Time Limit Medical
NOTE: It now seems that the course will be
the same as in 2009.
The race will start at 8:00 a.m. sharp with NO EARLY STARTS.
The Holiday Inn Downtown is the official host hotel. Call early
for reservations. Call 256-533-1400 and mention the Mountain
Mist (the group code is PMM) for your special rate
of $75 for the 2010 race. Also,
Reservations may be made
online at www.holidayinn.com/huntsvilleal with the group code PMM, by
mailing reservations, or individuals calling our 1-800-Holiday
(465-4329) reservation line and asking for the group rate. Remember
the group code is PMM
There are 14 cabins in Monte Sano State Park within 1 mile of the
start/finish line. Reservations: 256-534-3757. The
park also has plenty of RV hookups and primitive camping.
Expect anything...including cancellation due to inclement weather (the
mountain can ice over)! Temperatures can range from 10
to 70 degrees Farenheit. This course consists of extremely rocky
mountain trails, mud, and creek crossings. Not to mention the 3526
feet of climbing!! There is a vertical climb on the course that requires
the use of your upper body.
FYI: 1998: rain, 1999:ice, 2000:sunshine, 2001:rain, 2002:sunshine,
2005: sleet night before and 31 degrees during race.
The race may be cancelled due to snow and ice conditions. If roads
are impassable the race may be cancelled. This situation is beyond
our control and is not predictable. The decision to cancel the race
will be made by the HTC board.
There are three checkpoints on the course. Those who do not make the
checkpoints in the allowed times will be removed from the course.
|16.9 mi, Fearn Dr.
|20.9 mi, Land Trust
|24.9 mi, Monte Sano Blvd.
TIME LIMITS STRICTLY ENFORCED! THIS IS NOT A HIKE! Cutoff
times will be strictly enforced for your safety and to meet the state
park guidelines. Any runner who continues after failing to meet the
cutoff will be banned from future Mountain Mist Trail Runs.
Medical & Aid:
The HEMSI HART Rescue Team (www.HEMSI.org), and Huntsville Cave
Unit (www.HCRU.org) will be providing medical / evac assistance again
will be six major aid/check-in stations equipped with the usual
stuff, water, PowerAde, soda, candy, pretzels and junk. It
is recommended that you carry at least one bottle of fluids with you
the entire run.
You will receive the infamous Mountain Mist T-shirt, this year a
North Face technical, and
the opportunity to run the beautiful trails of Monte Sano. Finishers will receive a special Finisher's Award. All
you have to do is finish!
There is no awards ceremony. You are responsible for picking up your
award at the awards table inside the Lodge. 2010 awards will be based on
Open Men 39 U under: Top 10, Women
Master Men 40-49:
Top 10, Women top 3
Grand Master Men 50-59: Top 5, Women top finisher
60 and over Men:
Top finisher, Women top finisher
Runners finishing under 8:15:00 will receive a special Smokey Mt.
slate finishers' award! Pick up finisher award inside the Lodge at the
Race results will be posted at the Huntsville Track Club site. Results
will also be printed in the Huntsville Track Club News and Ultra
Dave Mackey, CO (37)
Michelle Richardson, NC (39)
Kristine Whorton, TN (41)
Sally Brooking, GA (50)
Anne Park, AL (65)
The pre-race dinner will be held at the Monte
Sano Lodge, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. Pre-paid tickets (ONLY)
can be purchased for $10 for adults and youngsters 12 and under for
$5. Friday night tickets will NOT be
available. This is not included in the entry fee.
There will be a post race party at Duffy's
Deli, located at 2324 Whitesburg Dr. This is not included in the entry fee.
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