Screaming Monkey 100
The 4th annual Screaming Monkey 100 will kick off at Eddie D. Jones Park in Keithville, Louisiana on the 5th of November 2022. Eddie D. Jones is unofficially known as The Monkey Trails due to its proximity to a National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Monkey Trails is a Top 10 Mountain Bike destination in Louisiana and is large enough to support sizeable loops; runners will have the option of 10K, 25K, or ultra distances of 50K, 100K, and a 100 miler.
The course itself will feature miles and miles of undulating, technical single track, and select equestrian trails. Runners will hear the nearby primates during many sections of the trail. During the day you will also be serenaded by the bells from the Veterans Cemetery at the park entrance. In previous years we also ran through and around an abandoned prison. However, that probably won't be possible in 2022 due to the demolition of the property. The trail terrain varies from technical forest track to pine-straw-covered, rolling red-clay hills. There is even a ravine section that will make you wonder if you're still in Louisiana. All 100M, 100K, 50K, and 25K participants will enjoy a quality 15.5-mile technical loop trail. Each loop has about 1050 feet of elevation gain and loss.
The 100 mile and 100k will toe the line at 6 am on Saturday and 25k and 50k will go off at 8:00 am. Saturday. There will be a 10k on Sunday the 6th @ 8:00 am. Camping info edit 11/16/21 **There are many Hotels convenient to the race site. Enter the zip code 71106 to find hotels on the South Side of Shreveport. Also, FREE camping is available at the race site within the park. We ask that you have fires in pits and clean up after yourself. Also, some RV pads are available but boondocking rules apply. Please contact the RD if you would like to RV camp. 11/16/21.
The course itself is about 75% single-track trails, 12% wide rolling hill equestrian trails, and less than 11% small gravel and 2% road. The soil is a moderately packed surface generously mixed with roots, rocks, and some water depending on the weather. Air quality should not be of any concern as we are away from the city breathing country air. This race had a 22% finish rate for 100 milers in 2020. We were up to 50% in 2021! Let me assure you, it's not due to a lack of support or aid. This course is a beast but at the same time, it's FUN! If you are up for a challenge and you want a good race at a good venue at a great price....surrounded by great people then this is the event you want to attend. WE DO HAVE A VETERAN DISCOUNT! EMAIL RD FOR PARTICULARS.