October 16 - 18, 2020

The Endless Mile

7305 Highway 119

Alabaster, AL 48hrs, 24hrs, 12hrs, 6hrs

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 18, 2020

There Will Be NO Registration at the Race

Registration on Ultrasignup closes October 21st. There will be NO registration after that date.
There will be NO Registration at the race.

WE WILL REVERSE DIRECTIONS EVER 6 HOURS

Again this year runners will reverse directions every 6 hours. At the end of each 6 hour segment we will place a cone on the course at the timing mat. Runners will circle the cone and head back the way they came. This will make things more interesting. This also means you will not be able to stop at the aid station on the laps changing from clockwise to counterclockwise. Runners will be turned around before reaching the aid station. When changing from counterclockwise to clockwise, runners will be turned around before reaching the bathrooms. You will need to plan ahead!

About the event

Have you ever wondered just how far you could run in 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours or maybe over 2 days, (48 hours) or even 3 days (72 Hours) on a smooth, level surface? Well, here is your chance. The Endless Mile will be held at Veteran's Park in Alabaster, Alabama in Mid-October. The park is 26 miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 16 miles south of I-459. The address of the park is 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007. The course is USATF Certified and Sanctioned. It is a fraction over a mile in length, exactly 1.00203 miles. Runners will circle the paved and lighted path as many times as they can in the allotted time. The event will be electronically chip timed, instantly recording and displaying the exact distance covered. Run the race solo or start a relay team. Either way, Endless Mile will be an experience you will never forget. Solo runners that reach 100 miles will receive a 100 mile buckle.

Race Shirt Cutoff - October 10th

To be assured of receiving a race shirt, you MUST REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 10TH.
The order for the shirts will be turned on October 11th. Please do not wait until the last minute to register. Register by the 1st and avoid the Late Registration Price Increase.

The Course

The course is USATF Certified at exactly a 1.00203 mile loop through the park. You can't get much closer to a mile than that. The hiking paths are asphalt, very flat and smooth and winds along through wooded areas and past several lakes. Total elevation gain for each loop is about 12 to 15 ft. The 90 acre park also contains picnic areas, picnic shelters, two playgrounds, real restrooms with running water, soccer fields and a youth baseball complex. Some trails are shaded and will provide very pleasant running. Click on the link to the Endless Mile website (above) to find a Google Maps link to Veteran's Park in Alabaster. On the website you will also find more pictures of the park and short video lap around the course.

Rent-A-Tent for the Weekend

We have 6 Large 8 X 8 four person DOME tents and 4 small 7 X 6 three person DOME tents available for rent. The larger tents will accommodate 2 people Comfortably. The small tents will be comfortable for one person. The large tents rent for $30 for the entire weekend. The small tents are $20 for the weekend. For 2022, we have added 10 X 10 Pop-up Tents. Each pop-up tent comes with a small table and a folding chair. They rent for $40 for the weekend. You can reserve a tent through Ultrasignup during registration or by going directly to the "Store" icon under the banner photo. Pop-ups and tents are only available for 72, 48 and 24 hour runners.

Weekend Schedule

Wednesday, October 23rd - 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Race packet pickup at Veteran's Park, Alabaster - 72 Hour runners ONLY. 72 hour runners may set up personal aid stations starting about 3PM. The address of Veteran's Park is: 7305 AL-119, Alabaster, AL 35007

Thursday, October 24th - 8:00 to 8:45 AM - Race packet pickup at Veteran's Park, Alabaster - 72 Hour Runners Only. All 72 hour runners must pick up their "HuTag" timing chip before the start. 72 Hour runners may set up personal aid stations starting at daylight.

Thursday, October 24th - 9:00 AM - Start of the 72 Hour Race.

Thursday, October 24th - 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Race packet pickup at Veteran's Park, Alabaster - 48 Hour runners. 48 Hour runners may set up personal aid stations starting about 3PM. The address of Veteran's Park is: 7305 AL-119, Alabaster, AL 35007.

Friday, October 25th - 8:00 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for 48 hour runners and Friday start 24 Hour, 12 Hour and 6 Hour runners ONLY, at the start location in Veterans Park. All runners starting Friday morning may setup personal aid stations starting at daylight. All runners must pick up their "HuTag" timing chip before the start. The HuTags are to be worn on your ankle at all times while running.

Friday, October 25th - 9:00 AM - Start of the 48 Hour and Start for 24, 12 & 6 Hour Races that chose to start Friday.
3:00 PM - Finish of the Friday Start 6 hour race.
9:00 PM - Finish of the Friday Start 12 hour race.
9:00 AM Saturday - Finish of the Friday Start 24 Hour Race.

Friday, October 25th – 3:00 PM 24 Hour runners may set up personal aid stations

Friday, October 25th – 4:00 to 5:00 PM Packet Pickup for 24 Hour Runners

Saturday, October 26th - 7:30 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for 6, 12 and 24 hour race at the start location in Veterans Park. Runners may set up personal aid stations starting as early as you wish. All runners must pick up their "HuTag" timing chip before the start. The HuTags are to be worn on your ankle at all times while running.
9:00 AM - Start of the 6, 12 and 24 Hour Races
3:00 PM - Finish of the 6 hour race and Awards presentation.
9:00 PM - Finish of the 12 hour race and Awards presentation.

Sunday, October 29nd - 9:00 AM - Finish of the 72, 48 and 24 hour races and Awards presentation.

Event's current local time: 1:36 AM CT

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