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The Devils Race Track Backyard Ultra

April 8 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Hosted by Fringe Events

Whether you’re looking to qualify for the championship at Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra or just looking to try something new, this is the race for you. If you ain’t first, you’re last! Here in the south we know racing and the Devils Racetrack is the real deal. Come run for fun or run for glory. Either way you’re guaranteed to be in first place until you’re done.

Our race is setup as Lazarus Lake intended it, with the first quarter mile or so on road to clear the field then a single track trail loop. Each hour at the top of the hour the horn will blow and the race will start a new. You must be the starting corral to start a loop or your out!
Once darkness arrives the race will move completely to the road loop until the sun comes back up.
Each loop is exactly 4.167 miles and must be completed within the hour if you wish to continue. (Runners must be in the starting corral when the horn sounds!). That’s a 14:24/mile pace or better. You can do it!

The Course

For the daylight hours (7am-7pm) the course will run the very runnable trails of the North Alabama Land Trust, Wade Mountain Preserve and take you to the infamous Devils Race Track loop! Details on Strava
Trail Turns:

  • Start with short road out-n-back to clear out the field
  • Head up Devils Race Track trail
  • Right at intersection with Wade Mountain and Shovelton Trails (~1.5mi)
  • Right to loop around Devils Race Track (counter clockwise)
  • Straight onto Shovelton Trail upon return to 3way intersection
  • Left on Rock Wall Trail (end of Shovelton)
  • Right on Devils Race Track Trail (end of Rock Wall)
  • Return to start/finish

From 7pm-7am the runners will run out-n-back on the soft base asphalt of Spragins Hollow Rd

More Information


April 8
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (Spragins Hollow Trailhead)
10130 Spragins Hollow Road
Huntsville, AL 35810 United States
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