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Dec
7
Sat
2019
Awesome Possum 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k, 50 Miles Free Photos @ Hazel Green High School
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 11:45 pm
Awesome Possum 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k, 50 Miles Free Photos @ Hazel Green High School
PLACE
Hazel Green High School
14380 US 231
Hazel Green, AL US 35750
DESCRIPTION

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Hazel Green High School
All races begin at 7:30am

Choose from one mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50K or 50 miles. Generous time limit, tons of support, mostly flat course, relaxed atmosphere. Test your abilities – and have a bunch of fun doing it – at the inaugural Awesome Possum! Join us on the Trojan Trail around Hazel Green High School, just north of Huntsville, during our full-day running party!

The course is a 3.1 mile loop around the grounds of Hazel Green High School. It is gravel right now, but there is a possibility it may be asphalt by race day, so plan for both and we’ll keep you posted! It is mostly flat, with some very short, small inclines and declines – we don’t think they are big enough to be called hills, but they are what make this course not completely flat.

Walkers and slower runners are welcome and encouraged to join us! The multiple loop course means you’ll never be left behind. Time limit of 14(ish) hours for all distances…we’ll start packing things up at 14 hours, but if you’re still moving forward, we’re not going anywhere. We want to see you finish!

All runners receive an oversized coffee mug as their race “swag” (with the option to choose a cotton t-shirt instead), a tree seedling, a finisher’s medal for all distances, all the food you can eat from Saturday morning until the last runner finishes, and a rocking good time!

A tree seedling? Really? Yes, really. Hazel Green High School is working on planting trees along the trail, so not only will YOU receive a seedling to plant at your own house, a tree seedling in each runner’s name will also be donated to Hazel Green High School to be planted – or YOU can do the planting! – along the trail where we’ll be running. A donation for every runner will be made to Hazel Green High School to use as they see fit. (Special thanks to Principal Long for not only allowing us to use the trail for this event, but also for dreaming up the trail and making it happen!)

We don’t do shirts as normal race swag, but they will be available for purchase both during the registration period and a limited amount will be available on race day.

Food at the aid station to include (but not limited to):
Energy gels, fruit (bananas, oranges, etc.), peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, hummus and kalamata olive wraps, quesadillas, various soups and broths including vegetarian options, pickles and pickle juice, a variety of chocolate candy (Snickers, Milky Way, Reese’s peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, etc.), a variety of sugary candy (gummy bears, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Twizzlers, etc.), a variety of cookies, chips, chili, baked potatoes, burgers…we’ve been known to buy a kitchen sink when we go grocery shopping!

Drinks to include Gatorade, water, sodas, coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate milk. Vegans and dairy-free runners, we’ve got you covered with chocolate almond milk.

We also come armed with Vaseline, BioFreeze, basic blister popping supplies, painkillers, salt pills, feminine products, ponytail holders, all the random stuff that helps you get across the finish line.

Any runners expecting to take longer than 10 hours will be required to have a headlamp or flashlight. It will get dark around 5pm.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Mistletoe Madness 5K Free Photos @ Columbia High School
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mistletoe Madness 5K Free Photos @ Columbia High School

Huntsville! Make plans to attend the 6th Annual Mistletoe Madness 5K on Sunday, December 8 at Columbia High School!

5K runners will be awarded a finisher shirt and “jingle bell” award! Finisher medals and  gift card awards will be given to overall and age group winners.

ALL proceeds benefit Camp Seale Harris for children with diabetes.

For more information, refer to the event page below, visit mistletoemadnessrun.com, or call (205) 402-0415.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Bad Kitty Trail-City 10K and 5k @ Wildwood Park
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bad Kitty Trail-City 10K and 5k @ Wildwood Park

The Bad Kitty will be held February 2, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. If you have been apprehensive about trying trail running, this race is for you. You will experience 5k of the race in beautiful downtown Florence, followed by 5k on the trails of Wildwood Park.

ATTENTION RUNNERS!!!

