Black Diamond 40 Miler Ultramarathon
Black Friday – November 29, 2012 – 6:30am
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 a tech shirt and all finishers will receive a BD40 medal.
Cost: Solo Runners – $55 until October 10th then $65 until November 1 then $75 until Nov 19 when registration closes.
Relay Division: 4 Person Relay – $200 until October 10th then $240 until November 1 then $280 until registration closes. 3 Person Relay – $150 until October 10th then $180 until November 1 then $210 until registration closes. Link below to sign up. Team captain signs team up and pays. TC enters names of teammates.
Registration: UltraSignup (Click HERE)
Race cost includes tech shirt, a unique finisher’s medal, water, snacks winner awards (extra swag for Run It Fast members.)
Black Diamond Course Map
Black Diamond Elevation Map