Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10K

Sat March 23, 2024 Woodville, AL 35776 US Directions

Events

Race to the Cave Half Marathon

$105 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends March 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Race to the Cave 10K

$75 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends March 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Description

THE BEST DANG HALF MARATHON & 10K IN THE SOUTH IS BACK AGAIN IN 2024! 

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

WANT DISCOUNTS TO OUR RACES?

Yep that's right! If you love our races and want discounts, we have created a program just for you. Learn more about Race Club here: https://runninglane.com/racing-club

Calling all volunteers! We always need fantastic volunteers and we have a volunteer program to help save you some dough. Volunteers who work a 5 hour shift will receive free entry into a future RunningLane Event 1/2 Marathon distance and shorter. Volunteers who work (2) 5 hour shifts or (1) 8+ hour shift will receive free entry into a future RL Event 50 Miler and down OR (2) races 1/2 marathon and down. For more details please email kim@runninglane.com 
Excludes the Wild Thangs Trail Series Bundle

OVERVIEW

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.

PACKET PICKUP

Friday, March 22nd, 2024 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville
2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 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!

COURSE & CUTOFFS

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!

CUTOFF TIMES:

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

AID STATIONS

Aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, Gatorade, and GU energy gels.

10K Aid Stations will be at 2.2, 4.3
1/2 Marathon Aid Stations will be at 2.2, 5.5, 8.2, 11.2

Portable Bathrooms will be at: 2.2, 8.2 and 11.2 along the course. There will also be bathrooms at the finish (in the park store)

SHIRTS & AWARDS

The race shirt will be a tech long sleeve (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 Video From Our Fall Trail Race (Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10K are all road)

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. 

Lodging

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

Race Contact Info

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Place

637 Cave Rd
Woodville, AL US 35776

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