Russell Forest Run

Russell Forest Run 10K & 5K

February 25, 2017 ~ 7:45am CT
Alexander City, AL

2017 Russell Forest Run  5K Results    10K Results

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About The Russell Forest Run:

The Russell Forest Run gives runners a different look from the traditional, flat-street run. The course, constructed of clay, sand, and gravel, was designed for electric cars and bicycles and is much softer and more forgiving than asphalt. The laid back feel of Russell Crossroads with its town green, Catherine’s Market, SpringHouse, The Stables and the Discovery Center are inviting to all attendees. The Russell Forest Run benefits The Alexander City Schools Education Foundation, where last year we were thousands of dollars is donated for use in the local schools. We hope to see you at this year’s Russell Forest Run!

Race Day Countdown:

Entry Fees include:  (Quantities are limited.)
10K participants will receive a high-performance running shirt.
5K runners will receive a cotton t-shirt. 
5K and 10K are both Chip Timed and results will be posted online

Registration Fees:
10K Fees:
$40 – Until February 25, 2017

5K Fees:
$20 – Until February 25, 2017

5K & 10K Course Maps: 
5K Course Map [Click Here]
10K Course Map [Click Here]

5K and 15K events will be Chip Timed and included with your registration.

Online Registration Closes Thursday, February 23rd.

Register Online [Click Here
Paper Application PDF [Click Here

Pre-Race Packet Pickup:
Friday, February 24th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Discovery Center at Russell Crossroads
Russell Crossroads at Lake Martin
Alexander City, AL

Race Day Location – February 25, 2017:
Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to the site.

Discovery Center at Russell Crossroads
Russell Crossroads at Lake Martin
Alexander City, AL
[Directions | Map | Hotels]
Note: Please follow the directions above as some GPS devices don’t have Russell Crossroads in their databases.
From Birmingham or Auburn: take Hwy 280 to Alexander City. Turn south on Hwy 63. Russell Crossroads is 11 miles south of Hwy 280.
If approaching from the south: Russell Crossroads is 2.8 miles north of Kowaliga Bridge on Hwy 63.

Race Day Agenda:
Saturday, February 25, 2017
6:00am – Registration Opens 
7:00am – 10K & 5K Registration Closes
7:45am – 10K Start 
7:55am – 5K Start
8:30am – Post Race Food Area Opens
9:30am – Awards 

Awards: Ten-year age groups, including 19 and under, and 70 and over groups.

Post Race Party:
Following the Russell Forest Run there will be a post-race party at The Stables complete with our Famous Grits Bar, ice cold beer, the awards ceremony, music, giveaways and more. The trophies, in keeping with our forest theme, are made from wood taken from the Russell Forest and are very unique to our event.

The scenic, USATF-certified (AL10003JD) 10K’s gently rolling course goes through a part of the 20,000+ acre Russell Forest on scenic bike and electric vehicle roads. Of course there will be aid and hydration stations along the way and a post race party at The Stables at Russell Crossroads. We invite you to take a few minutes and register now!

Alexander City Schools Education Foundation (ACSEF)

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Directions to Race [Click Here]  

Prior Year Race Results [Click Here]

Race Photos [Click Here]  

Questions? [Contact Information]

The Russell Forest:
Fit for any adventure, Come Run in the Forest, then stay a while.
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Russell Lands On Lake Martin [More Information]

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