About the Ridge to Blazing Ridge Race
Race 5 of the Southeastern Trail Series, Ridge to Blazing Ridge, will start at the Redbud Pavilion next to the BMX Track. The race will begin with a long climb up the Yellow/White connector and then follow the red bike trail south to the aid station located on the Red Trail where the Green Trail splits off heading over the mountain to Peavine Falls. After the aid station runners will head up the Green Trail back to the Green/White connector for the steep descent down to the White trail and Upper Peavine Creek. Turn right on the White for a few 100 yards and take the foot bridge over the creek and climb down to the bottom of the falls. Cross over the creek under the falls and follow the flagging down then back across the creek and climb out of the gorge to the Blue Trail. Head north to the Orange Trail and turn left. Follow the Orange Trail across the red bike road, all the way to the White Trail. Turn right on the white trail and head down the mountain to the yellow trail and turn left again, back to the start.
This race is considerably harder than the previous two races and it will probably be very hot. Runners MUST carry water at all times during the race. NO EXCEPTIONS!! For best results, I suggest drinking Tailwind in the place of water. We supply Tailwind at both aid station along with plenty of water. Don't forget, the park charges $5 per person to enter Oak Mtn State Park.
Friday, August 26th - 4:30 to 6:00 PM: Late Registration and Packet Pickup will be at Mountain High Outfitters store on Hwy 280, adjacent to Whole Foods. 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza Suite 250, Birmingham, AL 35243
Local time: 8:20 PM
Saturday, August 27th - 6:45 AM: Late Registration and Packet Pickup at the Redbud Pavilion by the BMX Track on Tranquility Road, Oak Mountain State Park.
Saturday - 7:30 AM: Both races will start at 7:30 AM. Late Registration fees increase $5.00.