Part camp out, part race, all fun! Location: Montgomery Bell State Park about 30 miles west of Nashville.
There is a 55-hour(ish) time limit on ALL distances for the races that start on Saturday morning. We’ll be out supporting our 100 milers all weekend long, so it’s just as easy to support the shorter distances too!
If you are still out on the course after time is up, as long as you are making forward progress, we’ll stay out with you! We have to be checked out of the dining hall by noon on Monday, but we have been given permission to hang out to wait for finishers.
IMPORTANT: We joke that we put on very serious races. The truth is, these races are the OPPOSITE of serious. This is not about competition. We want to see every person cross the finish line and we want to see them do it with a smile on their face. We don’t care if you stop mid-race to take a nap or if you run 100 miles in under 24 hours. We just want you to have fun. We only give awards to the last finishers, not the first. He/she who endures the longest, earns a prize for perseverance.
This is about camaraderie and a fun family friendly weekend and crushing goals, not about beating someone else. It’s you vs. you.
The course is a 3.1 mile loop/out-and-back course using the Montgomery Bell State Park trail system and the road in and out of the group camp. The trail is technical – there are roots and rocks – and hilly in some spots. This ain’t flat and fast! But the human support you’ll get will make up for it. There are no water crossings.
We also have an all-road one mile loop through the group camp. You’re free to choose one course or the other, or mix and match them to get to your mileage goal.