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

HOTS update 60 hours

HOTS update 60 hours . slow and fast . the most surprising thing about a race like this is how fast the field moves. bob has been torching the course and has gone all the way thru knoxville and is...

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HOTS update 36 hours

HOTS update 36 hours: . halfway thru the second day and things are taking all sorts of twists and turns. there cant be any bigger news than bob hearn’s morristown mistake. 5 miles past...

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HOTS 24 hour update

HOTS 24 hour update: . now there are 80…. . it is not my place to tell people what they cannot do. if it was i would probably have told the first two drops; "you are in over your...

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HOTS update at 9 hours.

this really should be called the update at 5 hours because it has been that long since we saw a runner. the last one was bob hearn, nearing the top of the climb of the mountain on the east side of...

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So the map will be a little different…

We wanted all of the folks at home to share some of the fun and spirit (and mystery) of HOTS this year. So the map will be a little different… . The course will not be marked on the map. At...

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