THE LAST ANNUAL HEART OF THE SOUTH ROAD RACE

Frankfort, KY to Castle Rock, GA

327 Miles

The runners will assemble on Wednesday morning (Jun 15), park their vehicles in a hayfield atop Sand Mountain in North Georgia, and board tour buses. The only thing they will know about their destination is that it will be between 300 and 350 miles away. Once they arrive, they will be able to access maps of the course they will take to get them back to their vehicles. After an overnight stay in a hotel, the field will be bused to the start the following morning. From there, with only the supplies they can carry or obtain along the way, they have 10 days to get back.
Twice daily tracking will be maintained, and runners wishing to drop will be transported back to their vehicles. Finishers will be shuttled with their vehicles to motels near the finish for a safe sleep before getting behind the wheel. There is no greater freedom than being totally alone on the open road, relying only on your wits, your skill, and your physical ability to cover ground in order to reach the finish line.
Come experience it for yourself.
June 16 – June 26, 2022
Laz's Daily Updates

The race is underway. It was a festive group of 82!

Laz’s updates

72 hr update

72 hr update(7.5 days to go) No (wo)man’s land. When all is said and done,when the blisters have healed,when the nightmares about getting up to move have abated.When they’ve come back...

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60 hr update

(8 days to go) Beat the Heat. “We’re gonna try to BEAT THE HEAT.”“Ummm, I don’t think that means….what you think it means.” Two runners were commiserating early...

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48 hr update

(8.5 days to go) Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. After a day of high consequence,the HOTS field is reeling. The sparse services and higher than usual temperaturesconspired to send a...

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36 hr update (9 days to go)

High Consequence. One of the fundamental tenets of the HOTS is that you alone are responsible for yourself. That doesn’t mean you can’t accept help, from either road angels, or your...

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24 hr update (9.5 days to go)

What a difference a day makes. Just a day ago, 54 adventurous souls got off the bus at the beach. They were fresh, felt good… with fuel gauges jammed on FULL. After 24 hours on the road, not a...

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12 hr update

12 hr update (10 days to go) What a start! The first 12 hours are done. If this were a short ultramarathon, they would probably be nearly done driving home from the race… Well pleased with a...

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HOTS update…… 228 hours

HOTS update…… 228 hours . character and integrity . there are a lot of things that make an athlete great. everyone knows that talent is important. the willingness to do the preparation...

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Hots Update…. 216 hours

Hots Update…. 216 hours . it’s not always rainbows and unicorns . the good news is the rain has stopped and the sun is out. the bad news is the rain has stopped and the sun is out. ....

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HOTS update… hour 204

HOTS update… hour 204 . ordinary is as ordinary does really late update it has been a busy day! the rain finally stopped, and the sand that is so treacherous when waterlogged drains quite...

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