Friday, Apr 28, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

Grand Viduta Stage Race

Monte Sano Mountain

Huntsville, AL 3 Day Stage Race, 25K

This Event Took Place Fri. Apr 28, 2017

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Overview

Welcome to the greatest off-road challenge in the South. This is an event that welcomes every level of participant and is sure to challenge anyone who comes to the starting line. The race winds through some of the best single track trail in the Southeast. The course includes a healthy dose of flat runnable sections along with big technical climbs, bluff views, waterfalls and more.

Back in 2022 is the "3 Day Mini Stage Race" which will feature shorter distance options (Friday: 6 miles, Saturday: 7.2 miles, Sunday: 5.3 miles) for those not yet ready for the 43 Mile Grand Viduta Stage Race.
Course aid will be provided at many aid stations, and family entertainment will be provided daily at the start/finish paddock. Post-race food/gatherings each day.

Announcements will be made on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RunningLaneEvents)
Each runner receives chip timing, finisher medal, event shirt, full aid station support, and hot post race meals after each stage

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

Registration

The race is capped at 200 runners.

All runners who sign up for the Grand Viduta Stage Race will receive a t-shirt, and finisher medal as well as a hot meals post race!

Parking/Shuttle

**THERE WILL NOT BE A SHUTTLE FOR FRIDAY'S STAGE THIS YEAR AS WE ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY and know it's a 1.1 mile hike to the start if the start/finish lot is full. Strava walking directions: https://www.strava.com/routes/2743186802405906734 **

The best backup option would be to have a friend or family member drop you off at the Land Trust Parking lot on Bankhead.

Parking is VERY limited on Friday. Carpooling will be required for anyone entering the Land Trust parking lot at the trailhead. We will have a FREE race shuttle from the Oak Park Community Center (Oakwood Avenue NE, Huntsville AL 35801). A small amount of additional parking is available at Aid Station 2 (34.74812, -86.53011).

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be on Thursday, April 21st at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville from 12pm - 5pm. Fleet feet is located as 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Packets may also be picked up Friday morning before stage 1. Directions will be emailed out the week of the race. For those doing the 25K on Saturday, you will pick up your packets either at Fleet Feet on Thursday or Saturday morning before the race from 6:00am-6:45am at Monte Sano State Park. Directions will also be emailed out the week of the race.

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+ for the Full Grand Viduta Stage Race. Finisher plaques & Fleet Feet Huntsville gift cards will be awarded to the Full Stage Race AG winners. For the Mini Stage Race we will have same AG categories however only Fleet Feet Huntsville gift cards will be awarded. For the 25K there won't be AG awards because that particular event is much smaller. ALL finishers regardless of the race they are in will get a finisher medal.

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 on race day: High 76F, Low 53F

There will be no cutoffs in the Mini Viduta. For the Full Viduta (Fri: 13 miles, Saturday: 16 miles, Sunday: 14 miles) the cutoff will work out to be 17:00 minute miles. 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 ~16 minute miles for 13-16 miles, that you please consider doing the Mini.

Course Maps

Grand Viduta Stage Race:
Day 1: https://www.strava.com/routes/17602927
Day 2: https://www.strava.com/routes/18466787
Day 3: https://www.strava.com/routes/2819984672566844760

Mini Viduta Stage Race:
Day 1: https://www.strava.com/routes/23311481
Day 2: https://www.strava.com/routes/23311537
Day 3: https://www.strava.com/routes/2819985792007284412

25K: (Is the same as Grand Viduta Stage Race - Day 2)

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.

Local time: 7:53 PM
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