Operation Endurance

Operation Endurance 24 Hour Run



 Entry Fees

                  Until 2/29         After 2/29
24 HOUR        $100                     $125
12 HOUR        $75                       $100
  6 HOUR        $50                       $75
  RELAY         $350                     $400

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Start Times

24 hour race and the Relay begin at 8:00 am on Saturday
12 hour race begins at 8:00 am OR 8:00 pm on Saturday
6 hour race begins at 8:00 am on Saturday OR 2:00 am on Sunday 

Relay Instructions

Teams of 6 can participate in the 24 hour relay.  The Rules are simple.  Each team member will run 6 loops before handing off their bracelet to the next runner.   Each team must cycle through all 6 members before starting the cycle again.  The team that accumulates the most miles in 24 hours wins. 


One mile flat dirt loop around Stewart Field, Fort Benning, Georgia. Space to set up a personal tent or aid station if one chooses.

The Stewart Field running track

The running track at Stewart field is a fine grained gravel path, one mile in length with very little elevation change, 12 to 16 feet in width. The track is partially shaded during the day and fully lit at night. Runners, crew, and spectators may setup/laydown their gear on the field on the inside of the track.


Awesome GUTS aid station at the start finish area with typical ultra fare, grilled cheese, and soup at night. If you want something special, bring it from home.


Bathrooms are located inside Smith Gym and there will be Porta Johns just off of the race course. Please note that Smith Gym closes at 8pm.


Awards will be given to overall male and female in each category as well as a team award for the overall team winners.


To Ft Benning From the North:
Drive south on I-85 toward Montgomery AL
Exit to Columbus onto I-185
Continue on I-185 until it terminates within Ft Benning; the 4 lane road continues a couple miles after the main gate.
(Note: If your vehicle does not have a decal, then you will have to stop at the visitor center to obtain a vehicle pass. All vehicle occupants will need to show a DL/Passport/Government ID.)

On Ft Benning: (Drive to Smith Gym on the Main Post)
Continue south on I-185 inside Ft. Bennning.
Merge onto Dixie Road toward Main Post (this area is undergoing construction so watch for flagmen and construction vehicles)
Continue on Dixie Road for a couple of miles. You will pass a golf course on your right after about a mile. In another half mile you will pass a fire station on your right and a gas station on your left.
After the gas station, Smith Gym is roughly a half mile on the right.
You will cross an intersection with Edwards Street (with a stoplight) before you reach the turn into Smith Gym.

At Smith Gym:
Drive into the parking lot for Smith Gym. Stewart Field (the running track) is located at the low end of the parking lot. The start point for the race will be near the 3/4 mile marker on the running track.

A portion of any proceeds will go to the House of Heros

Race Contact:

Vikena Yutz 
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