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Pine Mountain Trail Run
Pine Mountain Trail Run

Pine Mountain Trail Run

Sunday, December 8, 2024

FDR State Park, Pine Mountain, GA

19 Miles
40 Miles

Race Details


Conveniently located just over an hour from Atlanta, GA we welcome you to the beautiful Pine Mountain Trail system of FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia. PMTR is celebrating 44 YEARS and has been hand selected by Ultra Running Magazine as an "Old School Ultra" event. First started in November of 1980, this 19 mile & 40 mile ultra marathon event will test your endurance and your agility over rocky single-track trails. Since its inception, the course has seen a few different routes and distances. For 2024 we are starting the course (19 Miler / 40 Miler) back at the "Liberty Bell" park area. This will give more runners a chance to finish within cutoff times and enjoy more time out on the trails


19 Miler - Registration $70, ($85 after 10/30)

40 Miler - Registration $90, ($105 after 10/30)

** No refunds. No transfers. No deferrals. No exceptions. **
100% Non-Profit Race.  Net proceeds will go towards support of FDR State Park / GA State Parks.

Parking Directions

Runners/Crews must park at the Libery Bell Park (POOL SIDE ONLY) and designated marked parking areas. Vehicles must be parked completely off the road.  DO NOT block HWY 190!  

All parked vehicles must have the State Parking Pass properly displayed on the dashboard during the event.

Course Map

Pine Mountain Trail Run

Course Details

The course will be well marked. Official state park waterproof trail maps are available at the park headquarters or by mail from the Pine Mountain Trail Assoc. You should not need a map on race day, but they're good to have and your crew will find they come in handy.

Footing / Topography

The trall surface is very rocky in spots, and often leaf-covered. This makes training on uneven surfaces a very good idea as the constantly changing footing can be rough on tender ankles. Yes, you will most like smash your toes into sharp rocks repeatedly. Most likely, you will fall a few times. The topography is rolling hills. No major climbs, but plenty of smaller hills and long gradual climbs, rarely flat. Elevation profile information is not available for the race course (If someone runs it with a gps and sends me the data, I'll be happy to post it), but the elevation of the Pine Mountain Trail itself is between 899' and 1395'. There are a few minor stream crossings, roughly ankle deep, which you may or may not be able to cross without getting your feet wet, depending on your skills and the water levels.

Trail Courtesy
The Pine Mountain Trail is heavily used in the fall by Boy Scouts troups, many of which help maintain the trail. This is also the prime season for families as the temperatures cool and the mosquitoes are gone. The trail will be open to all users on race day. Please be courteous when encountering others on the trail!

Pine Mountain Trail Association Map:

19 Mile Course Links

Strava GPX:

*New UltraPacer Race Plan:

40 Mile Course Links

Strava GPX:

*New UltraPacer Race Planning:

PMTR Course Links/Resources

Official #PMTR, Here

Official #PMTR24 Runner's Handbook, Here

Official #PMTR24 Volunteer Handbook, Coming Soon

#PMTR24 Official Trail Run Playlist on Apple, Coming in July

#PMTR24 Official Trail Run Playlist on Spotify Coming in July

Predicted Weather

Temperatures in early December for this region can be hard to predict. Temperatures could be 70+ degrees one year and 30 degrees the next. The average high temperature for the area is mid 60s and average low in the 40s.  December is likely to have cloud cover with possible rain showers.  Participants should be fully prepared for all weather conditions.

Sunrise 7:28 AM (Runners must carry a safety light and cold/wet weather gear).

Sunset 5:33 PM (Runners must carry a safety light and cold/wet weather gear).

Packet Pickup

Saturday, 12/7, 3 pm - 6 pm  EASTERN TIME
Saturday Packet Pickup is now being sponsored by Big Peach Running Company at the Main Liberty Bell Park from 3PM - 6PM.  

Feel free to stop by the Iron Horse Tavern located at 735 Gardenview Dr, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 for drinks and/or dinner (at own expense) & will receive 15% off their bill, (Must present race bib).  

Sunday 12/8 Registration Desk Opens at 5AM

Race Starts

6 am 40-Miler START (Must start by 6:30 am)
Liberty Bell Park Start (FDR State Park)

9 am 19-Miler START (Must start by 9:30 am)
Liberty Bell Park Start (FDR State Park)

PACKETS MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON. WE WILL NOT BE MAILING SHIRTS, BIBS OR PACKETS. Every runner must pick up their own packet. We cannot permit someone picking up packets for an entire group.

Race Course Records

40 Miler

Emily Ansick (2013) - 6:31:16

Troy Harrison (2013) - 5:59:20

46 Miler

Janice Anderson (1993) - 8:29:00

Evan Dare (2016) - 6:44:34

19 Miler

Emily Ansick (2017) - 2:46:59

Jonathon Newton (2020) - 2:33:02

19 Miles


12/8/24 9:00 am


Wave Start Details



40 Miles


12/8/24 6:00 am


Wave Start Details



Travel Information

Recommended Lodging

Due to the Holidays and the Festival of Lights, some of these places have limited space so make your plans early.

Cabins and camping are available in FDR State Park. Visit the State Park website to reserve:

The Mountain Top Inn is located just two miles from the Start/Finish. The Mountain Top Inn has several lodging options available. Visit to book rooms, or call 706.663.4719.

Callaway Gardens -

Chipley Murrah B&B -

Fireside Inn - 706-663-4141

Garden Inn & Suites - 706-663-2121

White Columns Motel -

Blanton Creek Park -

Additional area information is available at -

Race Director

Nick Schuster

Nick Schuster

Race Photo Gallery

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Race Results

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Race Sponsors

Hoka (PMTR)
Public Lands
Big Peach Running Company (PMTR)
Oar To Shore PT
Iron Horse (PMTR)
Ultra Running Magazine
Salty Britches
Trail Sisters
Georgia State Parks (PMTR)