Saturday, May 13, 2023

Smoke Rise Trail Run

3470 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE

Huntsville, AL Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. May 13, 2023

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Smoke Rise 10K & Half Marathon

The guaranteed Smoke Rise t-shirt deadline is Monday April 29th. We should have enough shirts for everyone however some people may initially receive a RunningLane shirt which they can swap for after the race if there are left over sizes of the Smoke Rise shirts.

Please remember that all RunningLane Events trail races are "cupless races." You must have a hand held bottle, pack or or reusable cup as there won't be any paper cups at the aid stations to cut down on waste. If you don't have a reusable cup, there is the option to buy a RunningLane reusable cup at checkout for $5.

The race starts at the beautiful Blevins Gap Land Trust along picturesque Green Mountain. This trail race is designed for both new and experienced trail runners alike. The average temperatures for race day are a low of 59F, high of 81F. Aid stations will have bottled water and individually wrapped snacks. Follow the race on Facebook:


Where? Blevins Gap Land Trust of North Alabama: 3470 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802

Course Maps & Elevation profiles:
1/2 Marathon: (2 loops)

Driving distance from:
Florence: 73 miles
Birmingham: 102 miles
Chattanooga: 102 miles
Nashville: 110 miles
Atlanta: 180 miles


This race has a hard cap of 250 runners. All runners who sign up for the race will receive a t-shirt and awesome finisher medal. We will also grill out for the runners after the race.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on Friday, May 10th, 2024 @ Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville from 12-5pm. Fleet Feet is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Also, there will race day packet pick up at the race site the morning of from 6am-7am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!

Shirts & Awards

To be guaranteed a Smoke Rise T-shirt you must be registered before April 30th. We should have enough however if there are 1-2 sizes that we run out of, those participants will receive a super soft RunningLane t-shirt.

The race shirt will be a tri blend t-shirt shirt. Age groups will be: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for the 10K and Half Marathon. ALL runners will receive a sweet finisher medal.

Weather & Cutoffs

In the event of severe weather we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threats the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel. However over the years of putting on races we have never once had to cancel due to weather.

Average temperatures: Low 59F, High 81F

The cutoff for the 10K is 2hr30min. This works out to be 24:08 min/mi pace. The Half Marathon cutoff is 3hr40min or 16:50 min/mi pace. If you cannot maintain 16min pace we ask that you please consider running the 10k.

There are no refunds, deferrals, credits or friend / family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.


Monte Sano State Park is the best place to stay for this race. The park is a short 10 minute drive to the race site and offers beautiful cabins overlooking the Tennessee Valley. Be sure to tell them the RunningLane Crew sent you! More info here:

Event's current local time: 11:12 AM CT


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