Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blood Rock 50 Mile - November 19th

Well, since the last post everything has come together for the new 50 Mile, 50K and 25K Race at Oak Mountain State Park. In fact, in 2017, we will host a 100 mile race at OMSP. Below is our Logo. Pretty cool!

By the way, watch for our ad in Ultrarunning Magazine this month.

Yes, the 2016 race will be November 19th and it will be tough. The 50 Mile will have over 9,300 ft of elevation gain, but the real story is how hard some of those climbs are. We have moved the start to the Fishing Center Pavilion at the north entrance to the park. The 50 mile, 50K and 25K will all follow the same course deep into the backcountry at Oak Mountain State Park, including dropping off the backside of Double Oak Mountain on a virtually unknown, long abandoned wagon road. Below is the new map of the 50 mile course and the elevation profile.

The 100 Mile in 2017 will be two laps of this course. The race next year will start at the Cabins on Tranquility Lake. We will reserve all 10 cabins for the race and they will be available for rent race weekend. Registration is now open for this years race at