Race to the Cave Half Marathon & 10K

Sun March 19, 2023 Woodville, AL 35776 US Directions
Events

Race to the Cave Half Marathon

$75 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after October 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

Race to the Cave 10K

$55 8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Price increases after October 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Description

THE BEST DANG HALF MARATHON & 10K IN THE SOUTH IS BACK AGAIN IN 2023! 
Creators of Conquer the Cave 5k present to you, the Cave Race 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 Cavern Cave! 

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

Race to the Cave 2021 Race Video!
SHIRTS & AWARDS


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

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.

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be on Saturday, March 18th, 2022 @ Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville from 12-5pm. Fleet Feet is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Also, there will race day packet pick up at Cathedral Caverns State Park under the tent in the parking area (start line) from 630am-7:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!

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 

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.

AID STATIONS

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

 

COURSE & CUTOFFS

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

(Does not include the Cave Portion as GPS doesn't register the Cave) The cave is ~1.2 miles worth of running! 

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

CUTOFF TIME 

The race cutoff time for the half marathon is 4 hours (18:20 mi/pace) and 2.5 hours (25:00 mi/pace) for the 10K.

 

 

 

 

 

Post Race

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

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

Lodging

Lodging will be 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).

There are limited cabins available at Cathedral Caverns State Park which can be found here: https://www.alapark.com/parks/cathedral-caverns-state-park/cabins-caverns

There are very small number of new cabins at Cathedral Caverns State Park. These will be first come first serve and you can learn more about them here: https://www.alapark.com/parks/cathedral-caverns-state-park/cabins-caverns

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Place
637 Cave Rd
Woodville, AL US 35776
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