Saturday, May 27th - Saturday!
The race will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27th, not on Memorial day.
It is getting a little harder.
The 3rd race in the Southeastern Trail Series is a little harder than the first two races. Not only have we increased the distance to 6 and 12 miles, we have added a climb to the top of Double Oak Mountain. The Memorial Day Trail Race will present runners with the first real climb or climbs, depending on whether you are running the 6 or 12 mile race. Runners will climb from Maggie's Glen on the white trail, up Shackleford Ridge, then across the ridge and up to Shackleford Point. This is the highest point in Oak Mountain State Park. You will then descend on the Yellow/White Connector to the start. The views off Shackleford Ridge are great, but the terrain is very technical in places so you will need to pay attention to your footing. If you have run the first two races and kept up your training in between, you are ready. Course map and directions to the start are available on the Memorial Day Trail Race Website.
Friday, May 26th - 4:30 to 6:00 PM - Packet pickup and Late Registrations at Mountain High Outfitters, Hwy 280, adjacent to Whole Foods.The address is 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza #250, Birmingham, AL 35243
Local time: 5:09 AM
Saturday, May 27th - 7:00 to 7:45 AM - Packet pickup and Late Registration at the Redbud Pavilion (next to the BMX Track) at Oak Mountain State Park. Redbud Pavilion is located on Tranquility Road at Mile Marker 4. Follow the "Race Arrow Signs."
Saturday, May 27th - 8:00 AM - Start of the 6 and 12 Mile Races.
Place awards will be given out as runners finish the race. Awards will be given to 1, 2 & 3 overall, male and female. Age awards are Masters 40 - 49, Grand Master 50 - 59, Ultra Grand Master 60+.