Lost Falls 10K / Half Marathon / 50K
From the same directors of Eagle Ridge, Grand Viduta Stage Race, Wade Mountain & Wild Thangs Trail Series, River Monster Trail Run, Cathedral Caverns Trail Run, we are excited to bring the first ultra to Desoto State Park! Desoto State Park is a magnificent 3,500+ acre park with over 30 miles of single track trails! Desoto State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks in the entire southeast. There are TONS of water falls, creek crossings, bluff views and more.
Several aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, coke to GU, pretzels, m&m's, granola bars and more. Follow the race on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RunningLaneEvents/
Date: March 11, 2023
Where: Desoto State Park: 7104 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Chattanooga: 51 miles
Huntsville: 76 miles
Birmingham: 104 miles
Atlanta: 113 miles
Nashville: 160 miles
The race is capped at 350 runners.
All runners who sign up for the Lost Falls 10K, Half Marathon & 50K will receive a t-shirt, and finisher medal as well as a hot meal post race!
Packet pickup will be on Friday, March 11th at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville from 12pm - 5pm. Fleet feet is located as 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race (near the Country Store / Information Center: 7104 Desoto Pkwy NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967) from 6:30am - 7:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!
Shirts, Awards, Weather & Cutoffs
The race shirt will be a short sleeve tri-blend shirt.
Age groups will be: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-30, 40-49, 50-59, 60+for ALL races.
In the event of severe weather 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.
Average Temperatures on race day: High 64F, Low 40F
There will be very loose cutoffs in the 10K and 1/2 Marathon. Our goal is to get more and more people into this awesome sport that is trail running, no matter what your experience level is. However, we would suggest that if you are not able to maintain 14 minute miles for 50K, that you please consider doing the 10K or 1/2 Marathon. There will be a hard cutoff of 15:28 mi/pace for the 50K which works out to be 8 hours.
There are no refunds, deferrals, credits or friend / family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.
10K - 8:30AM, Course Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/2781219484159625302
1/2 Marathon - 8:15AM, Course Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/2738160288969297998
50K - 8:00AM, Course Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/2781224069527878430
Aid stations will have individual water bottles. Please drink or empty the entire bottle before throwing it away. Please do not take the water bottle or trash down the trail with you. Your mom will not be there to pick up after you and we want to be respectful to the race event staff, volunteers, park etc. We will also have a hodge podge of individually wrapped snacks (pretzels, cakes, crackers, candy etc). SOME aid stations will have gatorade and the 50K aid stations only will have coke.
Approximate mileage markers for aid for each race:
10K: 3.6mi, 5.9mi
Half Marathon: 3.6mi, 7.1mi, 8.5mi, 10.5mi
50K: 3.6mi, 7.1mi, 8.5mi, 10.5mi, 14.2mi, 18.2mi, 23.3mi, 25.8mi, 29.8mi (several of the 50K aid stations you hit on the way out and the way back from miles 10.5+)
The best place to stay in the area is at Desoto State Park. They have beautiful cabins, mountain chalets, log cabins, state park lodge, campground RV sites, primitive camping and more! Be sure to mention that you are traveling to the area to run the LOST FALLS TRAIL RUN!
Local time: 12:09 PM