The Most Epic and Beautiful Races in Georgia
“Do crazy awesome stuff, push ourselves and inspire others to do the same.”
That’s the Run Bum mentality according to Sean Blanton, aka “Run Bum.” While Blanton may live in Atlanta, he spends his weekdays jetsetting to epic adventure destinations to trail run, skydive, and scale mountains.
“I blow all my money traveling the world to run mountains and trails. I’ve run 30-plus races in the alps, 100-plus ultra marathons, and I love racing anything that’s scenic. I hate when I travel to a race that’s visually boring, so I pick my races based on beauty.”
Blanton created Run Bum Races in 2012 and pays tribute to his local roots by hosting most of them in the state of Georgia. Five of the eight trail races are set in Georgia State Parks, where Blanton can showcase the beauty of Georgia’s outdoors. Here we talk with the Run Bum about his epic race series.