Wild Thangs Trail Series
Welcome to the Wild Thangs Trail Series! We are excited to introduce a new trail series to the beautiful mountains around Huntsville, AL. This series is designed for both new and experienced trail runners alike. There are 4 races total in the series with both short and long race distances. Starting in June and finishing in August, these 4 races are designed to be competitive, help runners increase their race distances through the hot summer months, and most of all be a ton of fun.
These courses are spectator friendly especially when compared to other trail events. There are several bluff views with beautiful mountain scenery as well as creek crossings, water falls and more
Several aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, coke to GU, pretzels, m&m's, granola bars and more. Follow the race on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RunningLaneEvents/
This is the fourth and final race of the Wild Thangs Trail Series.
Where? Monte Sano State Park: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Course Maps & Elevation profiles:
Half Marathon: https://www.strava.com/routes/12620821
Wild Thangs Trail Series:
June 16th, 2018 - Big Foot: 5K, 10K (https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57103)
July 14th, 2018 - Jackalope: 4 Mile, 8 Mile (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57105)
August 4th, 2018 - Skunk Ape: 5 Mile, 10 Mile (http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57107)
August 25th, 2018 - Chupacabra: 10K, Half marathon
Driving distance from:
Florence: 73 miles
Birmingham: 102 miles
Chattanooga: 102 miles
Nashville: 110 miles
Atlanta: 180 miles
The race is capped at 300 runners.
All runners who sign up for the Chupacabra 10K & Half Marathon will receive a t-shirt and finisher award. **The t-shirt is the same shirt for the entire series**
Packet pickup will be on the following days for each race.
Big Foot 5K, 10K: Friday June 15th, 2018 from 12-6pm.
Jackalope 4 Mile, 8 Mile: Friday July 13th, 2018 from 12-6pm.
Skunk Ape 5 Mile, 10 Mile: Friday August 3rd, 2018 from 12-6pm.
Chupacabra 10K, Half Marathon: Friday August 24th, 2018 from 12-6pm.
ALL packet pickups will be at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville. Fleet Feet is located as 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race from 6:00am - 6:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!
Shirts, Awards, Weather & Cutoffs
The race shirt will be a short sleeve tri-blend shirt.
Local time: 3:52 AM
Age groups will be ten years: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ for ALL races.
In the event of severe weather we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threatens the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel.
Average Temperatures throughout the summer for Huntsville: Low 65F-75F, High: 85F-95F
There will be very loose cutoffs. Our goal is to get more and more people into this awesome sport that is trail running, no matter what your experience level is. However, we would suggest that if you are not able to maintain 15 minute miles that you please consider doing the Short Series vs the Long Series. There will be a 18 minute/ mile cutoff for Long Series participants.