Run the River Ultra Challenge and Relay hosted by the City of Petal offers runners a beautiful trek along the Leaf River under a canopy of hardwoods at Petal River Park.
Teams of 1, 2, or 3-4 members run or walk on well-maintained trails for 6 hours. The approximate 2.5 mile loop course includes wide meadow lanes and single-track trails where participants enjoy views of the river, lagoons, wetlands, palmetto fields, and train trestles.
Run the River is a family and friends event and open to everyone looking for an adventure at any level. Teams compete by finishing as many loops as possible before the cutoff. Only one team member can be on course at a time, but teams can complete the loops at any pace, using any strategy they like. A full lap has to be completed in the 6 hour time limit to be counted. Each team will have their own party/rest zone on-site. From here, team members can cheer for their runners as they pop out of the woods and make the last stretch along the meadow to the finish/exchange. Run or walk one lap or as many as you can, test your limits, run your first ultra distance or a few miles. Divisions will include male and female for individuals. Teams and Groups can be all male, female or co-ed.
You don’t want to miss Run the River! So, grab a couple of friends and come party with us. No aid stations offered on course due to the short distance length. Teams are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks and refuel at the team’s party zone. Friends and family of runners are welcome to come enjoy the fun with you! More information to come regarding race details, camping and packet pick up. There will be plenty of parking located near the zone site.