Endless Mile 48 Hour Race And Relay

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 9:00am

Veterans Park
7305 Highway 119 Bldg. 300
Alabaster, AL 35007

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Have you ever wondered just how far you could run in 6, 12 or 24 hours or maybe even 48 hours on a smooth, level surface. Well, here is your chance. The Endless Mile will be held at Veteran's Park in Alabaster, Alabama on October 16, 17 & 18, 2020. The park is 26 miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 16 miles south of Interstate 459. The asphalt walking path that we will use is flat, winds through wooded areas and past several lakes. The 90 acre park also contains picnic areas, picnic shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, soccer fields and a youth baseball complex.

Why is Southeastern "Trial Runs" doing a race like this, the antithesis of every other event we have ever done? Well, in 2011, when we created our first race ever, the Run for Kids Challenge with a 12 hour option, we also wanted to do a 24 hour race. Unfortunately, the City of Hoover would not allow an overnight event, plus the cost would have been prohibitive. We dropped the idea, that is, until 2016 when we revived the idea, and started looking for possible locations to hold such an event. After a lot of searching we found Veteran's Park in Alabaster, a beautiful park with lakes and lots of trees, smooth trails, but best if all, the path is almost exactly one mile in length. Alabaster is thrilled to have the even at Veteran's Park. I think they are amazed that people actually run 48 Hours!

The course is a 1 mile loop that rambles through the park. It measures exactly 1.00203 miles. (USATF Certification Code: AL16015JE) You can't get much closer to a mile than that. The park is located just off Montevallo Parkway, (Hwy 119) in Alabaster, Alabama. The address of the park is 7305 Highway 119, Alabaster, AL 35007 and is 10 miles south of Oak Mountain State Park. Some sections of the trail are completely shaded and most will be in shade part of the day. The race will provide a very enjoyable running experience. Below is a link to Google Maps showing the park location of Veteran's Park, Alabaster.

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