Black Diamond 40 Miler Ultramarathon + 'Reagan' Relay
Black Friday – November 29, 2019 – 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.
Black Diamond 40 Miler + Relay (Day 1)
Day one is always the Black Diamond 40 Miler + 3 or 4 runner Relay (The Reagan Relay). This event has been taking place for 8 years now and is likely the fastest 40 Miler course in the country. It's country roads, water jugs, roaming aid stations, Safari Park created in honor of the original Strolling Jim 40 Miler with aspects of the Vol State 500K mixed in as well. The race is of course discounted for Run It Fast members and veterans of the race. Link to sign up for the Black Diamond 40 Miler + Relay HERE
Black Diamond Marathon 26.2 (Day 2)
For the first time this year Day 2 will feature the inaugural Black Diamond 26.2 Mile Marathon on Saturday, Nov 30, 2019, the day after the Black Diamond 40 Miler. This course is an open road course that utilizes 19 of 26 miles from the BD 40 Miler course the day before and is beautiful, relatively flat, and fast. The race is discounted for RIF members..
Link to sign up for the Black Diamond Marathon HERE
The Sequoyah Races at Pinson Mounds (Day 3)
A third day of racing, following the Black Diamond 40+Relay and Black Diamond Marathon, takes place at the Sequoyah Marathon/Half Marathon/5K at Pinson Mounds State Park on December 1, 2019.
Local time: 3:21 AM
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.