This race will not return in 2024 due to increased costs at the Fort Mountain State Park, so we will be taking the next year to design a new course not using the park. Thanks for all the support, and we hope to see everyone back in 2025.
Race from Blue Ridge, GA to Chatsworth, GA!
THE ONLY 100 MILER THAT PROVIDES GPS TRACKERS FOR ALL RUNNERS! NEW 40 HOUR CUT-OFF!
The 3rd 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. 22,000 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 third 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!
Signs and flagging mark the entire 100 mile (22,000 feet of elevation gain/loss) and 100k (15,000 feet of elevation gain/loss)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. 22,000 feet of elevation gain/loss and one of the most challenging courses in North Georgia.
Top 5 awards in each class below.
1. Overall Men - 1st in 100-mile receives $500 and next year's entry. $250 prize to anyone who breaks the 100 mile course record: Males 23:34:32
2. Overall Women - 1st in 100-mile receives $500 and next year's entry. $250 prize to anyone who breaks the 100 mile course record: Female 24:10:05
3. Overall Men - 1st in 100 k receives next year's entry.
4. Overall Women - 1st in 100k receives next year's 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.
What We Provide
1.The longest and most challenging point to point ultra trail run in Georgia!
2. GPS Trackers and 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 (unisex tee) OR 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.
100 Mile Start: 5:00 am Cut-off is 40 Hours or 9pm on Sunday.
100K Start: 5:00 am Cut-off is 32 Hours or 2pm on Sunday.
Early Package Pick-up - Friday, March 31st from 4pm to 7pm City Park, 900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 3
Package Pick Pick-up - Saturday, April 1st starting at 4:30 am. City Park, 900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513
2021 Video by Nomadic Matt!
We understand things happen. No refunds will be issued; however, you may transfer your entry to another racer in the same event without a penalty until 5 days before the event. You are responsible for finding a person interested in buying your entry as well as working out payment with them. Entries do not transfer to other events nor do they transfer year to year. If you would like to sell your entry to another racer, please contact email@example.com with the name and email of the person to whom you wish transfer your entry.
Event's current local time: 11:58 AM ET