PMTR is celebrating 40 YEARS!
First started in November of 1980, this 46 mile trail race on the beautiful Pine Mountain Trail system of F.D. Roosevelt State Park is the oldest ultra marathon in the state! This GUTS event will test your endurance and your ankles over rocky single-track trails. Since its inception, the course has seen a few different routes and distances. For 2020, we return to our original start/finish area by Lake Delanor for both races.
Our 19ish mile course travels some of the same ruggedly beautiful terrain as the 46-miler, with generous time cutoffs and just as much fun! This is a great race for those building up their training in preparation for their first marathon or ultra.
Course map, aid station details, cutoffs and other relevant race information will be sent to the email you use for UltraSignup, as well as shared to the Facebook event page. Please consider joining the Georgia Ultra and Trailrunning Society on Facebook for the quickest communication!
Local time: 11:30 PM
GUTS is looking forward to helping you experience a sense of “normalcy” with the opportunity to submit to the rugged beauty of these trails. Things will look a little different this year, and hope everyone can help us adhere to the following safety procedures:
Runners, crew and volunteers will wear facial coverings at the start, aid stations, and whenever at least 10’ of distance can’t be maintained between people. This includes passing other runners and hikers, and hanging out around the finish line.
Volunteers will also wear masks and gloves and handle the distribution of food in individually packaged containers or dishes into single serving cups. Please keep up with your trash! Ask for what you need to be handed to you rather than reaching across the table. Volunteers will pour liquids for you while you hold your bottle or reusable cup.
If you require crew, you may have ONE person who can meet you at Fox Den, Mollyhugger, and/or Dowdell’s Knob. This is to help avoid crowding at the trailheads. When you receive aid from your crew person please step far off the trail. Your crew person may not approach the aid station as this may impede the flow of runners and other foot traffic on the trail.
Parking may be limited at the start/finish and will be first-come first-serve. Overflow parking will be available at the Liberty Bell Pool, .85 miles from the start. We encourage runners who know each other and are comfortable riding together (with masks on, of course!) to go ahead and leave extra vehicles at the overflow lot and carpool to the starting line. Of course family and friends are welcome to cheer you at the finish, and please remind them they too must wear masks while at the finish line. Please make them aware they may need to park elsewhere within the park and walk to the finish line area.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will not have a finish line meal, but will provide a simple aid station so you can top off on calories and rehydrate before leaving. For your convenience we will have port a johns, however restrooms may not be open. I will work on having some privacy tents for those who need to change.
As we get closer to the race, more details will come out regarding aid stations, mileage, and gpx files of the courses. We know this year was a challenge and look forward to seeing our GUTS running family to finish 2020 on a high note!