Saturday, Mar 23, 2024

Mckay Hollow Madness

5105 Nolen Ave SE

Huntsville, AL 25K, 12K

Registration closes: Wed, Mar 20 @ 11:59PM CT

The Madness Description

PARK ENTRANCE FEE INCLUDED IN PRICE! The McKay Hollow Madness Trail Run is a 25ish kilometers (15.5ish miles) of mostly single track trail. There is also a 12ish kilometer (7ish miles) run. Depending on the distance you choose, you'll experience the "madness" of some of the most notorious sections of the Sinks, Panther Knob, Stone Cuts, Mountain Mist, Goat, Warpath Ridge, McKay Hollow, Arrowhead and Natural Well trails. This is a technical race with several difficult climbs and descents. There will be TWO aid stations for the 25K and ONE for the 12K: the first at O'Shaughnessy Point (~5.1 miles) and the other at the South Monte Sano Trailhead off of Monte Sano Blvd (~9.8 miles).

The 25K and 12K will start at the same location. This year both distances will go down into the "madness" that is McKay Hollow. At about 6.5 miles, the 25Kers continue left while the 12Kers will run right to climb out of McKay Hollow on the (in)famous trail section affectionately known as "Death Trail" to the finish.

In the event of rain, prepare yourself for an awesome time in the mud and water. My fondest memories of this race is when the water is flowing.

Warning! This ain't no Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder...This is the McKay Hollow Madness.

Time Limits : For your own safety and respect for the volunteers, there will be STRICT CUTOFF TIMES SET AT BOTH AID STATIONS (1h 45m to Aid Station #1 and 3h 15m to Aid Station #2). IF YOU ARRIVE AT EITHER AID STATION AFTER THE POSTED CUTOFF TIME YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. THE FINAL FINISH CUTOFF TIME WILL BE 5 HOURS.

Medical & Aid: Medical assistance will be provided by H.E.M.S.I. There will be TWO aid stations (consult course map) at ~5.1 miles and ~9.8 miles. THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE. You are required to you carry a handheld bottle or a water pouch with you the entire run. Light aid station fare will be available at both stations.

The finish line will be well stocked with food, water, soda.


**Those registering after March 20th may not receive a t-shirt, as they have already been ordered and printed.**

Course Map

  • Official 12K Course Map

  • Official 25K Course Map
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  • Official Facebook Group

  • HotWingRunner's 2013 Race Report
  • 2016 Race Video
  • Event's current local time: 1:40 AM CT


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