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Southern Cross

Southern Cross

March 03 2018
Dahlonega, Georgia, USA

The 2016 Southern Cross will again be based out of the beautiful Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA. As far as the course, expect a variety of terrain consisting of mostly gravel, with some grass and singletrack sections sprinkled in. The course is around 50 miles with two major, sustained climbs and two long, high speed descents.

Southern Cross

Routes: 50 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

7:00 am - Parking lot opens
7:30 am to 9:30 am - Race number and t-shirt pickup
9:20 am - Drop bag cutoff - Drop bags will leave the venue promptly at 9:20 am...if you miss the cutoff you will need to carry your drop items or rely on the aid stations for fuel. Drop bags may be pre-packed in your own bags, or there will be ziploc bags and sharpies available at registration. If you pack them at home, gallon size ziplocs are fine.
10:00 am - Race start with neutral rollout
1 pm to 5 pm - Post-race meal at the finish line

All racers must complete the entire course and be in by 5:30pm to have an official finish time. There will be time cutoffs at the aid stations to ensure you can make it back by 5:30pm.
Awards will be presented near the finish line when the top 3 - 5 finishers in each class have crossed the finish line. Approximate timing for awards will likely be 2:30 pm but this may change.



What's Included?

You can send one gallon-sized drop bag out to the aid station. Bring your own or we will have ziplocs that you can label and use. The better labeled it is with your race number, the quicker the volunteers can find your bag for you at the aid stations.\

You will have 2 aid station opportunities - it is a single Aid Station that you will pass by twice. The aid station will be at the top of Winding Stair Gap at the FS77/FS 42/FS 58 intersection. Aid Station will have water, Hammer Heed, bananas and a variety of snacks. Basic first aid supplies and mechanical support are also available at the Aid Station.

Prize / Race Categories

Male Open (this is the "money" class)
Masters 30-39
Masters 40-49
Grand Masters 50-59
Vintage 60+
Female Open (this is the "money" class)
Female Masters 40+
Clydesdale Open (over 200 lbs)
Single Speed Open

Payout for Top 5 Overall Open Men will be $250/$200/$150/$100/$100
Payout for Top 3 Overall Open Women will be $250/$200/$150

Start Address: Montaluce Winery 501 Hightower Church Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 USA
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Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Southern Cross