McKay Hollow 25K Blog

Over 200 runners will take to the trails in Monte Sano State Park Saturday morning for the seventh annual McKay Hollow Madness 25K Trail Run, a race with the motto: "When the going gets tough, just quit." There are currently 202 runners entered determined not to quit.
The race starts at 7 a.m. at the picnic area overlook pavilion behind the main picnic area building in Monte Sano State Park. Take the first right after entering Monte Sano State Park. The McKay Hollow race is run on sections of the Sinks, Panther Knob, Stone Cut, Mountain Mist, Goat, Warpath Ridge, McKay Hollow, Arrowhead and Natural Well trails. This is a technical race with some difficult climbs and descents.
You can still register for the McKay Hollow Madness online through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night at or at Fleet Feet Sports on Friday from 12-7. Packet pickup is Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports, 2722 Carl T. Jones Drive, Suite 2B. Go to for more info.

There is a five-hour time limit for all runners, including cutoff times at both aid stations. Will Barnwell's On-On Taco Truck will offer a special race burrito for $5.
In other racing news, there will be an Easter Egg hunt and fun run Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fleet Feet Store in Jones Valley. Hundreds of eggs will be filled with candy and one will have a gift certificate for a pair of free shoes from Brooks. Go to for more info.
Here are other upcoming races, You can also find information on runs and groups on the We Run Huntsville Facebook page.
Saturday 9 a.m.
The David Washington Memorial Engineering 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, Arab
Contact James Washington at or 256-200-0502
Saturday 8:30 a.m.
Running Buck Wild Extreme 5K and Fun Run, Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville
Contact Chad Davis at

March 30, 8 a.m.
Scottsboro Half Marathon, Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro
Contact Parker Edmiston at
March 30, 8 a.m.
For Life Ministries 5K Race, Blossomwood Elementary
Contact Leah Parker at
Blog by Chris Welch

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