The Georgia Death Race is a point-to-point ultra-marathon in the mountains of North Georgia. The race is 70ish miles, with close to 28,000 feet of elevation change. The event begins at Vogel State Park, heads west and then south to finish at Amicalola Falls State Park.

The race begins at 5:00 A.M. and allows runners of all speeds to be on top of Duncan Ridge to see the sunrise over the back of Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.  With the leaves off the trees, the sunrise will light up the surrounding mountains and valleys that make up Northern Georgia. The first 8 miles has close to 3,500 feet of elevation change, including the 3.8 mile, 2,300 ft climb up and over the summit of Coosa Bald.

Other course highlights include incredible views from random points along the trail including, the Toccoa Swinging Bridge, Amicalola Falls, the remote Benton MacKaye and Duncan Ridge Trails, and a beautiful wide open field with unobstructed views of the mountains some 37 miles in. But be warned ! This race is as hard as nails!

While the point of the race is to be hard, the real reason for this race, is to showcase mountains in North Georgia and create an experience that you will never forget. The sheer beauty of this race masks the difficulty of the terrain.

There are 9 fully stocked aid stations along the course, a unique race t-shirt, professional photographs, and the unique engraved "Death Race Spike" (only if you finish), along with a catered hot meal at the finish.

Upcoming Races

Mar 26 2022
74 Miles
13,000 13,000 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
9 Aid Stations
24 :00 Cutoff
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


74 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/27/21 126 13:12:08 15:33:06
11/07/20 80 13:52:52 14:46:12

68 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/30/19 156 12:34:09 14:42:17
03/31/18 168 11:26:54 13:31:29
04/01/17 184 11:58:19 14:00:24
03/19/16 162 11:42:51 14:29:13
03/14/15 170 10:27:44 13:36:51

60 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/15/14 111 11:46:08 14:49:21
03/16/13 128 11:40:22 14:04:58
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