This course runs through the pine forests of Sand Ridge State Forest. It begins and ends at the "Oak Campground". The trail has many flat runable section with several rolling sections. The trails themselves consist of loose sandy soil for which the park is named. Running these trails is similar to running on a beach. This race is named for the variety of cactus which grows wild throughout the park. Keep your eyes open and you should be able to spot them.
Packet Pickup and Race Day
Packet pickup is available race morning from 6:45AM to 7:50AM (race starts at 8am). Parking is in the Oak Camp area and overflow parking is along Cactus Drive. if you decide not to run please let us know. Any drop downs in distance need to be done before the start of the race in order to not count as a DNF!
To be guaranteed a shirt or hoodie, you MUST register by February 18th! We will have a few of each size available on race day on a first come, first serve basis, but once they're gone, they're gone!
Map to Race Start and Parking
Please use the link below for a Google map pin to our starting/parking/packet pickup/finish area
Event's current local time: 8:13 AM CT