The Endless Mile -- 48 hour run
About the event
Have you ever wondered just how far you could run in 6 hours, 12 hours or 24 hours or maybe even 48 hours on a smooth, level surface? Well, here is your chance. The Endless Mile will be held at Veteran's Park in Alabaster, Alabama on October 19, 20 & 21. The park is 26 miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 16 miles south of I 459. The address of the park is 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007. The course is USATF Certified and a fraction over a mile in length, exactly 1.00203 miles. Runners will circle the path as many times as they can in the allotted time. The even will be electronically chip timed, instantly recording and displaying the exact distance covered. Run the race solo or start a relay team. Either way, Endless Mile will be an experience you will never forget. Solo runners that reach 100 miles will receive a 100 mile buckle.
Race Shirt Cutoff - October 7th
To be assured of receiving a race shirt, you MUST REGISTER BY SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH.
The order for the shirts will be turned on October 8th. Please do not wait until the last minute to register. Register by the 7th and avoid the Late Registration Price Increase and get a nice race shirt too. That makes "cents"!
The course is USATF Certified at exactly a 1.00203 mile loop through the park. You can't get much closer to a mile than that. The hiking paths are asphalt, very flat and smooth and winds along through wooded areas and past several lakes. Total elevation gain for each loop is about 12 to 15 ft. The 90 acre park also contains picnic areas, picnic shelters, two playgrounds, real restrooms with running water, soccer fields and a youth baseball complex. Some trails are shaded and will provide very pleasant running. Click on the link to the Endless Mile website (above) to find a Google Maps link to Veteran's Park in Alabaster. On the website you will also find more pictures of the park and short video lap around the course.
Endless Mile Relay - Register at Endless Mile Website
You don't want to run 12 or 24 Hours, or 48 Hours, then start or join a relay team. Build a team of any size up to 8 people for the 12 hour relay. The 24 Hour Relay may contain up to 12 team members. The 48 Hour Relay Teams can have as many as 16 members. Four performance blend shirts will go to 12 hour teams, 6 performance shirts to 24 hour teams and 48 hour relay teams receive 8 shirts. Finisher medals go to all team members whose team finished their event. (To be considered a finisher in the relay, one team member must be on the course for the full duration of the even.) We will have an award for the team that covers the most miles in the 12 hour, the 24 hour and the 48 hour. Each team member will be allowed to run as much or as little as they desire. Set up your own support tent, bring your cheering section and go for the win. Details on the Endless Mile Website
Setup Your Team - First, name your team, select the race you want your team to run and sign up at Endless Mile Website. It is best to get the team members together first and share the cost. Running the relay will get very reasonable with a large team and it will be an incredible experience for all.
Thursday, October 18th - 4:00 to 6:00 PM - Race packet pickup and late registration at Veteran's Park, Alabaster - The address is: 7305 AL-119, Alabaster, AL 35007.
Friday, October 19th - 7:30 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for 48 hour race at the start location at Veterans Park and setup of personal aid stations. (Aid station setup may start as early as you like. -
NO race day registration.
9:00 AM - Start of the 48 Hour Race
Saturday, October 19th - 7:30 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for 6, 12 and 24 hour race at the start location at Veterans Park and personal aid station setup. - NO race day registration.
9:00 AM - Start of the 6, 12 and 24 Hour Races
3:00 PM - Finish of the 6 hour race
9:00 PM - Finish of the 12 hour race
Sunday, October 22nd - 9:00 AM - Finish of the 48 and 24 hour races