Racing and Hiking in North Georgia


Adventure racing combines physical fitness, skill, mental sharpness, and teamwork to create a thrilling, dynamic sport. Join us as we race with Georgia's own Eco-Challenge team, Team Explorer/Camp Sunshine and newly formed Team DNR.

What does adventure racing have in common with being a Conservation Ranger? We'll find out.


And while we're in the North Georgia mountains we?ll explore the eastern United States? longest foot trail, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. One of the longest maintained foot trails in the world; the Appalachian Trail has its southern terminus in Georgia at Springer Mountain. We'll learn how to be responsible hikers and we'll learn about hiking with kids and hiking with dogs! We'll also meet the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Ridge runner to find out how he spends his days on the trail.


Related Links

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources

Learn about a career as a Conservation Ranger. Click through to General Info, then Law Enforcement.


Atlanta TrailBlazers

If you want to meet others interested in adventure racing and learn from experienced racers about training, gear, and race strategies, visit the Atlanta TrailBlazers.


Camp Sunshine

Was founded in 1983 as a summer camp for children with cancer. Today, Camp Sunshine is far more than a summer camp. The year round programs have brought gifts of hope, support, and love to children with cancer and their families.


Georgia Appalachian Trail Club

A voluntary association of individuals who, because of their love of our wilderness areas, have assumed responsibility for maintenance of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia.


Appalachian Trail Conference and National Park Service

Learn more about the Appalachian Trail



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