About the event
The Great Southern Endurance Run promises to be an unforgettable running experience. Designed as a unsupported virtual run and urban adventure , it is a point-to-point running tour of Atlanta, covering all of the parts of the city that you didn't even know existed. Some of the highlights include two mountain summits, MLK's birthplace, Braves Stadium, single track trail along the 'hooch, Turner Field, and the Governor's Mansion. You have from June 1st until August 30th to complete your run but it must be done as a single event with a time limit of 34 hours to be counted. Each runner will receive the traditional GSER 100 mile buckle and the cost of the race is simply to cover that cost.
This point-to-point course will start at Kennesaw Mountain, run southeast through Marietta, towards the Chattahoochee River. After running parallel to I-75 for a few miles, runners will head to the Braves Stadium then into Buckhead passing the Governors Mansion, before turning south and running to Piedmont Park. After picking up a few miles in downtown Atlanta, the course heads out to Stone Mountain to climb to the top, then back downtown to finish at Centennial Olympic Park.
Local time: 3:56 AM
The terrain is typical for Atlanta – rolling “hills”, with the biggest “hills” coming in the first mile and the climb up Stone Mountain. A small portion of the course includes “single track” trail running, but for the most part the course consists of sidewalks or bike paths. we’ve tried to minimize running on streets with traffic as much as possible, but NOTE there are a few sections where there is not a sidewalk and you will be required to run in a bike lane or on the shoulder, which is part of the “urban adventure” aspect of the race.