2012 Pictures of the race by Village Photographers

2012 Entry Data Final Registration List
2012 Results

 



More info:

Race directors Dink and Suzanne Taylor of Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville invite you to contact them about Cotton Row Training Runs! Email Suzanne for more info

Links:

- Huntsville Track Club
- USATF
- RRCA
- Fleet Feet Huntsville

Last Mod
(Jan 24, 2012)

Welcome to the web site of the 32nd Annual MERCEDES-BENZ COTTON ROW RUN and Huntsville, Alabama's Memorial Day Celebration near the Big Spring Park.

 

Note these significant items for the 2012 Cotton Row Run:

  • Online registration began February 1, 2012. Note: There is no additional fee charged for online registration - save yourself a stamp!
  • Race start times: 7 am for 10K; 9 am for 5K and 10 am for Fun Run
  • Paper registration forms will be available on March 1, 2012
  • No registration on race day.
  • A 1-mile fun run is primarily for kids 10 and under, but adults may run or walk with kids.
  • ChronoTrack "B-tag" timing will be used for the 10K and 5K races.
  • We have received police approval for walkers to participate in the 5K, but if walkers have not finished the 5K in 50 minutes, they will be asked to move to the sidewalk at that point to finish.
  • Be patriotic - try to wear RED, WHITE, & BLUE!
  • There will be a Fallen Officers Memorial Walk following the Kid's Walk this year (same course). For more info see here  



Run the Cotton Row 10K (6.2 miles),  run/jog/walk the 5K Run (3.1 miles) or the 1-Mile Fun Run through the historic downtown area of Huntsville, Alabama. For the past 32 years Cotton Row Run has been the premiere Memorial Day running event in the South. The Cotton Row Run is conducted by the Huntsville Track Club and is the final awards event on the Running Journal Grand Prix XXXIV Championship Circuit.

The 5K race was added a few years ago to encourage more people to run a shorter course. Those wishing to walk this event will find a special starting area reserved for them to the rear of the runners. We have retained a fun run but shortened it to 1-mile and placed emphasis on participation by the younger (10 and under) crowd. Parents who have run either of the other races are welcome to accompany their children in this run if they desire.  All races start on Clinton Street north of the Von Braun Center.

PAST RESULTS:

2008 Cotton Row Results
2009 Cotton Row Results
2010 Cotton Row Results


2011 Cotton Row Results


RACE INFORMATION:

For info and to download entry form (available March 1, 2012):
OR register online   through May 17 OR contact Suzanne Taylor, Race Director, for information at 256-650-7063 or e-mail: suzanne@fleetfeethuntsville.com.

For invited runner status also contact race director at address above.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SUNDAY, MAY 27

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Packet pickup, Expo, 10K, 5K, 1-mile Registration at Von Braun Center (VBC) East Exhibit Hall
If you have not  pre-registered, register on Sunday. There is no registration on race day.

   

MONDAY, MAY 28

(Memorial Day) Note: no registration on day of race this year.

6:00 AM to 6:45 AM 

Late Packet Pickup - 10K

7:00 AM

Start of 10K Race

6:00 AM to
8:30 AM

Late Packet Pickup for 5K Race or 1-Mile

8:30 AM

Awards for 10K Race in North VBC Parking Lot

9:00 AM

Start of 5K Race

10:00 AM

Start of 1-mile Fun Run for Kids

10:02 AM

Start of 1-mile HPFO Memorial Walk

10:15 AM

Awards for 5K Race in North VBC Parking Lot

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:

Early registration will be by MAIL by May 17 OR  through May 17. A separate form is required for each person entering and for each event (10K, 5K or 1-Mile). All fees are nonrefundable. Mail entry form and fee to:

MERCEDES-BENZ COTTON ROW RUN
c/o Fleet Feet Sports
2722 Carl T. Jones Drive Suite 2B
Huntsville, AL 35802

ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries received after May 17 postmark will be returned
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Note : There is no additional fee for online registration!

