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For both races you have views of the Canyon, waterfalls and two states!!! These views will blow your mind and you will forget you are running.
The 50 miler:
46 miles of trail 4 miles of paved road within the park. We can not reiterate how BEAUTIFUL THIS COURSE IS!!! 12,000 ft of elevation change for the 50 miler.
The 50 miler will start in the dark. You MUST have a head lamp until day breaks this is approx 2-2.5 hrs in the dark. This means you get to see the BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE!
You will run 1 mile on the road to the trail head to thin runners out. You will then jump onto the Backcountry Trail counter clockwise and take this to the Cloudland Connector Trail (CCT). You will use the CCT and other sinlge track trails for the next 35 miles. To many trails to mention, well over 10. This includes tons of trails with in the 5 Points Trail system. These trails are flat to rolling hills with some short climbs. Nothing over 300 ft at once. These trails are not technical by trail standards but there are some rocks and roots. You will come back to the Backcountry Trail. At this point you will continue around the trail going counter clockwise. You will come back to the start and then head out on the last 11 miles of the course will be the hardest/most scenic.
You will run the following trails the last 12 miles: West Rim Trail, Waterfalls Trail, Sitton’s Gulch Trail, oh and a fun powerline cut.
So bring your cameras and be ready for a race like no other. Running in and around the canyon will make you forget you’re in Georgia.
Finish off your year the right way, the best way, with a great run. Beautiful trails on the scenic and historic Lookout Mountain make the Lookout Mountain 50 miler & 10k a great event for all. With a start and finish at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA and a beautifully challenging course that will take you through the Chattanooga Nature Center, Arboretum, and Lula Lake Land Trust, this is clearly one of the best races in the Southeast each year.
**NEW THIS YEAR: CHIP TIMING!!**
We’re back for our 5th year and we could not be happier!! We have become Huntsville’s Valentine’s race!! Come on out and have a blast running, walking or skipping your morning away, all while helping raise money for over 670 students at Endeavor Elementary. This year’s proceeds will go towards helping complete Phase III of our Playground Project.
Don’t let the cold February breeze keep you home – after the race all of our post race activities are INSIDE! We’ll have great music and food for you to enjoy? Did I mention that we’ll have HOT CHOCOLATE? We’ll see you on February 2nd!!
The Tick Ridge Trek 25k and 10K trail races will be run through the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Tennessee on well-worn tractor trails through woods and pastures. These scenic runs will challenge the experienced trail runner and be a great run for the newer trail runner who may not be comfortable with some of the more technical trails. Complimentary post-race hot food and refreshments will be provided.
Stay Up to Date!
Save the date of February 8, 2020 for the 7th running of Tick Ridge.
The runs are held on private land just North of Elkton, Tennessee, a few miles from Interstate 65, Exit 6, an easy 45 minute drive from downtown Huntsville.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and top 3 overall male and female masters (40 and over) finishers for both races.
Entry fees for each race will be $40 until December 31st and $50 thereafter. Team Rocket Tri Club members will receive a $5.00 discount. Register on line until midnight February 5th at http://www.imathlete.com/events/TickRidgeTrek
Packet pick-up and late registration (if available) will be from 11am -7pm on Friday at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville and on-site race morning. Both races will start at 8:00 AM on Saturday. The runs will start and finish between two restored log cabins on the banks of a small stream. The course will be well marked and have aid stations at Mile 3.5 of the 10k and miles 4.5, 6.5, 8.0 and 12.5 on the 25k. Please see our Facebook event page to stay up to date on changes!
Come run with us! EVERY dollar of your registration fee goes to children in Madison County. Let’s make sure kids have what they need in their classrooms without teachers having to pay out of pocket! The school with the most registrations will win $1,500 for their school library/school technology needs!
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The ASPIRE Sports Institute has announced that 2017 World Champion and 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist, Emma Coburn will be returning to Birmingham for the Birmingham Wine 10K on March 7, 2020. Coburn will be making an appearance at packet pick-up the day before the race and participating in pre-race and post-race festivities to meet race participants and distribute awards.
In Rio, Coburn became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, earning a bronze medal with a new American record of 9:07.63 and followed that up with a gold medal performance at the 2017 World Championships in London. Coburn is passionate about helping young athletes and inspiring runners to work hard to do their best. Her continuous work through youth sports camps around the world is a natural fit for The ASPIRE Sports Institute, which exists to optimize the athlete experience through performance, education, innovation, and implementation. We do this with each individual by partnering with youth teams, clubs, and municipalities.
“We are excited to welcome Emma back to Birmingham and to have her at the 2020 Birmingham Wine 10K,” said NCSS Executive Director Joseph Longoria. “Since her visit in 2017, we have stayed in contact and kept a relationship with Emma as she has become one of the greatest track and field ambassadors worldwide. The genuine attention and time she shows her fans is a unique quality and we know she will elevate the experience for our runners.” Coburn added, “I’m always inspired by kids who love sports and are active. I look forward to coming back to Birmingham and supporting youth sports excellence and sports safety through the work and mission of The ASPIRE Sports Institute.”
After attending high school at Crested Butte Community School in Colorado, Coburn attended the University of Colorado, where she would become an NCAA champion in the 3000-meter steeplechase. In 2012, following her collegiate career, Coburn qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team and finished ninth at the Olympic games in London. She is the reigning women’s 3000-meter steeplechase world champion and will return to Doha, Qatar later this year to defend her title against the very best in the world.
“The running community in Birmingham will have an amazing opportunity to meet and visit with one of USA Track and Field’s greatest athletes,” Longoria said. “We hope everyone will come out and give a big Magic City welcome to a great Olympian and even better person.”
The Taco Trot 5k Night Run will be a fun and relaxed walk/run followed by a taco bar, margaritas/beer, and live music!
There will be bouncy houses and games for the kids, so bring the whole family!
Registration is now open at www.imathlete.com … search Taco Trot 5k Night Run!
You can also register the day of the event from 5:00-6:00 … the run starts at 6:30!
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The Heel & Crank Duathlon is a very popular duathlon in Alabama that is put on by the Team Rocket Triathlon Club with all proceeds benefitting ALSA in memory of local triathlete, Darin Kruse. This race is a beginner-friendly event as well as a good sprint for the veterans. This race is not USAT sanctioned as we are trying to reduce costs to beginners and allow recumbent cyclists.