Bad Kitty Trail 10-k Trail Race & 5-km Fun Run 2018

Date: February 2nd       Registration: 8:00-8:45     Race start time: 9:00 am      Location: 1 Harrison Plz @ the UNA Fountain

Description of Courses: The course will be well marked and “manicured” with an aid station. All distances will include a little over 1 mile road run from the UNA Fountain to the trails in Wildwood Park. The 10-k will have around 5 miles of single track trail. Sections of the course will be very challenging and technical. This course is not a smooth “rails-to-trails” type event, and it is called the Bad Kitty for a reason. That is why you signed up right? The scenery is beautiful and inspiring with a mix of tall hardwoods and Cypress Creek bordering a side of the park. There will be two live lions at the start of the race. There will be many curves, hills, uneven ground, roots, rocks, small water crossings, and a potential for muddy areas if it rains. Please be sure to read the Potential Risks section. The 5-k will include ~2-miles of somewhat less challenging trail. While this trail will be “easier” it will still include hills and the same types of surfaces that may result in falling as the longer course.

Shirts and Swag: We will have long sleeve tees for our first winter time Bad Kitty race. You must register by February 3rd (when we will order shirts) to be guaranteed a race shirt. The first 50 runners registered will be eligible for a drawing for 5 hammocks. There will be drawings for more door prizes for all runners and a goody bags from our sponsors.  Must be present to get swag. We don’t hold shirts if you do not attend the race.

Timing and trophies: The nature of this event will be to promote trail running and raise money for some noble causes versus competition per se, but we will keep time using the Solid Rock Race Timing chip system (results will be posted). The top 3 overall male and female finishers for the 10-k race distance will get a unique shirt with “Bad Cat” (3rd place), “Badder Cat” (2nd place), and “Baddest Cat” (1st place) on their shirt’s name plate versus “Finisher”.  First place overall finishers will get their time/name on the back of all future race t-shirts.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Mount Cheaha 50k @ Cheaha State Park
Feb 29 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mount Cheaha 50k @ Cheaha State Park

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.

Heading Label…

Registration opens Sunday, October 15th at 12:00am $70
Registration increase to $85 on January 31st
There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals

Hound Dog Half – Free Photos @ Elkmont
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hound Dog Half - Free Photos @ Elkmont

Elkmont’s Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon  – aptly renamed to Elkmont’s Hound Dog Half Marathon after local hound dog, Ludivine steals the show by wandering to the starting line in time to join the runners and finish 7th overall in our inaugural event to raise funds for the track and cross country programs at Elkmont High School.

The link below tells a little of the story from our 1st ever half marathon in Elkmont, AL!

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4721988916001/dog-accidentally-runs-half-marathon-comes-in-7th-place/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

Beautiful, CERTIFIED (USATF #AL15062JD) half marathon through the rolling hills of Elkmont, Alabama.  The course begins in downtown Elkmont and heads out into the country on the rolling rural roads.  About 7-8 miles into the race, runners will move off the road and onto the old L&N Railroad bed and is now known as the Richard Martin Trail and is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, where they will run the final 5-6 miles of the half marathon.

There will be a custom finishers medal as well as age group and overall awards.  All participants registered by Jan 1, 2017 are guaranteed t-shirt sized specified on registration.  There will also be a special award for our 7th place finisher in honor of Ludivine’s accomplishment.

Proceeds from this race will benefit the Elkmont High School Cross Country and Track/Field programs.

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Special Kids Race – Free Photos
Mar 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
Special Kids Race - Free Photos

Mark your calendar-Special Kids Race will take place! Details to come. Please stay tuned. See our website for more info.

Apr
4
Sat
2020
Oak Barrel Half @ Lynchburg TN
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Oak Barrel Half @ Lynchburg TN

The course starts just off the square in Lynchburg, Tennessee and winds through rural Moore County Tennessee and passes the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.  The course finishes the 13.1 mile loop on the Lynchburg  town square.

Lynchburg sits at the low point of a beautiful, picturesque valley, and because of this, the race course does include a few hills. Since start and finish locations of the race are essentially at the same elevation, any hills that you get to climb, you also get to descend.

If you are looking for an address to plug into a map program or GPS for directions for the race start, use:  196 Main Street, Lynchburg, TN 37352 (35.282622,-86.373524).

Parking for the race will be in Wiseman Park which is just behind the Moore County square.  A parking map will be posted soon.

Understand, that because Lynchburg sits in a valley, the race course incorporates a few hills.  The scenic beauty of Moore County; however, will far outweigh any of the challenges presented by the hills.  This will NOT be a “flat and fast” personal record setting course but hopefully will be a fun and memorable race.

