Race from Blue Ridge, GA to Chatsworth, GA!
The 2nd Annual Endurance Hunter 100 mile Trail Run will start in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA, and finish in Chatsworth, GA. World Record Holder Hunter Leininger (endurancehunter.com) has designed a challenging course through the Cohutta Mountains of North Georgia. Running on the challenging Benton MacKaye Trail, Pinhoti Trail, and the Fort Mountain Trail system through some of the most beautiful sections of North Georgia. Brought to you by ARGEORGIA.COM, Fort Mountain State Park, and Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. This is not just a race; it is an unforgettable event! The best time of the year in Georgia with temps in the 60's with Spring in full swing. Fully supported race with 9 stocked aid stations also, shuttle service available from the finish to Blue Ridge on race day if you have no support crew. 15,000 feet of gain/loss.
THIS IS A "TRUE" POINT TO POINT CHALLENGE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THINGS HAPPEN THAT ARE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL: REFUNDS, DEFERMENTS, AND TRANSFER AVAILABLE PER REQUEST. NO REFUNDS LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE RACE DATE. NO MANDATORY VOLUNTEER HOURS REQUIRED FOR ANY OF OUR RACES, HOWEVER, WELCOMED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Now that Covid restrictions are easing, we have improvements in mind for our second year! Increased signage, hot food at some aid stations and the finish, a warming tent and changing tent at the finish, the option for finish line drop bags and increased shuttle service will be added to the event to make our runners more comfortable and keep you going. Both distances will have GPS trackers so your crew will know where you are and your families and fans can watch at home!
What We Provide
1.The longest and most challenging point to point ultra trail run in Georgia!
2. Live race updates during the race for family and friends at home to stay connected with your progress.
3. Full media teams will produce professional race videos and photos for the entire race which will be available to racers after the race for free.
4. Race long sleeve shirt and race hat.
5. (9) Fully stocked aid stations.
6. Shuttle for any withdrawing racers back to Blue Ridge, GA. 7. Solo drop bags.
8. Finisher buckle
10. Post-race meal.
Top 5 awards in each class below.
1. Overall Men - 1st in 100-mile receives $500 and 2022 entry.
2. Overall Women - 1st in 100-mile receives $500 and 2022 entry.
3. Overall Men - 1st in 100 k receives 2022 entry.
4. Overall Women - 1st in 100k receives 2022 entry.
5. Masters Men (50-59)
6. Masters Women (50-59)
7. Grand Masters Men (60 and older)
8. Grand Masters Women (60 and older)
No cutting of the designed course. All flags must be punched to receive credit for the entire course. Details in pre-race email.
Listen and follow all instructions from race staff / medical personnel during the race.
Be courteous to other runners and day hikers.
You may only receive the aid within 100 feet of an aid station or water station that allows crew access
No littering. Take in, take out.
Trekking poles are allowed.
The Race Director has the sole discretion of the administration of any violations of the race rules ranging from a time penalty, up to and including disqualification.
Pacers allowed after aid station #5 (Mulberry Gap) and support crews welcome the entire race.
100 Mile Start: 7:00 am Cut-off is 35 Hours or 6pm on Sunday.
50 Mile Start: 7:00 am Cut-off is 24 Hours or 7am on Sunday.
Early Package Pick-up - Friday, April 9th from 4pm to 7pm (Grumpy Old Men Brewery) 1315 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Package Pick Pick-up - Saturday, April 10th starting at 5:30 am. City Park, 900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Signs and flagging mark the entire 100 mile and 100k course. Maps will also be provided and each racer for the entire race so race staff, support crews, and family can assist. The race starts in the downtown city park of Blue Ridge, Georgia with runners heading west out of town down the abandoned railroad tracks to Cherry Log. Picking up the Benton MacKaye Trail in Cherry Log to start heading North to Dyer Gap. Continuing along the BMT until the runners meet the Northern Terminus of the Pinhoti Trail. Turning South on the Pinhoti Trail heading to Mulberry Gap Retreat passing by some beautiful waterfalls and climbing some big summits. After Mulberry Gap, runners head into the toughest sections of the course with a climb over Turkey and Tatum Mountains to then pick-up the Pinhoti Connector for a huge climb up to Fort Mountain State Park. From here runners will complete both the Gahuti and 301 Trails in Fort Mountain State Park which provide the best views on the course, all at a STEEP price. Using the Pinhoti Connector to return to the Pinhoti Trail, heading South to the Finish which is the parking lot off Dennis Mill Rd. 15,000 feet of elevation gain/loss and one of the most challenging courses in North Georgia.
2021 Video by Nomadic Matt!
Local time: 7:09 PM