43rd Annual Monte Sano Road Races
August 30, 2014


Sponsored by



Purity Dairies



"We go the extra mile"

A Huntsville Track Club Grand Prix Event

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville, Alabama

Click here to register online
Please click here for a race application.


PARKING: There will be NO PARKING along the road to the Lodge. Please enter to park at the pavilion as in years past.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to the large number of runners in this race and the narrowness of the course along the gravel road we ask that you DO NOT run 2 or more abreast on the trail section of this race course.  Doing so makes it hard for people to pass.  Please be considerate of your fellow runners.   Thanks.

NO HEADPHONES:  If you choose to wear headphones in this event you may be disqualified.  You may not be listed in race results nor be eligible for any awards or a refund of entry fees.  This policy makes our events safer for EVERYONE and also meets our liability insurance requirements.  Even though the USATF has rescinded their ban (although it is still in effect for championship races) our liability insurance requires us to continue and enforce the ban.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience but we are doing this to ensure the safety of ALL the runners and volunteers in our events.  We appreciate your cooperation .

DISTANCES: 5 & 10K Races, 1 Mile Fun Run


Registration begins                    6:30 AM till 15 minutes before race start

10K                                          8:00 AM

5K                                            9:30 AM 

Fun Run                                   10:30 AM

Awards/Door Prizes                  10:45 AM

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 pre-registered for 10K or 5K by Aug. 23. $25 after Aug. 23. $20 to run both 10K and 5K (postmarked by 8/23); $25.00 after Aug 23 and on day of race for either or both 5K and 10K races. Fun run is $3 (to cover park entry fees). (Entry fee includes $3.00 entrance fee to picnic area.) Call Beth Benefield at (256) 881-2642 or Cell at (256) 658-1162 to get entry forms by mail or download from this site.

SHIRTS: T-shirts for all 5K/10K entrants.

PACKET PICKUP: Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packets Friday, August 29th between 11 AM and 7 PM at Fleet Feet, 2722 Carl T. Jones, Huntsville, Alabama.  You will also be able to register for the race at this time.

COURSE: The races will be run on paved roads and enters the woods for a short distance. This is a beautiful rolling, shady course on top of Monte Sano Mountain. The course is a 5K loop that is run twice for the 10K race. The course is certified by USA Track & Field.  Click here for 10K map.  Click here for 5K map.  (Both maps require Adobe Acrobat Reader).  There will be music and aid stations at the start and at 2 mile mark (also mile 5 on the 10K).

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following age divisions and door prizes will be given by random drawing (must be present to win).

10K  MEN & WOMEN: 0-10, 11-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

MEN & WOMEN: 0-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


The overall male and female and masters male and female winners will be awarded dinner for two at Outback Steakhouse.  Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.


All runners over 70 years of age will receive a participants awards from Moe’s Southwest Grill.


Ribbons will be given to ALL finishers of the 1-mile fun run.   Refreshments provided by Purity Ice Cream, Publix Supermarkets, Dominoes Pizza, and Coca Cola.

Please note: Due to liability insurance requirements the following are not allowed during the race: strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, roller blades, headphones, MP3 players, iPods, unauthorized vehicles, unentered runners, etc.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Sponsors:  Marathon Painting, Fleet Feet Sports, Purity Dairies, Outback Steakhouse, Dominos.

Beth Benefield (Race Director)
2712 Imperial Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 881-2642 or email
Beth Benefield

Please click here for a race application.


Click here to register online

Last Updated: 27 June 2014