A link to the course map can be found on MapMyRun.  As promised the course includes a few hills.  Most of the altitude required to get up on the ridge above town is gained in a little over a mile.  In addition to that one major hill, the course includes few rolling hills but none that are significant.  After mile 9, the course is either a shallow downhill grade or flat to the finish line.

Things to know about the course

  • This is NOT a flat course
  • There is one character building hill (Whiskey Hill) that starts at about mile 4.
  • Whiskey Hill is a gradual climb for about a mile.  The last little bit of it however gets very steep.  The steep part is very short.
  • There is one other hill that is very short.
  • There is a gradual downhill section that runs from about mile 9 to 12.
  • The last mile is flat.
Apr
18
Sat
2020
Mustang Mud Run, Madison Academy’s Spring Fundraiser – Free Photos @ Madison Academy
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Mustang MudRun 5K, presented by Madison Academy, is a premiere Mud Run offered in North Alabama. The 5K (3.1 miles) obstacle course situated on the beautiful campus of Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama will challenge participants with 15-20 obstacles along and through Indian Creek and the adjacent wooded areas on campus. This family-friendly fun mud run is open to anyone over the age of 12. Runners can expect to slip, slide, climb, jump, slog and swing their way to a fun finish where refreshments and music are waiting.

The Lil’ Muddy 1K obstacle run is for all of the awesome future mud runners aged 6-11. Lil’ Muddy racers will have a fun filled course with challenging obstacles and plenty of MUD! A parent/guardian can race in both the 5K and 1K with the 5K entrance fee or just the 1K at the reduced fun run rate.

We will be running multiple heats including one for elite racers and an open heat for racers ages 12 and up. Runners will be responsible for their own time tracking. The objective is to have fun and complete the run, not to finish first. Grab a team and step outside of your box!

  • FREE T-SHIRT for all registrations and medals for everyone who crosses the finish line!

  • Event Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Please bring a valid state-issued ID

  • On-site Parking: $5.00 (please bring cash, there will be no off-site parking this year)

  • Bag Check-in: Will be available at no charge

  • Packet Pickup before Event: TBD 

  • Packet Pickup day of Event: Available at check-in desk

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Tri for Ole Glory
Jul 4 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Tri for Ole Glory

Team Rocket Tri Club has partnered with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to produce a reverse order Off Road Triathlon to showcase the property surrounding the USSRC and The Huntsville Botanical Garden. Huntsville’s growing need for a family friendly mountain bike/running trail located near UAH and close to town, makes this a perfect venue. This annual event will provide charitable funds for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp Scholarship Fund.

Course Description

As a reverse order Sprint Distance Triathlon, this fun race begins with a 3.1 mile run that is on a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement surfaces. Racers will transition to an 8 mile mountain bike course that slips through a wide variety of hardwoods, cedar and pine groves. You will get to see numerous airplanes, rockets and space equipment as you wind though a course that looks flat but will fool you with climbs and twists, creek crossings and jumps. Finally racers will be able to cool off with a 200 meter swim in the Aviation Challege swim area. Never deeper than 4 feet, tired swimmers have the ability to stand up and catch their breath if needed. This swim venue is considered beginner friendly. Awards will follow the race in the shade of the covered pavilion, affectionally known as the Bubble at the USSRC.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
Racing Rivals Triathlon – Free Photos @ Owens Cross Roads
Jul 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Racing Rivals Triathlon - Free Photos @ Owens Cross Roads

FREE Photos thanks to Gregory Musso and NBC Securities!

This is a great race for your 1st open water swim!

Located at 4701 Slalom Run in Owens Cross Roads, AL, the Racing Rivals Triathlon is a sprint distance tri that raises funds for college scholarships. The event is hosted by the Huntsville-area alumni chapters of Auburn University, Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama. The funds raised by this event will be split by the chapters based on the affiliation designated by each race participant during registration. In addition to the exciting individual competition, there will be a “rivalry” competition between the fans of each school and the winning chapter will the awarded a grand trophy and bragging rights for the next year. This will be an exciting competitive atmosphere with the thrill of the race and the anticipation of being on the eve of football season! The race will originate from Clearwater Lake in Owens Cross Roads, a beautiful private lake nestled in the valley just east of Green Mountain. The lake was designed and is used primarily for competitive water skiing. The very clear water and relatively shallow depths allow for excellent conditions for the swim portion of the competition.