Black Diamond 40 Miler Ultramarathon and Relay
Black Friday – November 23, 2018 – 6:30am
Black Diamond 40 Miler + Relay Info
The Black Diamond 40 Miler ultramarathon & relay will turn a wasted day, Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), into a beautiful day of friends and fellow runners covering 40.50 miles across open Tennessee highways and backroads.
Jackson to Gadsden to Alamo (past the Tennessee Safari Park) to Bells to Jackson
The race will start at All Saints Anglican Church in Jackson, Tennessee and take runners down country roads and small highways to Gadsden, TN, then Alamo, TN, past the Tennessee Safari Park, to Bells, TN and back down Old Bells Rd back to All Saints Anglican where the race started.
The race has just 522 feet of gain and will be one of the fastest 40 mile courses in the country.
The BD40 is a laid back, slow paced event. If you can imagine the child that the Strolling Jim 40 Miler and Vol State 500K would produce then it would be close to the Black Diamond 40 Miler. There will be water jugs dropped at several spots along the course. Runners will need a handheld and prepared to be self-sufficient for several miles at a time. There will be roaming aid stations with snack food/potatoes/oranges/etc. There will be a handful of stores along the route including a Dairy Queen if you want additional food, restrooms, etc.
All runners will receive swag TBD and all finishers will receive a BD40 medal.
Cost: Solo Runners - $67 until September 30th, then $77 until October 31, then $87 until Nov 18th when registration closes or race fills. 15% off for Run It Fast members. Code posted in RIF Club Facebook group.
- 4 Person Relay - $220 until September 30th then $240 until October 31st then $260 until registration closes.
- 3 Person Relay - $165 until September 30th then $180 until October 31st then $220 until registration closes.
Link below to sign up. Team captain signs team up and pays. TC enters names of teammates.
Double Black Diamond 40 Info (Day 2)
For those wanting to do the back to back 40's, the Double Black Diamond 40 will take place on Saturday, Nov 24, 2018, the day after the Black Diamond. The race is discounted for RIF members..
Link to sign up for the Double Black Diamond HERE
The Sequoyah Races at Pinson Mounds (Day 3)
A third day of racing, following the Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond, takes place at the Sequoyah Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K at Pinson Mounds State Park.
Local time: 6:39 PM
You can sign up and read more about The Sequoyah HERE.
The Sequoyah is discounted for Run It Fast® members or anyone that runs a Black Diamond race.