XTERRA Alabama Series
Six years ago, the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series was just starting out. The growth of the season and participation has allowed this series to become a staple on the overall schedule 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 Monte Sano director Tim Schroer. “We’ve seen it grow every year, and think it can grow even more.”
In fact, the 2018 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series is expanding this season with the brand new Parks of Alabama races hosted by Black Squirrel Events. With several inaugural events added to the schedule, the season guarantees to be a thrill for new and seasoned runners alike.
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.
The race distances in the Alabama Series will vary from a 5K to a half marathon 21K. One race 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.
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.