XTERRA Alabama Series
Just four years ago, the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series had a total of three races on its schedule. The success of the series has allowed for this series to double in size in just a short time.
“I think what that tells you is that there are a lot of runners who want to participate in races in Alabama,” said series director Tim Schroer. “We’ve seen it grow every year, and think it can grow even more.”
Alabama has some of the most scenic – and challenging – trail systems in the Southern United States, and runners of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series.
“There really is something for everyone in this series, from experts to beginners,” Schroer said. “And every venue offers a different challenge, so runners will have to be ready each time.”
The race distances in the Alabama Series will vary from a 5K to a half marathon 21K. Two races in the series will be held at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, and with good reason. Oak Mountain was recently rated as one of the Top 25 Trails In America by Runner’s World Magazine. The first race at Oak Mountain is in the fall, and then the series returns there in May.
Points will be awarded to the top runners in each age group at every race’s longest distance, and standings will be updated throughout the season. At the conclusion of the series, each age-group champion will receive a free entry to represent Alabama at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Utah.
To register for a race in the Alabama Series, or to learn more about it, please visit www.dirtyspokes.com.