Joe Wheeler State Park

Running Buck Wild Extreme 10k 5k and Fun Run

Event Dates:
March 21, 2020, 6:30 am

The 2020 Extreme 10k, 5k and Camo Fun Run will be held at Joe Wheeler State Park on March 21, 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.



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

Entry Fees

On or before March 1st, 2020 - $30; Fun Run - $10

After March 1st and Race Day - $40; Fun Run - $10

*Everyone that pre-registered before March 1st 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 5k and 10k 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 5k/10k Male/Female - Free 2 Night Hotel Room at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (Except Holidays)

2nd Place Overall 5k/10k Male/Female - Free 1/2 Day Pontoon Boat Rental (Except Holidays)

3rd Place Overall 5k/10k Male/Female - Free Saturday Seafood Buffet for Two 

**If overall winner is under the age of 18, the prize will go to legal guardian.

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.  The 10K loops the 5K trail twice.

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!