Schedule for 2014:
Sept. 26, 27 & 28 - Race 6: Birmingham Stage Race - 3 Days 3 Mountains 53 Miles or 2 Days 2 Mountains 37 miles. October 18 - Race 7: BTC Free Race - Redbud Pavilion - Oak Mountain Park 5 mile, 10 mile and a surprise event, TBA. You must be a member of the Birmingham Track Club to tun this race but the membership fee is less than a race entry.
*The Lake Martin Races, Run for Kids 50K & 12 Hour and The Quest - Oak Mountain are not part of the Southeastern Trail Series.
Awards for all Trail Series Races: That is right. We have a total of 20 Salomon Shoe gift certificates and 14 Quest Watches
u Salomon will be giving Shoe Certificates to first place overall male and female finishers in all series races. u Suunto will provide two Quest Running Packs that will be given away at each race by drawing from Bib Numbers. The pack includes a Suunto Quest Stopwatch with heart rate monitor and speed and distance measurement, Suunto Dual Heart Rate belt and Suunto Foot Pod Mini. Retail value of each watch is $300. u For the Birmingham Stage Race we will be have 2 shoe certificates to give away from Salomon. u For the Tranquility Lake 50, there will be four shoe certificates from Salomon. u We will be giving podium awards for first, second and third overall male and female. u Awards to first place male and female Master (45 to 54) u Awards to first place male and female Grand Master (55 +) u Finisher awards will be given for all races in the trail series. u Points Championship Winners for the Sprint Series and Long Series will receive Special Awards at the end of the series.
Set your Ultrarunning goal and every training run and every race brings you one step closer to achieving that goal.
2013 Results for the Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series Points Championship.
Again in 2014 Salomon and Suunto are sponsors of the Southeastern Trail Series and will provide special awards and prized at each race.
In an effort to promote trail running and introduce new runners to the trails, Mountain High Outfitters and Southeastern Trail Runs created the Southeastern Trail Series in 2013. The series is designed to take runners that have never run an ultra, or never ran on trails for that matter, from short, gentle trail races in the spring to their first ultra, a 50K in November.
The series will consist of 7 trail races plus the BTC Free Race, Ridge to Ridge. Each race will offer opportunities to run farther than the previous race with more difficult terrain and more elevation gain. We will help runners design a training schedule if you wish, that will make it easier to reach their goals, whether it is to go out and enjoy an occasional 50K or run the Leadville 100. Or maybe even Hardrock. Participants will earn points for each event completed based on their time and distance run. Points leaders at the end of the series will receive special awards as Southeastern Trail Series Points Champions. Runners entering all events will also receive special awards. The majority of races will take place in the Birmingham area.
Our first event of 2014 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series is the Tranquility Lake Trail Race. This race, a 3 and 6 mile event, is on gently rolling hills and along the shores of Tranquility Lake at Oak Mountain State Park. The next race is also on very easy terrain, the Run for Kids Challenge 10K. Following the RFK things get a little more interesting. The third race, The Memorial Day Trail Race (on Saturday, not Memorial Day) throws in a difficult climb up the west ridge of Double Oak Mountain and more distance. The Hotter 'N Hell Trail Race in July throws heat into the equation along with more hard climbs. Runners that follow the series and build up training distances in accordance with the race distance will be ready for the Tranquility Lake 50K in November. Those that wish to go farther can continue to train over the winter. By the end of March of 2015, they will be ready for the Lake Martin 50 or even the Lake Martin 100.
Registration is open for entry into all 7 races of the 2014 Mountain High Outfitters Southeastern Trail Series at a significant discount over registering for each race individually. Sign up for all races and save as much as $75.00.
2013 Southeastern Trail Series Points Championship Results are now Posted
7 races in 7 Months. Start with a 3 mile trail race in April, end with a 50K in November. You can do it!
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.” – Maurice Greene (attributed to Roger Bannister shortly after running the first sub-4 mile)
Race start location will be the first "Quest." This will be unlike anything you have ever done. We will provide a list of race supplies you will likely need to complete the race. This is NOT a Trail Series Race points race.