Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10K

Sat March 23, 2024 Woodville, AL 35776 US Directions


Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10K

$75 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration Opens June 25, 2023 at 12:00am CDT

Race to the Cave 10K

$55 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration Opens June 25, 2023 at 3:53pm CDT



Creators of Conquer the Cave 5k present to you, the Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10k! This is all the glory of a road half marathon, with a beautiful cave finish! Join us at the crown jewel of caves, Cathedral Caverns State Park! 
The race starts on the roads of a beautiful valley and ends with a 1.2 mile finish through the Cathedral Caverns! 
Average Temperatures at this time of year range from 40-63 degrees 
Check out all the pictures from 2022 to see what you missed out on 😜
Link: https://spencercox.smugmug.com/Running-Events/Running-Lane-Events/2022-Race-to-The-Cave-Half-Marathon-10K


Check out Cathedral Caverns State Park with this preview video!

Where: Cathedral Caverns State Park
637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776

Start Time: 8:00 am (CST)

Driving distance from:
Huntsville: 31 miles

Chattanooga: 83 miles
Birmingham: 93 miles
Florence: 103 miles
Nashville: 139 miles
Atlanta: 161 miles

There are no refunds, credits, deferrals or friend/ family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.


Saturday, March 18th, 2023 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Sunday, March 19th, 2023 from 6:30am - 7:45am @ Cathedral Caverns State Park under the tent near the start line - we encourage you to get there as early as possible!


1/2 Marathon COURSE MAP: https://www.strava.com/routes/2736326620983246296 


10K COURSE MAP: https://www.strava.com/routes/2918990362339078124

(GPS doesn't register/record inside the Cave) The cave is ~1.2 miles worth of running for both distances!


Half marathon is 4 hours (18:20 mi/pace)
10K is 2.5 hours (25:00 mi/pace)



Aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, coke, pretzels, M&M's, and more.



The race shirt will be a tri blend t-shirt (unisex sizing) pictured below. 

Age group awards will be: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for the Half Marathon & 10K.

ALL runners will receive a sweet finisher medal.

Race to the Cave 2021 Race Video!

Post Race

After the race, each participant will receive a free pulled pork barbeque sandwich, chips and a drink. 

Other snack options are available for purchase inside the park gift store. 


There are a limited number of new cabins at Cathedral Caverns State Park. You can learn more about them here: https://www.alapark.com/parks/cathedral-caverns-state-park/cabins-caverns

There is also lodging available at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Call 256-505-6621 to make a reservation. To ensure that you receive the special rate extended to the race, please mention you are with the Cathedral Caverns Trail Run – Group Code 9712. The Lodge is approximately 35-40 minute away from Cathedral Caverns State Park (race site).

Race Contact Info

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637 Cave Rd
Woodville, AL US 35776



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