This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 23, 2016

Race Announcement

Due to the adverse weather conditions, the race has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 24 at 7:30am. Packets will be available at Fleet Feet Sports tomorrow! The carbo dinner will remain scheduled at Toratora's Restaruarnt at 6:00pm tonight. 182 Old Highway 431, Owens Cross Roads, AL, United States Please keep an eye on the Mountain Mist Facebook Page for any announcements. Thank you for your understanding. We are doing everything we can to work with the local police and the state park to still be able to hold the race.


Online entry at Ultra will open on October 1, 2015 at 8:00am central time. The fee schedule is $65 for Huntsville Track Club members and $70 for all other registrants.

Runners who have completed Mountain Mist 10 times or more are guaranteed entry anytime after registration opens on 10/1 and before registration closes on 12/31/2015 at the standard rate of $70 unless you are also an HTC member. If we reach capacity and you fall into this category and have not registered, please email for special instructions. A list of the 10+ time finishers is noted below.

No paper entry forms will be accepted whatsoever.

Mountain Mist 50km will accept 500 registered runners.

Registration will close on December 31 or when our registration capacity has been reached. At that time we will be checking qualifications for each runner. Those not meeting the requirements will have their entry removed removed from the event with no refund of your application fee.

At that time, we may consider adding additional runners from the waitlist, although there is no guarantee that any runners will be added.

There will be no refunds, no race day registration and no race entry transfers to another runner.

The race management reserves the right to deny entry to anyone not demonstrating an appropriate background in endurance activities which would allow them to complete this race in a safe and timely manner. The entry list will be updated weekly on Ultra Signup.

10+, 20+ Time Finishers

Runners with more than 5 finishes at Mountain Mist 50km (through 2015)

Mountain Mist 50km 10 Year Awards
Mountain Mist 50km 20 Year Awards

Start Time

You must check in on the morning of the race by 7:00am.  The race will start with or without you at 7:30am sharp.

Registration Qualifications

You must have a Mountain Mist entry qualifier, regardless if you are a Huntsville Track Club member or not. Proof of these prior performances is required as part of this registration. Those demonstrating no previous endurance activities will be denied entry or have your entry to this race removed and no refund will be issued. If you have a question about a qualification standard, please contact

  • Any previous Mountain Mist 50km finish
  • Any ultra marathon finish in previous 2 years
  • Any marathon finish under 4:40 in previous 2 years
  • Any 70.3 Triathlon finish under 7:00 in previous 2 years
  • Any 140.6 Triathlon finish in previous 2 years
  • Other endurance running activities on case by base basis


This course consists of extremely rocky mountain trails, mud, and creek crossings, not to mention the 3,872 feet of climbing!! There is a vertical climb on the course that requires the use of your upper body.

Course Maps

A map of the current (updated for 2014) course can be found at here.


Expect anything...including cancellation due to inclement weather (the mountain can ice over)! Temperatures can range from 10 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  The race may be cancelled due to snow and ice conditions. If roads are impassable the race may be cancelled. This situation is beyond our control and is not predictable. The decision to cancel the race will be made by the HTC board.

Special Rules

Please note: Due to our liability insurance and safety concerns the following are not allowed during the race: strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, rollerblades, headphones, unauthorized vehicles, unentered runners, etc.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  Violators will be DISQUALIFIED.


From I-65 take I-565 East to Memorial Parkway South. Continue South on the parkway and exit onto Governor's Drive. Turn left (East) on Governor's Dr. then drive through downtown and up the mountain. Turn left (North) at the stop light on top of the mountain onto Monte Sano Blvd. Continue on Monte Sano Blvd. to Nolen Dr., the entrance of Monte Sano State Park, which will be on the right (East) side of Monte Sano Blvd. Enter the park and the race start will be down on your right at the second road to your right in front of the Lodge.

Packet Pick Up

Packets can be picked up at the following locations and times.

Fleet Feet Huntsville

  • Thursday, January 21 from 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Friday, January 22 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Monte Sano Lodge
  • Friday, January 22, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 23, from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

  • Contact Dink or Suzanne Taylor by phone at 256-650-7063 or email at for more information.

    Time Limits

    There are three checkpoints on the course. Those who do not make the checkpoints in the allowed times will be removed from the course. NO EXCEPTIONS!

    16.9 mi, Fearn Dr. 4:15:00
    20.9 mi, Land Trust 5:10:00
    24.9 mi, Monte Sano Blvd. 6:30:00

    TIME LIMITS STRICTLY ENFORCED! THIS IS NOT A HIKE! Cutoff times will be strictly enforced for your safety and to meet the state park guidelines. Any runner who continues after failing to meet the cutoff will be banned from future Mountain Mist Trail Runs.


    Race results will be posted at the Huntsville Track Club website, here on Ultra Signup and appear in Ultra Running Magazine.


    There is no awards ceremony. You are responsible for picking up your award at the awards table inside the Lodge. 

    Open Men 39 U under: Top 10, Women top 3
    Master Men 40-49: Top 10, Women top 3
    Grand Master Men 50-59: Top 5, Women top finisher
    60 and over Men: Top finisher, Women top finisher

    Runners finishing under 8:15:00 will receive a special Smokey Mt. slate finishers' award! Pick up finisher award inside the Lodge at the awards table.

    Prerace Dinner

    The pre-race dinner will be held at the Monte Sano Lodge, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. During the dinner, guest speakers answer questions, describe the course in detail and share stories of past years.  

    Pre-paid tickets (ONLY) can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for those under age 12. This is not included in the entry fee.

    Post Race Party

    There will be a post race party at a location to be determined. This is not included in the entry fee.


    Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel and Spa
    800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 539-7373
    Group rate ($124) available per night for Friday and Saturday nights

    SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown
    745 Constellation Place Drive SW Huntsville Alabama 35801 USA
    (256) 512-0188
    Ask for the group rate ($99 per night) for Mountain Mist 2016 available per night for Friday and Saturday nights

    Medical and Aid

    The HEMSI HART Rescue Team, and Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit will be providing medical / evacuation assistance again this year.

    There will be six major aid/check-in stations equipped with the usual stuff, water, PowerAde, soda, candy, pretzels and junk.  It is recommended that you carry at least one bottle of fluids with you the entire run.

    Local time: 9:48 PM


    Eric Charette
    Race Registrar

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