The inaugural Screaming Monkey 100 will kick off at Eddie D. Jones Park in Keithville, Louisiana. Eddie D. Jones is unofficially known as The Monkey Trails due to its proximity to a National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Monkey Trails is a Top 10 Mountain Bike destination in Louisiana and is large enough to support sizeable loops; runners will have the option of a half marathon, or ultra distances of a 26.5 miler, a 100k and a 100 miler all happening on Saturday the 6th.
The course itself will feature miles and miles of undulating, technical single-track and a section of wide open equestrian trails. Runners will hear the nearby primates during many sections of the trail. The terrain varies from technical forest track to pine straw covered, rolling red-clay hills. There is even a ravine section that will make you wonder if you're still in Louisiana.