AEU is a no frills Ultra distance trail race at Oak Mtn State Park. Get ready for the upcoming Fall Ultra season with a great long training run or come out and try an ultra for the first time. Note: Park Entry Fee is $4 per person payable at the gate.
Ultra course: Two Loops of the Red Trail (~32 miles). The first loop is counterclockwise. Then you reverse direction on the second loop. Fun run will consist of one counterclockwise loop.
Ultra Race will start at 6:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for the fun run) heading toward Johnson’s Mountain and up BUMP trail. Second loop will reverse direction at the Dogwood Pavilion.
Time Limit: 8 hours. Cut off time for second loop at North Trail Head is at noon (~22 miles)
Well stocked at mile 10, 16, 22. (Bananas, PB&J sandwiches, Water, Nuuns, Pretzels, Coke). Additional water station at mile 27.
All Ultra finishers will receive a commemorative HeadSweats Race Hat. All Fun Run finishers get a commemorative travel coffee mug.
The presented by sponsor, Alabama Outdoors, will be providing gift cards for the top 3 male and female runners in both the Ultra distance and the Fun Run distance. Additionally all runners who registered online will be entered in a raffle for running related door prizes.
Enjoy pizza, chips, beer, and everyone's favorite recovery drink chocolate milk starting at noon.
Local time: 4:07 AM