The Lake Martin 100
The 2017 Lake Martin 100 will be held March 18 & 19 at Russell Crossroads on Lake Martin, one of America's most beautiful lakes. The run will be entirely on the private lands of the Russell Forest Trail System near Alexander City, in East-Central Alabama. This race will be the perfect "First" 100 or 50 mile trail race. Race planning is easy with four 25 mile loops on rolling hills and very runnable trails. 100% of the course is on trails, carriage paths and gravel roads, most of which do not allow cars. Approximately 80% of the run is on single track trails. Several miles of each loop are along the shores of the Lake Martin. While the Lake Martin races are all excellent first ultras, it is not an easy course. The 100 will have almost 14,000 feet of elevation gain. The hills may be small but they never stop. Be prepared!
The Aid Stations: Standard aid station food and Tailwind will be available at both aid stations all day. We will add sandwiches, hot soup and quesadillas in the afternoon. An assortment of hot food, coffee, hot chocolate and chicken and pasta soup will be available at the Cabin and Heaven Hill Aid Stations starting about dark and continuing all night. The Cabin will add Santa Fe Soup and a Grits Bar with bacon, eggs and waffles during the early morning hours. The grits bar will remain open with fresh, hot food until the last finisher crosses the finish line.
All one hundred mile finishers will receive hand crafted, custom belt buckles. Fifty and twenty seven mile finishers will earn custom finisher medals. Place awards will be given out at runners finish their perspective races.
The Lake Martin 100 is destined to become the standard for first 100s and first 50s.
Race Weekend Schedule
Friday, March 18 - 2:00 to 5:00 PM - 100 mile Package Pickup & Check-in at The Lodge on Cocktail Slough.
Package Pick-up for 50 & 27 mile races & Late registration for 50 & 27 if races are not full.
Friday, March 18, 5:30 PM - Prerace briefing for all 100 mile runners. All runners are welcome and attendance is recommended. We do not plan to have the prerace dinner at the Lodge this year. (100 mile runners - If it is impossible for you to attend the prerace meeting and packet pickup Friday Night, please let us know so we will have your race packet and bib for you when you arrive.)
Saturday, March 19 - 5:30 to 6:15 AM - Package Pickup for all races and runner check-in. No race day registration.
Saturday, 6:30 AM - Start - 100 Mile, 50 Mile and the 27 Mile Fun Run.
Saturday, 9:30 PM - Cutoff for 50 Mile and 27 Mile races (16 hours total time)
Sunday, 2:30 PM - Cutoff for 100 mile race (32 hours total)
We understand that things happen in the weeks and months prior to an ultra that make it impossible to participate. Our policy will be to offer a full refund on any of the Lake Martin races through January 31, 2016. From February 1, 2016, If the race fills to it's 300 runner capacity, we will giver refunds as we add additional runners from the wait list. If it does not fill, we will be happy to roll your entry over to the next year. If the race is canceled due to conditions beyond our control, such as natural disasters, we will give a full refund through January 31st. After January 31st we will roll entries over to the next years race.
Local time: 9:26 PM