COME RUN WITH US down the streets of old Mobile, where in early spring the city is in full bloom. The pink hues of azaleas mingled with the white blossoms of dogwood and bridle wreath are everywhere in sight, and the sweet fragrance of purple wisteria drifts gently in the air. Thousands of runners race down the oak-shaded streets lined by magnificent old homes that evoke images of a time long past.
For 43 years, the Azalea Trail Run (ATR) has attracted runners from across the world. The Azalea Trail Run is one of the nation's premier 10K road races. Both the 10K and 5K races are RRCA-sanctioned with USATF-certified courses. All races will start and finish close to the Mobile Civic Center in downtown Mobile and are on flat, fast surfaces.
So if you're aiming for a world record or merely a personal best, or if you just want to treat yourself to the visual pleasures along the course and throughout the city, come run with us.
In ATR 1995, Joseph Kimani of Kenya came within two seconds of setting a new world record in the men's open division in 27:41, and then in ATR 2001 Abraham Chebii and Thomas Nyariki ran the 3rd and 4th fastest times ever in a 10K, finishing in 27:26 and 27:30, respectively! In ATR 1994, the current world record for men masters (28:56) was set by Martin Mondragon of Mexico and in ATR 1999 John Campbell of New Zealand established a world's best time for male grandmasters (over 50) of 31:02. So if you're aiming for a world record or merely a personal best, or if you just want to treat yourself to the visual pleasures along the course and throughout the city, come run with us.
|2nd Male||32:45||will kirkikis||32|
|3rd Male||35:01||jordan poche||27|
|4th Male||35:20||matthew taylor||19|
|2nd Female||39:03||victoria brignac||36|
|3rd Female||44:59||patty ericksen||52|
|4th Female||45:32||brittani sigle||33|