Joe Wheeler State Park

Running Buck Wild Extreme Trail Run

Event Dates:
June 13, 2020, 6:30 am
Running Buck Wild

The 2020 Extreme Trail Run will be held at Joe Wheeler State Park on June 13, 2020.

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 strive to continue this mission and provide the public with access to our natural resources. In 2013, 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. Due to recent tornado damage to our campground and day use area, the 2020 Running Buck Wild event will be relocated to the Joe Wheeler State Park Marina Pavilion.  This change will also offer runners the opportunity to travel along our very new "Awesome Trail" while enjoying the natural beauty of Joe Wheeler State Park.  More info will be posted as it becomes available.

Online Registration available HERE


Joe Wheeler State Park
4403 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
256.247.5466 - Park Office
256.247.5461 - Lodge

Entry Fees

On or before May 22nd, 2020 - $30

After May 22nd and Race Day - $40

*Everyone that pre-registered before May 22nd is guaranteed a 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.

Age Categories

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Male & Female in Each Run Category to Receive Medal

0-13 14-19 20-24  25-29 
30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49
50-54 55-59 60-64 65+



Grand Prizes

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.

For race information or to help sponsor the race, call the park office at (256) 247-5466 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Thank you for your support of Alabama State Parks!