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Live GPS tracking comes to the Mount Mitchell Heartbreaker

Enabled Tracking will be working closely with Tanawha Adventures to bring live GPS tracking to both the 50-mile and 55K distances at the Mount Michell Heartbreaker ultra run on March 25, 2023.

The Mount Mitchell Heartbreaker is an extremely scenic tour of "the other Pisgah" in the shadow of Mount Mitchell, according to the event page. Starting at the foot of the mountains in Old Fort, NC at Camp Grier, the race takes runners up and down some of the most stunning, quad-busting, and heart-pounding trails in all of Western North Carolina, eventually taking the 50 milers over three 6,000 ft+ peaks including Mount Mitchell itself, making this the highest 50 miler east of the Mississippi. Highlights of the course include Snooks Nose, Green Knob, Black Mountain Crest, and Heartbreak Ridge Trails.

“Sometimes it is not possible to provide tracking for an event that is as remote as the Mount Mitchell Heartbreaker because of inadequate cell service, and satellite-based tracking is cost prohibitive,” said Mark Harris of Enabled Tracking. “As for all our events we track, we carefully review coverage, and we are fortunate enough to have good cell coverage over the majority of the course allowing for our cost-effective and reliable GPS trackers to be used for this event.”

Brandon Thrower, the race director for the Heartbreaker, said, "Tanawha Adventures is thrilled to bring live GPS tracking to our more backcountry ultra events this year. The benefits of knowing where everyone currently is on the course not only helps increase the safety of our events, but also provides a great way for families and crews to follow their runner throughout the event!"

More information about the event and links to registration can be found on the event website at Any questions regarding the event tracking can be sent to


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