Event Description

The Vol-State is not just another ultramarathon. It is much more than that. The Vol-State is a journey, an adventure, and an exploration of inner space. It begins with a ferry ride across the Mississippi River, from Missouri to Kentucky, and finishes at “the Rock,” high atop Sand Mountain in Northeast Georgia. What lies in between are 314 miles of the great unknown. From the time the Vol-Stater steps off the Ferry, until they reach the Rock, they are totally reliant upon their own physical and mental resources. For the next four to ten days, in the face of the heat and humidity of July in Tennessee , the Vol-Stater must make their way on foot, along highways and backroads, from one small town to the next, over hills and across rivers, up mountains and down long valleys, all the while accounting for all of their most basic needs; “what will I eat?” “When will I find water?” Where will I sleep?” 

Upcoming Races

Jul 11th, 2019 500 KM

Course Type: Point-to-Point

Past Races

Date Distance Total Finishers
07/12/18 500 KM 80
07/13/17 500 KM 73
07/14/16 500 KM 62
07/16/15 500 KM 42
07/09/15 500 KM 17
07/10/14 500 KM 12
07/10/14 500 KM 31
07/11/13 500 KM 33
07/12/12 500 KM 15
07/14/11 500 KM 9
07/14/11 500 KM 4
07/10/10 500 KM 7
07/11/09 500 KM 6
07/11/09 500 KM 12
07/01/08 500 KM 3
07/01/08 500 KM 1
07/01/07 500 KM 1
07/01/07 500 KM 2
07/01/06 500 KM 1

Recent Results