Race Start - 6:30 AM, March 20th
We are starting the race15 minutes earlier this year, at 6:30 AM. Sunrise is 6:45 AM, sunset is 6:56 PM.
About the Lake Martin 100, 50 & 27
The Lake Martin 100 was designed from the ground up to be the perfect step-up from a 50K to a 50 mile or from a 50 mile to your first 100 mile trail race. Our goal is your success. We promise to do everything in our power to help you accomplish your ultra-goal, whether that goal is to run your first ultra, the 27 Mile Fun Run, or to break 21 hours in the 100. We also pledge to make your race experience Fun! The race will be hard. All those beautiful hills become steeper and longer with each successive lap. Those gentle carriage paths become very long about mile 80. But if you have put in enough training miles, we will encourage you, push you, help you, and even yell at you if necessary, to get you to the end. We might even let you rest occasionally. If you are ready, you can do it.
Each 25 Mile loop is 75% Single Track and 5% Double Track Carriage Paths/Trails. There are about 4 1/2 miles of gravel roads, all but 800 yards by the Adamson Road Trailhead do not allow any automobile traffic. About 200 yards is on a paved walking path leading to and from the Cabin Aid Station. There are NO sections on Paved Roads.
The course layout makes race planning extremely easy. It also makes things very simple for you crew. There are only two physical aid stations in the Lake Martin 100 or 50 or 27. There is the Start/Finish aid station at the Cabin and there is Heaven Hill. The two aid stations are only 3 miles apart by car. Runners stop at each aid station 4 times per 25 Mile Loop. The aid stations ranging from 5 miles to 7 miles apart by trail. That adds up to 18 "Full Service" aid station stops in the 100. The course looks line three "0s" side by side. Where the "0s" touch is where the aid stations are located. (The course looks like this, 0+0+0 with the aid stations located at the "+'s".) There are also three major trailheads within 5 miles of the Cabin that your crew can easily reach in minutes. It just doesn't get any easier than that.
Harbor Lodge Rooms
Children's Harbor, at Children's Harbor, has been reserved with 44 rooms available to rent at a flat rate of $100 per night for each room. Friday and Saturday are required and will cost $200 regardless of the number of people in the room, up to 5. (DO NOT CONTACT CHILDREN'S HARBOR/HARBOR LODGE DIRECTLY.) This price is in line with Alexander City hotels which are 12 to 15 miles away. Harbor Lodge is just 3 miles from the start. It is also the location of Friday Packet Pickup, Dinner and pre-race briefing. Saturday morning, starting about 4 AM we will be serving breakfast to Harbor Lodge was well. We cannot rent rooms for Sunday, nigh but after the race, you are welcome to go back and shower and clean up before leaving Harbor Lodge.
Rooms may be reserved through the Lake Martin 100 website: Harbor Lodge Reservations
Lake Martin COVID Guidelines for 2021
We have setup the COVID Guidelines we are required to follow by the State of Alabama and Russell Lands, for the 2021 Lake Martin 100, 50 & 27 race. Please take a few minutes to read over the rules. The guidelines are posted on the "Landing Page" for the LM100. Scroll about 1/2 way down the page. Lake Martin 100, 50 & 27 COVED Guidelines
Friday March 19th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Packet Pickup and Harbor Lodge Check-in at Children's Harbor in the Harbor Lodge Meeting Center.
Local time: 10:28 PM
Friday March 19th - 5:00 PM - Pre-race briefing for ALL 100, 50 and 27 MILE RUNNERS. It is not mandatory, but we highly recommend being there if possible. We will cover such things as trail marking, course conditions, any last-minute changes, etc. and answer any questions. We encourage all runners to attend. If you arrive late, you may pick up your race packet Friday night after the meeting. If you plan to eat dinner, please make reservations by March 10th.
Friday March 19th - 5:10 PM - Pre-race dinner will be served in the Harbor Lodge dining room at Children's Harbor. The meal will be catered by Logan Cook "Finish Line Foods" who provides food for all Southeastern Trail Runs races. The meal will be hot, Chipotle style Mexican Dinner with several options including vegetarian fare. The price is $13 per person. The dining room is large, and we will have a few tables setup. There will not be enough room for everyone to eat in the dining room due to COVID requirements. We recommend taking your food back to your room where applicable, or eating outside around the lake if the weather is nice. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but “at least we are able to have the race!!” If you plan to eat dinner or breakfast at Harbor Lodge, you must register by March 15.
Saturday March 20th - 4:30 to 5:30 AM - Breakfast at Harbor Lodge - Hot breakfast will be prepared by Logan for all runners and crew staying at the Lodge. The price is $6 per person. If you plan to eat dinner or breakfast or dinner at Harbor Lodge, please be sure you have registered by March 15.
Saturday March 20th - 5:15 to 6:15 AM - Race packets for the 100, 50 and 27 mile races may be picked up Saturday Morning at the Cabin Start area. If you arrive later than 6:15 AM you may not be able to get your race packet until after the race starts. Your start may be delayed as much as 15 minutes so please arrive early. 100 mile and 50 mile runners may bring all drop bags to the start Saturday Morning. If you wish to send a drop bag to Heaven Hill aid station, please have it there by 6:15 AM and place it in the back of my White F150 pickup. 27 mile runners may only have a drop bag at the start.
Saturday March 28th - 6:30 AM - Start of the 100, 50 and 27 mile races. (Sunrise - 6:49 AM - Sunset - 6:54 PM) If you expect to take more than 11 hours to run the 50 you should have a flashlight or headlamp with you or have one in your drop bag at the Cabin.
Sunday March 21st - 12:30 AM - 50 Mile and 27 mile races will end. (18 hour cutoff)
Sunday March 21st - 2:30 PM - Race course will officially close. (32 hour time limit) There will be mandatory cutoffs in place at the start finish area at the start of the third and fourth laps of the 100. The cutoff will be very generous. Awards will be presented as runners finish. 100 mile runners are not required to stop at the 32 hour cutoff. As long as you can make it back to the Cabin before sunset you may continue running. We are required to dismantle and clean up the star/finish area so everything may be gone when you finish. You are still a 100 mile finisher and receive a Lake Martin 100 Buckle. If you think you may need more than 33 hours to finish you need to have crew members to stay at the Cabin until you make it back.