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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 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.

Time Limit:
There are three checkpoints on the course. Those who do not make the checkpoints in the allowed times will be removed from the course. NO EXCEPTIONS!

16.9 mi, Fearn Dr. 4:15:00
20.9 mi, Land Trust 5:10:00
24.9 mi, Monte Sano Blvd. 6:20:00

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 (, and Huntsville Cave Rescue
Unit ( will be providing medical / evac assistance again
this year.
There 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 2009 finishers.
Open Men 39 U under:       Top 10, Women top 3
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

Finisher Awards
Runners finishing under 8:15:00 will receive a special Smokey Mt. slate finishers' award! Pick up finisher award inside the Lodge at the awards table.

Race results will be posted at the Huntsville Track Club site. Results will also be printed in the Huntsville Track Club News and Ultra Running Magazine.

Course Records

Overall: Dave Mackey, CO (37) 3:46:19 2007
Michelle Richardson, NC (39) 4:39:53 2004
Masters DeWayne Satterfield, AL (43) 4:05:19 2008
Kristine Whorton, TN (41) 4:53:35 2007
Grand Masters (50+) Jay Manwiller, PA (52) 4:49:24 2007
Sally Brooking, GA (50) 5:19:44 2007
Grander Masters (60+) Ken Brewer, AL (62) 5:37:25 2004
  Anne Park, AL (65) 8:02:34 2005


Pre-Race Dinner: 
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.

Post-Race Party: 
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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