Alabama Trail Run Series Begins New Season this Weekend
Red Mountain Trail Run will be first of seven races in 2013-14
The XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series will begin the 2013-14 season with two races in the month of September.
The season opener will be the XTERRA Red Mountain Trail Run at Red Mountain Park in Birmingham on September 14. That will be followed by the XTERRA Cheaha Trail Run at Cheaha State Park in Delta on September 28.
Both events are open to runners of all ages and abilities, from all states. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
The XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series will feature a total of seven races during the 2013-14 season, and runners can choose to enter as many races as they want in the series. The Alabama Series will take runners to some of the most challenging and scenic mountain trails in the state, including the award-winning Oak Mountain State Park (twice), Monte Sano State Park and Coldwater Mountain.
In an effort to accommodate runners of all levels, the race distances vary at each event. Some events have courses as short as 5 kilometers, while the final event of the season will include a 42K full-marathon course.
All registered runners will receive a dri-fit event shirt, as well as a commemorative pint glass at each race.
The Alabama Series is one of 17 regions across the country that makes up the XTERRA Trail Run circuit. The others are Arizona, Atlantic, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, North Carolina, Pocono, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
At the end of the season, the top runners from every region are invited to participate at the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship at Ogden, Utah.
To learn more about the XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series, please visitwww.dirtyspokes.com.
2013-14 XTERRA Alabama Trail Run Series
September 14, 2013 - XTERRA Red Mountain Trail Run (15K or 7K), Birmingham, AL
September 28, 2013 - XTERRA Cheaha Trail Run (10K), Delta, AL
October 19, 2013 - XTERRA Henry Farm Trail Run (6K), Jacksonville, AL
November 10, 2013 - XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Run (21K, 10K or 5K), Pelham, AL
November 30, 2013 - XTERRA Coldwater Mountain Trail Run (15K or 4K), Anniston, AL
January 11, 2014 - XTERRA Monte Sano Trail Run (15K or 5K), Huntsville, AL
May 2014 - XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs (42K, 21K, 10K or 5K), Pelham, AL