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Ruffner Mountain 2012 High Crusher Ridge 21K & 42K

$40.00 On-line Registration: http://raceit.com/search/event.aspx?event=c5a5ab21-27e0-4141-a888-15d823e1aaee.aspx

Full Swag guaranteed for those registering by 9/24/12.

Race Day Registration $45.00   6:30-7:30 am.      No refunds.

Course

Entirely on 1,034 acre Red Mountain Ridge that makes up Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in Birmingham, AL.  Mined extensively for iron ore in the early 1880’s, Ruffner contains unusual terrain, unique mine ruins and beautiful new growth forests, 100% naturally reclaimed when mining was abandoned in the 1960’s.  Beginning and seasoned trail runners alike will find themselves challenged as the course runs across the ridge line with elevation changes greater than 4800’ in the 13.1 mile loop.  The 42K traverses the loop twice.  Just to mix it up, this year’s edition will be run in the opposite direction.  Terrain consists of approximately 0.5 mile of paved service road, 1.6 mile old dirt/gravel mining road, and 11 miles of single track of varying substrate and width. Course will be well marked with flagging, tape, directional signage and course sentries.  Aid stations:  approximately 4.1, 7.5, and 10.5 miles.   PowerAde, water, and bananas/chips, gels, etc will be provided.    Restrooms at start/finish.

Runners may switch distances up to race morning at 7:30 am.  If a runner chooses the 42K and has to drop after the 21K distance, he/she will be awarded the 21K medal.

Post-Race Party/Awards

Finisher medals and awesome awards provided as finishers cool down (as opposed to after the race is over).

RACE PACKET PICKUP AT MOUNTAIN HIGH OUTFITTERS – 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza Suite 250, Birmingham, AL 35243    Friday, October 12th, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Race day packet pick up at the event 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

For more information: email runstroud@gmail.com

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