The Dixie200 Relay Endurance Run features a 200-mile scenic route of rolling hills and beautiful trails, and begins just west of Atlanta, Georgia. The first flight of runners will take off on Friday, March 22 at 6:00am. Teams will utilize the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail Systems to reach the finish line at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama around Noon on Saturday, March 23. This unique overnight adventure is accomplished on foot by teams of 4 to 12 runners who split 36 segments of varying distances. Designated exchange zones allow for team support vehicles to drop off and pick up runners as they make progress through their 200-mile journey.

Running Becomes a Team Sport
“The Dixie200 Relay Endurance Run is an incredible way to build team camaraderie and transform a traditionally solo sport like running into a team sport. It creates a unique sense of accomplishment that you simply can’t achieve on your own,” said Palmetto Race Group Co-Founder, Kirk Sadler.

“With the Dixie200 we promise well-executed race logistics, a beautiful course, and a welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be an “ultra” runner to race or build a team with us. If you have the ability to train for a half-marathon, you’ll find plenty of segments of the race that are well within your reach,” added Palmetto Race Group Co-Founder, Brian Malak.

“Our relay experience with Palmetto Race Group was incredible. The event ran as if it had been done many times before. The race directors are fun, energetic and so organized. I can’t say enough good things about them. We already have many people wanting to sign up for next year’s race,” said relay athlete Kimberley Ratcliffe.

Dixie200 Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2013 Dixie200 Relay Endurance Run is now available through active.com and will remain open until March 21, 2013. Currently full teams (7 to 12 runners) can race for an entry fee of $850 and “ultra” team entries (4-6 runners) are priced at $500. Corporate sponsorships are also available for the Dixie200. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and partnerships, contact Southern Sports Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In addition to the Dixie200 Relay, Palmetto Race Group also offers endurance athletes racing opportunities through the popular Palmetto200 and Palmetto70 relays in South Carolina, and the Colonial200, an endurance relay that starts in the wine and horse country outside of Charlottesville, Virginia and finishes in historic Colonial Williamsburg.

About Palmetto Race Group
Palmetto Race Group was founded by accomplished South Carolina endurance athletes, Kirk Sadler and Brian Malak. Sadler and Malak love the racing experience, especially team endurance racing, and wanted to bring the sport to their own backyard. Their first event was the popular Palmetto200 Relay in 2010. They have both competed in dozens of marathons, half marathons, multi-day relays, triathlons and cycling events around the world, and constantly seek ways to share their passion for endurance adventures with others. For more information about Palmetto Race Group, visit www.dixie200.com.