Race Across Georgia Details

We have a two options for Georgia.

GA01 – Border to Border (7 marathons)

The route will follow the the Silver Comet Trail - a wonderfully maintained 61-mile long track follows an old railway path.

The route will follow the the Silver Comet Trail – a wonderfully maintained 61-mile long track follows an old railway path.

On the first day, the route for the Race Across Georgia will run through the friendly, comfortable town of Cedartown. Later, the route will pick up the Silver Comet Trail. This wonderfully maintained 61-mile long track follows an old railway path that was in operation from 1897 to 1969 and was part of the route of the famous Silver Comet passenger train. After running for three days, the runners will take a break in Atlanta to visit local schools, telling students about the journey and also inviting them to join the 100 Mile Club®.

The “Center of the World” was a place where tribes gathered annually to hold their councils, worship and dance and barter.

The “Center of the World” was a place where tribes gathered annually to hold their councils, worship and dance and barter.

On the fifth day of running, the athletes will pass through Bogart, GA, which, of course, is the home of the University of Georgia and their lovable mascot, Uga. On the last full day of running, we will pass through the “Center of the World”. It was here that the tribes gathered annually to hold their councils, worship and dance and barter with each other and the white traders from Augusta. The Cherokee consider this place holy and know it as “Ah-Yeh-Li A-Lo-Hee”. Beautiful Lake Hartwell will mark the exit point of the route.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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GA02 – Silver Comet (4 marathons)

On the first day, the route for the Race Across Georgia will run through the friendly, comfortable town of Cedartown. Later, the route will pick up the Silver Comet Trail. This wonderfully maintained 61-mile long track follows an old railway path that was in operation from 1897 to 1969 and was part of the route of the famous Silver Comet passenger train. After running for three days, the runners will take a break in Atlanta to visit local schools, telling students about the journey and also inviting them to join the 100 Mile Club®.

This is part of the Race Across USA marathon series. You will be running with the Core Team who are going coast to coast from California to Washington DC and the State Team who are running all the way across the state. Runners need to arrive the night before at 5pm to check-in.

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The following is a list of suggested accommodations for state runners. We take no responsibility for the accuracy of these listings or for the quality of the establishments.


Photo Credits (in the order that they appear)

  1. Photo courtesy of the PATH Foundation.
  2. Used with permission from Colon Terrell.