Sign ups open for Race to the Cave Half Marathon at Cathedral Caverns State Park

Local runners who enjoy the Oak Barrel Half Marathon might also want to check out the Race to the Cave at picturesque Cathedral Caverns State Park happening on March 20. Registration is open now. (Photo Provided)

WOODVILLE, Alabama — Area runners are always on the look out for an event that mirrors the unique scenery and fun of the Oak Barrel Half Marathon here in Lynchburg. To that end, the folks at Cathedral Caverns State Park developed their own half marathon with a 1.2 mile finish through an area cave.

Located about an hour and half from Lynchburg, Cathedral Caverns is a karst cave with a large stalagmite forest covering approximately three acres. In particular, one column known as Goliath claims to be the largest in the world measuring 45 feet in height and 243 feet in circumference. Archaeologist believe the cave may once have been occupied by Native Americans as recently as 200 years ago.

Race to the Cave Half Marathon happens on Sunday, March 21 and registration is now open to local runners. Registration will close on March 16. To register, click this link.

It’s a road half marathon created with a spectacular cave finish that should be a bucket list event for area running enthusiasts. To see a complete course map, click here.

The half marathon begins in the valley leading up to Cathedral Caverns and ends with a 1.2 mile finish through this area National Natural Landmark. Runners should anticipate average temps to be around 40-63 degrees in March with forecasts leaning towards the higher side.

The cost to register is $85 dollars. All runners will receive a race shirt and a finisher medal. After the race, each runners will also receive a free pulled pork barbecue sandwich and chips. Race Packets can be picked up ahead of the race day at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville on the Saturday before the race from 12-5 p.m. or the day of the race.

For more information, visit the Race to the Cave Facebook page. •

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