Race Information: Fort Payne, AL – Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its 5th annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center.
To start at 8:00 am, the first five miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve’s incredibly scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Randy and Kelly Owen are often on hand at the 6 and 8 mile water station pitching Fig Newtons, energy GU and drinks but this year they’ll add a necessity. According to Kelly “Yes runners, we’ll have a port-a-potty”.
The half marathon will feature five water stations, music, ample law enforcement, shirts, trophies, finishing metals, and much more. Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts at Little River Canyon.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup: October 8, 2016 from: 2:00pm to 5:00pm Little River Canyon Center 7:00am – Packet Pickup and Late Registration Opens 8:00am – Half Marathon Starts 11:00am – Awards Ceremony
Race & Pre-Race Location: Little River Canyon Center 472 Alabama 35 Corner of Alabama 35 and Little River Canyon Parkway Fort Payne, AL 35967 For your GPS device use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138 [Directions ] [Google Map]
Half Marathon Run Entry Fee: $50 prior to September 25th (mail-in) $50 prior to October 7th (Active.com) $70 day of race (October 8th) “Late registrations and race day registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt”
Download .DOC Race Application [Click Here] Checks may be made out to the “Little River Canyon Half Marathon” and mailed to EPIC Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Rd N Jacksonville, Alabama 36265. Please complete the registration form including details about your expected shirt size and please understand that one will be available to each preregistered participant. Race day shirts will be available on a limited, first come and first served basis. Those who register after September 25th will not be guaranteed shirt size. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact JSU at 256-782-8010. You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548.
Half Marathon – Awards Overall Male / Female Overall Male / Female Master (40+) Overall Male / Female Grand Master (50+) Age Groups 0-14 thru 65+ Male / Female Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts. Register online at Active.com
Questions? For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact JSU at 256-782-8010. You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548.