Fort Payne, Ala., October 3, 2017— Join runners from around the southeast, as Jacksonville State University and Little River Canyon Center hosts its 6th annual half marathon slated for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 am CST. Registration fee is $50 prior to October 7th (active.com) or $70 day of race. A $10 discount is available for JSU students, faculty and staff.
The USA Track & Field (USATF) certified course, loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center. The first five miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve’s scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the Canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Runners should keep an eye out as Randy and Kelly Owen are often at the 6 and 8-mile water station. “We always have a great time cheering for the runners and hosting the house, said Kelly, “We especially love meeting new friends and thanking them for supporting JSU!”
The half marathon will feature five water stations, music, shirts, trophies, finishing metals, and much more. Proceeds go to outdoor education and local conservation efforts at Little River Canyon.
“Our primary focus is organization and safety,” said JSU’s Canyon Center Director Pete Conroy, “but beyond that, we want runners and their supporters, to make good memories and have fun.”
Early registration and packet pick-up is Friday Oct. 6, from 2 – 5:00 pm CST and 7 am CST on race day. Use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138 for GPS device.
Online registration is available through https://www.active.com/fort-payne-al/running/distance-running-races/little-river-canyon-center-s-6th-annual-half-marathon-2017?int= .
For more information, visit: http://www.jsu.edu/epic/canyoncenter/little-river-canyon-half-marathon.html or contact Little River Canyon Center at 256-845-3548.