From the organizers:
The Cahaba River Ramble Trail Race, presented by ALABAMA OUTDOORS, is a spectacular 5k and 10-mile trail race along the “biological heart” of Alabama’s longest remaining free-flowing river, the Cahaba, and is the primary annual fundraiser for our Shane Hulsey CLEAN Environmental Education Program and the Cahaba River Society’s work with many partners to protect and restore that Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge.
Located in the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge while the treasured Cahaba Lilies are in bloom, the race is certainly one of the most unique running experiences in Alabama.
Race registration will begin at 6:30 am and the race will begin at 7:30 am. at the Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge in West Blocton.
Directions to the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Take I-59 South from Birmingham for about 30 miles to the Hwy 5 West Blocton/Centreville exit (Exit 97).
Hwy 5/Hwy 11 is 4-lane for about 3 miles where Hwy 5 turns abruptly south (to the left) as a 2-lane. Watch for this turn!
Travel about 8 miles south on Hwy 5 to a blinking yellow light. Turn left (onto County Road 24) to West Blocton.
Continue straight at the stop sign (passing West Blocton High School and West Blocton Elementary on the right) for 5 miles.
Look for the Refuge sign on the right (not the 1st wooden sign which is a sign for the Wildlife Management, but the 2nd sign). Shortly after the sign is a dirt road on the right, River Trace, leading directly into the Refuge.
If you have any questions, please contact Race Director Casey Laycock at 205-322-5326 x 416 or [email protected]
In conjunction with the Ramble is our “C the River” Conservation and Education Event – a free & family-friendly series of “Education Rambles” led by some of our region’s premiere nature and wildlife experts including reptiles, a nature walk, and environmental education activities.
This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.