Little River Canyon Half Marathon Set for Saturday, October 11


Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its third annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 11, 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 7 and 10 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 will have a porta potty,” she said.

The half marathon will feature five water stations, music, ample law enforcement, shirts, trophies, prize money and much more. Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts. 

Early, online registration is $50. Registration is online at the link below. The day of the race, registration will be $70. 

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 the JSU Environmental Policy and Information Center at 256-782-8010.
You may also contact the Little River Canyon Center by calling 256-845-3548. 

Go to for the Half Marathon web site with our map, photos and additional information.