Links to the race and volunteer sign up pages are listed below
Welcome to the 2023 Race to the Cave Half Marathon / 10K! The race starts in a beautiful valley with picturesque mountains and fields in the background. Once runners get to the 11.9 mile mark they will enter the crown jewel of caves in the Southeast. The portion of the Half Marathon course that runs through the cave is an out and back 0.6mi that is wide enough for 2 way traffic. Runners will pick up a glow stick at the turn around point and the decorative lighting will be on at all times. The average temperatures for race day are a low of 43F, high of 66F. Meanwhile inside the cave the year round temperature is a cool 58F. This will truly be a race like no other.
All participants will receive a shirt AND awesome finisher medal!
Age groups will be: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
Our goal is for everyone to have a blast and a one of a kind experience running through a natural wonder, no matter what your experience level is. There will be a 4 hour cutoff. We ask that you please respect the state park and volunteers and adhere to this cutoff time. The race cap is 1200 runners.
Course Maps & Elevation profiles:
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
(Note it's only 11.9 miles. The last 1.2 miles will be in the cave where there is obviously no GPS data)
Packet pickup will be at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville on SATURDAY March 18th from 12-5pm. Fleet Feet is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. There will also be packet pickup at the race on Sunday from 5:45AM-8:00AM. Please please please try your best to pick up your packet at Fleet Feet on Saturday
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