Elkmont Hound Dog Half Marathon...

Events:
  • Running : Half Marathon :

Race Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

REGISTRATION WEBSITE: https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/...

City: Elkmont

State/Terr: Alabama

Country: USA

Description:

Elkmont's Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon  - aptly renamed to Elkmont's Hound Dog Half Marathon after local hound dog, Ludivine steals the show by wandering to the starting line in time to join the runners and finish 7th overall in our inaugural event to raise funds for the track and cross country programs at Elkmont High School.

The link below tells a little of the story from our 1st ever half marathon in Elkmont, AL!

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4721988916001/dog-accidentally-runs-half-marathon-comes-in-7th-place/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips

Beautiful, CERTIFIED (USATF #AL15062JD) half marathon through the rolling hills of Elkmont, Alabama.  The course begins in downtown Elkmont and heads out into the country on the rolling rural roads.  About 7-8 miles into the race, runners will move off the road and onto the old L&N Railroad bed and is now known as the Richard Martin Trail and is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, where they will run the final 5-6 miles of the half marathon.

There will be a custom finishers medal as well as age group and overall awards.  All participants registered by Dec 1, 2017 are guaranteed t-shirt sized specified on registration.  There will also be a special award for our 7th place finisher in honor of Ludivine's accomplishment.  

Packet pickup is at the town hall located at 18890 Upper Fort Hampton Rd in Elkmont, Alabama.  It will be held on Friday, Jan 19th from 4 pm - 7 pm and on race day from 6 am - 7:45 am.

Proceeds from this race will benefit the Elkmont High School Cross Country and Track/Field programs.

Here is a link to the course map.  

https://www.strava.com/routes/7283163

Other Info:

 

2018 race registration is open.

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