Straight from the GUT

A Quarterly Publication of the
Georgia Ultrarunning and Trailrunning Society

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Second Quarter 2015

Happy Trails...

Greeting from the President

Greetings from the President

The fantastic spring weather has every weekend packed with races and fun training runs. Amazing acts of endurance are common place with GUTSie runners.  Check out the calendar in this issue and stay tuned to the GUTS Facebook page for upcoming events and training runs.


We continue to meet every Tuesday for a run at Kennesaw Mountain Park. Meet at 6:15 p.m. at the water fountain located next to the trail, behind the visitor center. We generally go for an easy one hour run.  The first Tuesday of each month the run goes “up and over” the mountain and is then followed by beer & pizza at the Marietta Pizza Company.  Now that daylight savings has brought us extra hours of daylight we have plenty of time to run to the top of the mountain, and it’s a good way to build up an appetite!  So, join us soon for a Tuesday night run.

Happy Trails,
Janice Anderson



Register now for 8th Annual MMM!

It's that time of year -- time to start filling in your Fall race schedule, so be sure to include GUTS' awesome traditional Fall race in your planning. The 8th annual Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12-Miler will take place on Sunday, October 11 at Fort Mountain State Park. As always, MMM features not only a full marathon, but also an awesome 12-mile distance. Registration is now open.


Can't run that weekend but don't want to miss the party? Consider volunteering! Email if you want to enjoy the race from the other side of the aid station table.


Stay tuned for more information via Facebook and email, and enjoy some beautiful spring and summer trail running between now and October.



Welcome New GUTS Members

Click here for a list of the newest GUTS members.


Race Calendar

GUTS events

  • August 2 - Hot to Trot 8 Hour

  • October 11 - Mystery Mountain Marathon

  • December 6 - Pine Mountain 40-Mile Trail Race

Click here for more events.


GUTS Member Spotlight

Jonathan Drummond

Click here to learn more about Jonathan.

Cathy Smith

Click here to learn more about Cathy.


Race Reports

Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town

by Janice Anderson