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 9 2020
500 KM
Point-to-Point Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
1 Surface Rating
Paved or very smooth surface

Results

500 KM 500k Aided View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
07/11/19 97 86:11:31 103:17:55
07/12/18 80 94:02:59 108:05:35
07/13/17 73 107:17:56 100:18:05
07/14/16 62 79:09:49 127:35:31
07/16/15 42 95:15:52 141:33:59
07/09/15 17 94:05:23 128:06:47
07/10/14 12 89:50:53 108:48:00
07/10/14 31 132:45:21 149:02:46
07/11/13 33 80:10:16 170:42:52
07/12/12 15 123:09:33 148:18:34
07/14/11 9 168:55:04 159:45:47
07/14/11 4 134:21:32
07/10/10 7 143:10:00 142:01:33
07/11/09 6 89:42:12 177:59:15
07/11/09 12 89:42:12 177:59:15
07/01/08 3 119:45:03 124:10:02
07/01/08 1 151:36:43
07/01/07 1 150:11:01
07/01/07 2 152:13:38 218:24:00
07/01/06 1 100:39:44
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Galena Sky Trail Races
  • May 16, 2020
  • Galena, IL
8 Hours