The Night Stalker Association (NSA) and The Dirtbag Duo presents the inaugural Night Stalker Ultras taking place in Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area, along the North/South (N/S) Trail. The N/S Trail spans the entire length of LBL, and for those taking on the 97 Mile distance, you will see a large majority of the trail. The trail consists primarily of single-track trails, with the occasional gravel or old logging road; though these sections are brief. All distances for this race will be an out and back, with the start line and finish line at the Piney Campground at the southern-most portion of LBL.
Significance of the 97 Mile Distance: The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR (A)), known as the ''Night Stalkers," is the world's premier night fighting aviation force and the Army's only Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and to date has experienced the loss of 97 of its brave and dedicated warriors. Each mile of the 97-mile distance is dedicated to these lives lost taking the fight to the enemy abroad.
**All proceeds for this event will be provided to the NSA** https://www.nsa160.com
The NSA is a non-profit organization created in the late 1980s and is organized under IRC 501(c)(19) as a War Veterans' Organization. Contributions to the NSA are therefore tax-deductible under IRC 170(c)(3) and serve to preserve the memories and comradeship kindled by the mutual experience of service with the 160th SOAR (A) and to render assistance to Night Stalker members and families, and our fallen brothers surviving families, through means of college grants, loans, special financial assistance, camaraderie building events, and personal guidance.