10K & 5K

1-Mile(s) - Fun Run and Memorial Walk

$15.00 (if postmarked by 3-31-12)

$20.00 (if postmarked between 4-1-12 and 5-17-12)

$10.00 (if postmarked before 5-17-12)

$40.00 (in person at VBC May 27)

$15.00 (in person at VBC May 27)

 

CONFIRMATIONS:

Entries confirmed by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope. Entry lists will also be posted on this web site as race date nears

NOTICE:

Due to insurance purposes, unregistered runners, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, strollers, baby joggers and other wheeled devices, animals, and the wearing of headphones are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in the race.

 


10K & 5K RACE INFORMATION

COURSE:

The course will be marked in March. For the race, sentries will be stationed at all turns.

Course Maps and Elevation Profiles  2012 map. (pdf format) 

10K Course  2004 (same in 2012) certification map of 10K Course - AL04002JD.

5K Course   2012


Fun Run Course  This is not a certified 1-Mile course.

CERTIFICATION:

The courses will be certified by USATF. The 10K race could be subject to drug testing.

SPLIT TIMES:

Splits will be called at each mile and an overhead clock at the finish.

AID STATIONS:

Fluid stations will be located along the course, including the Start/Finish lines. Water sprays will be provided along the course as weather dictates.

TRAFFIC:

Excellent traffic control will be provided by the Huntsville Police Department.

MEDICAL:

Both medical support and radio communications will be provided to assure safety of the runners.
 

10K PRIZE MONEY: (Prize money in 10K race only)

$11,800 TOTAL PURSE

10K Open Division:

Top Seven (7) Male and Female Overall Finishers:
$1,200/$600/$500/$400/$300/$200/$100

10K Masters Division:

Top Five (5) Male and Female (Age 40 and over) Finishers:
$600/$400/$300/$200/$100

(Masters are also eligible for overall prize money.)

Course Record Incentives:

An additional $500 will be awarded in each of four divisions (male & female winners of Open & Masters divisions) for setting a COTTON ROW 10K course records.

AWARDS:

  Prize money winners in the 10K race will receive Cotton Row Run awards but are not eligible for Age Division Awards.

  The Overall male and female and the master male and female winners of the 5K race will receive a special award and are not eligible for Age Division Awards.

  The Top Three (3) Male and Female finishers in the following age groups will receive Cotton Row Run 10K or 5K awards.

00-10 

30-34 

60-64 

11-13 

35-39 

65-69 

14-16 

40-44 

70-74 

17-19 

45-49 

75-79 

20-24 

50-54 

80-UP 

25-29 

55-59

 

 

 

  RUNNING JOURNAL GRAND PRIX XXXIV:

 Final Running Journal Grand Prix XXXIV Awards will be presented to the top five Overall Male and Female Finishers and the Top Three Finishers in each Grand Prix age category.

 


CORPORATE CUP TEAMS:

All team members must be full time employees of the company represented. A corporation may enter more than one team. To enter, a team's captain must submit the team roster accompanied by separate individual entry forms completed by each team member, along with individual fees and a $25 Corporate Cup entry fee per team by May 17, 2012. For an official Corporate Cup Team entry form, contact Lawrence Hillis at: 256-536-9556 OR Download Corporate Cup Entry Form here.

A team consists of three to five runners, all from a single company location. Scoring is based on the three fastest times per team. The top team or 30% of all teams with the lowest combined times will win awards.

CORPORATE CUP MALE DIVISION:

3 to 5 male runners per team

CORPORATE CUP FEMALE DIVISION:

3 to 5 female runners per team

CORPORATE CUP COED DIVISION:

Same rules as above but at least one team member must be female, and must be scored.


SHOW YOUR COLORS:

ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, AIR FORCE and WAR VETERANS help us honor our veterans by carrying your Military Flag (Platoon, etc.) or the American Flag at Cotton Row. Runners are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue.


