About the Race
The 2014 Birmingham Stage Race
The race will be held on three mountains in Birmingham. The first stage will be on Shades Mountain in the Moss Rock Preserve adjacent to The Preserve in Hoover. The second stage is at Red Mountain Park, 4 miles west of Interstate 65 just off Lakeshore Drive. The Final Stage is at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. The three mountains are within a 15 minute drive from the Thursday afternoon Package Pickup location at Mountain High Outfitters Store in Cahaba Village next to Whole Foods on Hwy 280.
The Stage Race will be held over three consecutive days and will total 53 total miles. The races will be very Demanding. All three stages will be primarily on single track trails and some of these trails are very technical. Stages one and three will have some very steep climbs and extremely technical terrain. This race will not be a "walk in the park." Some of the trails used at Oak Mountain have never been used in a race and this will be the first trail race held in the Moss Rock Preserve.
We have added a Two Day Stage Race for Saturday and Sunday for those that cannot make the Friday Stage. Entry fee does include a tech shirts and finisher awards and there will be awards for the top three male and female runners.
Runners may enter only one stage but will not receive race shirts or be eligible for awards.
About the Stages
Stage 1, Friday, September 26 at Moss Rock Preserve. The race will begin at 9:00 AM at the large gravel parking lot near the Bolder Field. From Hwy 31, take Patton Chapel Rd west to the Preserve Parkway and turn left. The start is just past the second traffic circle. The first stage will be 15 miles. Please see the website for directions.
Stage 2, Saturday, September 27 at Red Mountain Park. The race will start at 8:00 AM at the Trail head located just off Lyon Lane. Parking will be at the Visitor's center at 277 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, Alabama 35211. This stage will be approximately 16 miles.
Stage 3, Sunday, September 28th at Oak Mountain State Park. The race will start at 8:00 AM at the BMX track on Tranquility Road. The final stage will be 22 miles. .
Local time: 5:21 AM