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Running Dead Ultra

Sat February 17, 2024 Haralson, GA 30276 US Directions


RDU 12Hrs

7:30AM EST - 7:30PM EST

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171 Magnolia St
Haralson, GA US 30276


Run on locations where the Walking Dead was filmed.

This event is also intended as a Darkside Running Club reunion.

Join us on as we revive the tradition of running around locations where the Walking Dead was originally started. Additionally, come rekindle friendships made via the Darkside club. Let’s continue our tradition of “No Excuses, No Whining, above all Have Fun!!” by also encouraging any past Darksiders to participate. Come run, walk, or both, as little or as much as you would like.


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Event Day Info

This 12-HR event will start promptly at 7:30am. Informational meeting and 'meet and greet' starting at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

* NOTE: You may require a headlamp for the 1st and last hours of the event since sunrise is around 7:25am and sunset is around 6:20pm.

Event Location:

Davis Camp Pavilion, 171 Magnolia Street, Haralson, GA.
The Pavilion is located across the street from the Haralson Baptist Church (as a point of reference should you see the church first).


Please, park at the City of Haralson parking lot located next door to the pavilion. Please avoid parking at the church across the street.

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be inside the pavilion starting at 6:30 until 7:15am.  You may want to get there a bit earlier to set up at your assigned area and get acquainted with the pavilion's amenities.

Pavilion Accommodations:

The Davis Camp Pavilion has eight large picnic tables beneath a large overhead roof. Runners will be assigned a table to set up their gear (four runners to each table). There are two restrooms (men and women), electrical outlets, overhead lights, and grills. Each lap will start and end at the entrance to the pavilion so that your gear, etc. can be readily available.

Aid Station:

We will be setting up a single aid station under the pavilion and will provide:

  • Water & Tailwind, and a variety of canned sodas
  • An array of individually wrapped snacks (sandwiches, wraps, chips, trail mix, cookies, etc.) & Hot water for chocolate or tea,
  • Ibuprofen and Vaseline
  • Pizza will be brought in around lunch time.

* NOTE: If you have any special dietary needs that we should know about, please feel free to contact us to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Lap Counting:

Although we will count laps electronically, we will have available a carabiner and rubber bands to use as a backup system. Also, only complete laps will be counted.

* NOTE: You can leave and return to the course as you please during the event. Just make sure that you communicate that to the race director or volunteer in charge.


All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and a unique gift symbolic of the event. We will also have awards for the top 3 participants with the most miles in 12-Hours.

Course Map

The course is a 2.6-mile loop on asphalt paved roads with some gently rolling hills, around a quiet and low-traffic neighborhood.

  • 5-loops = 13.1 miles 
  • 10-loops = 26.2 miles
  • 12-loops = 31.2 miles


  • Beginning at Haralson Park, .3 miles around the Pavilion,
  • Turn right out of the Pavilion and follow Dead Oak Rd,
  • Take a right on Fox Hollow, which turns into Hutchinson Rd,
  • Turn right on Rowe Rd, which dead ends back on Deda Oak Rd,
  • Turn left on Dead Oak Rd, follow back to the Pavilion.


Rules for Participants

(These will be reviewed before the race begins. Should you start at any time other than 7:30 Saturday morning you will need to see Adamy if you have any questions.)
  • The race course consists of a 2.6mile loop. It will be well marked on the road and with signs. All runners are encouraged to wear a chronograph. Please understand every device is different, therefore you may record a longer or shorter distance.
  • You will be given a bib number. Please make sure it is visible at all times you are on the course for the benefit of the lap counter. 
  • Have a verbal exchange with your lap counter as you finish each lap.
  • Use a headlamp or flashlight and wear at least one piece of reflective clothing at night. There won't be a lot of traffic, but there will be some.
  • All turns will be marked with spray chalk. The entire course will be asphalt (most of it new, soft black asphalt). The course can best be described as 'gently rolling.'
  • Everyone has a specific goal or target in mind, which is the beauty of this event. The volunteers will do whatever they can to help you achieve them.
  • Pacers are welcome. As a courtesy all pacers should check in with the volunteers to let them know when they'll be on the course.
  • The course is NOT closed to traffic. Everyone should exercise the utmost precaution at all times. Again, there won't be a lot of traffic, but there will be some. Everyone is encouraged to run each lap on the 'tangent' side of the road (i.e. when you run the course counterclockwise you will be facing oncoming traffic).
  • If you leave the pavilion for any reason (including dropping out of the event) other than running your next lap, please let the race director or volunteers know.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited (as we are in a public park).
  • Please use the trash bags provided and don't leave any litter on the course. Be sure to take all of your possessions and gear once you are finished.
  • Please note that the Race Director nor the volunteers have any control over wildlife or the weather. Or zombies.

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