Friday, Nov 23, 2012
This Event Took Place Fri. Nov 23, 2012


Black Diamond 40 Miler Ultramarathon and Relay

Black Friday – November 28, 2014 – 6:30am

The Black Diamond 40 Miler ultramarathon & relay will turn a wasted day, Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), into a beautiful day of friends and fellow runners covering 40.37 miles across open Tennessee highways and backroads.
Jackson to Gadsden to Alamo (past the Tennessee Safari Park) to Bells to Jackson
The race will start at All Saints Anglican Church in Jackson, Tennessee and take runners down country roads and small highways to Gadsden, TN, then Alamo, TN, past the Tennessee Safari Park, to Bells, TN and back down Old Bells Rd back to All Saints Anglican where we started several hours prior.

The race has just 522 feet of gain and will be one of the fastest 40 mile courses in the country.
The race will be a laid back, slow paced event. If you can imagine the child that the Strolling Jim 40 Miler and Vol State 500K would produce then it would be close to the Black Diamond 40 Miler. There will be water jugs dropped at several spots along the course. Runners will need a handheld and prepared to be self-sufficient for several miles at a time. There will be roaming aid stations with snack food/potatoes/oranges/etc. There will be a handful of stores along the route including a Dairy Queen if you want additional food, restrooms, etc.

All runners will receive swag TBD and all finishers will receive a BD40 medal.

Cost: Solo Runners – $60 until September 15th then $70 until November 1 then $80 until Nov 25th when registration closes.

Relay Division: 4 Person Relay – $220 until September 15th then $260 until November 1 then $300 until registration closes. 3 Person Relay – $180 until October 10th then $210 until November 1 then $240 until registration closes. Link below to sign up. Team captain signs team up and pays. TC enters names of teammates and they must register too (only captain pays once for entire team).

15% off for Run It Fast Club members. Discount code available in RIF-Club FB group!



Local time: 9:45 AM


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Joshua Holmes
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