Appalachian Series: October 5-12, 2019


Day 1 (Sat, Oct.5): Bluefield, Virginia/West Virginia
Day 2 (Sun, Oct.6): Bluefield, Virginia/West Virginia
Day 3 (Mon, Oct.7): Bristol, Tennessee
Day 4 (Tue, Oct.8): Fletcher, North Carolina
Day 5 (Wed, Oct.9): Seneca, South Carolina
Day 6 (Thu, Oct.10): Macon, Georgia
Day 7 (Fri, Oct.11): Eufaula, Alabama
Day 8 (Sat, Oct.12): Marianna, Florida

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Saturday, October 5-Saturday, October 12, 2019
Race Times: Alabama and Florida’s races begin at 6:30 AM CDT; all other races in this series begin at 7:30 AM EDT. No Early Start for Georgia.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details. No Early Start for Georgia.

Series DayDateEarly StartRegular StartLocation
Day 1Saturday, October 56:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bluefield, WV / VA
Day 2Sunday, October 66:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bluefield, WV / VA
Day 3Monday, October 76:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bristol, TN
Day 4Tuesday, October 86:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Fletcher, NC
Day 5Wednesday, October 96:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Seneca, SC
Day 6Thursday, October 10NONE7:30 AM (ET)Macon, GA
Day 7Friday, October 115:30 AM (CT)6:30 AM (CT)Eufaula, AL
Day 8Saturday, October 125:30 AM (CT)6:30 AM (CT)Marianna, FL

Packet Pickup: Friday, Oct. 4, 4-6 PM, Bluefield (Lotito) Park, Bluefield VA/WV. Free pasta dinner will be served during packet pickup, at the same location.
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: 1.5 hours before regular start time on race day, at the start line.
Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.

Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Appalachian Series Facebook Group.

Hotel Searches: VA/WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL

Discounts: $10 discount to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all eight!


Race Locations:

  • Day 1: Virginia / West Virginia (Start in WV – Finish in VA)
    • Bluefield City Park
    • 1780 Stadium Drive
    • Bluefield, VA/WV
    • GPS (map): N 37.24891, W 81.24542
    • Course Surface: Wide paved roads with moderate hills.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

  • Day 2: Virginia / West Virginia (Start in WV – Finish in VA)
    • Bluefield City Park
    • 1780 Stadium Drive
    • Bluefield, VA/WV
    • GPS (map): N 37.24891, W 81.24542
    • Course Surface: Wide paved roads with moderate hills.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

  • Day 3: Tennessee
    • Steele Creek Park
    • Steele Creek Park Road
    • Bristol, TN
    • GPS (map): N 36.57594, W 82.23698
    • Course Surface: Finely crushed gravel with a little bit of paved trail. A few small hills.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

Appalachian - TN

  • Day 4: North Carolina
    • Fletcher Community Park
    • 86 Howard Gap Road
    • Fletcher, NC
    • GPS (map): N 35.426350, W 82.496256
    • Surface: Mix of paved trail and crushed gravel, no hills, about 50% shaded.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

Appalachian - NC

  • Day 5: South Carolina
    • Shaver Recreation Complex
    • 698 W. South 4th Street
    • Seneca, SC
    • GPS (map): N 34.67855, W 82.96528
    • Course Surface: Paved hike/bike path with many hills.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

  • Day 6: Georgia
    • Amerson River Park
    • 2551 North Pierce Drive
    • Macon, Georgia 31204
    • GPS (map): N 32.871220, W 83.653949
    • Course Surface: Paved path with very little hills
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

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  • Day 7: Alabama
    • Yoholo – Micco Trail
    • 406 East Broad Street
    • Eufaula, AL
    • GPS (map): N 31.89326, W 85.14026
    • Course Surface: Paved rails to trails course with plenty of shade.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon


  • Day 8: Florida
    • Citizen’s Lodge Park
    • 4574 Lodge Drive
    • Marianna, FL
    • GPS (map): N 30.79564, W 85.21562
    • Course Surface: Mostly crushed gravel with some pavement, flat, and partially shaded.
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

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Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Day 1/2 (WV/VA) => Day 3 (TN): 111 miles, 1:45
  • Day 3 (TN) => Day 4 (NC): 103 miles, 1:59
  • Day 4 (NC) => Day 5 (SC): 80 miles, 1:34
  • Day 5 (SC) => Day 6 (GA): 193 miles, 3:04
  • Day 6 (GA) => Day 7 (AL): 119 miles, 2:12
  • Day 7 (AL) => Day 8 (FL): 87 miles, 1:37

Appalachian Map


What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

West Virginia – Virginia – Tennessee – North Carolina – South Carolina
Georgia – Alabama – Florida

October 5-12 2019
Race Type By 5/31/19 6/1/19-7/31/19 8/1/19-9/30-19 After 9/30/19
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $115 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Register Online: HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.

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