Saturday, Sep 19, 2020
Registration closes: Wed, Sep 16 @ 11:59PM

Fortitude 50k/25k trail race

FKA Stanky Creek 50k/25k, I have decided to bring this gem of a race back for a new vision. It's still going to pack a punch on the trails with potentially grueling heat that our mid-south summer weather brings, but you will have a new focus on this race. For you that do not know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This is especially important to me, since my daughter Olivia was diagnosed with ALL leukemia in July 2018. Since that time I have tried to figure out ways to help St. Jude in anyway I can. So I came up with Fortitude trail race. This race will be a non-profit race, and all funds will be donated to St. Jude. I am an active St. Jude Hero and know what its like to be a patient family now. So I know these trails well at Nesbit Park and have always enjoyed every minute I have spent on the course. I also know what it takes to make it through the weather. So as the name of the race was inspired by the fortitude of each and every patient in St. Jude, I now have challenged each of you to find the fortitude inside yourself to challenge yourself with this race to help a great cause and also work toward conquering your own inner fortitude. Good Luck and see you in September.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be Friday evening September 18, 2020. Time will be 6pm-8pm. Location: Wiseacre Brewery. There will be discounted brew at the packet pickup. If you are unable to make the pre-race day event, we will allow race day packet pickup from 6:00am-6:50am. After that we will begin our race start and packets will be unavailable.

Swag Time

There will be swag and lots of it

-Hats(will be sold to help raise money for St. Jude)
-Shirts-Women tank tops will be offered, as well as Unisex t-shirts
-Medals(I will be making medals for both races)
-St. Jude provided swag as well
-Overall Male and Female awards will be given out for both events

Race Website

Please check out our website and if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you!

Refund and Policy

Unfortunately since this is a non-profit event and all proceeds will be going straight to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital we will not be offering any refunds for this event. If you are unable to attend the event please notify as early as possible so that we can fill any vacancies. Thank you!


This event is a non-profit event, so sponsors are always greatly appreciated. Please reach out to me if your interested and I can provide you with all the information you may need to inquire about the sponsorship.

Current Sponsors are:

Cobblestone Media Group
Wiseacre Brewery
Joe Stewart Body Shop
Memphis Kinetics
Fast Signs

Course Layout

The course has been mapped out. This year the course will be run counterclockwise on the Yellow and outer white loop portion of the course. This measures out to be 7.50-7.75 miles each loop with approx. 300ft of elevation gain per loop. Terrain is gorgeous. Your going to be crossing over several short boardwalks and bridges and there are a couple of creek crossings. This course offers a little bit of everything. You will enjoy it.*** there has been a last minute change. Fortitude course will now include the blue loop portion on the course map. This is an additional 1.3 miles to make it a true 50k distance. Enjoy everyone!

Local time: 4:59 PM

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