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, GU, pretzels, m&m's, granola bars and more.
We are excited to have Marco's Pizza as a sponsor of the Wild Thangs Trail Series! All participants will have delicious Marco's Pizza waiting for them at the finish line of each race!
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Where? Monte Sano State Park: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Wild Thangs Trail Series:
June 17th, 2023 - Big Foot: 5K, 10K (https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=100938)
July 8th, 2023 - Jackalope: 4 Mile, 8 Mile (https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=100940)
July 29th, 2023 - Skunk Ape: 5 Mile, 10 Mile (https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=100942)
August 19th, 2023 - Chupacabra: 10K, Half marathon (https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=100944)
Driving distance from:
Florence: 73 miles
Birmingham: 102 miles
Chattanooga: 102 miles
Nashville: 110 miles
Atlanta: 180 miles
The race series bundle is capped at 250 runners.
Signing up for the Short Series will save you $25 off the early bird registration price and $45 off the late registration price. Signing up for the Long Series bundle will save you $40 off the early registration prices for each race in the series and $65 off the late registration price for each race. Everyone who signs up for one of the two series will receive a Wild Thangs series t-shirt, amazing finisher awards AND series plaque (see 2018 plaque in pictures above).
Packet pickup will be on the following days for each race.
Big Foot 5K, 10K: Friday, June 16th, 2023 from 12-5pm.
Jackalope 4 Mile, 8 Mile: Friday, July 7th, 2023 from 12-5pm.
Skunk Ape 5 Mile, 10 Mile: Friday, July 28th, 2023 from 12-5pm.
Chpacabra 10K, Half Marathon: Friday, August 18th, 2023 from 12-5pm.
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: 1:55 AM
Age groups will be: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 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 17 minute/ mile cutoff for Long Series participants.
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.