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Hot 2 Trot
Hot 2 Trot

Hot 2 Trot

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Boling Park

1200 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114

4 Hours
8 Hours

Race Details


Why run in July, in Georgia, when it is guaranteed to be hot and humid?

Because we are ultrarunners, and we don’t shy away from a challenge.

We stare it head on, fang for fang. We know that in challenge is the invitation to transform. We know that the fire makes the phoenix rise.

Hot 2 Trot has two options, a 4-hour and an 8-hour, with a staggered start so everyone gets to run at the hottest part of the day.

8 hour - 8:00am start

4 hour - 10:00am start

  • There will be one aid station at the start/finish. It will have water, electrolyte drink, sodas, ice, and the usual ultrarunner fare. Think chips, cookies, candy, pickes, etc. Popsicles and watermelon will probably make an appearance.
  • Runner-heckling volunteers included at no extra charge.
  • There will be NO pain killers (ibuprofen, tylenol, etc.) of any type provided by the race.
  • You must provide your own electrolytes pills (SCaps, Endurolytes, etc.)

If you want anything else, bring it. Runners are welcome to set up personal tents around the start/finish.


There will be awards for the top 3 male and female finishers of each event.

There will also be some raffled prizes from sponsors throughout the day for all participants actively on course at the time of the raffle.


8 Hour - $65/ $85 after June 14

4 Hour - $45/ $60 after June 14

GUTS members get $5 discount


Parking Directions

Course Map

Hot 2 Trot

Course Details

The course is an approximately 1 mile loop with a mixture of grass, trail and hard packed dirt. It's a flatter, more level, course with no significant elevation change. Legit. This isn’t one of those courses described as “rolling hills” that has you summiting Mount Everest. It’s chill, it’s fast, and you can rack up the miles.

Runners are welcome to set up tents around the start/finish.

Predicted Weather

At the Hot To Trot 4 and 8 Hour Race, our goal is to provide the race as advertised. As the name implies, you can count on it being HOT (we had a freak cold snap in 2004, but we're pretty sure that won't happen again). Temps are easily in the 90's this time of year in Georgia, with humidity off the scale. Hyponatremia and dehydration can be serious. Runners are expected to use proper electrolytes in order to stay alive! The race director reserves the right to pull anyone whom she feels is putting themselves in danger. If you do not know how to manage your electrolytes, learn BEFORE this run, not during! Please, please oh please carry a bottle with you

Packet Pickup

Race morning starting at 6:45am

Follow race signage for race parking instructions

Race Course Records

8 Hour
Kate Brun (2009) - 52.46
Owen Bradley (2016) - 54.28

4 Hour

Veronica Rudolphi (2019) - 29.45
Owen Bradley (2019) - 31.35

4 Hours


7/21/24 10:00 am


Wave Start Details



8 Hours


7/21/24 8:00 am


Wave Start Details



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