12, 24 & 48 Hour Race    -    Veteran's Park, Hwy 119, Alabaster, AL    -    Oct 20, 21 & 22   -   The course is USATF Certified
Have you ever wondered just how far you could run in 12 hours or 24 hours or maybe even 48 hours on a smooth, level surface. Well, here is your chance. The Endless Mile will be held at Veteran's Park in Alabaster, Alabama on October 21, 22 & 23, 2017. The park is 26 miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 16 miles south of I 459. The asphalt walking path that we will use is flat, winds through wooded areas and past several lakes. The 90 acre park also contains picnic areas, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, soccer fields and a youth baseball complex.

Why is Southeastern "Trial Runs" doing a race like this, the antithesis of any event we have ever done? Well, in 2011, when we created our first race ever, the Run for Kids Challenge with a 12 hour option, we also wanted to do a 24 hour race. Unfortunately, the City of Hoover would not allow an overnight event, plus the cost would have been prohibitive. We dropped the idea, that is, until 2016 when we revived the idea, and started looking for possible locations to hold such an event. After a lot of searching we found Veteran's Park in Alabaster, a beautiful park with lakes and lots of trees, smooth trails, but best if all, the path is almost exactly one mile in length. Oh yes, and the city approved the event.

The course will be a 1 mile loop through the park. It measures exactly 1.00203 miles. You can't get much closer to a mile than that. The park is located just off Montevallo Parkway, Hwy 119, in Alabaster, Alabama. The address of the park is 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007 and is 10 miles south of Oak Mountain State Park. Some trails are completely shaded and most will be in shade part of the day. The race will provide a very enjoyable running experience. Here is a link to Google Maps showing the park location of Veteran's Park, Alabaster.

We will provide one aid station at the Start/Finish with basic aid station food, oranges, bananas, cookies, chips, water, Tailwind, Cokes, PBJ sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, quesadillas, etc. Overnight we will have hot soup, broth, waffles, eggs, bacon, coffee and probably other tasty treats. You can place your order on one lap and we will have it ready when you come through the next lap or two. The race will be electronically timed with an RFID (chip timing) system.

​Weekend Schedule:
Thursday, October 19th - Late Registration & Race Packet Pickup for all races will be at Veteran's Park near the start/finish area in Pavilion # 7.
Friday, October 20th - 7:00 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup for the 48 Hour Race will be at the Start area at Veteran's Park, Pavilion # 7.
    You may also register for all races between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. We will NOT be able to accept registrations after 8:00 AM.
Friday - 9:00 AM SharpStart of 48 Hour Race and 48 Hour Relay
Friday -  4:00 to 6:00 PM - Packet pickup for the 12 and 24 Hour Races at the start area at Veteran's Park, Pavilion # 7.
Saturday, October 22nd - 7:00 to 8:45 AM - Packet pickup at Pavilion # 7 at Veteran's Park.
     You may also register for all races between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. We will NOT be able to accept registrations after 8:00 AM.
Saturday - 9:00 AM - Start of 24 Hour and 12 Hour race and 12 and 24 Hour Relay.
​Saturday - 9:00 PM - Alternative Start for the 12 Hour Solo Race.






































Personal Aid Stations:
You will be able to set up personal aid stations in the park along the course. We will have specified areas where you are welcome to "stake" out your tent. There will be power available so you will need a generator if you want electricity. There is water available near the entrance to the walking paths close to the pavilion and the Start/Finish.​ View the Certification Certificate.

Bathrooms and other Amenities
There are "Real" bathrooms with running water located near the start/finish area, just a couple of steps off the actual course. There are also two large playgrounds close to the parking area. There are picnic areas and pavilions scattered around the course. Pavilions may be rented if you don't want to fool with a tent. There are also sprinklers located at the Water Station beside the trail near the aid station. If it's hot, you can stop by and take a quick shower to cool down.

Lodging Close to Veteran's Park: 
​The closest Hotel to the race is Candlewood Suites located 5.4 from the park. Here is a link to Google Maps with directions.
There are also hotels in Calera and Pelham ranging from 7 to 12 miles from Veteran's Park. Google Maps Link to all Hotels.

Other Near by Necessities:  
There is a Publix Grocery Store 2 miles north of the park on Hwy 119 Directly across the Hwy from the Publix is a Walgreen's. However, most important, there is a Starbicks just 100 yards further down Hwy 119 in the same block as the store. What more could you want?



Registration Opens April 20, 2017

The Course: The course is USATF Certified. This will be a great chance to set a new world's record. (Or a new Personal Record.)
As stated above, the course is 100% asphalt and very smooth. It will be exactly 1 mile in length, + 10.72 ft. There is 10 to 20 feet of elevation gain per lap. The trails will be fully lighted from dusk until 10:00 PM or later. We should be able to have the parks and rec. department leave the lights on all night. You should still plan on using a headlamp. Only the last full lap completed will count toward your total distance. (NOTE) If you are going for an age group record, please let us know in advance. If, during the last hour of your race you are close to a setting a record we will make arrangements to record your total distance run, including a partial lap.
Start Area Detail - Personal AS may be setup along green line.
The Endless Mile Course
This race is a Run for Nepal Event -                                                    benefiting the Seven Summits Foundation
Run the race Solo or Start a Relay Team and enter the 12, 24 or 48 Hour race.
 
The Endless Mile 
& Endless Mile Relay
Course Preview Video
Course Pictures

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