Southeastern Trail Series

The 2018 Southeastern Trial Series - Registration opens December 20th
​Save 20% when you register for the full Trail Series

Register for all 6 races of the Long Series and Save: 
Includes - Tranquility Trial Race 6 Mile, Run for Kids 12 Hr, Memorial Day 12 Mile, Hotter 'N Hell 18 Mile, Ridge to Blazing Ridge 21 Mile, Blood Rock 50K

Register for all 6 races of the Short Series and Save:
Includes - Tranquility Trail Race 3 Mile, Run for Kids 10K, Memorial Day 6 Mile, Hotter 'N Hell 9 Mile, Ridge to Blazing Ridge 10.5 Mile, Blood Rock 25K

Can you run a 5K now? If you can, you can run a 50K before the end of September.  YES YOU CAN! 
Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series consists of six races all right here in the Birmingham area. The series is designed with three purposes. First, to provide great races for everyone that enjoys trail running. Second, running the series races is a great training tool for major trail races such as Blood Rock 50 and 100 Mile, Lake Martin 100, Chattanooga Stage Race or even the Leadville 100 and Western States 100. Finally, the series is designed to prepare runners to successfully run their first ultra. Each race will have at least two distance options, a short race, one lap of the course, and a long race, two laps. Each race in the series is longer and more difficult than the previous. Starting with the third race, the Memorial Day Race, we throw in a climb to the top of Double Oak Mountain. Run the long race, 12 miles, and you get to make the climb to the top twice. With the 4th and 5th races, Hotter 'N Hell in July and Ridge 2 Ridge in August we add a healthy dose of HOT! The final race is the Blood Rock 25 and 50K Race.

    The List of Races in the 2018 Southeastern Trail Series:
        April 7 - Tranquility Trial Race - 3 miles and 6 miles
        May 5 - Run for Kids Challenge - 10K, 50K and 12 Hours
        May 26 - Memorial Day Trail Race - 6 miles and 12 miles (Memorial Day Weekend)
        July 14 - Hotter 'N Hell Trial Race - 9 miles and 18 miles
        Aug 25 - Ridge to Blazing Ridge - 10.5 miles  and 21 miles         
​        Sept 29  - Blood Rock 25K and 50K Trail Race
Five of our series races have two distances, a short series race and a long series race. One race, The Run for Kids Challenge (RFK), has three distance options. The RFK  in May has two long race options, a 50K and a 12 Hour trail race. (If you are running the long series and can run more than 31 miles, you will need to run the 12 hour race if you hope to win the series.) The short race in the RFK is a 10K. The final race, Blood Rock, is a 25 and 50K with some very demanding climbs and difficult terrain, but running this race is an amazing experience you will never forget.

The entire series will be treated as a training camp for anyone who aspires to run their first ultra. We will be happy to provide assistance with trail running, training schedules or any thing else related to your success at running ultras of any length. We have substantial discounts for registering for the entire series. The major and national sponsors of the Southeastern Trail Series are Mountain High Outfitters, Salomon, Suunto & ArcTeryx, Tailwind and ALTRA Running Shoes. Our local sponsors and supporting organizations are The FARM Chiropractic Clinic, Resolute Running training center, MRuns - ( and The Birmingham Ultra Trail Society (BUTS) We have to offer a HUGE thanks to all our sponsors. We could not do this series without them. 

The series is not just for beginners. It is for all levels of trail and road runners. The early events will be great speed work for experienced trail and ultra runners and later races will be challenging for everyone. Races like the Ridge to Blazing Ridge and Birmingham Stage Race are extremely demanding races, as is the Blood Rock 25K  and 50K, the final event of the series. Throughout the year we will offer great incentives from Altra, Salomon, Suunto, Arc'teryx and Mountain High Outfitters.​  We offer Tailwind hydration and electrolyte drink at all aid stations for all races.