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. This 5K takes 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.
2017 Race Details
Race Day Registration – 6:30-7:30am
Extreme 10k & 5K Start – 8:00am
Camo Run – 9:00am
Awards and Brunch to Follow Races
Joe Wheeler State Park
4403 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
256.247.5466 – Park Office
256.247.5461 – Lodge
On or before March 3rd, 2017 = $30; Camo Run = $15
After March 3rd and Race Day = $40; Camo Run = $15
*Everyone that pre-registered before March 7th is guaranteed a T-Shirt on Race Day. All Camo Run 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 5k and 10k Category to Receive Medal
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.
CAMO FUN RUN will be much like a Color Run only using browns, greens and yellow “color”. Feel free to come pre-dressed in your camo attire OR wear a white shirt and join in the Camo Color Run Fun!
Media Release/Alabama Parks