Start, Finish and the Cabin Aid Station is located at :
Russell Crossroads, 288 Stables Loop, Alexander City, AL 35010
We will be serving a hot, fresh, breakfast with a grits bar, sausage, ham, eggs, cheese, waffles and more for 100 runners, family members and crew starting as the first runners finish and lasting until the final runner crosses the finish line. Joint us March 21 & 22 for a great ultra experience.
March 19 and 20, 2016
The Lake Martin 100 was designed from the ground up to be the perfect step-up from a 50K to a 50 mile or from a 50 mile to your first 100 mile trial race. Our goal is your success. We promise to do everything in our power to help you accomplish your ultra goal, whether that goal is to run your first ultra, the 27 Mile Fun Run, or to break 21 hours in the 100. We also pledge to make your race experience Fun! The race will be hard. All those beautiful hills become steeper and longer with each successive lap. Those gentle carriage paths become very long about mile 80. But if you have put in enough training miles, we will encourage you, push you, help you, and even yell at you if necessary, to get you to the end. We might even let you rest occasionally. If you are ready, you can do it.
For experienced 100 mile runners the lake Martin 100 is no “Walk in the Park.” My Garmin 910 GPS watch shows almost 14,000 feet of elevation gain. Probably the true elevation gain is more like 13,000 but regardless, the course is very hilly. There are virtually no sections that could be called flat. There are also no big climbs and no technical sections at all. Almost all of the hills range from 50 to 100 feet of elevation gain but those small hills are relentless. For those of you that alternate walking and running, you will not need to time the cycles. The hills will tell you where to walk and where to run. For 2016 we are raising the cutoff from 30 hours to 32 hours.