REFRESHMENTS:

PEPSI COLA  Supplier of post-race drinks!will provide free soft drinks to all runners.

PURITY DAIRIES  Supplier of post-race ice cream bars!will provide free ice cream bars to all runners.

DOMINO'S PIZZA (Valley Pizza, Inc.)  Supplier of post-race pizza!will provide free pizza to all runners.

Bruegger's Bagels  Supplier of post-race bagels!will provide free bagels to all runners.

Jason's Deli  Supplier of post-race refreshments Supplier of post-race refreshments


T-SHIRTS:

MERCEDES-BENZ COTTON ROW RUN 10K, 5K and 1-Mile T-shirts will be given to ALL RUNNERS WITH THEIR RACE PACKET.


LODGING:
 

The Holiday Inn Downtown Huntsville (Formerly the Hilton Huntsville) is again the official hotel for the COTTON ROW RUN and is offering special "Runner Group Rate" of $79. There is also a $1 City sur-charge and a tax of 11%. The Holiday Inn is located one block south of  the start/finish. For reservations call 256-533-1400 (there is no toll free number this year) and mention Cotton Row Run. These rates apply through April 30.  After April 30 you may still be able to get the group race, but there is no guarantee.

Reservations may be made by submitting a rooming list, online at Holiday Inn Website with the group code PCR, mailing reservations, or individuals calling our 1-800-Holiday (465-4329) reservation line and asking for the group rate. Please remember to reference the group code PCR for fastest results.


FINISH LINE SYSTEM:

  There will be one finish line on Clinton Street, west of the start line.
  If you have entered both the 10K and the 5K you will wear your 10K number and timing tag for the 10K race and your 5K number and timing tag for the 5K race. Two entry forms and fees are required to run both races. In order to provide accurate timing, please wear only one number and timing tag at a time. Wearing both devices in either race will impair timing accuracy.
  Runners MUST be wearing their official race number on the front to be eligible for Prize Money or Awards. Details of the finish line system will be covered in the race instructions in the Race Packet.

FINISH TIMES & RESULTS:

  A computerized finish line system using the timing tag reader will provide a means for fast and accurate timing of all finishers.  This year there is a timing mat at the start line for the 10K and 5K races, but all awards will be based on "gun" times.

10K RECORDS (*) & 2011 WINNERS

YEAR 

 

AGE 

TIME

 

OPEN MALE 

1983 * 

John Wellerding 

29 

29:10

 

2011 

Reuben Mwei 

25 

29:51

 

 

OPEN FEMALE

2007 * 

Silvia Skvortsova 

32 

33:20

 

2011

Ramilia Burangulova 

49

36:21

 

 

MALE MASTER

2000 * 

Andrew Masai 

40 

29:38

 

2011

Joseph Ekuom 

41 

32:36

 

 

FEMALE MASTER 

2003 * 

Ramilia Burangulova 

41 

33:34

 

2011  

Ramilia Burangulova 

49 

36:21

 


1-MILE FUN RUN and MEMORIAL WALK INFO:

RACE PACKETS & T-SHIRTS: The 1 Mile Fun Run will be reserved for young runners age 10 and under. Parents may run with very young runners.
The 1 Mile Memorial Walk is for everyone who would like to support the Huntsville Police Fallen Officers' Memorial. The Memorial Walk will immediately follow the start of the Fun Run. Packets must be picked up between periods as stated earlier for the 5K Race. Packets WILL contain your official race number and your MERCEDES-BENZ COTTON ROW RUN T-shirt.


FINISH LINE SYSTEM: Runners and walkers will finish at the same finish line as the 10K and 5K races. Please note your time on the overhead clock as you finish. No times will be recorded for runners or walkers in these events.

AWARDS: There are no individual awards for the fun run or walk. The T-shirt is the primary reward and the children will receive a ribbon upon completion of the 1 mile.




 here through May 17
 
GOOD LUCK!  We'll see you Memorial Day.


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