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Conquer the Cave 5k

Welcome to the 2019 Conquer the Cave 5K! The race starts in a beautiful valley with picturesque mountains and fields in the background. Once runners get to the 1.9 mile mark they will enter the crown jewel of caves in the Southeast. The portion of the 5k course that runs through the cave is an out and back 0.6mi that is wide enough for 2 way traffic. Runners will pick up a glow stick at the turn around point and the decorative lighting will be on at all times. The average temperatures for race day are a low of 54F, high of 79F. Meanwhile inside the cave the year round temperature is a cool 58F. This will truly be a race like no other.

The 2019 Conquer the Cave 5k is SOLD OUT! If you missed out and want to join us in November, the Cathedral Caverns Trail Run (5K & 15K) will be held on Saturday November 23rd, 2019. Like Conquer the Cave 5K, the last 1.2 miles will be run inside the cave itself! Registration info: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69753

Shirts & Awards, Weather & Cutoffs

The race shirt will be a short sleeve tri-blend shirt. ALL participants will receive an awesome finisher medal.

Age groups will be ten years: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 

In the event of severe weather we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threatens the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel.

There will be very loose cutoffs. Our goal is for everyone to have a blast and a one of a kind experience running through a natural wonder, no matter what your experience level is. There will be a 1hr and 5min cutoff. We ask that you please respect the state park and volunteers and adhere to this cutoff time.

There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries.

Overview

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Where? Cathedral Caverns State Park:637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776

Course Maps & Elevation profiles:
5K: https://www.strava.com/routes/12984717

Driving distance from:

Huntsville: 31 miles
Chattanooga: 83 miles
Birmingham: 93 miles
Florence: 103 miles
Nashville: 139 miles
Atlanta: 161 miles

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Dave

I've been running since April of 2011, and I got into it mostly for weight loss purposes.  I quickly realized that I loved running and became interested in getting better and setting goals.  Each season brings different challenges, and I like being coached by people that coach me based on my personal goals, rather than a generic website that makes us all one type of runner.  RunningLane is perfect for runners seeking specific training tailored to their own personal goals.