The Jackal Trail Marathons – that will take place on June 17-21, 2017 in and or near Jackson, Tennessee.
The Jackal Trail Marathon and Backass Jackal Trail Marathon will be low-key, run at your own risk event. They both take place on a trail in Tennessee in June. So expect it to be HOT and there could be snakes, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife.
Water will be provided at two spots along the 3.75 mile loop. You WILL NEED a hand-held or water belt/Camelbak to hold your water and keep you hydrated. You will be allowed a drop bag at the start/finish water station. Bring what you will need to get you through this race including coolers/ice, etc.
The Backass Jackal Marathon will take place the day after The Jackal Marathon on the same course, but the loops will be run in the opposite direction as the day before.
The Asphalt Jackal Marathon will take place on day 3 at Pinson Mounds State Park on an asphalt/pavement on a loop course with water/aid available at race headquarters under a park picnic pavilion at the Start/Finish of every loop. The loop will be approximately 2.9 miles long.
The Dragonfly Jackal Marathon will take place on day 4 at Pinson Mounds State Park on an asphalt/pavement on a loop course with water/aid available at race headquarters under a park picnic pavilion at the Start/Finish of every loop. The loop will be approximately 2.9 miles long.
The Native Jackal Marathon will take place on the fifth day at in Henderson, TN at a beautiful state park. The race will have 2,880 feet of elevation gain and the same amount of loss. You will need a hydration device (vest/bottle/etc) for this race.
Here is a look at some of the essential details:
The Jackal Marathons
Date: June 17-21, 2017
June 17 – The Jackal Trail Marathon
June 18 – Backass Jackal Trail Marathon
June 19 – Asphalt Jackal Marathon
June 20 – Dragonfly Jackal Marathon
June 21 – Native Jackal Trail Marathon
Location: Jackson, TN (18-19th), Jackson/Pinson, TN (20-21st), Henderson, TN (22nd)
Entry: Limited to 35 runners/day
Distance: 26.2 miles
Course: Jackal and Backass Jackal is Trail, 7 – 3.75 mile loops. Asphalt Jackal and Dragonfly Jackal is 2.91 mile paved loop within Pinson Mounds State Park that will run 9x. Details for the Native Jackal 2.65mi loop 10x.
Swag: Medals for all finishers and a shirt (or other race swag) to those registered by May 20th. One shirt per runner no matter how many Jackals he or she is running.
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