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 Trail Marathon(s)
Date: June 21-25, 2014
The Jackal Trail Marathon – June 21st - REGISTER HERE
Backass Jackal Trail Marathon – June 22nd - REGISTER HERE
Asphalt Jackal Marathon- June 23rd - REGISTER HERE
Dragonfly Jackal Marathon – June 24th - REGISTER HERE
Native Jackal Marathon – June 25th - REGISTER HERE
Location: Jackson, TN (21-22), Jackson/Pinson, TN (23-24), Henderson, TN (25th)
Entry: Limited to 25 runners
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 are still being finalized.
Cost: Prices for the Jackal Marathons:
- The Jackal Marathon-June 21 – $55 (until May 1), $65 (until June 1), $75 until race closes
- The Backass Jackal Marathon-June 22 – $55 (until May 1), $65 (until June 1), $75 until race closes
- Asphalt Jackal Marathon-June 23 – $30 (until May 1), $40 (until June 1), $50 until race closes
- Dragonfly Jackal Marathon-June 24 – $30 (until May 1), $40 (until June 1), $50 until race closes
- Native Jackal Marathon-June 25 – $25 (until May 1), $35 (until June 1), $45 until race closes
Swag: Finisher medals for all finishers and a shirt (if registered by June 12 for anyone who runs The Jackal or Backass Jackal Trail Marathon on Saturday/Sunday (One shirt per runner). Finisher medals to those that run Asphalt Jackal, Dragonfly Jackal, or Native Jackal but no shirt.
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