The 2020 Twisted Ankle Trail Race will take place the entire month of September. The courses will be marked and maintained for you to join us without the crowd of a single day event. There will be no aid stations or volunteers. Please read the race details and registration procedures before you come to the park. 

Where: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park
2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road
Summerville, GA 30747
Chattooga County       


When: September 1 - September 30            


Places to stay: Sloppy Floyd State Park!                         

How this works:

  • From September 1-30 the 5K course and 10-mile courses will remain marked.

  • Arrive at the park office between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm to sign the registration book and a waiver. THIS IS A SAFETY PRECAUTION! 

  • At the registration table you will pick up a course map for the distance you are planning to run

  • A donation of $25 (which goes entirely to the Friends of Sloppy Floyd State Park) will get you a finisher's medal (they're awesome!) and a goodie bag. With respect to the difficult times that many businesses have faced over the past several months, the Twisted Ankle Trail Race is hosting this entirely without sponsors. We are going to give you all kinds of previous years goodies which could include tattoos, buffs, car magnets, shirts, bacon bandaids, and who knows what else. Goodie bags are first come first serve, and there are no guarantees on sizes or what you will get! 

  • You will begin at our normal Start/Finish line located across the bridge from the office. You can't miss the giant banner! Start your recording device for your time

  • 5K runners will follow the red course markers 

  • 10-mile runners will follow the blue course markers

  • When you finish your run, you will return to the park office to record your time. THIS IS ALL ON THE HONOR SYSTEM!!! DO NOT BE A CHEATER! NO ONE LIKES A CHEATER!! And, this is all for fun!

  • We will keep a tally for Overall Male and Female runners in each distance. There are no age groups. All you will get is a piece of paper for an award, so keep it honest! To qualify your time for the Overall placing, you must submit a picture of your Strava, Garmin, or GPX to by October 1, 2020. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page. We will not be making these times public during the month. You can return to the park anytime during the month, and for a $5 donation better your time as many times as you would like! 





Trail Racing Disclaimer!!This is a trail race! You will have rocks, nature, roots, birds, trees, dirt, bugs, maybe a snake, and a good time! You will not have traffic, chip timing, sidewalks, expos, or haters. We say this is 5K (ish) and 10-mile (ish) because your Garmin, GPS, or magic wand may not give you an accurate distance, or maybe we made this race just the right length for you to see all of the most beautiful parts of this park. If you got less mileage than you thought for this race, please run some more! If you went a little longer than you expected, you got your money's worth! Everyone is running the same course!