Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 @ 5:00 AM

The Georgia Death Race

Vogel State park

Blairsville, GA 74 Miler

Registration closes: Sat, Mar 30 @ 11:59 PM ET

2024 RACE IS SOLD OUT 2025 race will open April 1!

2025 onwards GDR

1. ALL runners will be required to do 6 hours of volunteer trail work. We will also allow you to pay an opt out that will be directly donated to the trail associations that maintain the trails we use. AKA Benton Mackaye Trail Association and NEGA Sorba.
2. The race will go on sale the Monday 8 days after the race ends.

This race has sold out 11 years in a row. We recommend runners sign up quicky, as the event has sold out from 2 weeks to 20 minutes over the years. Secure your spot to earn your spike!

What is the Georgia Death Race?

The iconic Georgia Death Race is a 74ish mile trail running race from Byron Herbert Reece Farm in Blairsville, Ga to Amicalola Falls State Park. Runners are required to carry a 1 lb railroad spike the duration of the race. If you finish, then you throw this nail in the coffin and receive an engraved spike for the completion of your journey. The race has 16,000 ft of climbing and 16,000 ft of descent. It is relentless. The race has been called the "craziest and most fun race East of the Rockies". It continues to be the most watched, sought after, and desired ultra marathon on the East Coast. Come be part of the legendary course and see if you can be one of the 60% who actually finish the race.

Basic Info

Race Start: March 30th - 5:00am
Race Location: Byron Herbert Reece Heritage Center to Amicalola State Park
Packet Pickup: Amicalola Lodge Friday Night before race
Cutoffs: 25 hours total, with hard cutoff at aid stations along the way
No pacers are allowed!!
Included in registration: hat & pint glass, additional swag may be purchased at checkout
Pre Race Shuttle: Leaves from Amicalola race morning. It is not included. (Runners may choose to be dropped by crew.) Shuttle can be purchased any time before cutoff February 2024 in the STORE on this page.
Refunds/Credits/Deferal: policy can be found at
Detailed rules & info >> Runner Handbook located at (will be updated in 2024)
Volunteer link coming soon!

Event's current local time: 4:05 PM ET


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