Appalachian Series: March 22-28, 2024

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Day 1 (Friday, March 22): Eufaula, AL

Day 2 (Saturday, March 23): Macon, GA

Day 3 (Sunday, March 24): Seneca, SC

Day 4 (Monday, March 25): Mills River, NC

Day 5 (Tuesday, March 26) Bristol, TN

Day 6 (Wednesday, March 27) Bluefield, VA / WV

Day 7 (Thursday, March 28) Bluefield, VA / WV

 

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Friday, March 22 – Thursday, March 28, 2024
Race Times: Alabama’s race begin at 6:30 AM CT; all other races in this series begin at 7:30 AM ET.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details.

Series DayDateEarly StartRegular StartLocation
Day 1Friday, March 225:30 AM (CT)6:30 AM (CT)Eufaula, AL
Day 2Saturday, March 236:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Macon, GA
Day 3Sunday, March 246:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Seneca, SC
Day 4Monday, March 256:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Mills River, NC
Day 5Tuesday, March 266:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bristol, TN
Day 6Wednesday, March 276:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bluefield, WV / VA
Day 7Thursday, March 286:30 AM (ET)7:30 AM (ET)Bluefield, WV / VA

Packet Pickup: Thursday, March 21, 9 AM – 1 PM, Citizen’s Lodge Park – 4574 Lodge Drive Marianna, FL 32446 (Gulf Coast – Day 4 location).
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: Available each race day, starting 90 minutes before regular start time, 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; although, you must start in the back and yield to runners.

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

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

Discounts: $10 discount to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com 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 seven!

 

Race Locations:

Day 1: 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 moderate shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 49′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

 

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Day 2: Georgia

  • Amerson River Park
  • 2551 North Pierce Drive
  • Macon, Georgia 31204
  • GPS (map): N 32.871220, W 83.653949
  • Course Surface: Wide asphalt path with moderate to lots of shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 43′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

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Day 3: South Carolina

  • Shaver Recreation Complex
  • 698 W. South 4th Street
  • Seneca, SC
  • GPS (map): N 34.67855, W 82.96528
  • Course Surface: Mix of asphalt and concrete running path with little shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 88′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 14 laps for Marathon

 

Day 4: North Carolina

  • Mills River Park
  • 124 Town Center Drive
  • Mills River, NC
  • GPS (map): 35.384768, -82.549762
  • Surface: Flat, smooth asphalt with minimal shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 32′
  • Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon

 

Day 5: 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, moderate shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 30′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

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Day 6: 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 little to moderate shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 112′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

 

Day 7: 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 little to moderate shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 112′
  • Course Lap Preview
  • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon

 

Travel distances/times between race locations:

  • Gulf Coast Day 4 (FL) => Day 1 (AL): 88 miles, 1:41
  • Day 1 (AL) => Day 2 (GA): 137 miles, 2:29
  • Day 2 (GA) => Day 3 (SC): 157 miles, 3:04
  • Day 3 (SC) => Day 4 (NC): 80 miles, 1:34
  • Day 4 (NC) => Day 5 (TN): 103 miles, 1:59
  • Day 5 (TN) => Day 6/7 (WV/VA): 111 miles, 1:45

 

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!

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

March 22-28 2024
Race Type By 9/30/23 10/1/23-11/30/23 12/1/23-1/31/24 After 2/1/24
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
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 to another participant.
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