Cathedral Caverns State Park

Race to the Cave Half Marathon

Race to the Cave Half Marathon and 10K Run


Yearly half marathon and 10K runs held in March!

The race starts on the roads of a beautiful valley and ends with a 1.2 mile finish through the Cathedral Cavern Cave! 

Average Temperatures at this time of year range from 40-63 degrees 



The race shirt will be a tri blend t-shirt shirt (unisex sizing). 

Age group awards will be: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ for the half marathon.

ALL runners will receive a sweet finisher medal.



Packet pickup will be on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 @ Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville from 12-5pm. Fleet Feet is located at 2722 Carl T Jones Dr SE B2, Huntsville, AL 35802. Also, there will race day packet pick up at Cathedral Caverns State Park under the tent in the parking area (start line) from 630am-7:45am but we encourage you to get there as early as possible!

Where: Cathedral Caverns State Park: 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776

Start Time: 8:00 

Driving distance from:

Huntsville: 31 miles

Chattanooga: 83 miles

Birmingham: 93 miles

Florence: 103 miles

Nashville: 139 miles

Atlanta: 161 miles

There are no refunds, credits or friend/ family transfers on entries. We do not mail shirts or medals to participants unable to make the event as left over shirts are donated.


Aid stations will be provided on the course with everything from water, gatorade, coke, pretzels, m&m's, and more.


Half Marathon Course 

(Does not include the Cave Portion as GPS doesn't register the Cave) The cave is ~1.2 miles worth of running! 

10K Course Map:


The race cutoff time for the half marathon is 4 hours (18:20 mi/pace) and 2.5 hours (25:00 mi/pace) for the 10K.


After the race, each participant will receive a free pulled pork barbeque sandwich and chips. 

Other snack options are available for purchase inside the park gift store. 


Lodging will be available at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Call 256-505-6621 to make a reservation. To ensure that you receive the special rate extended to the race, please mention you are with the Cathedral Caverns Trail Run – Group Code 9712. The Lodge is approximately 35-40 minute away from Cathedral Caverns State Park (race site).

There are limited cabins available at Cathedral Caverns State Park which can be found here:…

There are very small number of new cabins at Cathedral Caverns State Park. These will be first come first serve and you can learn more about them here:



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