- The 8th annual Russell Forest Run 10K is an out and back race that carries runners on a certified course(USATF AL10003JD) over sand, clay, and gravel roads that were designed for runners, bicycles and electric cars. The scenic route starts at Russell Crossroads, takes runners near Kob’s Knob, up to Heaven, and back to the finish line at Russell Crossroads. The 10K will start promptly at 7:45 with a cannon shot from the Town Green at Russell Crossroads. The 5K route follows the first 2 miles and finish of the 10K route and is an out and back run. The 5K also starts with the cannon blast at approximately 7:55.
Following the Russell Forest Run there will be a post-race party at The Stables complete with our Famous Grits Bar, ice cold beer, the awards ceremony, music, giveaways and more. The trophies, in keeping with our forest theme, are made from wood taken from the Russell Forest and are very unique to our event.
Online registration will continue until midnight February 23rd. The Russell Forest Run 10K and 5K course maps can be seen on the RFR website: www.russellforestrun.com . The Russell Forest Run 10K is an out and back "chip timed" run. There is plenty of parking on site and a shuttle may be available for those who may need it. Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to the site. The 10K will begin PROMPTLY at 7:45 and the 5K approximately TEN minutes later!
Packet Pickup will be Friday February 24th from 4-6pm and Saturday from 6-7am at the Discovery Center at Russell Crossroads!