North Alabama's ONLY trail marathon. Also both 10K & Half Marathon options as well! Come get some under the brilliant fall foliage of late October. Perfect temperatures (Avg's 49F/73F) and a rarely seen trail, brought to you by the same directors as the Wild Thangs Trail Series, Eagle Ridge & The Grand Viduta Stage Race Cathedral Caverns Trail Run & others. So you know we're going to do this right and give you a great experience. After the race we will grill out hamburgers and have drinks available to all the runners.
May 15th - August 7th:
Half Marathon: $60
August 8th - September 30th:
Half Marathon: $65
October 1st - Race Day:
Half Marathon: $70
ALL races include the hooded sweatshirt, awesome finisher medals and post race meal.
Waitlists will be available if the event sells out.
Packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Fleet Feet Huntsville from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Participants are welcomed to pick up packets for their friends, but be warned: if your friend loses your packet you may be out of luck. Bib numbers will be included in the packets. Please be careful to bring them with you on race morning! Fleet Feet Huntsville is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802
Late packet pickup will be available on race morning but please be early. Thanks :)
Shirts & Awards
The race shirt will be a hooded sweatshirt! How cool? Age groups will be: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ for ALL races.
These are low-traffic trails, so we expect this race to go off rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (highly unlikely in late October) we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening or high winds.
However: If it rains heavy enough that the trails cannot sustain the event, we may delay, alter the course, or ultimately cancel. The Land Trust will get the final say. Their first priority is the sustainable conservation of the greenspace and we will stand behind that mindset.
Cutoff for the marathon will be 8 hours. Marathon runners failing to reach the start/finish area around half way (14.8 mi) by 12:45pm will be cut off.
Cutoff for the half marathon will be 6 hours. Safe and appropriate progress will be checked at the aid stations.
Marathon (Course map: https://www.strava.com/routes/21333587)
Start on Spragin's Hollow Road moving west. Enter the NICA Trail on your left. When completing the NICA loop, turn right onto Spragin's Hollow Road returning to the start. Devil's Racetrack to Rock Wall turn left; Rock Wall to Harris moving straight; Harris to Shovelton turn left; Shovelton to Wade Mountain turn left; Wade Mountain to Bostick turn right; Bostick to Fossil Bench turn left; re-enter Wade Mountain trail turning right from Fossil Bench; Wade Mountain to Devil's Racetrack turn left; follow Devil's Racetrack clockwise then down hill turning left; Devil's Racetrack to Piney Loop turn left; Piney Loop back to trailhead to complete first lap (14.3 mi). Second lap is exactly the same but without the road or NICA Trail (the yellow section on the map).
Half Marathon (Course map: https://www.strava.com/routes/21629915)
Start on Spragin's Hollow Road moving west. Enter the NICA Trail on your left. When completing the NICA loop, turn right onto Spragin's Hollow Road returning to the start. Devil's Racetrack to Rock Wall turn left; Rock Wall to Shovelton turning right; Shovelton to Wade Mountain turn left; Wade Mountain to Bostick turn right; Bostick to Fossil Bench turn left; re-enter Wade Mountain trail turning right from Fossil Bench; Wade Mountain to Devil's Racetrack go straight; Devil's Racetrack to Piney Loop turn left; Piney Loop back to trailhead to finish.
10K (Course map: https://www.strava.com/routes/21219073)
Visit the event website for detailed maps
Local time: 6:23 PM
There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries.