AEU is a no frills Ultra distance trail race at Oak Mtn State Park. Get ready for the upcoming Fall Ultra season with a great long training run or come out and try an ultra for the first time. Note: Park Entry Fee is $5 per person payable at the gate. Start/Finish area is large grass field across the street from the large Dogwood Pavilion parking lot (located on Terrace Drive). Same start area as Peavine Falls 4th of July race.
Ultra course: Two Loops of the Red Trail (~32 miles). The first loop is counterclockwise. Then you reverse direction on the second loop. Fun run will consist of one counterclockwise loop.
Ultra Race will start at 6:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for the fun run) heading toward Johnson’s Mountain and up BUMP trail. Second loop will reverse direction at the Dogwood Pavilion.
Time Limit: 8 hours. Cut off time for second loop at North Trail Head is at noon (~22 miles)
Well stocked at mile 10, 16, 22. (Bananas, PB&J sandwiches, Water, Pretzels, Coke, etc). Additional water stations at miles 5, 7, 13, 19, 27, 29.
Top 20 Ultra finishers will receive a commemorative AEU hat. Top 20 Fun Run finishers get a commemorative AEU hat.
Alabama Outdoors will again be providing gift cards for the Top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race (32M and 16M). They will also be providing gift cards for the first male and female grandmasters runner (age 50 and over) in both races (32M and 16M).
Enjoy pizza, chips, beer, and everyone's favorite recovery drink chocolate milk starting at noon.