The Sixth Annual Nicholas Wilson Memorial

Tashka Trail 50K / 25K and 4 Mile Race - January 17th, 2015

Registration is OPEN!!!                                     


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Lake Lurleen State Park

13226 Lake Lurleen Road

Coker AL  35452

$ 3.00 Entry Fee per Person



Attention 50K Runners:

There are 3 checkpoints on the course.  Those that do not arrive at the checkpoints by the cut off times WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE.  NO EXCEPTIONS. 

                               15.5 MILES:  Start / Finish Area                 4 h 30 m

                                20.1 MILES:  Boat Rescue 1                     5 h 50 m

                                25 MILES:     Boat Rescue 3                     7 h 15 m

TIME LIMITS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED!  This is not a hike.  Cut off times will be enforced for your safety and to meet Lake Lurleen State Park guidelines.  Runners that miss the cut off times for Boat Rescue Points 1 and 3 will be transported back to the start/finish line by boat.  

25K Runners will have it a little easier.... you must arrive at the Finish Area (without assistance) before 4 pm to receive a finishers award.  

50K Runners will have the option to stop at the 25K Finish Line if they choose to do so.  Once that runner crosses the 25K Finish Line, their decision becomes final.  



Medical assistance will be provided by the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department.  Communication will be provided by the Tuscaloosa Area Radio Club (TARC).  

There will be 5 aid / check-in stations.  They are located at the North Trailhead, Boat Rescue Points 1, 2, and 3 and the South Trailhead.  Aid stations will have fluids, salty stuff, sweet stuff and our FAMOUS hot potato logs.

Boat rescue points will arrange transportation back to the finish area if necessary.


Packet pick up will be on Friday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Wagner's Walk/Run located at Midtown Village, 1800 McFarland Blvd, Tuscaloosa. 

You may also pick up your packet on Race Day from 5:30 - 6:30 a.m. at Lake Lurleen State Park's South Trailhead pavillion.   NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

Your packet will contain a long-sleeve tech shirt (late registrations are not guaranteed a shirt) and other goodies.  

All 50K / 25K runners MUST check in on Saturday morning at the South Trailhead Pavillion by 6:45 am CST.  You will receive your race number upon check in. 


The 50K / 25K races will begin at 7 a.m. CST  

All 4 mile runners must check in by 7 a.m. The 4 mile race will begin at 7:15 a.m.



There will be no race day registrations!


All participants:  

Your race number must be worn on the front 

and visible at all aid stations.

It is recommended that runners carry at least one water bottle on the course.

If you drop out of the race, you MUST stop at one of our aid stations and let one of the race officials know that you do not plan to continue. 


There will be no awards ceremony.  You are responsible for picking up your award  at the awards table at the South Trailhead pavillion.

50K Awards

Overall Male and Female

Open M / F   39 and under           Top 3

Masters M / F  40 - 49                    Top 3

Grand Masters M / F  50 - 59       Top 3

Grander Masters  M / F  60+        Top 2

25K Awards

Top 5 Males and Top 5 Females

4 Mile

Overall Male and Female

RACE TIMING Provided by the Tuscaloosa Track Club

A special thanks to WAMBA and

all they do to keep our trails in great shape!

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The Nicholas Wilson Foundation, 

a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in honor of son Nicholas Wilson 

and is dedicated to providing financial support to various children’s programs and charities throughout West Alabama.

The Nicholas Wilson Memorial Tashka Trail Race

is sponsored by the

following generous supporters


The Law Firm of

Eric Wilson, LLC

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Elizabeth and Patrick Hamner

Mia Irby, DMD, PC

Jeff Patterson & Valery Minges

Timberland Specialists, LLC

Bill & Elly Tucker

Avery and Conan Young


Black Warrior Outdoors

Hans and Michelle Crouse

Jennifer & Ryan deGraffenreid

Heath Holden

Anne & Brock Jones

Lake Lurleen State Park

Mary M. Kelly


Tilla Marshall

Dr. David Nelson

Mount OliveFire & Rescue

Pam & Larry Pierson

Carroll and Scott Phelps

The Shirt Shop

Snow Sleep Center

Mary Linda Sullivan, DMD

TARC (TuscaloosaArea Radio Club)

Dr. Steven Tucker

The Yother Family

Buffalo Rock

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