Tranquility Lake Trail Race

3 & 6 Mile Trail Race
The Tranquility Trail Run will be held on April 8, 2017 at Oak Mountain State Park. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Redbud Pavilion located on Tranquility Road, the location of the BMX Track.  The race will begin with a short loop on the road around the BMX track (a counterclockwise loop around Tranquility Rd.) to give runners a chance to spread out before hitting the single track. Runners will head into the woods along the Yellow Trail angling to the left and up the trail along the Old Lake dam.  You will continue around Tranquility Lake before heading back to Maggie's Glen.  At Maggie's take the White Trail to the left for about 1/3 mile and continue straight ahead on the Cabin Trail. You will run past the cabins on the Cabin Road and continue around the right side of Tranquility Lake.  Follow the road around to the right, past the dam and down a short hill and into a power line easement. Go around the gate across the power line cut and make an immediate right back onto Tranquility Road and again circle the road in a counterclockwise direction around the BMX track and back to the Aid Station and Finish. If you are running the 3 mile race, this is the finish. Six mile runners will continue by running a second lap and heading directly back into the woods without making the loop around the BMX track. Elevation gain per lap is 344 feet. Here is a link to the Oak Mountain State Park Trail Map with the course marked. 

Course Preview Run on YouTube. Be sure to click on the little "gear icon" in the lower right and select HD - 1080p for best video quality. 
This is a trail race for all ages and levels of experience. Walkers are always welcome at STR events.
Race Date, Time and Location:  April 8, 2017 at Oak Mountain State Park.  Start and Finish at the Redbud Pavilion located on Tranquility Road, location of the BMX track.  Six mile and three mile race will start at 8:00 a.m. 
The price of entry into Oak Mtn State Park is now $5.00 per person.

Directions: From Hwy 280 turn west on Hwy 119, Cahaba Valley Rd.  Drive 3.2 miles to the entrance to Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain Lake Rd. - John Findley Dr.  Follow the park road 4.4 miles to Tranquility Rd on your left.  (Just past the 4 mile post.)  The Red Bud Pavilion is the first pavilion on your right.  Map from Hwy 280.  Total distance from Hwy 280, 7.7 miles.
From I 65 take Hwy 119 (Cahaba Valley Rd) exit.  Head west to the intersection with State Park Rd and turn left.  Drive 1.9 miles to the intersection with John Findley Dr (State Park Rd) and turn left into the park.  Drive 4.3 miles to the right turn into Tranquility Rd.  (Just before the 4 mile post.)  The Red Bud Pavilion is the first pavilion on your right.  Map from I 65.  Total distance from I 65, 6.4 miles.

Registration online:  

Printable Registration Form:

Weekend Schedule:​
Friday, April 7 - 4:30 to 6:00 PM: Late registration will be at Mountain High Outfitters Store located on Hwy 280 across from Whole Foods from .  Race packets may be picked up at this time.  

Saturday, April 8 - 7:00 to 7:45 AMLate registration and package pickup at the Redbud Pavilion. 
   Runners registering after April 1st cannot be guaranteed a race shirt.  Please register early.

Saturday, April 8th - 8:00 AM: Start of the 3 and 6 mile races.

Registration Fee:  Registration for the 3 mile race is $ 30.00 and the 6 mile race is $ 35.00. Late Registration fees will increase $5.00.

Winners special awards:  The male and female winners of the 6 mile trail race will receive Salomon gift certificates.

Podium Awards:  
   3 Mile and 6 Mile Winners:   Awards will be give to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall, Male and Female. 
   Group Awards - 3 & 6 mile - Masters 45-54, Grand Master 55+
Tranquility Lake Trail Race Course Map - Run in Counterclockwise Direction.
First Race of the 2017 Southeastern Trial Series.
2017 Results are posted on
2017 Tranquility Lake Race Split and Pace information are available on the Southeastern Trial Runs Facebook Page