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Little River Canyon Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Fort Payne, AL - Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its 3rd annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 11th, 2014.

Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center.

To start at 8:00 am, the first five miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve's incredibly scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Randy and Kelly Owen are often on hand at the 6 and 8 mile water station pitching Fig Newtons, energy Gu and drinks but this year they’ll add a necessity. According to Kelly “Yes runners, this year we’ll have a porta potty,” she said.

The half marathon will feature five water stations, music, ample law enforcement, shirts, trophies, finishing metals, and much more. Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts at Little River Canyon.

Registration is set at:
$50 prior to September 29th (mail-in) or $50 prior to October 11th (
$70 day of race (October 11th)

Please come Friday October 10th for early registration and packet pickup - starting at 2:00pm until 5:00pm.   Packet pick up and registration will also began 7:00am on race day!

Please join us October 10th from 5:00 to 6:00 for a half marathon reception at the Canyon Center. 

For your GPS device use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138

 Online registration will be available through or checks may be made out to the "Little River Canyon Half Marathon" and mailed to EPIC Jacksonville State University 700 Pelham Rd N Jacksonville, Alabama 36265. Please complete the registration form including details about your expected shirt size and please understand that one will be available to each preregistered participant. Race day shirts will be available on a limited, first come and first served basis. Those who register after September 25th will not be guaranteed shirt size. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please contact JSU at 256-782-8010. You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548.
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