The race consists of
multiple laps of a USATF-certified 1.00 mile
path in Decatur, Alabama’s Delano Park. Aid
will be available on each lap. The
tree-lined course is flat with total
elevation change of less than 10 feet per
lap and is completely unpaved. The average
high temperature is 60F and average low is
Photo of Park Google
will be no refunds given after January 31st.
If the race fills before February 1st, there
will be a waiting list. You will be notified
by February 5th if there is a spot open for
you. There will be no wait list after
No registrations will be accepted after
|In the 12
Hour Run, awards based on highest mileage
will be awarded for the top 3 places
overall, masters winner, and grandmasters
winner for both genders. Relay awards based
on mileage will be given to the top team.
will be determined by the time the final lap
is finished. (No partial laps. Laps finished
after 6:00 pm will not count)
In the 50 mile event, awards based
on time will be given to the first male and
Each participant will receive a personalized
plaque with the total mileage completed and
your name, a race T-Shirt, and other race
goodies. We will make every attempt to
capture the each and every mile split for
every participant in the event.
relay team will consist of 2 – 4
participants. All exchanges will occur
immediately after the start/finish area (1
mile intervals) and will involve passing of
a colored wrist band. The length of each
leg, order, and number of legs per
participant is up to you. Team members do
not need to run equal distances.
Here are a few ideas for the relay: Switch
runners every mile, every three miles, every
hour, or every three hours. Again, any
option is OK as long as exchanges happen at
the start/finish area. A set rotation is not
required so team members wanting to run legs
or longer legs can do so. The 2008 winning
relay team switched every six miles.
Directions and Parking:
I-65, take exit 340 onto Highway 20
going west. US-20 will veer left and
merge with US-31 going south.
After crossing the Tennessee River,
continue on US-31 through a series
of stop lights.
At the eighth light, take a left on
to Gordon Drive.
The race start is 2 blocks on the
right near the tennis courts at the
intersection of 10th Avenue SE and
Gordon Drive SE.
There are three parking lots at the
park: on Gordon Drive by the Tennis
Courts, on Prospect Drive by the
Softball field, and on Prospect by
the playground. Overflow parking is
across Prospect at Decatur High
Post Race Meal:
community takes pride in our green spaces
and our goal is to have zero impact on
condition of Delano Park. For this reason,
littering will not be tolerated. Ample trash
receptacles will be provided at the aid
area. Any instance of littering will result
in a 5 mile penalty. We recommend that you
carry a water bottle to avoid paper cup
About the Park:
Delano Park was
founded in 1887 when the area now known as
Albany was purchased and well-known New York
architect, Nathan Franklin Barrett, was
selected to design the "Gateway City" with a
large park running through the town. Carolyn
Cortner Smith, Alabama's first licensed
female architect, designed the stone
structures in the park that were built by
the WPA in the 1930's. Delano Park received
its name in 1941 in memory of Franklin
Delano Roosevelt's mother.
The Friends of
Delano Park, a non-profit support group, has
partnered with the Decatur Parks and
Recreation Department to develop a master
plan that will preserve, improve, promote,
and maintain this historic green space in
Decatur. Their projects have included a rose
garden with new stone structures to match
the 1930’s construction and also a
children’s water pad. The net proceeds from
the race will be donated to the Friends of
Questions and Contact
What if I don’t complete the 50 miles within
the time limit? Do I get credit for miles completed?
Yes, you will automatically be put into the 12 hour
event. No DNF possible. Complete one lap and you get
credit, are included in results, and receive the
If I enter the 12 hour race, can I switch to the 50
mile event during the day.
Yes, but you will not be
eligible for awards for those events. You will still
receive your personalized plaque. Please notify the
scorer that you are doing so.
6AM is pretty early. Can
I start later in the morning?
Sure. The race will end at 6pm so if you start later
you won't get to run 12 hours. All we ask is that
you check in at the results table before you start.
Please be patient during check-in since our #1
priority will be counting laps of the runners that
are underway. Keep in mind that we don't allow
registration on race day.
What is your pacing policy?
You will be permitted to
have a pacer after 12:00 pm if desired. All we ask
is that your pacer yield to registered runners and
make it clear to the scorer that they are a pacer.