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Nov
2
Sat
2019
Lobsterfest 5k @ St. Thomas
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Lobsterfest 5k @ St. Thomas

Lobsterfest at St. Thomas is celebrating 25 years of community outreach, and we are kicking off the festivities with the Lobsterfest 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, November 3!  All proceeds from the 5k and all events related to Lobsterfest benefit our local First Stop, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity, as well as Sloan Clinic in Honduras. The 5k starts at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and runs along the beautiful Aldridge Creek Greenway.  Join in the fun to support a worthy cause, and join us the following Saturday at St. Thomas for Lobsterfest 25, featuring live Maine lobsters, a variety of BBQ dishes, live music, kids’ games and inflatables, local artisans, a delicious bake sale, and MORE!

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Rocket City Adventure Race @ Big Spring Park
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rocket City Adventure Race @ Big Spring Park

The most fun race of the year is back for Year 3! And just like past years it is completely FREE. Find a partner and be prepared for anything. Expect everything from everything from Nerf guns to dizzy bat races to puzzle solving and much more. This is a family friendly race and is suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. Registration is open now, save your spot before they run out like last year!

Go here to register —> http://bit.ly/2RCAR

The race is free but we are accepting donations for Girls On The Run of North Alabama. A local non-profit that is the only national physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls with compelling evidence of program impact.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Georgia Sky to Summit @ Sky Valley Resort
Nov 9 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Georgia Sky to Summit @ Sky Valley Resort
  FOR ALL THE INFO
50k starts at 7AM Saturday, 25k starts at 9AM Sunday
All entrants receive a shirt for both races. All 50k/ finishers receive a PINT GLASS finishers award and beer/food. 25k runners will get a finishers pint glass, beer and lite fare.

Overview

Come see the beautiful fall colors in the mountains of North Georgia!

20+ miles of untouched single track, 20+ water falls (including the 120 ft Holcomb Creek falls and 80 ft Ammon Falls), 2 summits of Rabun Bald (the 2nd highest point in Ga at over 4,700 ft!), 2 x 360 degree views of mountains in 3 different states, 15 small bridge crossings, a couple of water crossings (one of which is thigh deep), and just more fun and scenic beauty that you could ask for. Oh and did we mention that it’s got over 14,000 ft of elevation change?

 

This gem of a 50k starts and finishes in Sky Valley, Georgia. Sky Valley is the highest city in Georgia at 3,100 ft. We have also named Sky Valley as the Mountain Running capital of Georgia for its plethora of trails within walking distance from the city. It was home to the Sky Valley Ski Resort which has since closed. This time of year brings the fall colors out that really pop off the reflection of the lakes. If this isn’t the most scenic run you have done then you never picked your head up during the race!

50k Course Highlights:
Summit Rabun Bald twice
Kelly Falls

Ammon Creek Falls
Holcomb Creek Falls
Upper Holcomb Creek Falls
Bartram Trail
Darnell Creek Horse Trail
QUALIFIER FOR THE GEORGIA DEATH RACE!
 
The Sky to Summit 25k is a run that starts and finishes in Sky Valley, Georgia. Runners will run to the summit of Rabun Bald and back. About 4000 ft of climbing total and the same descent. The race passes by some beautiful private lakes.
 
While most people will be hiking most of the up there will still be folks who run the entire thing. Sprinters and back of the packers welcome!
 
 
COME SEE RABUN BALD, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW IN GEORGIA!
Nov
16
Sat
2019
Color Run benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Color Run benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

It’s back!!! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better way to support the efforts towards a cure than to sign up or donate now for our 3rd annual colorful run/walk benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You’re guaranteed to have a great time! Please visit the link for registration and more details. Events include a 5K beginning at 8am and a mile fun run/walk beginning at 9am.
https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Madison/JCHS4StJude

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Galaxy of Lights
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Galaxy of Lights

 

Make your holiday a healthy one as you run through the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s winter wonderland of lights during the 23rd annual Galaxy of Lights!

The 5k (3.1 miles) begins at 6:30 p.m. On Monday Dec 2nd with the course winding through the newly paved Galaxy of Lights trail. Pets, strollers, headphones and non registered participants are not allowed on the course. Due to the construction of the new visitors center this years course will not be certified.

The 3K Holiday Dash(1.8 miles) begins at 6:30 on Tuesday Dec 3rd with the course winding through the newly paved Galaxy of Lights trail. Pets, Headphones and non registered runners over 3 years of age are not allowed on the course. Strollers are welcome. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The run will not be timed but will be full of great light displays, fun holiday music and prizes from our many generous sponsors.

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Galaxy of Lights
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Galaxy of Lights

 

Make your holiday a healthy one as you run through the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s winter wonderland of lights during the 23rd annual Galaxy of Lights!

The 5k (3.1 miles) begins at 6:30 p.m. On Monday Dec 2nd with the course winding through the newly paved Galaxy of Lights trail. Pets, strollers, headphones and non registered participants are not allowed on the course. Due to the construction of the new visitors center this years course will not be certified.

The 3K Holiday Dash(1.8 miles) begins at 6:30 on Tuesday Dec 3rd with the course winding through the newly paved Galaxy of Lights trail. Pets, Headphones and non registered runners over 3 years of age are not allowed on the course. Strollers are welcome. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The run will not be timed but will be full of great light displays, fun holiday music and prizes from our many generous sponsors.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Cloudland Canyon 50/ Half @ Cloudland Canyon Park
Feb 8 @ 5:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cloudland Canyon 50/ Half @ Cloudland Canyon Park

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.

Tick Ridge Trek
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tick Ridge Trek

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.

Race Location

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

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

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

Race Info

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!

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Birmingham Wine 10K @ Homewood AL
Mar 7 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Birmingham Wine 10K @ Homewood AL
EMMA COBURN RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM WINE 10K

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.”

May
9
Sat
2020
Heel and Crank Duathlon @ Mooresville
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Heel and Crank Duathlon @ Mooresville

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.