A Trail Race Series is Born

The Pinhoti trail in Alabama

Pinhoti Trail Series began in 2006 with the inaugural Mount Cheaha 50K race to the top (highest point) of Alabama. The dream and desire was to draw interest to Alabama trail running from the rest southeast and beyond, and incorporate as much of the Pinhoti Trail system as possible. As Mount Cheaha grew, the Pinhoti 100 (100 mile point-to-point race) was born, every bit a challenging trail race as it is beautiful. The next in the “Series” came Rockin’ Choccolocco 50K and Half Marathon which includes the northeast section of the Pinhoti Trail. All races travel through the beautiful Pinhoti with numerous creek crossings, rolling mountains, and breathtaking overlooks.

Pinhoti 100 (11-1-2014)

A Point to Point Trail run starting in Heflin AL on the unmolested Pinhoti single track trail. Runners will make their way over the highest point in Alabama while navigation over rocks, through creeks and across beautiful ridge lines of the Talladega National Forest. The course will consist of 81 miles of single track, 17 miles of jeep road and 4 miles of pavement and will finish on the rubberized track in the Sylacauga High School Football Stadium.

Mount Cheaha 50K (2-28-2015)

The Mt. Cheaha 50K UltraMarathon Race is a point-to-point trail run that finishes in the Cheaha State Park at the summit of Cheaha Mountain. At 2,407 feet this is the highest point in Alabama. Along the run you will experience scenic overlooks, creek crossings, lakes, waterfalls, hardwood and pine forests. 80% of the course is run on beautiful single-track trails winding throughout the Talladega National Forest. Mt. Cheaha 50K race information Registration opens 9/01/2014

Rockin Choccolocco 50K and Half Marathon ( 6-7-2014)

The 2nd Annual Rockin’ Choccolocco 50K and Half Marathon races will kick off at the Coleman Lake Campground south of Heflin, AL on June 7, 2014. This section of the Pinhoti trail will be enjoyed by first time trail runners, and veterans alike. This race has beautiful terrain consisting of lovely rolling hills and exquisite lake views around many turns. For several miles, the trail runs parallel along a sparkling creek, which ensures plenty of small creek crossings throughout the course. Rockin Choccolocco race information

Coldwater Mountain 50 mile, 50K and Half Marathon (8-23-2014)

First Inagural race will be held August 23, 2014. 100% single track trail on some awesome Coldwater Mtn Bike trails just off I20 near Anniston and Oxford Al

Sandwiched halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., is the small town and big trail dreams of Anniston, Ala., and its 4,000-acre property, Coldwater Mountain.More than 25 miles of trails have already been built under the direction of IMBA Trail Solutions, with up to 75 miles scheduled to be completed by 2017.

Coldwater Mountain is a 4000 acre tract of land owned by the State of Alabama’s Forever Wild organization and managed by the State Lands Division of the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Forever Wild was created in 1992 by a statewide vote that garnered 83% “yes votes” from Alabamians and has been very successful in the years since. It is a program dedicated to preserving Alabama’s most beautiful land, while expanding the recreational opportunities available to the public. The Coldwater tract was purchased by Forever Wild in the late 90′s and is presently being developed into a world class destination trail system for mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers. Registration opened for this race 06/18/2014!