Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Blood Rock

The Cabins, Cabin Rd.

Pelham AL 25K, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Blood Rock 100 & 50

Blood Rock is the final race in the 2017 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series. Blood Rock is 4 races, the 100 and 50 Mile, 50K and 25K. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park and all races will start and end at the Cabins on Lake Tranquility located on Cabin Rd. We have reserved all 10 Cabins for the race and they are available to rent Blood Rock weekend. We have a two night minimum, Friday night Dec. 8th and Saturday night Dec 9th. Contact Southeastern Trial Runs to reserve a cabin for the weekend. Additional nights may be rented through the park.

Blood Rock 100 Mile

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a 100 mile race, the Blood Rock 100, as part of the final race of the 2017 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park, starting and ending at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. The 100 Mile Race will start at 5:00 AM. (Sunrise on the 8th is 6:29 AM and sunset is 4:40 PM - Runners will need a headlamp or flashlight for the first 1 1/2 hours.) The course will be two 50 Mile Loops, the same course as the 2016 Blood Rock 50. About 27 miles of the 100 will be on very difficult backcountry trails with some of the steepest climbs in the southeast. Aid stations distances range from 3 to 8 miles apart.

The Cutoff for the 100 Mile Race will be 35 Hours. Starting at Mile 50 we will enforce mandatory cutoffs at all aid stations for runners on the second loop of the race.

The Blood Rock 50 Mile

The Blood Rock 50 mile, is part of the final race for the 2017 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park, starting and ending at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. The race will start at 5:00 AM. (Sunrise on the 8th is 6:29 AM and sunset is 4:40 PM - Runners will need a headlamp or flashlight for the first 1 1/2 hours.) The course will be a single 50 Mile Loop. Almost 14 miles of the 50 will be on very difficult backcountry trails with some of the steepest climbs in the southeast. The Cutoff will be 15 Hour.

Blood Rock 50K

Blood Rock 50K Trail Race is part of the final race in the 2017 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series. The race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park, starting at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. The race will start at 6:30 AM. (Sunrise on the 19th is 6:39 AM and sunset is 4:40 PM.) The 50K course will be a single loop course circling most of the park. The first 25 miles of the race will follow the same course as the 50 and 100 Mile Race. At the Marina Aid Station #4, 50K runners will return to the Finish. Aid Stations will range between 3 miles and 7 miles.

Blood Rock 25K

The Blood Rock 25K will start at the at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake at 6:30 AM along with the 50K. (Sunrise on the 19th is 6:39 AM and sunset is 4:40 PM.) The 25K runners will follow the same route as the 50K. The 25K will end when runners arrive back at the Cabins.

Weekend Schedule

Friday Dec 7th – 4:00 to 5:30 PM - Packet Pickup at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake.
There will be NO race day registration for any race.

Friday Dec 7th – 5:30 to 6:00 PM – Pre-race Briefing at the Gazebo by the lake if the weather is nice. If it is cold or rainy, the meeting will be in the Meeting Center to the left as you enter the cabin area. Race Packets will also be available after the meeting. The pre-race meeting is mandatory for 100 Mile Runners. Due to the very difficult terrain, we strongly urge all runners to attend.Drop Bags for 50 and 100 mile runners may be left a the Meeting Center Friday night or Saturday morning before the start.

Saturday Dec. 8th – 4:00 to 4:45 AM - Packet Pickup for 100 and 50 mile runners at the Meeting Center at the Cabins.
All 100 and 50 Mile runners MUST check-in Saturday Morning before the start.

Saturday Dec. 8th – 5:00 AM – Start of the 100 Mile and 50 Mile Trail Race.

Saturday Dec. 8th – 5:30 to 6:15 AM – Packet Pickup for 50K & 25K Races at the Meeting Ctr at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake.

Saturday Dec. 8th – 6:30 AM – Start of the Blood Rock 50K and 25K Trail Race.
Mandatory Cutoffs must be strictly enforced. This is a requirement by the OMSP Director.

Sunday, Dec. 9th - 4:00 PM - Blood Rock 100 Course Closes.

Local time: 6:59 PM
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