Saturday, Jul 6, 2024 @ 7:00 AM

Jackalope Trail Run

5105 Nolen Ave SE

Huntsville, AL 8 Miler, 4 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 6, 2024

Race #2 in the Wild Thangs Trail Series

PACKET PICKUP WILL BE AT BACK 40 BREWERY on Friday from 12-5pm. Address: 3254 Leeman Ferry Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801

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.

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!

Follow the race on Facebook:

Want Discounts On Our Races?

Yep that's right! If you love our races and want discounts, we have created a program just for you. Learn more about Race Club here:

Calling all volunteers! We always need fantastic volunteers and we have a volunteer program to help save you some dough. Volunteers who work a 5 hour shift will receive free entry into a future RunningLane Event 1/2 Marathon distance and shorter. Volunteers who work (2) 5 hour shifts or (1) 8+ hour shift will receive free entry into a future RL Event 50 Miler and down OR (2) races 1/2 marathon and down. For more details please email
Excludes the Wild Thangs Trail Series Bundle


This is the second race of the Wild Thangs Trail Series.

Where? Monte Sano State Park: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801
Wild Thangs Trail Series:
June 15th, 2024 - Big Foot: 5K, 10K (
July 6th, 2024 - Jackalope: 4 Mile, 8 Mile (
July 27th, 2024 - Skunk Ape: 5 Mile, 10 Mile (
August 17th, 2024 - Chupacabra: 10K, Half marathon (

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

Course Maps & Elevation Profiles:
4 Mile:
8 Mile:


The race is capped at 400 runners.

All runners who sign up for the Jackalope 4 Mile & 8 Mile will receive a t-shirt and finisher award. **The t-shirt is the same shirt for the entire series**

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on the following days for each race.
Big Foot 5K, 10K: Friday, June 14th, 2024 from 12-5pm.
Jackalope 4 Mile, 8 Mile: Friday, July 5th, 2024 from 12-5pm.
Skunk Ape 5 Mile, 10 Mile: Friday, July 26th, 2024 from 12-5pm.
Chpacabra 10K, Half Marathon: Friday, August 16th, 2024 from 12-5pm.

Packet pickups for Big Foot, Skunk Ape will be at Fleet Feet be at Sports Huntsville. Fleet Feet is located as 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Packet Pickup for Jackalope and Chupacabra will be at Back Forty Brewing Company from 12-5pm. Back Forth Brewery address: 3254 Leeman Ferry Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801 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.

Age groups will be: 0-19, 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.

Event's current local time: 3:48 AM CT


Linked Events

Ask a Question

Top Performances