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Welcome to the 2021 King of the Mountain 4K! This race IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!! There will be many safety measures put into place and the State Park is excited to host all of us. Here is a short blog on how we have safely and successfully put on race this summer: https://www.runninglane.com/discussion-board/a-real-life-race-series-during-a-pandemic-heres-how
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 11th! Do you have what it takes to be King or Queen of the Mountain?
King of the Mountain & Queen of the Mountain, is a new race at Monte Sano State Park. The race will start at the top of closed Bankhead road and run down to the bottom and straight back up (242ft of gain over 2 kilometers) . We will track the split between the start at the top of the mountain, split at the bottom of the mountain, and finish time. We were inspired by the mountain stages of the Tour de France and the awarding of the polka dot jersey! Make your mark as Queen or King of the Mountain!
Race day packet pickup will be held at the park starting at 6:45am.
This race will be set up in waves of 25 people spread out every 5 minutes to ensure we can maintain proper social distancing protocol. You will be able to select your wave/time. Please ensure that if you are registering to run with a group of friends or family that you all select the same wave.
Wave 1 (8:00 am)
Wave 2 (8:05 am)
Wave 3 (8:10 am)
Wave 4 (8:15 am)
Wave 5 (8:20 am)
Wave 6 (8:25 am)
Wave 7 (8:30 am)
Wave 8 (8:35 am)
Wave 9 (8:40 am)
Wave 10 (8:45 am)
The race shirt will be a short sleeve tri-blend shirt. ALL participants will receive an awesome finisher medal.
Awards will be given for the following categories (male & female): The runner with the fastest descent, fastest ascent and fastest overall time!
In the event of severe weather we will delay the start as necessary to avoid lightening. If severe weather threatens the entire day and does not appear to let up, we may be forced to cancel.
There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries.
WHERE: Monte Sano State Park; Huntsville, AL
Driving distance from:
Florence: 73 miles
Birmingham: 102 miles
Chattanooga: 102 miles
Nashville: 110 miles
Atlanta: 180 miles
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Additional race information can be found at http://www.runninglane.com/runs/king-of-the-mountain-4k.
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