Fastest Known Time Attempt
350 miles | 54,000 ft of gain | 5 days
The Pinhoti Trail traverses 350 miles through Georgia and Alabama along the Southern Appalachain mountains. The trail's Northern Terminus is located in North West Georgia where it intersects with the Benton MacKaye Trail and runs to the Southern Terminus at Flagg Mountain in Central Alabama. Its one most popular hiking trails in the south and with no surprise its a highly sought-after speed record!
Why am I doing it?
It's always been a dream of mine to set a Speed Record on all the major trails in the southeast! Earlier this year I was able to set an FKT on the 289 Mile Benton Mackaye Trail and I recently set an FKT on the Georgia Section of the Appalachain Trail so the last major trail in the Southeast is the Pinhtoi Trail! I was fortunate enough to help my good friend Coree Woltering set a FKT on the Pinhoti earlier this year, I ran over 140 miles with him I couldn't help but wonder what the rest of the trail had in store. So a big motivater is just to explore the rest of the Pinhtoi Trail!
Who has come before me?
2022 Race Pricing
Early Registration: $260
Regular Registration: $325
Early Registration: $200
Regular Registration: $285
Important Registration Dates
Registration Opens: 6/1/21
Early Registration Ends: 8/31/22
Registration Ends: 4/5/22
100-Mile Start: 7:00am
Cut-off: 35 hours or 6:00pm, Sunday.
100K Start: 7:00am
Cut-off: 30 hours or 1:00pm, Sunday.
Early Package Pick-up
Friday, April 9
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Downtown City Park
900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Package Pick Pick-up
Saturday, April 10
Starting at 5:30am
Downtown City Park
900 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513
NEW IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2022: Now that Covid restrictions are easing, we have improvements in mind for our second year! Increased trail 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!
There are no mandatory volunteer hours required for any of our races; however, they are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Signs and flagging mark the entire 100-mile course. Maps will also be provided and each racer or team will be assigned a GPS tracker for the entire race so race staff, support crews, and family can track you during your journey.
100-Mile Runners: (4) one-gallon bags provided by us at check-in.
100K Runners: (2) one-gallon bags provided by us at check-in.
Crew and Pacer Information
Selecting a crew is one of the most important tasks to consider. Here are some tips.
You may only receive the aid within 100 feet of any aid station or water/crew station that allows crew access. Pacers allowed after aid station #5 and support crews welcome the entire race. More details to come.
What We Provide
• The longest and most challenging point-to-point ultra trail run in Georgia!
• Online tracking for support and family. Live race updates during the race for family and friends at home to stay connected with your progress. Trackers for all runners.
• 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.
• Long-sleeve unisex race shirt.
• 9 fully stocked aid stations, hot food at some aid stations; however, not guaranteed.
• Shuttle for racers back to the start.
• Drop bags.
• Finisher buckle.
• Custom-designed awards.
• Post-race meal.
Be prepared for the weather to change.
Once you are registered for the race you will receive updates or changes via the email you provide. Also, video updates and other information are posted on the ARGeorgia Facebook Page.
In order to speed up the check-in process on race day, please download and fill in the ARGeorgia Liability Waiver for each runner and pacer, and bring to the race with you to check-in. All crew and pacers must sign as well.
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 and 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 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 and support crews welcome the entire race. More details to come.
Cancellations and Transfers
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.
Top 5 Solo awards in each class below.
• Overall Men – 1st in 100-mile solo receives $500 and 2023 entry.
• Overall Women – 1st in 100-mile solo receives $500 and 2023 entry.
• Overall Men – 1st in 100K solo receives 2022 entry.
• Overall Women – 1st in 100K solo receives 2022 entry.
• Masters Men (50–59)
• Masters Women (50–59)
• Grand Masters Men (60 and older)
• Grand Masters Women (60 and older)