Ruffner Earth Day Trail Running Festival 2013

Ruffner Trail Running Festival

Starting at 8:00 am, a variety of distances to chose from including a 5K, 10K, and 15K. And starting at 7:00 am, an 8 hour option for those wishing to enjoy the entire day on the trails of Ruffner.

For more information and to register visit  or email Vanessa Stroud.

The course is entirely on 1,036 acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in Birmingham, AL. All races begin on the service road adjacent to the parking lot and Nature Center. All races will start at the Pavilion/parking lot and will head up the service road with the different distances splitting off. The 5K will head straight on the Quarry Trail going around Possum Loop, back on Quarry to the finish. The 10 and 15K will start with a bit more service road spurring off to the right onto the trails headed down the Buckeye to Lizard Loop. It will double back to the Ridge and Valley, then around Possum Loop and back on the Quarry to the finish. The 15K will split off from the 10K to add the additional distance.

The trails of Ruffner include diverse terrain with rocks, roots, and ample elevation change. The 10 and 15K distances include the most challenging trails. Starting at 7:00 am, the 8 hour option will take advantage of all three courses to keep it interesting. For those wishing to set up their own aid station, the course will loop back to the parking lot several times and there’s ample space for a chair, cooler, gear, and etc.

Post-Race Awards
Awards for top 3 male and female to be awarded upon finish. Lots of schwag for all and really nice door prizes. For more information: