The Race to the Top of ALABAMA!
NEW: WE HAVE INCREASED TO 9HR30MIN CUT OFF
19th Annual - The Race to the Top of Alabama
The Mt. Cheaha 50K UltraMarathon Race is a point-to-point trail run that finishes in the Cheaha State Park at the summit of Cheaha Mountain. At 2,407 feet this is the highest point in Alabama. Along the run you will experience scenic overlooks, creek crossings, lakes, water falls, hardwood and pine forests. 80% of the course is run on beautiful single track trails winding throughout the Talladega National Forest.
MOUNTAIN MIST 50K Dink Taylor has graciously given 3 entries into the 2024 race.
3 - FREE 2024 ROCKIN CHOCCOLOCCO HALF OR 50K race entries to be given away at 3:00pm Friday!
So…6 free entries!
You do not have to be present to win! Prizes will be attached to the bib numbers of the winners!
“May the odds be ever in your favor!😃
Registration opens Sunday, September 2nd, 2023 at 12:00am $95
Registration increase to $115 on December 5th , 2023
There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
To guarantee a shirt you must register by Feb 7th.
Packet Pick up:
Event's current local time: 9:31 PM CT
Friday, February 23rd, Coldwater Brewpub downtown Anniston from 3:00 - 7:00pm on Friday, February 23rd.
A special gift will be given to everyone who picks up their bib on Friday.
They have amazing food and would be a great option for your prerace meal!!! ??
Packet Pick up will also be race morning starting at 6:30 - 7:15am
Saturday, February 24th, Race Start from approx. 6:30a.m. till 7:15a.m.
Bus Transportation and Race Finish Parking:
Buses will depart Cheaha State Park Finish Line area near the Dogwood Pavilion Saturday, February 24th at 6:05a.m. CST SHARP!!! The buses will be parked at the big parking area at the top of Alabama at the towers. Buses will depart Cheaha State Park Hotel/Restaurant at 6:15a.m.
CST. SHARP!!! After entering Cheaha State Park, follow Race Day signs to Finish Line Parking near the towers and Redbud Pavilion.
Parking is available at the Country store on left just as you enter the park and before entering the gate. From there you will need to walk up to left side of hotel to board buses. Restrooms will be available on the right side of road in rock building at the Redbud Pavilion.
Runner Check In:
Runners must check in no later than 7:15 a.m. CST, Saturday morning at the Porters Gap Trail Head off Hwy 77E (Race Start Area). Check-in is required. Packet pick up will be available during this time as well.
You must also sign the Cheaha St Pk wavier this year. This can be done Saturday morning if you don’t pick up Friday.
Parking at Race Start:
Parking is very limited at the race start. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Department will be patrolling the west bound and east bound lanes of Hwy 77 for your protection. For those of you who are having someone bring you to the race start you may have to park on the side of the highway near the Porters Gap Trailhead. You must remove your car as soon as the race begins at 7:30 a.m. (CST). Due to the small area at the Porters Gap Trailhead we will be utilizing most of this area for pre-race activities.
Upon your arrival to the parking area at the race Finish there will be both a women’s and men’s restroom available in the Red Bud Pavilion. At the race Start there will be available for your convenience three porta potties to relieve those last minute butterflies!!!
Race Start Time:
Saturday, February 24th, 2024. 7:30a.m. (CST)