The Twisted Ankle is back at Sloppy Floyd!
The 2017 Twisted Ankle Trail Race offers every trail runner a great race to remember. If you are new to trail running and would like to "get a taste of the trail" (*which can be habit forming) try out the 5K -3.1mile (ish). For those who want to test their grit, run the 10 mile (ish) race up to Becky's Bluff. Whether you are a seasoned trail runner looking for an excellent ramp up to the fall race season, or looking for a reason to try running in the woods, you will not be disappointed with the Twisted Ankle Race at Sloppy Floyd State Park.
All runners will encounter wide trails, some single track and their way up to Marble Mine. 10 Milers will hit the heart and soul of the Twisted Ankle Race as they top Becky's Bluff for a short trip on the Pinhoti Trail. Rocks and roots included.
When: September 16, 2017 Both Races will begin at 9:00am
Local time: 6:23 AM
Places to stay: Sloppy Floyd State Park!
This race is limited to the first 250 entrants Registration Closes September 8, 2017
Awards: There are no age groups. This is a flat out race!
Male- First, Second, Third
Female - First, Second, Third
Male Masters (Over 40)
Female Masters (Over 40)
The 5K and 10 mile courses will begin at the same time, with each race starting their course in opposite directions. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGN DIRECTIONS TO STAY ON YOUR COURSE! Volunteers will be placed at intersections to help guide you in the right direction.
5K Course: Runners will head towards the Marble Mine Trail, to Marble Mine then down towards the lake trail and on to the Primitive Campsite Trail. Map will be posted soon.
10 Mile Course:Runners will head towards the lower lake via the paved service road (sorry, but it's not much!) and in to the campsites, through the Blueberry Trail and out towards Jenkins Gap Parking Lot where you will turn left towards the upper lake. Runners will make their way to the Marble Mine before the climb to Becky's Bluff. At the top of Becky's Bluff runners will take a left back towards the Marble Mine Trail and all the way down off the ridge. Once down the ridge runners will take a right and head towards the upper lake once again until the Pioneer Campsite Trail taking a left, and once off the pretty single track through the woods a right towards Jenkins Gap Parking Lot to retrace your way back through the campsites and the lower lake. Map will be posted soon.
Aide Stations:Each race will see multiple aide stations with excited volunteers. 5K race will pass through two, and the 10 milers will pass five aide stations. Water and Gatorade will be available at all and bananas, crackers, and other trail fare the top of the ridge and one near the upper lake.
Rules of the Race: Do NOT litter! There will be many aide stations with strategically placed trash cans. THIS IS NOT A ROAD RACE! Use the cans or carry your trash with you. If we catch you littering in the park we will take your picture and post it on social media to shame you!Thank the volunteers! Be courteous and helpful to your fellow racers. Never leave an injured runner until help arrives.