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Running Buck Wild Extreme 5K Event 3/23/2013 and "Runner's Package" at Joe Wheeler State Park

 

Part of Alabama State Park's Mission is to operate and maintain recreational facilities; and to extend the public's knowledge of the state's natural environment.  Therefore,  we are going to start an annual Extreme 5K Race called "Running Buck Wild".  The name we selected stems from the abundant wildlife at Joe Wheeler State Park such as the "Whitetail Deer".  The 5K will take runners across different terrains such as hiking trails, asphalt, and gravel roads.  The race will start in the picnic area, go through hiking trails, through the campground, around more trails, and back to the picnic area to finish!  In some of these areas participants will run alongside the great Tennessee River....so runners will get a glimpse of the natural beauty here at Joe Wheeler State Park!  Race event is scheduled for March 23, 2013.

Race Day registration 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Extreme 5K Start 8:30 a.m.; Fun Run Start is 10:00 a.m.; Awards will be at 11:30 a.m. and then lunch at 12:00 p.m. There is an entry fee of $25.00 before March 3rd and then after March 3rd and on Race Day fee will be $35.00  The 1 Mile Fun Run is free.  Several age categories and various prizes awarded!  So come and join us for the day's event, or take advantage of our "Runner's" package!   

You can go to joewheeler.park@dcnr.alabama.gov and fill out a registration form and email back to the park or fill out the form and mail with your $25.00 check to JWSP Running Buck Wild 5K, 4403 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL 35652. Call (256)247-5461 for more information!

The funds generated from this event will go to Joe Wheeler State Park and help maintain the Day Use Area.  Various needs for this area include pedestal grills, upgraded beach house, improvements to the basketball and tennis courts, and new playground equipment!