March 22nd, 2014
The 2014 Extreme 5k coincides with the 75th Anniversary of Alabama State Parks.
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. We want to continue this mission and provide the public with access to our natural resources. Therefore, we started an annual Extreme 5K Race called "Running Buck Wild". The name stems from the abundant wildlife at Joe Wheeler State Park such as the Whitetail Deer. This 5K will take runners across different terrains such as hiking trails, asphalt, and gravel roads. The race will start in the picnic area at Shelter 1, go through hiking trails, through the campground, around more trails, and back to the picnic area to finish. In some areas, runners will run along side the great Tennessee River. Runners will be sure to enjoy the natural beauty of Joe Wheeler State Park.
Our first Extreme 5k was in March 2013. We had nearly 150 participants, and we expect even more this year.
**2013 Race Funds: We raised enough funds to add several BBQ Grills for our picnic area and update our beach with new sand and sod. We will continue to use the funds generated from this event to improve Joe Wheeler State Park.
New sod at the Beach
New Group Grill
Slideshow of our very first Extreme 5K 2013.
2014 Running Buck Wild Extreme 5K Video
2014 Race Details
Race Day Registration = 7:30am - 9:30am
Extreme 5K Start = 10:00am
Fun Run = 11:00am
Awards = 11:30
Lunch = Noon
Joe Wheeler State Park
4403 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
256.247.5466 - Park Office
256.247.5461 - Lodge
On or before March 9th, 2014 = $30; Fun Run = $10
After March 9th and Race Day = $40; Fun Run = $10
*Everyone that pre-registered before March 3rd is guaranteed a Long Sleeve T-Shirt on Race Day. All Fun Runners must register in order to receive a T-Shirt. You must be present on Race Day to receive T-Shirt. They will not be mailed, and will be given to others if you do not pick up prior to race or do not participate.
**1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male & Female in Each Category to Receive Medal
1st Place Overall Male/Female - Free 2 Night Hotel Room at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (except Holidays)
2nd Place Overall Male/Female - Free 1/2 Day Pontoon Boat Rental (Except Holidays)
3rd Place Overall Male/Female - Free Saturday Seafood Buffet for Two
**If overall winner is under the age of 18, the prize will go to legal guardian.
Runners Earned Their Deer Antlers At The
2014 Running Buck Wild Extreme 5K & Fun Run!
2013 RACE RESULTS
2014 RACE RESULTS
RUNNING BUCK WILD EXTREME 5K MAP
The 5K loop will take you on trails, through the picnic area on asphalt, through the campground on asphalt, gravel roads, and more trails. Be ready for various terrain that is narrow and moderately hilly.
For Race information or to sponsor the race, call the Park Office at 256.247.5466 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday.