Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 @ 7:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Mar 28, 2020

Cancelled Event


McKay Madness Runners,

Due to the continuing high rate of COVID-19 (“Corona”) cases in the area, we felt it was prudent to cancel the 2020 edition of the race. After discussing the Huntsville Track Club, we decided it would be unwise to put our runners and volunteers at risk. As a reminder, we are a not-for-profit organization and this decision was taken with the best interest of all involved.

All registrations for the 2020 event will be transferred to the 2021 edition of the Madness.

Please keep hitting the trails and practice preventative measures (masks wearing, physical distancing, avoid crowds, outdoors is better than indoors, and frequent hand washing) to stop this ongoing outbreak.

Thank you all for understanding and we’ll see you in March.


Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from Mar 28, 2020 to Mar 27, 2021

The Madness Description

PARK ENTRANCE FEE INCLUDED IN PRICE! The McKay Hollow Madness Trail Run is a 25ish kilometers (15.5ish miles) of mostly single track trail. There is also a 12ish kilometer (7ish miles) run. Depending on the distance you choose, you'll experience the "madness" of some of the most notorious sections of the Sinks, Panther Knob, Stone Cuts, Mountain Mist, Goat, Warpath Ridge, McKay Hollow, Arrowhead and Natural Well trails. This is a technical race with several difficult climbs and descents. There will be TWO aid stations for the 25K and one for the 12K: the first at O'Shaughnessy Point (~5.1 miles) and the other at the South Monte Sano Trailhead off of Monte Sano Blvd (~9.8 miles).

The 25K and 12K will start at the same location. This year both distances will go down into the "madness" that is McKay Hollow. At about 6.5 miles, the 25Kers continue left while the 12Kers will trun right to climb out of McKay Hollow on the (in)famous trail section affectionally known as "Death Trail" to the finish.

In the event of rain, prepare yourself for an awesome time in the mud and water. My fondest memories of this race is when the water is flowing.

Warning! This ain't no Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder...This is the McKay Hollow Madness.

Time Limits : For your own safety and respect for the volunteers, there will be STRICT CUTOFF TIMES SET AT BOTH AID STATIONS (1h 45m to Aid Station #1 (8:45 a.m.) and 3h 15m to Aid Station #2 (10:15 a.m.) ). IF YOU ARRIVE AT EITHER AID STATION AFTER THE POSTED CUTOFF TIME YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. THE FINAL FINISH CUTOFF TIME WILL BE 5 HOURS.

Medical & Aid: Medical assistance will be provided by H.E.M.S.I. There will be TWO aid stations, both full service (consult course map) at ~5.1 miles and ~9.8 miles. THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE. You are required to you carry a handheld bottle or a water pouch with you the entire run. In addition, be advised that limited food items will be provided at the TWO Aid Stations. So, if you have any particular caloric needs, you need to remember to pack it in and out.

The finish line will be well stocked with food, water, soda and beer.

Awards : Top Three Male and Top Three Female Overall; Top Male and Top Female Master

The Video

Course Map

  • Official 12K Course Map

  • Official 25K Course Map
  • Hot Links

  • Official Facebook Group

  • HotWingRunner's 2013 Race Report
  • 2016 Race Video
  • 2014 Race Pics
  • 2013 Race Pics
  • Local time: 7:31 AM


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