If you want to do something fun this upcoming weekend, consider this. A first-of-its-kind adventure race is set for outdoor lovers in Alabama. The Alabama Beta invites you, as part of a 2-5 person team, to explore the “best of Alabama.”
The Alabama Beta is a 48-hour adventure race that challenges teams of 2-5 to explore the best of Alabama. The party starts on Friday night at Cahaba Brewing where teams will gather to pick up their race packets. Inside, teams will find beta maps and resources for 144 curated challenges across 24 destinations ranging from Railroad Park all the way to The Walls of Jericho. The race ends at Birmingham Boulders where we’ll celebrate, share stories and award prizes to the winners!
Life is short. Or not? Either way, be most excellent competitors, teammates, and friends. Be kind to other drivers on the roads, the park attendants, The Alabama Beta crew and everyone else. Also be good to nature, leave no trace, be mindful and grateful for the ground we play on. We’re all we’ve got after all. The race takes places from September 28-30. And here is an example of locations you would visit.
- Railroad Park
- Cahaba River
- Oak Mountain State Park
- Black Warrior River
- Hospital Boulders
- Coosa River
- Griffin Falls
- Cherokee Rock Village
- Little River Canyon
- Walls of Jericho
And here are some of the challenges you would have to complete.
- Catch the sunrise at a beta location
- Gather around the Vulcan at Railroad Park
- Hike up to King’s Chair at Oak Mountain State Park
- Climb any route on Knob Wall at Cherokee Rock Village
- Remove a tire from the Cahaba and bring it to Beta HQ
- Hike down to the waterfall at the Walls of Jericho
- Climb any route on Grace Wall at Little River Canyon
- Paddle out onto the Coosa River at a Beta access point