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. Start/Finish area is large grass field across the street from the large Dogwood Pavilion parking lot (located on Terrace Drive). Same start area as Peavine Falls 4th of July race.
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.
Our presenting 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 register 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: 6:12 PM