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Overall Rating (1 Review)
4
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DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The Wade Mountain Marathon is North Alabama’s ONLY trail marathon. Also both 10K & Half Marathon options as well! Come get some under the brilliant fall foliage of late October. Perfect temperatures (Avg’s 49F/73F) and a rarely seen trail, brought to you by the same directors as the Wild Thangs … MORE
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    BrianYowler FIRST-TIMER '21

    Everything about this race was simple, but well-organized. I highly recommend! The race is small, so parking and logistics are all very easy. I arrived about 45 minutes before gun … MORE

    Everything about this race was simple, but well-organized. I highly recommend!
    The race is small, so parking and logistics are all very easy. I arrived about 45 minutes before gun and was directed to park just beside the trailhead.
    Course: 2 identical loops of nearly all single-track and fairly technical (rocks and roots) trail. However, the first mile is an out-and-back on the paved road to spread out the field of runners (great idea!). There are also a few places where the trail is flat and wide, and although technical, most of the course is “runable”. There is over 3,000 feet of elevation gain over the entire race, which is expected for a mountain trail marathon, but each climb is manageable. Overall, a great trail race!
    Swag: Very nice, quality hoodies instead of shirts! Love it! Thanks for something different! “Medals” are large and wooden, which is appropriate for the race. A cold beer and a delicious grilled burger post-race certainly hit the spot before my flight home.
    I traveled alone to this race, so it wasn’t a big deal for me…but the only real “negative” would be that spectating is almost impossible (therefore, there are NONE on the course). The trail is not easily accessible (to my knowledge) from anywhere but the trailhead. Therefore, spectators only see runners at the start, halfway, and then the finish.

    DIFFICULTY
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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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