Lake Yahou was just opened up in May 2022 for recreational use. We are lucky enough to be the first trail race starting at the lake. If you ran our McClellan Madness race, then you are familiar with the other side of the mountain where we will have an aid station.
The trails are comprised of (for the most part) non-technical, single-track dirt. Obviously, it’s nature, so there are rocks and roots. The trail is very runnable for new and seasoned trail runners with just a few spots that have rocks/boulders.
Race location: 370 Lake Yahou Rd, Annsiton, AL 36205
Three loopty loops.
Elevation: around 3000 feet
Cutoff: 10 hours
One and done.
Loop Distance: 10 miles with some extra credit
Elevation: around 1000 feet
Cutoff: 4 hours
Half and done.
Loop distance: 5.5 miles +/- depending on your watch.
Elevation: around 551 feet.
Cutoff: 3 hours.
There will be two fully stocked aid stations. One at the start/finish and one on the opposite side of the mountain at the other trail head, around 3.8 miles from the start. If you ran McClellan Madness, it’s the start/finish for that race.
Perks, Awards, Finish
Everyone who signs up by September11th will be guaranteed a long sleeve T shirt. .
Each finisher will receive a finisher award/medal in the distance they signed up for. If you drop to the lower distance during the race, you will not get a medal. You won’t leave empty handed though; I’ll gladly give you one hell of a high five.
Awards will be given out for the top three female finishers and top three male finishers for each distances. You will not be considered for a top award if you drop to a lower distance mid race.
Finish line will have music, food (vegan options) and beverages. Come hang out and enjoy the party afterwards. You deserve it. If you are vegan, please select that option during registration (helps with a head count).
Packet Pickup will be on race day at the start line from 6:00am to 7:50am.
Beat the Best
If you come in overall (female and male) and beat the best time from previous years in the distance you sign up for, then you will get a free entry to come back the next year.
We will be making a donation to the McClellan Development Authority who maintains our trails.
I understand that injuries happen, things come up unexpected. I have lost a ton of money on races that I have signed up for that I couldn't run myself. From the moment runners start to register, the money is spent on permits, insurance, swag, shirts, and everything that goes into putting on a great race. Because of this, there are NO refunds. NO deferrals. If you want to transfer your registration to another runner, you may do so by contacting me before October 2.
Event's current local time: 5:28 AM CT