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XTERRA Alabama "Oak Mountain" State Park 21K/10K/5K Trail Run

Location: Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, Alabama
Date: November 8, 2015 (Sunday)
Format: Trail Run
Distance: 3 options: 5k, 10k, or 21k
Course Map: 21k10k | 5k
Series: XTERRA Alabama
Presenting Sponsor: Alabama Outdoors
Results: 2014 21K | 10K | 5K 
Photos: Not Yet Available

REGISTER: Online via Active.com | Mail In Registration
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We´re excited to present the XTERRA Alabama 13.1 ⁄ 6.2 ⁄ 3.1 Mile Trail Race at Oak Mountain State Park!

DIRECTIONS

For directions to the park: Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Dr.
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 620-2520

When you come into the main entrance of the park... on John Findley Road (drive straight past the guard shack / golf course on your left) keep going straight / looking for Terrace Drive (turn right onto Terrace Drive)... stay on Terrace Drive (lake will be on your right) keep going straight until you reach the start / finish / staging area (approx 1 mile)...

ENTRY FEES

  • 13.1 Mile
    • Through October 25 -> $35
    • October 26 - November 6 -> $40 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $45
  • 6.2 Mile
    • Through October 25 -> $30
    • October 26 - November 6 -> $35 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $40
  • 3.1 Mile
    • Through October 25 -> $25
    • October 26 - November 6 -> $30 (LATE)
    • Race Day Registration -> $35

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.

Dirty Spokes is proud to support our local trail maintenance groups! We will be donating a percentage of the race proceeds back to the Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (BUMP) Group for setting up the course at Oak Mountain State Park! We greatly appreciate the time and energy they put into building and maintaining these trails! Please support your local trail maintenance group!

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be the morning of the race starting at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
21K Race starts at 8:25 a.m. SHARP!
10K Race starts at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!
5K Race starts at 8:35 a.m. SHARP!

RACE COURSE

This is great single and double track off-road running experience. The race will start on a street (required for spacing) but will soon lead into the woods. The terrain is made up of a little bit of everything, rolling hills, climbs, single track, double track, roots, along with some technical sections. The course is beautiful and offers something for every runner truly wishing to ´ditch the city´.

13.1 Mile (21K):

Start at the south trailhead. Go down Terrace Dr toward the marina (right at .75 miles). Turn right at the kiosk just past the small fishing lake on your right. This is seven bridges. Follow the trail until you come to an intersection with a service road. Then turn left onto the service road. Follow the road back to Terrace drive and turn left. Cross the street and go about 30 yards turning right onto the Lake trail (immediately before the gravel shoulder by the lake). Follow the Lake trail around, and crossing the bridge at the spillway. Go about .6 miles and turn right onto Rattlesnake Ridge (there is a sign). Follow rattlesnake, ridge for about 2.5 miles. You will cross a skinny bridge a little after mile 5. Continue on up rattlesnake ridge until the you intersect the Family trail. Turn right. Go around the Family trail and bear right at the next intersection. You are back on the rattlesnake ridge. Continue about 1/8 of a mile and turn right at the next intersection. This is Mr. Toads. Stay on Toads and go straight at the next intersection. Continue on until you cross a small footbridge and hit a small gravel lot. This is Johnsons Mountain (you will be right at 7.5 miles when you start up Johnsons Mountain).. Head straight into Johnsons Mountain. You will go about 2 miles and intersect a road (you will be at 9.45 miles). Cross over to the BUMP trail at the intersection. Go up the BUMP trail past Blood Rock (it's red, you can't miss it). When you come to a three way intersection head straight. This is Jekyll & Hyde. Stay on Jekyll & Hyde. DO NOT get on the green trail at the next intersection. Follow Jekyll & Hyde past a tight switchback and continue to on around the Big Rock. Stay on Jekyll & Hyde until you come upon a kiosk and an intersection of with the yellow and Green trail. Go up the green trail up and over the hill (steep hill). Follow it until you see the Green-yellow connector. Turn left and follow the green-yellow until you hit the yellow trail. Turn right and then turn right on the road to the finish line. Look for the White Directional Arrows (on race day). 

6.2 Mile (10K):

Start out at the south trailhead. Follow the road around past the restrooms into the day use area. Just before the road curves, turn right toward the Cedar pavilion. Enter the woods and turn left onto the horse trail. Go about 30 yards and turn left onto Rattlesnake Ridge. Continue on up Rattlesnake Ridge until the you intersect the Family trail. Turn right. Go around the Family trail and bear right at the next intersection. You are back on the rattlesnake ridge. Continue about 1/8 of a mile and turn right at the next intersection. This is Mr. Toads. Stay on Toads and go straight at the next intersection. Continue on until you cross a small footbridge and hit a small gravel lot. Bear left onto the asphalt road (DO NOT ENTER JOHNSON'S MOUNTAIN) and follow the asphalt road 1/8 of a mile and enter the BUMP trail on your left (there is a water station here). Go up the BUMP trail past Blood Rock (it's red, you can't miss it). When you come to a three way intersection head straight. This is Jekyll & Hyde. Stay on Jekyll & Hyde. DO NOT get on the green trail at the next intersection. Follow Jekyll & Hyde past a tight switchback and continue to on around the Big Rock. Stay on Jekyll & Hyde until you come upon a kiosk and an intersection of with the yellow and Green trail. Go up the green trail up and over the hill. Follow it until you see the Green-yellow connector. Turn left and follow the green-yellow until you hit the yellow trail. Turn right and then turn right on the road to the finish line. Look for the Yellow Directional Arrows (on race day).

3.1 Mile (5K):

Start in the south trailhead parking lot. Follow the one way road around toward the bathrooms about 1/8 mile. Turn right into the first single track on your right. At the intersection stay on the Family Trail (do not go on rattlesnake ridge). Follow the Family trail about a .6 miles. Stay right at the next triangle intersection onto Rattlesnake Ridge. Go about .1 miles and bear LEFT at the next triangle intersection. This will be a trail called Mr. Toads. Go about .3 miles and turn right into the temporary cut through and cross the road onto the Yellow Trail (straight up the hill). Follow the Yellow Trail about .6 miles to the intersection of the Yellow, Green and Jekyll n Hyde trails. Turn left up the Green trail. Go about .5 miles and turn left onto the Green-Yellow connector. Go about .3 miles and turn right where you will be back at the start of the yellow trail. Turn right onto the road and head to the finish line. Look for Green Directional Arrows (on race day).

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 13.1 ⁄ 6.2 ⁄ 3.1 Mi at a 16 minute mile pace or under to receive an official time.