Packet pickup will be Dec. 30th from 2-5 PM at Fleet Feet Sports at 2722 Carl T. Jones SE and on race morning from 7-7:45 AM at the start/finish area of the race. No race day registration.
Wrap up the year with all of your running friends! Recover From The Holidays is an old fashion, no-frills, low-cost 50Km run each year on New Years Eve; but don't let the low key nature of this race fool you, it's no cake walk! This year we are BACK to our old and missed location at the John Hunt Park cross country course. In keeping with our usual format, runners will run 10 repeats of a fun 3.1 mile loop over varying terrain. This race is the final event in the calendar year for the Huntsville Track Club and a great way to wrap up your ultrarunning season. There is a strict 8 hour cut off time; no runners will be allowed to start a new lap after 3:30 PM and anyone finishing after 4:00 pm will not be counted in the official results. Race starts at 8 AM.
The 50km course consists of 10 loops of the figure-8 shaped 3.1 mile course at the John Hunt Park running park. The footing is a mixture of some single track trail, hard packed dirt with rocks and roots, with some short sections on crushed stone. The miles are marked with signs and high-viz ribbon along the course will guide runners which direction to take. Runners will have access to bathrooms, an aid station, their own aid (should they bring it), and a covered pavillion each loop. Runners will pass by the main pavillion area twice on the loop which makes this a great spectator friendly event for your friends and family (if you can convince them to come stand out in the cold!)
There will be a single aid station at the start of each 3 mile loop. Typical ultra-running fare will be offered including water, sports drink, MM's, chips, etc. You are encouraged to carry or use your own water bottle so that we can try to minimize the amount of paper cups used. You may also bring your own table/chair to set up at the turn around with your own supplies.
Local time: 9:14 AM