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Wild Thangs Trail Series

BIG FOOT → JACKALOPE → SKUNK APE→ CHUPACABRA 

June 20-August 22, 2020 

Monte Sano State Park - Huntsville, AL 

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REGISTRATION FOR ALL WILD THANGS RACES STARTS FEBRUARY 21, 2020 

Welcome to the Wild Thangs Trail Series! This series is designed for both new and experienced trail runners alike. There are 4 races total in the series with both short and long race distances. Starting in June and finishing in August, these 4 races are designed to be competitive, help runners increase their race distances through the hot summer months, and most of all be a ton of fun. 


Bundle & Save: REGISTER for the entire Wild Thangs Series 

Short Series: $140 (save $20 more than early registration price) 

Long Series: $160 (save $25 more than early registration price)  

Wild Thangs Individual Races 
June 20, 2020 - Big Foot: 5K, 10K: REGISTER HERE

$35 for 5k/$40 for 10k

After May 9-$40 for 5k/ $45 for 10k

July 11, 2020 - Jackalope: 4 Mile, 8 Mile: REGISTER HERE

$40 for 4M/$45 for 8M

After June 6-$45 for 4M/ $50 for 8M

August 1, 2020 - Skunk Ape: 5 Mile, 10 Mile: REGISTER HERE

$40 for 5M/$45 for 10M

After June 27-$45 for 5M/$50 for 10M

August 22, 2020 - Chupacabra: 10K, Half Marathon: REGISTER HERE

$45 for 10k/$60 for half marathon

After July 24-$50 for 10k/$65 for half marathon

The race is capped at 200 runners.

Signing up for the Short or Long Series bundle will save you almost 15% off the early registration prices for each race in the series. Everyone who signs up for one of the two series will receive a Wild Thangs series t-shirt, amazing finisher award AND series plaque (See 2018 medals and series plaque below). 

2018 Awards

COURSE & AID  

These courses are spectator friendly especially when compared to other trail events. There are several bluff views with beautiful mountain scenery as well as creek crossings, waterfalls and more.

Several aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, coke, GU, pretzels, m&m's, granola bars and more. Follow the race on Facebook.

OVERVIEW

Where: Monte Sano State Park: 5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

PACKET PICK UP 

Packet pickup will be on the following days for each race.
Big Foot 5K, 10K: Friday June 19, 2019 from 12-5pm.
Jackalope 4 Mile, 8 Mile: Friday July 10, 2019 from 12-5pm.
Skunk Ape 5 Mile, 10 Mile: Friday July 31, 2019 from 12-5pm.
Chpacabra 10K, Half Marathon: Friday August 21, 2019 from 12-5pm.

ALL packet pickups will be at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville. Fleet Feet is located as 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race from 6:00am - 6:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!

SHIRTS, AWARDS, WEATHER & CUTOFFS 

The race shirt will be a short sleeve tri-blend shirt.

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

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.

Average Temperatures throughout the summer for Huntsville: Low 65F-75F, High: 85F-95F

There will be very loose cutoffs. Our goal is to get more and more people into this awesome sport that is trail running, no matter what your experience level is. However, we would suggest that if you are not able to maintain 15 minute miles that you please consider doing the Short Series vs the Long Series. There will be a 18 minute/ mile cutoff for Long Series participants.

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.

 RULES

1. Everyone should carry a personal hydration device.
2. Everyone must start with the pack at the official, advertised start time.  Pre-running will not be counted as an official result.
3. If you impede another runner's progress or endanger them via tripping hazard or contact, you may be subject to disqualification.
4. The race is sanctioned by the USATF and will be run in accordance with their rules in addition to our own.
5. Other rules may be provided by the race directors prior to the start of the race. In certain situations, failure to follow rules may result in disqualification.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.