The Twisted Ankle Race was the love child of Becky Finger who started the race in 2005 as a half and a full marathon. The Twisted Ankle Trail Races donated their proceeds to the Friends of the Park each year. Our beloved race director moved out of state in 2015 following the 10th annual Twisted Ankle Race. Runners came from all over the country to race to the bluff that is so poetically named after her.
3 local trail running enthusiasts who love this park with a passion and use it for their own training purposes just couldn't see this race come to an end. With generous and zealous support from the Sloppy Floyd Friends of the Park Chapter and the Park Ranger, the race will be returning to it's original home.
The Friends of Sloppy Floyd State Park are a crucial component to our State Parks. They consist of volunteers who love the outdoors and their park. The mission of Friends is to partner with, promote and preserve Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Statewide, Friends works to raise awareness of the economic and intrinsic values of Georgia's greatest treasures. We work with state and community leaders to help make sure that our natural and cultural resources are well protected, well maintained and well preserved for generations to come.
At the local level, more than 50 chapters work with their respective sites to support individual projects and programs. Statewide, volunteers contributed more than 75,000 volunteer hours last year. That equates to an in-kind value of over $1.5 million. In addition, our chapters raise funds to support local projects and programs that help make our parks and historic sites some of the best in the nation.
Friends is entirely supported by our members and donors. You can add your support now by becoming a Friends member or by making a donation.
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