41st Annual Hill and Dale 8 Miler
Electronically timed race
This race is on roads and paved paths. It is not a trail run.
Race starts at 11:00 am.
We will have race day registration starting at 9:30 am.
The Annual Hill and Dale 8 Miler takes you through the Hills and Dales and switchbacks of our great Meeman Shelby Forest State Park. Start the new year off right with this fun 8 miler! It is one of only a handful of USATF certified 8 mile courses in the state of TN (certificate # TN19054MS).
Come out & help us raise money for Friends of the Forest!
Awards will be presented 3-deep to: Open, Master, Grand Master, and Senior Master, and 5-year age groups beginning with 19 and under and ending with 80+. Long sleeved tee shirts are guaranteed to all who register & order a shirt by Dec. 13th. Shirt orders after Dec. 13th may not be available on race day pending supplies, but will be available for pickup within 2 weeks after the race at one of the Breakaway Running stores in Memphis or Germantown. If you would like for us to mail you the shirt, we can do that for $5.
We will have hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and other great food after the race. If you would like to bring your favorite dish, we would welcome it. All will be waiting for you in the lodge after the race! Please contact us if you are planning to bring a dish or dessert.
Cozy up to the fire during the awards ceremony which will start at approximately 1:15.
Packet Pickup will be Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Breakaway Running in Midtown (2109 Madison Ave., Memphis) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You may also pick up your packet on race day starting at 9:30 am.
Directions - DO NOT RELY ON GPS FOR EXACT RACE LOCATION! You should print this part or write these down - especially if you are directionally challenged and/or have never been out to the park before. Start location is the same as the Road Race 10 miler.
You can follow GPS to get you on North Watkins west/north of Hwy 51 (aka Thomas). Follow North Watkins until it ends at Locke-Cuba Road. Turn LEFT. Go ~0.7 mile where you will come to a 4 way stop at the General Store. Continue STRAIGHT at that intersection for ~1.6 miles to the park entrance. Turn RIGHT into the park (on Grassy Lake Road). Continue STRAIGHT at the stop sign inside the park. At ~1 mile into the park, you will come to the start line area. Registration is in the lodge on the far end of the parking lot to the left.
ALLOW EXTRA TIME to get out there, park and be ready to run. It seems to always take longer than you think it will.
Our main sponsor and underwriter is the one and only Memphis Runners Track Club!!!
Breakaway Running will be donating door prizes, offering post race tee shirt pickup locations, and providing water stop volunteers. Thank you Breakaway Running!
(includes Long Sleeved TN Parks Run T-Shirt)
ClosedSep 22 – Aug 31
$22.00Sep 1 – Dec 27
$30.00Dec 28 – Jan 3
ClosedSep 22 – Aug 31
$10.00Sep 1 – Dec 27
$15.00Dec 28 – Jan 3
- Event contact
- April Flanigan