Online registration for The 2016 Dizzy Fifties will open August 1 at 8:00 am! We will make periodic updates to this page so check back every couple of weeks.
See you on the trails!
Don Alan Hankins
Date: Saturday November 19, 2016
Time: 6:30 am
Location: The Pavilion adjacent to the Park Office of the Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL.
Price: $24 for all distances until September 30. $29 beginning October 1.
Registration: Register online here. Registration will close November 12 or when the 108 participant limit is reached. No paper or race day registration.
Waitlist: There will be a waitlist if we reach the 108 maximum participants. If you register and decide to not run please let me know so that people on the waitlist can be added.
Packet Pick Up: Packet pickup will be at Fleet Feet Sports, located at 2750 Carl T Jones Drive, in the Valley Bend Shopping Center, from the hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Packets can also be picked up before the start of the race, starting at 5:30 a.m.
Grand Slam: Dizzy Fifties 50K is the first leg of the Huntsville Grand Slam. If you wish to participate in the Grand Slam you are required to register for each race separately as well as a separate registration for the Grand Slam.
Register for the Grand Slam on Ultra Signup here https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=34625.
*The Dizzy Fifties is 50k trail run with 40 and 50 mile options. The course consists of the little loop (2.3 miles), the north loop (4 miles), and the south loop (5.59 miles). The little loop is only done at the beginning of the first lap. Afterwards, everyone runs the same North and South Loops.
1 Lap 11.89
2 Laps 21.48
3 Laps 31.07
4 Laps 40.65
5 Laps 50.24
Here is a link to a strava map of each loop:
Little Loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/643051241.
North Loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/643050609.
South Loop - https://www.strava.com/activities/643050870.
The total cutoff time will be 10 hours or 4:30 pm. No one will be allowed to continue onto the South Loop past 3:30pm.
What's with the Name
*All the loops and turns should be enough to make anyone dizzy :) Actually, its not really that bad on the turns, but 5 southern loops and 5 northern loops does tend to make one's head spin a bit.
Local time: 8:30 AM
*It's named in honor of my new Border Collie, Dizzy. I have a great Labrador Retriever, Miles, and he runs with me, but at 90 lbs, he gets tuckered out after about 3-4 miles. Dizzy is my next hope for a 'trail dawg'.
*A dog we kept for a friend, was named Trane, for John Coltrane. In keeping with that, when we decided to get a Lab, we named him Miles, for Miles Davis, a contemporary of Coltrane's. Also, I wanted a running companion, so that sorta worked too. So Dizzy is of course named for Dizzy Gillespie. We're pretty jazzed up about both of them.