July 3 - 5, 2020

Merrill's Mile

Camp Frank D Merrill

Dahlonega, GA 48 Hour, 24 Hour, 12 Hour, 6 Hour

Registration Ended Wed. Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

2024 Date Change!!

2024 Pre-Race Info is available in a Google Doc that can be found here:

This year, Merrill’s Mile will be earlier in the summer, June 7-9.

5th Ranger Training Battalion's summer block leave will not fall over the July 4th holiday weekend as it has in the past. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the amazing chain of command at 5th RTB has been working with us to find an alternate weekend to host Merrill’s Mile, and on a weekend that aligned with the rest of our crazy schedule as well as our timing folks (shoutout to Mike Melton and his staff!!!)

We fully understand these dates may not work for everyone, including some who are already registered. If you have registered and can no longer attend, we will gladly give a full refund, or defer to 2025 – runner’s choice!

USA Track & Field certified course !!

MERRILL'S MILE is a USA Track & Field certified course !! 1 lap = 0.9951 miles. It is also professionally chipped timed.


The course is a 12' wide 1-mile PAVED (asphalt) loop with approximately 10' of elevation gain per loop. Runners will switch directions every 6 hours.

There will be one fully stocked aid station at the start/finish line with plenty of typical race foods available all day and night (water, sports drink, pretzels, bananas, oranges, watermelon, PB&J, soft drinks). Other foods we've served at previous races: vegan tomato soup, grilled cheese, sweet potato/black bean burritos, potatoes, popsicles, smoothies, pancakes, and bacon...plenty to choose from! We'll also have ice available for you to help keep cool!

MERRILL'S MILE is a USA Track & Field certified course !! 1 lap = 0.9902 miles

Race options and start times are:
48 hour start time:
*Friday 9am

24 hour start times are:
* Friday 9am
* Friday 9pm (NEW OPTION!!!)
* Saturday 9am

12 and 6 hour start times are:
*Friday 9am
*Friday 9pm
*Saturday 9am
*Saturday 9pm


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