The Southern States 200
The Southern States 200 will be one of only three known Mountain TRAIL, POINT-TO-POINT, 200 mile races in the U.S. The run will follow the Legendary Pinhoti Trail from near Dalton, Georgia to the top of Mt Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama. The run will have 20,271 feet of elevation gain over 202.99 miles. The course will be fully marked with prismatic reflective flags, ribbons and signs. Runners will have 100 hours to complete the 202 mile journey. There will be 14 full aid stations along the way. Each with have "real food" made-to-order, day and night. Medical personnel will be available at most aid stations. Three of the full aid stations will also be Sleep Stations.
Register Early and Save
Registration opens September 1, 2023 at $999. Registration will be on Ultrasignup. Along with a very reasonable registration fee, at least compared with comparable races, we have a liberally refund policy. Any runner that registers but is not able to run, can receive a partial refund up to 30 days before the race. Runners may also roll their entry over to the next year's race if they withdraw from the race up to 30 days before the race date. Full details are available on the website and Runners Manual.
Any point-to-point 200-mile race is a logistical and staffing nightmare, as you can imagine. We are offering perhaps the most generous benefits to volunteers of any race we know of. For every day “you” volunteer, you earn $150 credit toward the next year’s 200. Work all 5 days and get automatic comp entry for the 2025 race!
We will also allow the volunteer credits to be transferred to others. That is, if a member of a runner’s crew works a day but isn’t interested in running 200 miles, they can give the credit to someone that does run 200-mile races. The credits may also be exchanged for Southeastern Trail Runs races or Running Lane races.
Any running club that staffs an aid station for the 2024 Southern States 200 will receive discounted entry for club members for the next year’s 200. In addition, the individuals who work at the club aid station will each receive the $150 credit per day worked. Again, these credits can be exchanged for Southeastern Trail Runs races, or RunningLane races.
The Southern States 200 is an Endurance Adventure
The Southern States 200 is not a race. We want to emphasize that this is an awe-inspiring journey where the focus is on personal challenge, camaraderie, and self-discovery, rather than a traditional race with a competitive spirit. As you venture through the scenic and rugged landscapes, we encourage you to savor every moment, taking in the beauty of nature, pushing your limits, and supporting your fellow runners along the way. It's about testing your endurance, mental strength, and perseverance rather than striving for victory or rankings. Embrace the joy of running, embrace the journey, and remember that it's not about who finishes first, but rather the shared passion for exploration and the bond that forms between runners as they tackle this incredible adventure together. Let the trail guide you to new heights and may the memories you create on this trail run last a lifetime.
SS200 Date Change or Run Cancellation
Southern States 200 reserves the right to CHANGE the run date or CANCEL the run due to conditions beyond our control. Such conditions are: Acts of God, Pandemics, Other extreme conditions such as fire danger, landslides, or flooding on or near the course, Date changes or cancellation required by the permitting agencies granting the SS200 use of the National Forests, trails, State Parks or other agencies. If a date change or run cancellation is made after registration opens, no refunds will be given. For DATE CHANGES, all registered runners will be automatically moved to the new run date. Runners that are not able to run on the new run date, may request that their entry be transferred to the 2025 Southern States 200 run. In the event of RUN CANCELLATION, all registered runners will be rolled over to the 2025 Southern States 200 run.
SS200 Refund and Transfer Policy
It is very important that you read and understand the Southern States 200 refund and Transfer policy before registering.The Southern States 200 is a very difficult and expensive race to put on. Our expenses start months ahead of the race. These expenses are based on the number of runners. The costs are NOT recoverable if you drop. Therefore, we cannot give full refunds. We do offer partial refunds up to 30 days before the race. We also allow runners to receive a 100% transfer credit for the following year’s race up to 30 days before the race. We cannot give refunds or credits the final 30 days leading up to the race.
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Southern States 200 Refund and Transfer Policy”
The Southern States 200 (SS200) does not give full refunds. If you cancel your Southern States 200 entry and request a refund or transfer to the 2025 run, the amount of the refund or transfer will be based on the Southern States 200 three-tiered refund and transfer schedule shown below.
If you cancel your 2024 Southern States 200 registration before January 12, 2024, and request a refund, you will receive 75% of the Registration Fee. The refund does not include Taxes and Fees collected by Ultrasignup, our registration company.
If you cancel your Southern States 200 registration before January 12, 2024, and request a Transfer to the 2025 SS200, your entry will be rolled over to the 2025 Sothern States 200. There will be no additional fees.
If you cancel your 2024 Southern States 200 registration between January 12, 2024, and March 12, 2024, and request a refund, you will receive 50% of the Registration Fee. The refund does not include Taxes and Fees collected by Ultrasignup, our registration company.
If you cancel your 2024 Southern States 200 registration between January 12, 2024, and March 12, 2024, and request a Transfer to the 2025 SS200, your entry will be rolled over to the 2025 Sothern States 200. There will be no additional fees.
If you cancel your 2024 Southern States 200 registration after March 12, 2024 NO REFUND or CREDIT will be given.