50 mile races take place deep with in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest of the North Georgia Mountains. They consists of 90% trails and 10% mountain roads. Along your journey you will experience tough, and sometimes technical, single track trails, ferns and old growth poplar trees, steep ascents and even steeper descents, an historic steel bridge spanning the Toccoa River, the Dragon's Spine, lush green hardwood forests, rocks, roots and ridgelines ... all of which will be passed before you reach your final destination. And as a bonus we have thrown in just a little bit of climbing to keep you smiling !!
The Cruel Jewel 100 is laid out for tough and experienced trail runners, therefore there will be qualifications and requirements to be eligible for entry and strict cut off times at all aid stations put in place for your saftey.
The Cruel Jewel 50 is open to any runners that dare !!
You can download the Runners Handbook, Trail Map, Aid Station List, or a list of the Qualifying Races from our Downloads page here:
You can also view the list of Qualifying Races Online Here:
You can View or Download the Trail map here as well:
(5MB version, there is a Higher Resolution 20MB version on Downloads page)
Cruel Jewel Rain Route
In case of Toad Strangler (torrential rains) on race day runners will be rerouted on forest roads. This is required by the Forest Service for the safety of the runners, the well being of the trails, and silt issues in mountain streams that are populated with trout. The 50 mile course (53 miles) will be a point to point race starting at Camp Morganton and ending at Amicalola State Park. The 100 mile course (106) will be an out and back course starting at Camp Morganton, going to Amicalola State Park, and returning to Camp Morganton.Runners will be required to run with reflective gear at all times and only receive aid in designated aid areas.
Below are two maps, one is a Google map of the rain route, the other contains both routes. On the second map, the red line is the Cruel Jewel 50/100 mile route. The yelllow line is the Cruel Jewel 50/100 rain route.
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