It's time once again for the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race this Saturday, April 10, with 80 plus teams of three competing. The Blue Ridge Ga race, one of Georgia's first adventure races, started in April of 1998 with 15 teams, expanded to 48 teams in 1999 and has averaged 75 teams every year since. This year promises to be especially exciting, because teams will compete in a Three State Challenge including Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. They will run, mountain bike and canoe, navigating their way through parts of the Chattahoochee and Cherokee National Forests.
Finish line festivities will take place in Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville between 12 noon and 6 p.m., with food, exhibits, activities for kids and music by the reggae band, the Natti Lovejoys. Bring your own lawn chair or quilt and plan to spend the day enjoying this beautiful park on the Toccoa River.