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XTERRA Alabama "Monte Sano" State Park 4Mile/15K Trail Run

 

Fleet Feet SportsLocation:

 Monte Sano, Huntsville, Alabama 
Date: 
January 14, 2017 (Saturday) 
Format: 
Trail Run 
Distance: 2 options: 4mile, 15k
Course Map: 4mile GPS | 15k GPS | Turn by Turn 4mile | Turn by Turn 15k | Race Course Map
Series: XTERRA Alabama 
Presenting Sponsor: Alabama Outdoors 
2016 Results: 15K | 4Mi  
2016 Photos: We Run Huntsville 15K | We Run Huntsville 4 Milers

 

REGISTER: Online via Active.com | Mail In Registration
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We are excited to present the 7th annual XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/4Mile Trail Running Race!

Runners registration for the 2017 XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/4Mile Trail Running Race is OPEN! We will be doing a wave start for this years race! 15K Runners 8:00 a.m. SHARP and 4 Mile Runners 8:15 a.m. SHARP! We had a participant cap of 325 for this race (that number has been raised as we have modified the start of the race this year which will accomodate more runners and allow for a smoother transition into the woods)! See Race Route Below! Giant thanks to Eric Charette for the race course design and set up!

Thanks to Fleet Feet Huntsville for jumping on board and supporting the XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/4Mile Trail Running Race (they are providing post race recovery drinks as well as on-course aid stations)!

DIRECTIONS

For directions to the park: Monte Sano State Park 

Monte Sano State Park
5105 Nolen Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 534-3757

 

ENTRY FEES

  • 4mile
    • Through January 1 -> $25
    • January 2 - January 12 -> $30 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $35
  • 15k
    • Through January 1 -> $30
    • January 2 - January 12 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40

Dirty Spokes will be handing out "Dri-Fit" shirts at each of our trail running races this year! That's right a $25.00 value with your race registration! No guarantee of T-Shirt with late or race day registration.

4 Mile Course 

1. Run north for 300' and turn right on Nolen Ave (paved road) 2. Run 0.35 miles on paved road until right turn into Hikers Parking lot 3. Run 0.04 miles across Hikers Parking lot onto South Plateau (White) Trail 4. Stay right on South Plateau (White) Trail for 0.14 miles until left turn on Fire Tower (Red) Trail 5. Stay on Fire Tower (Red) Trail for 0.69 miles through intersection with South Plateau (White) Trail 6. Stay on Fire Tower (Red) Trail for 0.13 miles until right turn onto Family Bike Trail 7. Stay on Family Bike Trail for 0.47 miles toward O'Shaughnessy Pt then turn left, immediate right to stay on Family Bike 8. Stay on Family Bike Trail for 0.03 miles until right turn onto South Plateau (White) Trail through aid station 9. Stay on South Plateau (White) Trail for 0.62 miles through the intersection with Fire Tower (Red) Trail 10. Stay on South Plateau (White) Trail for 0.94 miles until left turn onto connector trail to Fire Tower (Red) Trail 11. Stay on Fire Tower Connector Trail for 0.07 miles until left turn on Fire Tower (Red) Trail 12. Stay on Fire Tower (Red) Trail for 0.02 miles until left turn onto North Plateau (Blue) Trail 13. Stay on North Plateau (Blue) Trail for 0.34 miles until right turn at McKay Hollow Overlook 14. Straight on Gravel road for 0.08 miles to the finish at the Pavilion   

9.3 Mile Course

1. Run north for 300' and turn right on Nolen Ave (paved road) 2. Run on paved road for 0.50 mi until left turn into Bikers Parking lot 3. After turn toward Bikers Parking lot, run 0.02 mi then immediately turn right onto new entrance to Sinks Trail 4. Stay on Sinks Trail for 0.37 mi through the intersection with Mountain Mist Trail 5. Stay on Sinks Trail for 0.21 mi until veering left at 3 Benches, remaining on Sinks Trail 6. Stay left on Sinks Trail for 0.03 mi to the start of Stone Cuts Trail 7. Stay on Stone Cuts Trail for 0.20 mi until a right turn, remaining on Stone Cuts Trail 8. Stay on Stone Cuts Trail for 0.24 mi through the cave until a right turn, remaining on Stone Cuts Trail 9. Stay on Stone Cuts trail for 0.03 mi until a right turn onto Logan Point Trail 10. Stay on Logan Point Trail for 0.12 mi until a right turn onto Keith Trail 11. Stay on Keith Trail for 1.04 mi until a left turn onto Chestnut Trail 12. Stay on Chestnut Trail for 0.15 mi until a left turn onto Goat Trail 13. Stay on Goat Trail for 1.86 mi until a left turn onto the Warpath Trail connector 14. Stay on War Path Ridge Trail for 0.28 mi until a right turn onto South Plateau (white) trail at aid station 15. Stay on South Plateau (White Trail) briefly before a right turn onto Mountain Mist Trail 16. Stay on Mountain Mist Trail for 1.55 mi through the intersection with the Sinks Trail 17. Stay on Mountain Mist Trail for 0.53 mi through the intersection with the Sinks Trail 18. Stay on Mountain Mist Trail for 0.80 mi until crossing closed Banked (paved) road and turn left onto Cold Springs Trail 19. Stay on Cold Springs Trail for 0.37 mi until a right turn onto the North Plateau (blue) Trail 20. Stay on North Plateau (blue) Trail for 0.26 mi through the road crossing of Nolen Ave at the park entrance 21. Stay on North Plateau (blue) Trail for 0.21 mi until a left turn onto the gravel road toward the finish 22. Stay on gravel road for 0.06 mi to the finish at the Pavilion   

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

15K Race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP and the 4 Mile Race starts at 8:15 a.m. SHARP!

RACE CATEGORIES

Dirty Spokes will be handing out medals and prizes to our overall top 3 male and female finishers for each race. We will also be handing out medals to our top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (14&U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70&U) – you must be present to receive your medal we will not mail them to you.

AWARDS

Awards will be given out when we have enough finishers in to fill the categories. Medals will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. Walkers are encouraged to participate; however, you should be able to complete the 4Mile ⁄ 15K at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.

VIDEO

2013 Race Day Video

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