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About The Race

Fool's Gold 100 and 50 is Saturday September 7.

Fool's Gold 100 is part of the National Ultra Endurance Series and all governing rules of the NUE apply to the Fool's Gold 100.

The 2013 Fool's Gold 50/100 will again be based out of the beautiful Dahlonega, GA. As far as the course, expect lots of fast & flowy singletrack, some doubletrack, and a fair dose of gravel road grunts. There are a couple of longer sustained climbs, but the rollers will probably be the ones to get you.

Terrapin Brewery is once again offering the Turtle Award for the last place finisher of the 50 and 100 mile races. The last racer to cross the finish line (completing the entire course) will go home with a case of Terrapin Beer!

Sweetwater Brewery will award a case of beer to the 50 mile racer who finishes the course closest to 4 hours and 2 minutes AND the 100 mile racer who finishes the course closest to 4:20pm. There could be some close finishes here, folks..it is for beer, after all.

It is the final race of the 2013 National Ultra Endurance Series. All categories and rules align with those of the NUE.

The 50/100 races will use the same courses from 2012.

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Based on field sizes, 2013 payout is as follows:
Payout for Top 5 Overall Men in the 100 is: $500/400/300/200/100 and for the Top 3 Overall Women in the 100 is: $500/400/300.

Payout for Top 5 Overall Men in the 50 is: $250/200/150/100/50 (Men) and for the Top 3 Overall Women in the 50 is: $250/200/150

All other top finishers will receive prizes from the race sponsors.

If you want to guarantee you get a premium shirt register by 8/15.

We do not carry over entries to another year.

No refunds.

No transfer fee. To transfer your entry to a new rider complete the process on BikeReg.com

2012 PARTICIPANT GUIDE


2013 LIABILITY WAIVER


AID STATIONS

Hammer Nutrition will be sponsoring the aid stations along the course. You will have access to HEED, Hammer Gel, and Endurolytes at all aid stations.

50 mile race:

You can send two gallon-sized drop bags out to the aid stations. Bring your own or we will have some 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 3 aid stations (technically 4 but 2/3 are the same location). Aid station 1 will be at Winding Stair Gap before the fast gravel road descent (on FS77) which takes you to the Turner Creek singletrack. There will only be water at this Aid station but you can send a drop bag here if you would like. Aid station 2/3 is at the intersection of the Bull Mountain singletrack loop. You will hit this one twice. Hammer Nutrition products, standard aid station food (fig newtons, pretzels, coke, m&m's, water) will be available and you can send your own drop bag here. Aid station 4 is prior to the Black Branch singletrack. The same stuff will be available at aid stations 2/3/4. You can also send a drop bag here. There should me mechanics at aid stations 2/3/4 - thanks to Northstar Bicycle and Scott Hodge.

100 mile race:
You can send three gallon-sized drop bags out to the aid stations. Bring your own or we will have some 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 can also send a small cooler out to the cooler drop (see below).

Aid station 1 will be at Winding Stair Gap before the fast gravel road descent (on FS77) which takes you to the Turner Creek singletrack on lap 1 only. You do NOT come by here on lap 2. There will only be water at this Aid station but you can send a drop bag here if you would like.

Aid station 2/3 is at the intersection of the Bull Mountain singletrack loop. You will hit this one twice per lap (so, 4 times total). Hammer Nutrition products, standard aid station food (fig newtons, pretzels, coke, m&m's, water) will be available and you can send your own drop bag here.

Aid station 4 is prior to the Black Branch singletrack. The same stuff will be available at aid stations 2/3/4. You can also send a drop bag here. You will hit this aid station once per lap (so, 2 times total). There should me mechanics at aid stations 2/3/4 - thanks to Northstar Bicycle and Scott Hodge.

There will also be a personal cooler drop (SMALL COOLERS ONLY unless you are sharing one with other racers)- we will transport your cooler for you. It will be available when you turn off FS28 to FS141 for your lap 2 (instead of doing the big climb back up to Cooper Gap again, as you did in lap 1). Drop your cooler in the same area (Start/Finish) as the aid station bag drop on race morning by 6:15am to ensure that it gets transported.

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