Start/Finish located at the Dogwood Pavilion Picnic Area at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham (near Birmingham), Alabama [view on Google Maps]. You can also download a PDF with directions here.
There is a $5 admission charge for park entry which is not covered by your entry fee. Plenty of parking is available in front of the pavilion.
Nearby Lodging Options
The following hotels are all in the Pelham area and only minutes away from the Park’s main gate:
- Best Western (Oak Mountain Inn)
- Comfort Suites Pelham
- Quality Inn Pelham
- Sleep Inn Pelham
- Hampton Inn Pelham
Race Start & Cutoff Times
Race Start Time: 7:30 a.m. Sharp
Packet pickup for all runners will take place from 6:15 to 7:15.
In order to keep the race on schedule, we have had aid station “cut-offs” since the 2005 race:
New Cutoff Times to Come with new course in 2022
North Trail Head, first time (about 7-8 mi.): 2 hrs Peavine Falls, first time (about 14.5 mi.): 4 hrs North Trail Head, second time (21 mi.): 6 hrs Peavine Falls, second time (26 mi.): 8 hrs
- Finish Line: 9 hrs
- Race commemorative pub glass to all finishers.
- Awards to top 3 Male and Female finishes.
Please stick around for a great cookout after the race.