This Event Took Place Fri. Nov 23, 2012


Black Diamond 40 Miler Ultramarathon and Relay
Black Friday – November 27, 2015 – 6:30am

Related Event:Double Black Diamond 40 Miler - November 28, 2015 Sign up for Double Black Diamond - $25 off if doing Double 40's!! Email for for $25 off code after registering for day 1.

Black Diamond 40 Miler + Relay Info
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 the race started.

The race has just 522 feet of gain and will be one of the fastest 40 mile courses in the country.

The BD40 is 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.


Solo Runners – $65 until September 10th then $75 until October 31 then $85 until registration closes or fills up.

Relay Division: 4 Person Relay – $240 until September 10th then $280 until November 1 then $320 until registration closes. 3 Person Relay – $180 until September 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!


Double Black Diamond 40 Info

For those wanting to do the back to back 40's, the Double Black Diamond 40 will take place on Saturday, Nov 28, 2015, the day after the Black Diamond.

Discount code for those running both days of the Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond.

Local time: 7:44 AM


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Joshua Holmes
Race Director

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