Mountain Mist 50K

Saturday, January 25, 2020


Online entry at Ultra is OPEN!!! The fee schedule is $70 for all other registrants.

Runners who have completed Mountain Mist 10 times or more are guaranteed entry anytime after registration opens on 9/10 and before registration closes on 1/18/2020 at the standard rate of $100. A list of the 10+ time finishers is noted below.

No paper entry forms will be accepted whatsoever.

Mountain Mist 50km will accept 550 registered runners.

Registration will close on January 18, 2020 no matter what. There will be no refunds, no race day registration and no race entry transfers to another runner.

The race management reserves the right to deny entry to anyone not demonstrating an appropriate background in endurance activities which would allow them to complete this race in a safe and timely manner. Time limit is 8:30:59, Time limits are sticky enforced. The entry list will be updated weekly on Ultra Signup.

10+, 20+ and Fastest

Runners with more than 8 finishes at Mountain Mist 50km
Mountain Mist 50km 10 Year Awards
Mountain Mist 50km 20 Year Awards
Mountain Mist Fastest Times

Start Time

You must check in on the morning of the race by 7:00am. The race will start with or without you at 7:30am sharp.

Registration Qualifications

After much deliberation, we have made the decision to eliminate qualifiers for Mountain Mist. We will rely on your good judgement on whether you believe you can finish this race or not, but BE WARNED... Posted Checkpoint times will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Anyone caught not following volunteer instructions and bypassing a checkpoint will be banned from coming back. Our volunteers are there to help you so please do as they say. Be nice people.
Please refer to Time Limits below for Checkpoints


This course consists of extremely rocky mountain trails, mud, and creek crossings, not to mention the 3,872 feet of climbing!! There is a vertical climb on the course that requires the use of your upper body.

Course Maps

Course Map is currently being updated. We are making a slight change to the 26th annual race. We are eliminating The Powerline Trail/K2 as it is on private property and no one ever runs those trails. We are adding Oak Park trails and Dummy Line, gonna make it a much more interesting race!


Expect anything...including cancellation due to inclement weather (the mountain can ice over)! Temperatures can range from 10 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The race may be cancelled due to snow and ice conditions. If roads are impassable the race may be cancelled. This situation is beyond our control and is not predictable. The decision to cancel the race will be made by the HTC board.

Special Rules

Please note: Due to our liability insurance and safety concerns the following are not allowed during the race: strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, bicycles, animals, rollerblades, headphones, unauthorized vehicles, unentered runners, etc. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Violators will be DISQUALIFIED.


From I-65 take I-565 East to Memorial Parkway South. Continue South on the parkway and exit onto Governor's Drive. Turn left (East) on Governor's Dr. then drive through downtown and up the mountain. Turn left (North) at the stop light on top of the mountain onto Monte Sano Blvd. Continue on Monte Sano Blvd. to Nolen Dr., the entrance of Monte Sano State Park, which will be on the right (East) side of Monte Sano Blvd. Enter the park and the race start will be down on your right at the second road to your right in front of the Lodge.

Packet Pick Up

Packets can be picked up at the following locations and times.

Fleet Feet Huntsville

Thursday before raceday from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday before raceday from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Monte Sano Lodge

Friday before raceday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, raceday morning, from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Contact Dink or Suzanne Taylor by phone at 256-650-7063 or email at for more information.

Time Limits

There are three checkpoints along the course with time limits as well as an overall time limit at the finish. Those who do not make the checkpoints in the allowed times or to the finish line before the final time cutoff will be removed from the course. NO EXCEPTIONS!

1) Mile 15.5 at Oak Park Ball Fields in 3 hours 40 minutes (14:12 pace)
2) Mile 20.9 at the Land Trust Aid Station in 5 hours 15 minutes (15:04 pace)
3) Mile 24.9 at Trough Springs Aid Station on Monte Sano Blvd in 6 hours 30 minutes (15:40 pace)
4) Mile 31 at Monte Sano Lodge in 8 hours 30 minutes (16:27 pace)

TIME LIMITS STRICTLY ENFORCED! THIS IS NOT A HIKE! Cutoff times will be strictly enforced for your safety and to meet the state park guidelines. Any runner who continues after failing to meet the cutoff will be banned from future Mountain Mist Trail Runs.


Race results will be posted at the Huntsville Track Club website, here on Ultra Signup and appear in Ultra Running Magazine.


ThThere is no awards ceremony. You are responsible for picking up your award at the awards table inside the Lodge. Every finisher gets a hand made Finisher Slate from Smokey Mt Slate Co, Age group awards are BOCO Backpacks

Top 3 Overall male/female
Top 3 Overall male master / female master
Top 3 Grand Masters male/female; Top 3 in each 5 year age group (after 1-19, then 65+)

Prerace Dinner

The pre-race dinner will be held at the Monte Sano Lodge, Friday night at 6:00 p.m. During the dinner, guest speakers answer questions, describe the course in detail and share stories of past years.

Pre-paid tickets (ONLY) can be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for those under age 12. This is not included in the entry fee.

Post Race Party

The post race party will be at Toratora's in Hampton Cove starting at 6pm.

182 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL, United States
Phone (256) 536-6100


Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel and Spa
800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-7373

SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown
745 Constellation Place Drive SW Huntsville Alabama 35801 USA
(256) 512-0188

Medical and Aid

The HEMSI HART Rescue Team, and Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit will be providing medical / evacuation assistance again this year.

There will be six major aid/check-in stations equipped with the usual stuff, water, PowerAde, soda, candy, pretzels and junk. It is recommended that you carry at least one bottle of fluids with you the entire run.