Saturday, Feb 11, 2023

Eagle Ridge

1155 Lodge Dr.

Guntersville, AL 50K, 1/2 Marathon, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 11, 2023

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Eagle Ridge 5K / Half Marathon / 50K

To be guaranteed a long sleeve Eagle Ridge shirt you must be registered by January 15th, 2024. For runners who registered after 1/15, they will receive a long sleeve RunningLane shirt and if there are left over Eagle Ridge shirts after the race they can swap for them.

Please remember that all RunningLane Events trail races are "cupless races." You must have a hand held bottle, pack or or reusable cup as there won't be any paper cups at the aid stations to cut down on waste. If you don't have a reusable cup, there is the option to buy a RunningLane reusable cup at checkout for $5.

From the same directors of the Grand Viduta Stage Race, Wade Mountain & Wild Thangs Trail Series, we are excited to bring back the first ultra at Guntersville State Park! Guntersville is a magnificent 6,000+ acre park with over 30 miles of single track trails! Lake Guntersville State Park is also referred to as the most beautiful place in Alabama and the "Crown Jewel" of the Alabama State Park system. This course is very spectator friendly compared to most trail events. There are several park access roads to cheer on friends and family at multiple spots. There are several bluff views with beautiful mountain and lake scenery.

Check out this awesome video on Guntersville State Park to get an idea of the beautiful scenery! Fast forward to the 30 second mark.


The race is capped at 350 runners.


Date: February 10th, 2024

Where: Guntersville State Park: 1155 Lodge Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976

Driving distances:
Huntsville: 45 miles
Birmingham: 82 miles
Chattanooga: 90 miles
Atlanta: 135 miles
Nashville: 150 miles

Packet Pickup

There will be packet pickup on Thursday from 1-5pm at Fleet Feet Huntsville. Fleet Feet is located at Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. There will be a FRIDAY packet pickup at the Guntersville State Park Lodge from 6pm-8pm. Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race on Saturday from 6:30am - 7:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!

Shirts & Awards

The race shirt will be a long sleeve shirt given the typically cool February weather. Age groups will be ten years: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ for the Half Marathon & 50K. The 5K will have overall male and female only. ALL runners will receive a sweet finisher medal as seen in the pictures above (previous races).

Weather & Cutoffs

These are low-traffic trails, so we expect this race to go off rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (highly unlikely in February) we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threatens the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel. However this is not typical for this area during this time of year.

Average Temperatures: Low: 31F, High: 55F

There will be a cutoff for the 50K at 8 hours. This works out to be 15:28/mi pace. With the 50K course consisting of 2.5 loops, if the runner does not complete the final loop at the cutoff pace, they will be pulled from the event. The 5K and Half marathon do not have cutoffs. NOTICE the 5K race starts at 8:30am, 30 minutes after the 50K and Half.

The Course

5K - 8:30AM, Course Map:

Half Marathon - 8:00AM, Course Map:

50K - 8:00AM, Course Map:

Aid Stations

Several aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, coke to GU, pretzels, m&ms, granola bars and more. Follow the race on Facebook:

For the 5K there will be water only at the 2.4 mile mark.

For the 1/2M there will be aid stations at: 2.4, 3.1, 3.9, 5.8, 9.1, 11.3 mile marks.

For the 50K there will be aid stations at 2.4, 3.1, 4.0, 6.5, 7.2, 9.8, 12.9, 14.8, 17.6, 18.4, 21.7, 24.9, 28.0, 30.0


The Guntersville State Park Lodge is a magnificent resort with fabulous views. ALL runners will receive deeply discounted room rates using the group reservation: 14417. Double Queen Room ($126.00+ tax), Single Queen Room ($108.00+ tax), Chalet ($150.00+ tax) Rates reflect occupancy by up to 2 people, there is a $10 per person charge for each additional person. Check-in begins at 4:00pm and guests may check out any time before 11:00am.

You will need to contact the Guntersville State Park Lodge to make reservations: 256-505-6621 or visit: Please note that a deposit is required for each reservation. Deposits are the sum of one night's lodging plus taxes and are due at time reservation is made.

Participants will also receive a 10% discount on any of the weekend buffets for runners and their families. (Important to note, we will have chili and soup post race for the runners).

There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries.

Event's current local time: 2:02 AM CT


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