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Conquer the Cave 5k

Explore the Crown Jewel of Caves in Alabama 

September 27, 2020 

Cathedral Caverns State Park - Woodville, AL 

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$45 for early registration, $50 for late. Includes park entrance, t-shirt and finisher medal! 

 

 

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Welcome to the 2020 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.

WAVE START 

This year, we will be having 10 waves of 100 people. A wave will go off every 30 minutes starting at 11:30am  to ensure that the cave does not become over crowded. This year, due to popular request we are allowing runners to choose/register for what wave they would like to be in. Once a wave has reached 100 runners, that wave will be sold out. 

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.CTC

COURSE MAP

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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REFUND & DEFERRAL POLICY 

There are no refunds, deferrals, credits or friend / family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.

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.