McKay Hollow Madness Trail Run

McKay Hollow Madness trail runOver 200 runners will take to the trails in Monte Sano State Park this Saturday, March 23rd, for the seventh annual McKay Hollow Madness 25K Trail Run, a race with the motto: “When the going gets tough, just quit.” There are currently 202 runners entered determined not to quit.

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The race starts at 7 a.m. at the picnic area overlook pavilion behind the main picnic area building in Monte Sano State Park. Take the first right after entering Monte Sano State Park.

The McKay Hollow race is run on sections of the Sinks, Panther Knob, Stone Cut, Mountain Mist, Goat, Warpath Ridge, McKay Hollow, Arrowhead and Natural Well trails. This is a technical race with some difficult climbs and descents. There is a five-hour time limit for all runners, including cutoff times at both aid stations.

You can register for the McKay Hollow Madness at Fleet Feet Sports on Friday from 12-7. Packet pickup is Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 2722 Carl T. Jones Drive, Suite 2B. Visit the McKay Hollow Madness website for more information.

Bonus: Will Barnwell’s On-On Taco Truck will offer a special race burrito for $5.

mckay hollow madness trail runEaster Run

In other racing news, there will be an Easter Egg hunt and fun run Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fleet Feet Store in Jones Valley. Hundreds of eggs will be filled with candy and one will have a gift certificate for a pair of free shoes from Brooks. Visit the Fleet Feet website for more info.

Upcoming Races

Here are other upcoming races, You can also find information on runs and groups on the We Run Huntsville Facebook page.

Race: McKay Hollow Madness Trail Run

  • Location: Monte Sano State Park
  • Date: Saturday, March 23rd at 7am
  • More Information 

Race: David Washington Memorial Engineering 5K & 1-Mile Fun Runmckay hollow madness trail run

  • Date: Saturday, March 23rd at 9 a.m.
  • Contact: James Washington
  • More Information: Email or 256-200-0502

Race: Running Buck Wild Extreme 5K and Fun Run

  • Location: Joe Wheeler State Park
  • Date: Saturday, March 23rd at 8:30 a.m.
  • Contact: Chad Davis
  • More Information: Email

mckay hollow madness trail runRace: Scottsboro Half Marathon

  • Location: Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro
  • Date: March 30 at 8 a.m.
  • Contact: Parker Edmiston
  • More Information: Email

Race: For Life Ministries 5K Race

  • Location: Blossomwood Elementary
  • Date: March 30th at 8 a.m.
  • Contact: Leah Parker
  • More Information: Email
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Chris Welch is an award-winning veteran newspaper reporter with over 36 years of experience who was selected by his peers as The National Association of Writers' Top Writer for Alabama in 1985 and was winner of numerous other writing awards while at The Huntsville Times. He currently works for Fleet Feet Sports and writes for I4 Sports.

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