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Register Today for Russell Forest Run This Saturday!

Published: 02.21.2023

14th Annual Russell Forest Run
Saturday, February 25
10K start: 7:45am
5K start: 7:55am
Russell Crossroads

What do a machine gun and grits have in common? What do horses and live music have in common? To find answers to these questions, register now for the 14th annual Russell Forest Run. Join us on Saturday, February 25 at 7:45am for the machine gun start of the 10K run and then again at 7:55am for the 5K run!

Except for the first quarter mile or so, both races are on a sand, clay and gravel surface that is easy on the feet and knees, and you get to experience the beauty of the Russell Forest. As an added bonus, the 10K runners get to climb Heaven Hill for the most spectacular view on the course. There are a few hills, but the last mile or so is almost all downhill. The finish line is near The Stables where you’ll find the post-race party complete with our World-Famous Grits Bar, live music and more!

By now, you’ve figured out what a machine gun, grits, horses and live music have in common! If not, join us and see for yourself, and if you have, come join us anyway. It’s a lot of fun, and the proceeds go to the Alexander City Schools Education Foundation! We get really excited knowing that in the 14 years of the run, right at $110,000 has been donated to the foundation.

Registration is open at where you’ll find more info on the run, the registration page and all this year’s sponsors. We hope that we see you on Saturday, February 25 for the Russell Forest Run!

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