Have you ever wondered just how far you could run in 6, 12 or 24 hours or maybe even 48 hours on a smooth, level surface. Well, here is your chance. The Endless Mile will be held at Veteran's Park in Alabaster, Alabama on October 19, 20 & 21, 2018. The park is 26 miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 16 miles south of I 459. The asphalt walking path that we will use is flat, winds through wooded areas and past several lakes. The 90 acre park also contains picnic areas, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, soccer fields and a youh baseball complex.
Why is Southeastern "Trial Runs" doing a race like this, the antithesis of any event we have ever done? Well, in 2011, when we created our first race ever, the Run for Kids Challenge with a 12 hour option, we also wanted to do a 24 hour race. Unfortunately, the City of Hoover would not allow an overnight event, plus the cost would have been prohibitive. We dropped the idea, that is, until 2016 when we revived the idea, and started looking for possible locations to hold such an event. After a lot of searching we found Veteran's Park in Alabaster, a beautiful park with lakes and lots of trees, smooth trails, but best if all, the path is almost exactly one mile in length. Oh yes, and the city approved the event.
The course will be a 1 mile loop through the park. It measures exactly 1.00203 miles. You can't get much closer to a mile than that. The park is located just off Montevallo Parkway, (Hwy 119) in Alabaster, Alabama. The address of the park is 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007 and is 10 miles south of Oak Mountain State Park. Some trails are completely shaded and most will be in shade part of the day. The race will provide a very enjoyable running experience. Here is a link to Google Maps showing the park location of Veteran's Park, Alabaster.
We will provide one aid station at the Start/Finish with basic aid station food, oranges, bananas, cookies, chips, water, Tailwind, Cokes, PBJ sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, quesadillas, etc. Overnight we will have hot soup, broth, waffles, eggs, bacon, coffee and probably other tasty treats. You can place your order on one lap and we will have it ready when you come through the next lap or two. Friday and Saturday night we will probably arrange to have some pizza delivered. The race will be electronically timed with an RFID (chip timing) system.
Thursday, October 18th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM: Late Registration and Race Packet Pickup for all races will be at Veteran's Park in Alabaster near the start/finish area in Pavilion # 7 or the Aid Station Tent. The Aid Station tent is a 10 X 20 tan tent that will be located next to the running path near the parking lot.
Friday, October 19th - 7:30 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for the 48 Hour Race will be at the Start area at Veteran's Park in the Aid Station Tent.
Personal aid stations for 48 hour runners and 48 hour relay teams may be setup anytime Friday Morning in the designated areas.
You may also register for all races between 7:00 AM and 8:15 AM. We will NOT be able to accept registrations after 8:15AM.
Friday - 9:00 AM Sharp: Start of 48 Hour Race and 48 Hour Relay.
Friday - 4:00 to 6:00 PM - Packet pickup for the 6, 12 and 24 Hour Races at the start area at Veteran's Park at the Aid Station Tent.
Saturday, October 20nd - 7:30to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup at the aid station tent at Veteran's Park.
You may also register for all races between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. We will NOT be able to accept registrations after 8:00 AM.
Personal aid stations for 6, 12 and 24 hour runners and relay teams may be setup anytime Friday Morning in the designated areas.
Saturday - 9:00 AM - Start of 24 Hour,12 Hour and 6 Hour race and 12 and 24 Hour Relay.
Saturday - 9:00 PM - Finish of the 6 Hour race.
Sunday - October 21st, 9:00 AM - Finish of 24 and 48 hour races.