XTERRA Alabama "Monte Sano" State Park 5K/15K Trail Run
Location: Monte Sano, Huntsville, Alabama
Date: January 11, 2014 (Saturday)
Format: Trail Run
Distance: 2 options: 5k, 15k
Course Map: 5k | 15k | Turn by Turn 5k | Turn by Turn 15k
Series: XTERRA Alabama
Presenting Sponsor: Alabama Outdoors
Results: 5k | 15k
Photos: Set 1 | Set 2 | Snap It Sports Photography
We are excited to present the 5th annual XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/5K Trail Running Race!
Runners registration for the 2014 XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/5K Trail Running Race is OPEN! We will be doing a wave start for this years race! 15K Runners 8:00 a.m. SHARP and 5K Runners 8:30 a.m. SHARP! This will alleviate the need to place a participant cap on this race!
Giant thanks to Fleet Feet Huntsville for jumping on board and supporting the XTERRA Alabama Monte Sano State Park 15K/5K Trail Running Race!
For directions to the park: Monte Sano State Park
- Through December 31 -> $25
- January 1 - January 9 -> $30 (LATE)
- Race Day Registration -> $35
- Through December 31 -> $30
- January 1 - January 9 -> $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.
This mostly flat looped course utilizes the North and South Plateau Trails, as well as the Fire Tower Trail. While never dropping down off the top plateau of the mountain, this course appeals to the new trail runner wanting to experience moderately technical trails, while will draw in the experienced trail runners looking for a fast course.
This looped course will utilize many of the trails on the northern and eastern portions of Monte Sano State Park and will challenge some of the best trail runners of the area. The 15km course will have highlights including a traverse through a natural stone tunnel, feature technical footing and have plenty of climbing before a beautiful finish at the overlook to McKay Hollow.
Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
15K Race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP and the 5K Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!
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 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 5K ⁄ 15K at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.
2013 Race Day Video