Birmingham Mountain Stage Race - Stage 2 - Red Mountain Park - Sept. 24

Please Note: The course will be run in the counterclockwise direction. Each Lap is 8.2 Miles. 
Total length is 16.5 Miles. This is a fast, relatively flat course. Elevation Gain - 2,246 ft.
Course Profile - Click to Enlarge
Stage 2 - Red Mountain Park - 16.5 Miles: Red Mountain has very runnable trails with minimal elevation gain. Part of the route follows old railroad beds that are quite flat. Most trails are very well maintained although there are a lot of roots. The temptation will be to run this stage hard. Remember, the Oak Mountain stage will be the longest and toughest. The Red Mountain stage will also be two laps of the park. The course is 8 miles in length, per lap. Total distance of the two laps will be 16 miles. The course was measured with a measuring wheel. There will be a water only aid station near mile 5. Carry enough water with you to run 8 miles, just in case the water runs out.

Directions to the Start of Stage 2: From the Mountain High Outfitters Store on Hwy 280, turn right on 280 and head north for about 2 miles to Lakeshore Parkway. Exit Hwy 280 to the right at the Lakeshore/Mountain Brook Parkway, Hwy 31 Exit and turn Left on to Lakeshore. Continue west on Lakeshore for 6 or 7 miles to Frankfurt Dr and turn right. Continue up the hill for about .4 miles to the race start.  
Here is a link from Mountain High Outfitters store on 280. Map to Red Mountain Park. GPS Coordinates: 33.445117, -86862489.

Red Mountain Park has added an exciting attraction that your family may want to check out during the race. "Take an exciting aerial adventure through Birmingham’s past. You will be transported from one tree house to the next by a series of zip lines and sky bridges!" If your kids want to take the tour you will need to make reservations early. The Zip Line Tour does fill up on weekends. 
Exciting Adventures you will find at Red Mountatin Park
 Vulcan Materials Zip Trip
 Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest
 Kaul Adventure Tower
 Mega Zip
Birmingham Stage Race
Stage 2 - Red Mountain Park
Start/Finish and Aid Station
Mile 8.25 &16.5