November 25-26, 2016
The Black Diamond 40 Miler ultramarathon & relay will turn a wasted day, Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), into a beautiful day of friends and fellow runners covering 40.37 miles across open Tennessee highways and backroads.
Jackson to Gadsden to Alamo (past the Tennessee Safari Park) to Bells to Jackson
The race will start at All Saints Anglican Church in Jackson, Tennessee and take runners down country roads and small highways to Gadsden, TN, then Alamo, TN, past the Tennessee Safari Park, to Bells, TN and back down Old Bells Rd back to All Saints Anglican where we started several hours prior.
The race has just 522 feet of gain and will be one of the fastest 40 mile courses in the country.
The race will be a laid back, slow paced event. If you can imagine the child that the Strolling Jim 40 Miler and Vol State 500K would produce then it would be close to the Black Diamond 40 Miler. There will be water jugs dropped at several spots along the course. Runners will need a handheld and prepared to be self-sufficient for most of the race. There will be some connivence and other stores along the route to refill handhelds (in between water drops), get food, use the restroom, etc.
All runners will receive race swag TBD and all finishers will receive a BD40 medal. Awards to the winners.
Black Diamond 40 Miler + Relay
November 25, 2016 – 6:30am (Friday)
Cost: Solo Runners – $67 until September 30th, then $77 until October 31, then $87 until Nov 18th when registration closes or race fills. 15% off for Run It Fast members. Code posted in RIF Club Facebook group.
– 4 Person Relay – $200 until September 30th then $250 until October 31st then $285 until registration closes.
– 3 Person Relay – $160 until September 30th then $185 until October 31st then $225 until registration closes.
Link below to sign up. Team captain signs team up and pays. TC enters names of teammates.
Registration: UltraSignup (Click HERE Black Diamond 40 + Relay)
Double Black Diamond 40 Miler
Saturday – November 26, 2016 – 6:30am (Saturday)
Cost: $67 until Sep 9th, then $77 until October 31, then $87 until registration closes on Nov 18th or the race fills. $25 off for those running both 40 milers back to back.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for $20 off code for this race after registering for the Friday race. 15% off for Run It Fast members just wanting to do this race as a stand alone race. Run It Fast members check the Facebook Club page for this discount code and more info.
Registration: UltraSignup (Click HERE Double Black Diamond 40)
Black Diamond Course Map
Black Diamond Elevation Map